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1914 Boston Braves

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    September 4

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    The Phillies edge the Astros, 3-2, in 11 innings. Charlton Jimerson hits pinch HR in his 1st ML at bat for Houston. Ryan Howard has a homer (#53) for the Phils. No player in history has hit 76 homers in his first 1,000 at bats; Howard reaches 77 in 853 at bats. Aaron had 40 in his first 1,000 at bat; Ruth had 38.

    The Nationals Ramon Ortiz allows no hits through 8 innings against the Cardinals before Aaron Miles singles to lead off the 9th. Miles is erased on a DP, but Albert Pujols homers to snap the shutout. Ortiz wins, 4–1.

    The Marlins down the Diamondbacks, 8-5. In doing so, they become the 1st team in ML history to climb above .500 after being 20 games under.

    Atlanta’s Chuck James and Macay McBride combine to shut out the Mets, 5-0, on a 1 hitter. David Wright’s 2nd-inning single is the only hit allowed by James in his 8 innings of work.

    Trailing 5-1, the Yankees explode for 10 runs in the 8th inning and go on to defeat the Royals by a score of 12-5. Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano each have a homer and single in the big inning.

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    The Rockies down the Padres‚ 8-2. Prior to the game‚ the Friars retires former All-Star OF Tony Gwynn's jersey No. 19.

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    The Athletics set an AL record by defeating the Royals‚ 12-11‚ for their 20th straight win. Oakland blows an 11-0 lead‚ but score in the bottom of the 9th for the victory.

    Aaron Myette‚ ejected yesterday for 2 pitches behind Mora‚ starts today's game‚ allowing 6 of the 11 walks in an 8-3 loss to Baltimore. According to the New York Times‚ it is the first back to back start by a pitcher since Steve McCatty in 1980 [though 5 pitchers-Dennis Martinez (Baltimore)‚ Bert Blyleven (Cleveland)‚ Pete Vuckovich (Milwaukee)‚ Rick Langford (Oakland)‚ and Juan Eichelberger (San Diego).made the last start before the 1981 strike and the first start after].

    By beating the Dodgers‚ 7-1‚ Randy Johnson (20-5) wins his 20th to join Arizona teammate Curt Schilling. Big Unit strikes out 8 in his CG victory. Only Sean Green's 40th homer‚ with 2 out in the 9th‚ prevents the shutout. Matt Williams‚ with a 3 run homer‚ and Steve Finley hit back-to-back homers off Allan Ashby in the 1st to provide Johnson with his cushion.

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    The Mariners cinch a tie for the playoffs with a 3-2‚ 11-inning win over Tampa Bay. The win gives the M's a 99-39 record.

    The Marlins Josh Beckett debuts with a 6-inning one hit effort as the Fish beat the Cubs‚ 8-2. Beckett‚ who was 14-1 in the minors‚ also adds a double. Kevin Millar has a grand slam and Preston Wilson a 3-run homer.

    The first-place Braves draw just 3‚613 fans in Montreal as they beat the Expos‚ 3-2. Andruw Jones hits a leadoff homer in the 9th for the difference. The crowd is the smallest at Olympic Stadium in 17 years.

    The Blue Jays roll over the sleep-walking Yankees‚ 14-0. Pettitte last just 3 innings in losing to Chris Carpenter‚ who goes the distance 6 hits while striking out 11.

    In the 34th World Cup‚ 16-year-old Taiwan pitcher Luo Chin-lung stops Australia‚ 14-4. He works 5 innings‚ fanning 8. His performance will earn him a $1.4 signing bonus from the Rockies. Later in the day‚ teammate Lee Cheng-nan allows 2 hits in beating Japan allows just 2 hits over 9 frames. An embarrassed Japan national team‚ stacked with 14 Japan League professionals‚ fails to win a medal after losing to Cuba.

    New York's Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits‚ but is out dueled by Ed Stein‚ who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3-0 victory.

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    In the Red Sox win over the Mariners‚ 5-1‚ Carl Everett of the Sox became only the sixth major-league switch-hitter to drive in 100 runs in both leagues when he knocked in his 100th ribbie of the year. Everett drove in 108 runs for the Houston Astros last season. The other five 100-100 switches were Ted SimmonsKen SingletonEddie MurrayBobby Bonilla and J.T. Snow. Pedro Martinez is the big star‚ striking out 11 in 8 innings to go 7-0 over the M's. Jamie Moyer loses his 6th in a row‚ though not his fault as a routine fly ball by Jose Offerman to Mike Cameron becomes a 3-run triple when the center fielder stumbles. Prior to the game‚ Boston retires Hall of Fame C Carlton Fisk's uniform No. 27.

    The A's defeat the Blue Jays‚ 10-0. Mike Stanley goes 5-for-5 for Oakland‚ including a double and HR‚ and drives home 5 runs.

    The Rockies trim the Cubs‚ 6-2‚ as rookie OF Juan Pierre gets 5 hits.

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    Down 2-0 after the first inning‚ Cincinnati scores 9 runs in the 5th inning on the way to a 22-3 blowout over Philadelphia. The Reds set a NL record by hitting 9 HRs in the contest-2 by C Eddie Taubensee and 1 apiece by Aaron BooneDmitri YoungJeffrey HammondsGreg VaughnPokey ReeseBrian Johnson‚ and Mark Lewis. The 8 different players going deep is a ML record. Chad Ogea‚ in 2 2/3 innings‚ allows 3 dingers; he has now served up a league high 35. Stan Belinda of the Reds earns a save for Pete Harnisch (14-8); he benefits from the rule that mandates a save be awarded if a pitcher works three innings in relief.

    The Red Sox defeat the Mariners‚ 4-0‚ as Pedro Martinez wins his 20th game‚ striking out 15 batters in 8 innings of work.

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    The Yankees (100-38) win their 100th game of the season‚ defeating the White Sox‚ 11-6. It is the earliest any AL team has ever reached the 100-win mark. The 1906 Cubs needed 132 games to reach the 100-win mark. fewer Bernie Williams leads NY with a pair of homers and 4 RBIs.

    Sammy Sosa's 57th HR leads the Cubs to a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh. Sosa surpasses Hack Wilson's club record set 68 years ago.

    With his Giants down 6-0‚ Bobby Bonds‚ with 23 stolen bases so far‚ attempts to steal 2B but is thrown out. Ellis Burks then hits a home run and the Giants end up losing‚ 8-5. Bonds ends the game with a NL record of 15 straight times reaching base.

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    Rookie C Bobby Estalella cracks 3 HRs and drives home 4 as he leads the Phillies to a 6-4 win over Montreal.

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    In pursuit of his 7th batting title‚ Tony Gwynn is 4-for-4 in the Padres 2-1 win over the Phils. Gwynn‚ hitting .352‚ needs to average nearly 5 at bats in the final 22 games to qualify for the batting title.

    Andy Pettitte wins his 20th as the Yankees prevail over the A's‚ 10-3. O'Neill and Martinez solo in the 4th inning. The Yanks last 20-game winner was Guidry in 1985.

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    Chicago 3B Robin Ventura becomes the 8th player in history to hit 2 grand slams in a single game‚ doing so in the 4th and 5th innings of the White Sox 14-3 win over the Rangers. The last to do it was Frank Robinson in 1970. Ventura adds a double and a walk.

    Toronto DH Paul Molitor strokes 5 hits and brings home 3 runs to lead the Blue Jays to a 6-1 win over the Royals. His hits include 3 singles‚ a double‚ and a HR.

    Ron Maurer of the Triple-A Albuquerque Dukes plays all 9 positions in his team's 4-2 loss to Las Vegas.

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    Yankees P Jim Abbott tosses a no-hitter against the Indians‚ defeating them by a score of 4-0.

    The Phillies lose to the Reds by a score of 6-5. In doing so‚ they set a new NL record by not being shut out in 151 consecutive games. The major league mark of 308 is held by the Yankees.

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    Yankees OF Roberto Kelly ties a major league record by reaching base on catcher's interference for the 7th time this year. Pittsburgh's Dale Berra set the mark in 1983. Texas C Ivan Rodriguez is the latest victim of Kelly in New York's 6-3 victory.

    Toronto stays a half game ahead of Baltimore in the AL East by bombing the Twins‚ 16-5. Toronto scores 8 runs in the 2nd to make David Cone's first win for Toronto an easy one. Cone strikes out 6 in his 6 innings. John Olerud and Devon White each have 4 hits for the Jays‚ as does Chile Davis for the Twins. Joe Carter hits his 30th homer and Candy Moldonado his 19th.

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    After 30 years‚ the asterisk attached to Roger Maris' 61 HRs in 1961 is removed by an 8-man Committee for Statistical Accuracy. Regarding the expunging of the asterisk‚ historian Bill Deane later points out‚ "It was an easy job: the asterisk never existed. Maris's record was‚ from 1962 until 1991‚ listed separately from Ruth's and was never actually defined by 'some distinctive mark.'" The committee also defines a no-hit game as one which ends after 9 or more innings with one team failing to get a hit. This removes 50 games from the list that had previously been considered no-no's‚ mostly shortened games‚ but also including Harvey Haddix's 12 perfect innings against the Braves in 1959 and Jim Maloney' 1965 1-0 loss in 11-innings. Another casualty is Ernie Shore's 27 straight outs in 1917‚ a game in which he relieved Ruth with a runner on and no outs in the 1st. It is now a combined no-hitter.

    Lou Gehrig's 1938 Yankee road uniform brings $220‚000 at a memorabilia auction in San Francisco‚ becoming the most expensive non-card sports memorabilia item ever sold. A Honus Wagner card goes for $125‚500 while an autographed Gehrig bat sells for $47‚500.

    Infielders Shane Turner and Tommy Shields both play all 9 positions for the Rochester Red Wings in their season finale‚ an 8-0 win against Syracuse of the Class AAA International League.

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    Fred Lynn hits his 300th career home run to help the Tigers to a 5-1 win over Kansas City.

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    Cincinnati's Danny Jackson becomes the NL's first 20-game winner by shutting out the Cubs on 6 hits as the Reds romp 17-0. Calvin Schiraldi is the loser.

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    One day after hitting 3 home runs in an 8-3 win over the PadresGary Carter hits 2 more to lead the Mets to a 9-2 win at San Diego‚ tying the ML record of 5 home runs in 2 games. He is the 13th player to accomplish the feat.

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    Power beats speed as theSan Francisco Giants top the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 on Jack Clark's 2-out 3-run homer in the 9th off Bruce Sutter. The Cards Lonnie Smith is 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 5 stolen bases.

    At Baltimore‚ Jim Palmer one-hits the Twins 3-0 for Baltimore to get his 11th consecutive victory. The only hit is Gary Gaetti's 2-out single in the 5th inning. It is Palmer's 2nd career one-hitter against the Twins.

    Power beats speed as the San Francisco Giants top the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 on a Jack Clark 2-out 3-run homer in the 9th off Bruce Sutter. The Cards Lonnie Smith is 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 5 stolen bases.

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    In the conclusion of the longest game in Fenway Park history‚ the Mariners beat the Red Sox 8-7 in 20 innings on Joe Simpson's run-scoring triple. The game began on September 3rd‚ but was suspended after 19 innings.

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    The Pirates Dorian Boyland has a 1-2 count in his first ML AB when the Mets make a pitching change. Rennie Stennett pinch-hits‚ taking the 3rd strike. The strikeout is charged to Boyland‚ watching the completion of his historic AB from the bench. The Pirates sweep the doubleheader from the Mets to move within a game of the 1st place Phils. The Bucs take the 1st game 7-4 and then win 7-0 behind Jim Bibby.

    At Baltimore‚ the Orioles top the Red Sox‚ 4-1‚ behind Jim Palmer. Rookie Bob Sprowl pitches credibly in his ML debut‚ but takes the loss.

    Behind Ron Guidry's 20th win‚ the Yankees take the first game against Detroit 9-1. New York scores 8 in the 7th. Detroit wins the 2nd 5-4 to keep New York 5 games behind Boston.

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    The Reds Pat Zachary gives up a pair of singles in the 2nd in pitching a 5-1 two-hitter against the Braves.

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    Don Wilson has a no-hitter through 8 innings‚ but is lifted for a PH by Houston manager Preston Gomez. Reliever Mike Cosgrove gives up a leadoff single to Tony Perez‚ and the Astros lose to the Reds 2-1. Jack Billingham‚ who has a sac bunt in the 2-run 5th‚ is the winner. Gomez made the same mistake in San Diego on July 21‚ 1970. The Reds score both runs in the 5th inning on 2 walks‚ a sac bunt and a 2-base throwing error by Roger Metzger.

    The Orioles top the Red Sox‚ 6-0‚ for their 3rd straight shutout over Boston. The Sox manage just 8 hits in the 3 games.

    California's Andy Hassler hands out 10 walks but still shuts out the Red Sox‚ 6-0. It is the 3rd time this year a California pitcher has been this generous with bases on balls.

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    The Yankees split with the Orioles‚ losing 43 before winning 5-2. The split leaves the Yankees (69-61) in 4th place‚ just one-half game out of first place. The Orioles (69-60) are tied with Detroit for the lead. Andy Etchebarren's 3-run homer in the first game‚ off Fritz Peterson‚ is the big blow while the Yankees take the night cap behind the three hits‚ including a homer‚ of Bobby Murcer.

    The Cubs top the Mets‚ 2-0‚ as Fergie Jenkins posts his 19th win. The Cubs then drop the second game‚ 7-2‚ to Gary Gentry‚ who strikes out 8.

    Luis Tiant (10-4) pitches his 4th straight shutout‚ beating the Brewers‚ 2-0‚ in the opener. Yaz's 2-run HR accounts for the scoring. The Red Sox lose the nitecap‚ 6-2‚ as 4 former Hubmen do the damage. O'Brien and Lahoud homer‚ Boomer Scott has 3 hits and Brett is the winner.

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    In Los Angeles‚ the Reds lose to the Dodgers‚ 2-1‚ and almost lose SS Woody Woodward. A 10-pound sack of flour dropped from a passing airplane‚ explodes 15 feet from where Woodward is positioned in the 9th inning.

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    After hitting in 31 straight games‚ the 3rd-best streak (since 1900) in NL history‚ the Dodgers Willie Davis is stopped in a 3-0 loss to San Diego. Al Ferrara drives in all 3 runs.

    Down 4-1 in the 9th against the Tigers in Detroit‚ Baltimore gets consecutive HRs from Frank RobinsonBoog Powell‚ and Brooks Robinson off Earl Wilson to tie. Timmerman then gives up the winning run on a double‚ sac fly‚ and Baltimore chop as the O's win‚ 5-4.

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    The Dodgers Don Sutton allows just 3 hits and strikes out 12 to beat the Phils‚ 3-0.

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    In the opener of two‚ Cubs rookie Rich Nye allows no hits through 6 innings and is one out away in the 9th from a 1-0‚ 3-hit win. But Lou Johnson homers for the Dodgers to tie. In the 11th‚ Ernie Banks homers off reliever Don Sutton to give Chicago the win. Don Sutton is now 0-7 against Chicago. Cubs pitcher Chuck Hartenstein allows 4 hits in the 9th of the nitecap and the Dodgers rally for 5 runs to win‚ 8-6.

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    Chris Short shuts out the Mets‚ 5-0‚ the 5th complete game win in a row for the Phillies' pitchers.

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    At Yankee Stadium‚ the Red Sox sweep two from the Yankees‚ winning 1-0 and 7-2. Mantle's homer in the 2nd game‚ off Dennis Bennett‚ is the only bright spot for New York. Against nemesis Dick Radatz in the 8th‚ Mantle bunts foul on a two-strike pitch‚ the second time he's struck out bunting against the Monster.

    The Reds score 3 runs in the 9th to edge the Phillies‚ 5-4. Deron Johnson drives in the last 2 runs with a single.

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    The Yankees overcome two homers by Ken Harrelson to beat the host A's‚ 9-7‚ in 10 innings. Mantle and Elston Howard hit back-to-back homers in the 4th inning for New York. With the Orioles losing today‚ Baltimore (81-54) and Chicago (82-55) are virtually tied for first‚ with New York (77-56) three games back.

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    Houston finally defeats Philadelphia‚ 4-1‚ in their final meeting of the season. The Phillies had won all 17 previous contests.

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    Mantle misses the Labor Day doubleheader with a painful and swollen forearm‚ but the Yanks don't need him as they sweep a pair from the Senators‚ 5-3 and 3-2. The sweep moves the Yanks 6 games up on the slumping Tigers‚ who lose 6-3 to the Orioles and trail 4-1 in a game suspended. Mantle's replacement John Blanchard breaks a 3-3 tie in the opener with an 8th inning homer.

    After losing‚ 4-3‚ the Royals outkick the Angels‚ 13-7 in game 2‚ using an 11-run 6th inning. KC collects 7 hits‚ 4 walks‚ 3 errors and a stolen base for their big inning. Norm Siebern and winning pitcher Joe Nuxhall homer in the frame.

    In Minnesota‚ the White Sox and Twins split a pair of 9-5 decisions in a day-nite DH. Killebrew hits his 39th homer in the opener to back Schroll's 6 innings of spotty pitching. Al Smith has 4 hits and 4 ribbies in the nitecap. Numberless rookie Joe Horlen makes his ML debut in relief and picks up the win. The only road uniform available has no number on it (as noted by Maxwell Kates).

    At LA‚ Don Drysdale stops the Giants‚ 4-0‚ allowing just 2 hits. The Dodgers are now 2 games in back of the first-place Reds.

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    After a ML record 798 consecutive games at 2B‚ the White Sox' Nellie Fox is hospitalized with a virus. Fox would have gone 1‚072 straight games had manager Marty Marion not rested him on August 5‚ 1955. Billy Goodman replaces Fox as the Sox split a doubleheader with the Tigers‚ losing 6-4 before winning 5-4.

    After 30 straight scoreless inning‚ the Yankees finally score but the Orioles extend their win streak to 7 by topping New York again‚ 6-2. With 2 outs in the 7th‚ Yankee 1B Moose Skowron singles to break up Chuck Estrada's no-hitter‚ but Wilhelm‚ in relief‚ preserves the win.

    Woodie Held hits 2 homers and a double and drives in 6 runs to pace the Indians to a 10-2 win over the A's. Jimmy Piersall also homers.

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    At the Coliseum‚ the Giants score 8 in the 1st inning off Johnny Podres and Stu Miller then coasts to a 13-3 win. The Giants take the season series from the Dodgers‚ 16-6.

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    Mickey Mantle's first-inning 3-run HR allows Bob Turley to coast to an 8-3 win over Washington. Pedro Ramos is the losing pitcher.

    After hitting a 3-run HR in the 1st‚ Phils C Stan Lopata collapses in the dugout. The Giants win‚ 7-4. Lopata's collapse is believed to be a delayed reaction to a beaning he received on September 2 against the Giants. He'll return to action on the 9th.

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    Despite consecutive homers by Wes WestrumAl Corwin‚ and Whitey Lockman in the 3rd‚ the Giants lose to the Dodgers 8-6 in a game marred by beanballs and disagreements on calls. Following a Clem Labine brushback on Giants IF Bobby HofmanLarry Jansen throws at Duke Snider and Roy Campanella in the 8th.

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    Mike Garcia notches his 18th win‚ stopping the Tigers‚ 2-0 on 5 hits. Luke Easter belts his 25 homer to help keep the Indians 3 1/2 games in back of the Yankees.

    The Yanks sign vet Charlie Keller for the remainder of the season‚ but they don't need him today as they crush the A's‚ 12-2. Gil McDougald has two homers and the Yanks chase Shantz with 7 runs in the 7th. The lefty was trying for his 23rd win. Chief Reynolds wins his 17th‚ spoiling Chief Bender night at Shibe Park. The former A's ace receives a check for $6‚000‚ gifts‚ and a scroll with 150‚000 names. On hand are former teammates Frank Baker‚ Rube OldringLena Blackburne‚ and Ira Thomas.

    Stu Miller‚ who debuted with a 1-0 win over the Cubs August 12‚ repeats his performance against Chicago. Again‚ it is Schoendienst scoring the only run. Warren Hacker is the unfortunate loser.

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    Giant hurlers Jim Hearn and Sal Maglie hurl twin shutouts over the Phils‚ winning 2-0 and 9-0. Coupled with a shut out loss to the Giants yesterday‚ the Phils have not scored in 3 games at home.

    Reds OF Johnny Wyrostek drives in 8 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Cardinals‚ 5-4 and 8-4.

    Don Bessent of LaGrange (Georgia-Alabama League) pitches a 14-0 playoff no-hitter over Carrollton.

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    At Philadelphia‚ the Phils battle back into 3rd place by taking two from the Braves‚ 9-8 and 8-7. The Braves take an 8-5 lead in the opener on Tommy Holmes 2-run homer in the 5th‚ and Ennis matches him to start the comeback. Between August 3 (2) and today‚ Holmes has hit 10 homers without striking out.

    The Yankees sign Hugh Casey‚ who was released by the Pirates in early August.

    Former Mexican Leaguers Lanier and Martin‚ each go the route as the Cards sweep a pair from the Reds‚ 6-4 and 11-2‚ and increase their lead over the Dodgers to 2 1/2 games. The nitecap is a replay of yesterday 15-inning marathon which ended 9-9. The Cards plate 8 runs in the 4th inning of game 2‚ highlighted by Glaviano's grand slam.

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    Phils vet Schoolboy Rowe outpitches Bill Voiselle to beat the Braves‚ 4-3. In the nitecap Vern Bickford drives in two runs and pitches the Braves to an 8-1 win.

    1948 Sep 4th add In a Northern League game, Ken Vangilder, pitching for St. Cloud, tosses a 10-inning no-hitter against Superior. Vangilder strikes out 12, walks four while only two of the putouts are by the outfield. He wins, 1–0.

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    Long-time Yankee batting practice pitcher Paul Schreiber‚ 43‚ who last pitched in the ML in 1923 and the minors in 1931‚ relieves for the Yankees against Detroit in a Tiger rout. Schreiber gives up no hits in 3 1?3 innings‚ but the Tigers and Dizzy Trout win‚ 10-0. The 22 years between ML appearances is a ML record. Schreiber will pitch again on the 8th when‚ in an 11-4 loss to Detroit‚ he gives up 4 hits and 2 earned runs in a one-inning appearance.

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    The Yankees move past St. Louis and Detroit by bombing the A's 10-0 and 14-0. Two rookies are winners‚ Monk Dubiel in the opener and Mel Queen in the nitecap. Queen had a double and 2 singles in the opener and George Stirnweiss has a steal in each game to run his total to 49. Bobo Newsom takes the loss in the opener while Luke Hamlin gives up 19 hits in a complete game loss in game 2. It's the first time since May 31st that the Yanks have been in 1st. The Red Sox are in 4th place‚ 3 games behind.

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    At Brooklyn, the Dodgers edge the Giants, 4-3, in 17 innings, scoring when second baseman Mickey Witek throws wildly to 1B on a DP ball.

    At St. Louis, the Cardinals increase their NL lead to 14 1/2 games beating the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, in 10 innings. A triple by Stan Musial , his 4th hit of the game, drives in the winning run. Howie Krist is the winner over Joe Beggs.

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    At Fenway‚ the Red Sox continue to roll as Bill Butland stops the Tigers‚ 3-0‚ on 4 hits. It is Boston's 22nd win in 25 games and they've cut the Yankee lead from 13 to 7 1/2 games.

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    The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 behind Atley Donald to clinch the AL pennant‚ the earliest date in ML history. The Yankees need only 136 games‚ giving them a 91-45 record. Williams is 1-for-1 with 3 walks and is hitting .411. Mississippi State prospect Boo Ferriss pitches batting practice for the Sox.

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    In Detroit‚ the Tigers get two 3-run HRs‚ from Campbell and Gehringer‚ to again top the slumping Tribe‚ 11-3. Tommy Bridges and Al Benton combine for the win.

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    After the Labor Day games‚ the Reds lead the Cards by 4 games. In the AL‚ the Yankees are 141?2 ahead.

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    At the Polo Grounds‚ Carl Hubbell stops the Dodgers‚ 3-0. Dick Bartell's 14th homer of the year is all the scoring King Carl needs to chop up Max Butcher. With Chicago (73-49) idle‚ the Giants (74-48) move in front by a game.

    Mike Kreevich of the White Sox ties a ML record with 4 consecutive doubles as Chicago beats Detroit 9-1.

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    The 3rd place Cubs get 2 HRs‚ including a grand slam‚ from Augie Galan to beat the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Larry French is the winner‚ 8-2‚ for his 13th victory.

    The Cards score 4 in the 8th‚ then Dizzy Dean picks up a save in the 9th to beat the Braves‚ 5-3. Jess Haines‚ who fails for the 11th time to win his 200th game‚ is lifted after 7 for Bill Walker who promptly tees up Wally Berger's 30th homer of the year. Walker gives up two hits but is the winning pitcher.

    Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds‚ 6-4‚ for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen‚ who remain two in back of the Cards.

    Babe Ruth receives a lifetime pass for all National League games from NL prexy Ford Frick.

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    The Phillies release former MVP Hack Wilson‚ just 34-years-old. He'll finish his career next year with Albany (International League) hitting .263.

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    In a Labor Day twin bill‚ Joe Hauser‚ Minneapolis (AA)‚ hits 3 HRs to reach 65‚ a new professional record.

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    Rogers Hornsby returns to the Chicago lineup as the Cubs beat the Pirates‚ 10-7‚ in 10 innings. Jesse Petty‚ purchased from the Bucs on August 24th‚ picks up the victory‚ the last one of his career. Hornsby had been absent since Memorial Day because of a broken ankle. The Cubs are in first place‚ but the Cards‚ after thrashing the Reds 13-2‚ move into a tie for 2nd place with the Giants. The Giants lose to the Braves‚ 7-1.

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    With yesterday's Labor Day DH rained out‚ the Braves will play a record 9 consecutive doubleheaders between now and the 15th: Brooklyn today and the 5th; Philadelphia on the 7th and 8th; New York on the 10th‚ 11th‚ 13th‚ and 14th; and the Cubs on the 15th. Starting with the Phils on the 8th‚ they will lose 5 of them in a row-a record‚ including all four to the Giants. They start the streak by dropping both games today to Brooklyn: the Robins win the opener‚ 3-2‚ behind Jake Flowers 10th-inning homer for Dazzy Vance's 19th win; Brooklyn takes the nitecap‚ 9-2‚ as Babe Herman and Del Bissonette wallop 4th-inning homers.

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    At Philadelphia‚ Babe Ruth hits his 44th homer of the season‚ and the 400th of his career‚ off Rube Walberg. The Yankees cruise to a win‚ 11-2.

    In a ML first‚ Paul and Lloyd Waner hit homers for first place Pittsburgh in the 5th inning at Cincinnati's Redland Field‚ and both are "bounce home runs"-fair balls that bounce into the stands are HRs in the NL until 1930. Paul leads off with a slice down the short LF line for a bounce homer‚ and then Clyde Barnhart makes an out. Brother Lloyd then slices one almost exactly in the same spot as his brother's drive‚ the first time in history that two brothers have homered in the same inning or game. The Pirates beat the Reds' Dolf Luque‚ 8-4‚ opening a 2-game lead in the NL.

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    The Reds take first place by beating the Cards‚ 5-0. Pete Donohue beats Wee Willie Sherdel. Tomorrow the teams will reverse positions again when the Cards win‚ 7-3.

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    Dazzy Vance chalks up his 12th straight win‚ and 24th on the year‚ beating the Braves‚ 5-1 and striking out 11. It's also the Robins' 12th straight win. Dutch Ruether then wins the nitecap‚ 9-1‚ giving Brooklyn a NL-record four doubleheader sweeps in four days. The Phils were swept for six straight on September 1‚ 2‚ and 3.

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    Yankee Sam Jones no-hits the Athletics‚ 2-0‚ beating Bob Hasty. Babe Ruth makes the only strikeout of the game as he slips a point behind Detroit's Harry Heilmann in the batting race. Not till Ken Holtzman's no-hitter in 1969‚ will another pitcher record a no-hitter with no strikeouts.

    In a twilight charity game‚ Ruth plays 1B for Philadelphia's Ascension Catholic Club. Ruth scores the only run in a 2-1 loss to the Lit Brothers.

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    At the start of the day‚ both New York teams are on top‚ and both Boston teams are on the bottom. But today‚ the Red Sox will take 2 and knock the leaders off their perch as they sweep the Yankees‚ 4-3 and 6-5. Babe Ruth hits his last regular season HR‚ in the Polo Grounds. He gets it off Herb Pennock‚ who also gave up Ruth's first Yankee homer‚ also at the Polo Grounds.

    At home‚ the Browns win decisively‚ beating the Indians‚ 10-3 and 13-2. Urban Shocker wins his 23rd in the morning and Ken Williams hits his 33rd. Sisler is 4-for-4 in the opener and 3-for-5 in game 2 to run his hit streak to 34 straight games. Vangilder is the winner in the nitecap.

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    Eddie Collins has 2 hits in the nitecap against the Browns‚ as the White Sox win 5-2. Collins has hit safely since August 21‚ and will ring up a 22-game hitting streak through September 13.

    In Boston‚ 33‚000 are on hand for a doubleheader and to see Ruth return to the Yankee lineup. The Babe hits his 45th in the opener to give New York a 5-3 win. In the nitecap‚ Carl Mays pitches to a mixture of boos and cheers. Mays takes a 5-3 lead into the 9th‚ then he fails to back up home on a play at the plate. A loose ball allows Joe Bush to score the winning run and Boston wins 6-5.

    Brooklyn's Leon Cadore gives up 12 hits but coasts to a 10-0 shutout over the Braves.

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    Rain delays the start of Wednesday's World Series opener.

    Pirate minor league pitcher Marcus Milligan is killed in a fall from an Army airplane in Ft. Worth Texas. Milligan had enlisted last December.

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    The Phillies Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn's Jeff Pfeffer face off to a 14-inning scoreless tie. Pfeffer gives up just 3 hits‚ while Oeschger allows just 6.

    The rampaging White Sox use an 8-run 8th inning to beat the Browns‚ 13-6. Red Faber is the winner over reliever Tom Rogers.

    The Yankees split a pair with Boston‚ losing 4-2 to Babe Ruth in the opener‚ then beating Carl Mays‚ 7-3. Ruth allows no hits until the 6th inning and just 5 hits overall.

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    To help draw a Labor Day crowd‚ and because of their longtime rivalry‚ Christy Mathewson and Three Finger Brown agree to close out their careers in the same game. Matty‚ now the manager of the Reds‚ wins 10-8 in his only game not pitched in a Giants uniform. Mathewson and Brown dueled 25 times since 1903‚ with Brown‚ now back with the Cubs‚ winning 13 and losing 10; Matty is 11-13. Both pitcher stagger to the end today in the nitecap of a twinbill‚ with the Reds racking up 19 hits‚ 3 by Matty‚ off Brown‚ while the Cubs tally 15 of Mathewson‚ 2 hits by Brown. Vic Saier hits a 3-run HR off Matty‚ the 5th time he has hit a 4-bagger off him‚ the most Matty has given up to any one hitter. The Cubs score 3 in the 9th before Matty gets Fritz Mollwitz‚ representing the tying run‚ to pop out. Today's win the number 373 for Mathewson. The Cubs win the A.M. contest‚ 3-0.

    In Detroit‚ the Coveleski brothers appear together in the same game for the only time in their careers. Stan starts for the Indians and gets knocked out in Detroit's 5-run first inning. Harry relieves later on in the game as Detroit wins‚ 7-5.

    In a double shutout‚ the Pirates Frank Miller and Wilbur Cooper shut out the Cardinals 7-0 and 2-0.

    At New York‚ the Yankees and Red Sox split. Boston wins the opener‚ 7-1‚ behind Babe Ruth‚ while New York scores in the 9th to win the nitecap‚ 4-3.

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    Pittsburgh's Erv Kantlehner loses to the Cubs‚ 5-2‚ but at least his teammates give him a pair. He will go 6-12 this year‚ with 8 of his losses by shutouts.

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    Cleveland lefty Vean Gregg strikes out Ty Cobb three times in a row‚ but Cobb doubles in the winning run in the 12th as the Tigers prevail‚ 4-3.

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    Against the BravesGiants Rube Marquard strikes out 14 batters in the 1st 7 innings‚ but runs out of gas in the 8th and loses‚ 8-7.

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    In a game‚ the significance of which will not be recognized for another 3 weeks‚ the Pirates and Cubs are tied 0-0 in the last of the 10th at Pittsburgh. With 2 outs and the bases loaded‚ Pittsburgh's Owen Wilson singles to CF‚ scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill‚ on 1B‚ does not get to 2B but stops short‚ turns‚ and heads for the dugout‚ a common practice. The Cubs' Johnny Evers calls for the ball from Jimmy Slagle‚ touches 2B‚ and claims the run does not count as Gill has been forced. The lone umpire‚ Hank O'Day‚ has left the field. When queried‚ he rules that Clarke had already scored‚ so the run counts. The Cubs protest to league president Pulliam‚ but are denied. This is the first time the Cubs try this tactic‚ but not the last.

    The Giants sweep two more from the Doves‚ beating Boston 3-0 and 8-5. Joe McGinnity wins the first game‚ while 3 pitchers combine for the 2nd win. Red Ames is the victor.

    In New York‚ Walter Johnson opens a series against New York by besting Jack Chesbro‚ 3-0‚ allowing 6 hits in the Washington win.

    In the nitecap of a twinbill in Boston‚ Frank Arellanes tosses a one hitter and the Red Sox collect 13 hits to defeat the A's‚ 10-1. Light-hitting Simon Nicholls clubs his 4th homer of the year for the only A's hit. Boston takes the opener as well‚ 7-1.

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    For his 32nd birthday tomorrow‚ Cleveland fans give manager Nap Lajoie a wagon load of gifts‚ including a live black sheep. The Naps then hand their captain another gift‚ a 6-5 win over Detroit.

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    The Highlanders win their 5th doubleheader in a row-a record-as they tally a double shutout of Boston‚ 7-0 and 1-0. Their win streak will go through September 8 and will stretch to 15 victories‚ propelling New York to a 1 1/2 game lead in the AL.

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    In a rain-delayed doubleheader‚ the Giants trip the Phillies twice‚ 7-1 and 11-6. The opener doesn't start till 3:00 p.m. but Joe McGinnity wins easily. Mathewson wins his 25th in the nitecap‚ despite spotting the Phils 5 runs in the 2nd inning. The Phillies match the gift in the 5th and 7th innings.

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    Dave Fultz steals 2B‚ 3B‚ and home in the 2nd inning against Detroit‚ as the A's romp 13-3.

    Chicago Cubs rookie Alex Hardy debuts with a 1-0 shutout victory over Brooklyn‚ and becomes the first 20th century NL pitcher to toss a shutout in his first game. It's happened twice already in the AL.

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    Pitching for Dayton (Western Assoc) Clarence Wright hurls his second consecutive no-hitter‚ beating Grand Rapids‚ 2-0. On September 1‚ Wright beat Columbus‚ 9-0‚ allowing no hits.

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    The Superbas‚ already famous for their late rallies‚ stage "Brooklyn ?nishes" in 2 different boroughs‚ winning the morning game in Brooklyn with 2 in the 9th‚ and then taking the afternoon game in Manhattan with 4 in the 8th.

    Philadelphia (NL) takes an easy 17-0 win over Washington. Chick Fraser is the winner over Gus Weyhing.

    In Mansfield‚ Massachusetts‚ in the New England League‚ the home team sweeps 6 from Portland. They play 2 games before lunch‚ and 4 afterwards. Portland walks off the field and forfeits after 2 innings in the 6th game to protest an ump's decision‚ but the first 5 games last 9 innings each‚ for a total of 47 innings. According to Phil Lowry‚ this is the only professional sextupleheader in history.

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    Baseball pioneer William Cammeyer‚ founder of the Union Grounds in Brooklyn‚ and owner-manager of the New York (Brooklyn) Mutuals when the NL started in 1876‚ dies in Brooklyn. He was 77.

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    Baltimore beats Pittsburgh‚ 7-2‚ behind the 6-hit pitching of Jerry Nops. Willie Keeler has 3 hits and Joe Kelley has a 3-run HR over the LF stands.

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    New York rallies for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to slip by Pittsburgh 14-13 and edge closer to 2nd place in the NL race.

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    Baltimore explodes for 10 runs in the 2nd inning‚ but Chicago responds back to win‚ 15-10.

    Philadelphia scores 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie Cincinnati‚ then wins in the 10th‚ 11-10.

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    "Old Man" Cap Anson answers the critics who have been calling for his retirement by showing up for today's game wearing a wig and a long white beard much to the delight of the Chicago crowd. Anson wears this costume throughout the game‚ which his Colts‚ 5-3‚ win over the Beaneaters‚ stretching Chicago's lead to 7 games over Boston.

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    The Mets and Browns try and stage a Sunday game at Monitor Park in Weehawken‚ NJ. But the field is in bad shape and the crowd is much too large for the facilities‚ so only an exhibition game is played. St. Louis CF Curt Welch is knocked out of action for a week when he is hit in the head with a bat that slips out of the hands of teammate Tip O'Neill.

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    Playing a make-up game (a rain-out in Buffalo) in Milwaukee‚ Chicago player-manager Cap Anson hits HRs in consecutive innings (6th and 7th)‚ to help Chicago down Buffalo‚ 12-4. Chicago won yesterday‚ 10-4‚ in Chicago and will beat Buffalo again tomorrow‚ 6-0‚ in the Windy City. John Clarkson is the winner of both games‚ while Pete Conway picks up the losses. Chicago will play a second game in Milwaukee on the 25th.

    New York's Mickey Welch defeats Boston‚ 6-3‚ to run his consecutive game win streak to 17‚ one short of the mark set by Hoss Radbourn last year.

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    Columbus crushes Baltimore 21-4 behind Tom Brown‚ who goes 6-for-7 with 5 runs and 4 extra-base hits.

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    The required 10 days since his release having elapsed‚ Lew Brown is able to play for Chicago against his old Providence team. It's not enough as the Grays win again‚ 10-3.

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    Monte Ward shuts Chicago out for the 2nd day in a row‚ winning 9-0 on 4 hits this time.

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