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    2005

    The Nationals down the Mets‚ 7-4. as NY rookie Mike Jacobs hits a 3-run HR as a PH in his 1st ML at bat.

    The White Sox beat the Yankees‚ 6-2‚ scoring all its runs in the 4th inning‚ clocking Randy Johnson for 4 HRs in the frame‚ including 3 in a row. The Big Unit had never given up 4 homers in an inning.

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    2004

    The Dodgers down the Braves‚ 7-4. LA P Jeff Weaver ties a ML record in the first inning when he hits 3 consecutive batters with pitches.

    The Mets down the Giants‚ 11-9‚ scoring two unearned runsin the 12th for the victory. The two combine to tie the NL record for double plays in an extra inning game with 10 (SF-6). Cliff Floyd has a 3-run HR for the Mets while Barry Bonds is 4-for-4 with two doubles‚ a triple‚ and two walks.

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    2002

    The Cardinals defeat the Pirates‚ 4-1‚ for Tony La Russa's 1‚887th career win as a manager‚ moving him into 10th place on the all-time list.

    The Athletics win their 8th straight game behind Cory Lidle's 1-hitter‚ beating Cleveland by a score of 6-0. Lidle gives up a 2-out single to Ellis Burks in the 1st inning‚ walks the next batter‚ then retires the last 25 batters. It is the 4th straight start for Lidle in which he's been part of a shutout‚ but it is the only one he's completed.

    The Astros obtain RP Tom Gordon from the Cubs in exchange for minor league P Russ Rohlicek and two players to be named.

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    2001

    In what is believed to be an OB first‚ Tim Raines‚ Jr. and Tim Raines face each other in a double header between Ottawa and Rochester (IL). Each is 1-for-3 in the opener‚ while Jr. tops his dad in the nitecap‚ going 1-for-4.

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    2000

    The Brewers defeat the Diamondbacks‚ 16-8‚ scoring 8 runs in a 2nd inning which featured 3 HRs.

    Devil Rays P Bryan Rekar is arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

    Potomac's Esix Snead breaks Len Dykstra's Carolina League record of 105 steals by swiping his 106th. Snead has a batting average of .242 and OBA of .338. It's the 10th time in the last 20 years that a minor-leaguer has stolen 100 or more bases in a season. According to Howe Sports data‚ the eight thieves who stole 100 or more bases in the minors were :Vince Coleman‚ Macon (South Atlantic)‚ 1983-145: Donell Nixon‚ Bakersfield (California)‚ 1983-144: Jeff Stone‚ Spartanburg (South Atlantic)‚ 1983-123: Alan Wiggins‚ Lodi (California)‚ 1980-120: Marcus Lawton‚ Columbia (South Atlantic)‚ 1985-111: Len Dykstra‚ Lynchburg (Carolina)‚ 1983-105: Donell Nixon‚ Chattanooga (Southern)‚ 1984-102: Vince Coleman‚ Louisville (American Assoc.)‚ 1983-101: Albert Hall‚ Durham (Carolina)‚ 1980-100.

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    1999

    In a doubleheader with the White Sox‚ Orioles Brady Anderson leads off each game with a homer. This is the 3rd time in ML history and the first since Rickey Henderson on July 5‚ 1993. It's little help‚ however‚ as the Sox win both‚ 4-3 and 8-5.

    The Reds use a pair of grand slams to beat the Montreal Expos‚ 9-2 at Cynergy Field. Aaron Boone hits one in the 6th and Eddie Taubensee in the next inning.

    In their current 4-game series against the Giants‚ the Dodgers start pitchers from four different countries‚ something they have done before‚ but this time‚ the Dodgers have three continents covered. In yesterday's 6-5 win it was Eric Gagne of Canada; In today's 9-4 win it is Jeff Williams of Australia; In tomorrow's 5-4 loss it will be Ismael Valdes of Mexico; and the next day it will be Chan Ho Park from Korea‚ in a 5-3 win.

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    1998

    Cards slugger Mark McGwire admits using the steroid supplement androstenedione‚ which is legal in baseball‚ but was banned by the NFL‚ and the Olympics. Adro raises testosterone levels. A reporter noticed the jar in McGwires's locker.

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    1996

    Phils ace Curt Schilling faces 28 batters in a 2-hit‚ 6-0 win over the Dodgers. Schilling strikes out 12. Rookie Scott Rolen hits his 1st two ML homers‚ both off Hideo Nomo.

    Welcome to the Bigs. Derek Jeter hits a home run off Jason Dickson's first ML pitch‚ but that's all the scoring for the slumping Yankees as the Angels' rookie wins‚ 7-1. Chili Davis has a pair of homers‚ the first off loser Jimmy Key (9-10).

    Cal Ripken is 4-for-5 including a homer to lead the surging Orioles to a 10-5 win over the Mariners. The O's overcome a pair of homers by Alex Rodriguez to win their 16th in 22 games.

    The Rockies end Andy Benes' 10-game win streak‚ beating the Cardinals‚ 10-2. The Rocks also claim Giants C Steve Decker‚ while the Giants claim the Rocks Trenidad Hubbard‚ essentially trading both waived players.

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    1993

    The Tigers trade OF Rob Deer to the Red Sox for a player to be named. Deer will homer tomorrow in his first at bat for the Sox in a 3-2 loss to the Indians.

    After allowing a homer in a 3-2 loss to Houston‚ Phils pitcher Terry Mulholland breaks his right hand punching a water cooler. "It's stupid‚ but it really would've been stupid if I had hit it with my left hand‚" responds the southpaw.

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    1991

    Yankees OF Bernie Williams fans 5 consecutive times in a 7-4 loss to the Royals to tie the major league mark for a 9-inning game. He's consoled by Yankee hitting coach Frank Howard‚ one of the 28 batters who share the mark.

    After nearly two months off with a chronic backache‚ David Justice rejoins the Atlanta Braves in time for tonight's twinbill with the Reds. Even without him‚ the Braves are just two games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.

    Toronto manager Cito Gaston is hospitalized with a herniated disk and Gene Tenace takes over on an interim basis. He'll be 13-6 in his first 19 games to keep Toronto on top.

    In Helena‚ Montana‚ the Helena Brewers beat Idaho Falls‚ 28-0 in the Pioneer League. Helena has 27 hits‚ including six homers‚ but sets no records. The good news for Idaho Falls is no errors‚ and their last pitcher is 1B Loren Gress. He outpitches the real pitchers‚ giving up no runs and a hit in 1 1/3 innings.

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    1990

    Trailing 11-1 after 7 innings‚ the Phillies score 2 in the 8th and 9 more in the 9th inning to beat the Dodgers 12-11.

    Billy Hatcher ties a ML record with 4 doubles to pace the Reds to an 8-1 win over the Cubs. Mahler beats Harkey. The only score for Chicago in Ryne Sandberg's 29th homer.

    For the last time this century‚ two rookie pitchers debut against each other as Paul Abbott of the Twins squares off against Jim Campbell of the Royals. Abbott is the loser as the Royals win‚ 8-7. He'll do better in his next outing‚ allowing 3 Texas hits in 8 innings.

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    1989

    Cubs rookie OF Jerome Walton goes 0-for-4 in a 6-5‚ 10-inning loss to the Reds‚ ending his hitting streak at 30 consecutive games. Walton hit .338 during his streak‚ the lowest batting average since 1960 for a player with a 30-game or more streak.

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    1987

    Dale Murphy hits his 300th career home run as Atlanta beats Pittsburgh‚ 5-4. He stroked his 1500th hit on August 5th.

    Andre Dawson belts his 39th and 40th home runs of the season and Lee Smith picks up his 30th save in Chicago's 7-5 win over the Astros.

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    1986

    Newly acquired SS Spike Owen ties the 20th century ML record by scoring 6 runs in Boston's 24-5 thrashing of Cleveland. Rookie blue chipper Greg Swindell takes the loss in his ML debut.

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    1985

    Manager Stan Wasiak of Vero Beach (Florida State League) becomes the first minor league manager to record 2500 wins as Vero Beach wins 3-2 over Miami. The win comes less then a week after Wasiak set the record for most wins. He has managed for 36 consecutive seasons.

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    1984

    Red Sox rookie Roger Clemens strikes out 15 and walks none as Boston whips Kansas City 11-1.

    At Detroit‚ Lance Parrish cracks a first-inning grand slam‚ off Larry Sorensen‚ and the Tigers drive by the A's‚ 12-6. Milt Wilcox goes six innings for the win.

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    1983

    Class A outfielders Vince Coleman (Macon‚ South Atlantic League) and Donnell Nixon (Bakersfield‚ California League) each break Rickey Henderson's single-season record by stealing their 131st bases of the season. Coleman will finish the season with minor-league record 145 stolen bases‚ despite having missed 31 games with a broken hand. Nixon will tally 144. Jeff Stone (South Atlantic League) will swipe 123 while Len Dykstra will set a Class A Carolina League record with 105 thefts.

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    1982

    Milwaukee's Rollie Fingers records his 300th career save in a 3-2 win at Seattle‚ becoming the first player to reach that milestone.

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    1981

    In a Pioneer League game at Helena‚ Lethbridge's Sid Fernandez strikes out 21 Phillies batters. El Sid wins‚ 6-0.

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    1980

    Rob Wilfong's 1st inning single is the only hit off Jack Morris. The Tiger ace beats the Twins‚ 4-2.

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    1979

    The Mets win a protested game against the Astros 5-0. With 2 outs in the 9th inning‚ Houston's Jeff Leonard flies to CF to apparently end the game. Umpire Doug Harvey rules that time had been called‚ and orders Leonard back to the plate. He then singles to left. The Mets were without a 1B‚ however‚ so the umps order Leonard to bat once more. He flies to LF to end the game.

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    1978

    Ken Griffey drives in 6 runs‚ on 2 homers and a single‚ but it is not enough as his Reds lose‚ 14-9 to St. Louis.

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    1977

    Pittsburgh's Rennie Stennett‚ batting .336 for the season‚ breaks his right leg sliding into 2B during a 5-4 loss to San Francisco. He will be out for the year‚ falling 12 plate appearances short of qualifying for the batting title‚ won by teammate Dave Parker at .338. His leg problems will flare up again next season and Stennett will never again hit higher than .244.

    Graig Nettles' HR and double account for both Yankee runs in a 2-1 win over Texas. Ron Guidry picks up his 10th win of the year and Yankees cut the Red Sox lead to one-half game.

    Tom Seaver makes his first appearance in Shea Stadium as a member of the Reds‚ and pitches a 6 hitter to beat the Mets‚ 5-1. Tom Terrific strikes out 11‚ has a double at the plate and scores twice.

    Rick Dempsey returns to active duty after breaking his finger‚ and Brooks Robinson goes on the voluntary retired list.

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    1975

    Pitching brothers Rick and Paul Reuschel combine to hurl the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers-the first time brothers have collaborated on a shutout. Paul takes over when Rick is forced to leave in the 7th because of a blister on his finger.

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    1974

    Red Sox pitcher Roger Moret earns a new contract from Tom Yawkey today by tossing a one-hitter against the visiting White Sox‚ to win‚ 4-0. Dick Allen's 7th inning single is the lone hit as Moret strikes out 12.

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    1973

    Cleveland's Walt Williams singles with 2 outs in the 9th‚ breaking up Stan Bahnsen's no-hitter. Bahnsen completes the one-hit shutout and the White Sox win‚ 4-0.

    Rick Wise hits the 2nd grand slam off his career‚ off Roric Harrison‚ as the Cards score 7 runs in the 3rd inning. But the Braves score six runs in the 6th to win‚ 11-7.

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    1972

    Phil Niekro and the Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings to snap Steve Carlton's 15-game winning streak. After retiring 19 batters in a row‚ Carlton (20-7) puts 2 runners on in the 11th‚ before Mike Lum singles home the winner.

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    1971

    Mickey Lolich allows 6 hits as Detroit beats the Brewers 7-2. It is Lolich's 20th win of the year.

    Pitching in relief‚ the Reds Jim Merritt (1-11) records his only win of the year. A 20-game winner last season‚ Merritt‚ started the year with 11 straight losses‚ one short of the NL record.

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    1969

    Jim Merritt pitches Cincinnati back into the NL West lead with a 5-3 win at St. Louis.

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    1968

    Minnesota's Jim Merritt loses his shutout in the 9th when Mickey Mantle hits a pinch homer‚ but he wins 3-1. It is Mantle's 534th HR‚ tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 3rd on the all-time list.

    Monte Irvin is named special assistant to Commissioner William Eckert.

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    1967

    Jim Maloney‚ who gave up 9 hits on the 16th. allows just 2 hits‚ as the Reds beat the Giants‚ 2-0. Maloney pitches hitless ball over the past 7 innings.

    Charlie Finley releases Ken Harrelson‚ making him baseball's first free agent. Harrelson is quoted as calling Finley a menace to baseball.

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    1966

    Houston's Dave Giusti does it all today as he blanks to Reds 11-0 and drives in six runs on two bases-loaded doubles.

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    1964

    In LA‚ Reds reliever Billy McCool pitches 6 2/3 innings of stellar relief to beats the Dodgers‚ 3-2. McCool allows one hits and strikes out 9.

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    1963

    Jerry Lynch's ML-record 15th pinch-hit HR gives the Pirates a 7-6 win in Chicago.

    In the Orioles sweep of the Angels‚ Orioles SS Luis Aparicio becomes the first ML player since George Case in 1945 to reach 300 career steals. The O's win‚ 7-4 and 3-2.

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    1961

    In their first appearance in Boston since moving to Milwaukee‚ the Braves defeat the Red Sox‚ 4-1. Spahn pitches the first inning‚ striking out rookies Chuck Schilling and Carl Yastrzemski. The exhibition game is for the benefit of the Jimmy Fund.

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    1957

    In the Tigers 9-3 loss to the Orioles‚ Detroit pitcher Lou Sleater hits a solo homer in what will be his only at bat for Detroit this year. Sleater had 3 homers last year.

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    1955

    Former Yankee Eddie Lopat serves up 3 homers-to Skowron‚ Bauer and Mantle-and New York beats the visiting Orioles‚ 6-1.

    The White Sox move within 2 percentage points of the Yanks by sweeping two games from Detroit. Connie Johnson wins the opener‚ 2-0‚ and Dick Donovan‚ making his first start in three weeks‚ scatters 8 hits to win‚ 8-2. But Donovan will lose his next five decisions.

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    1954

    The rampaging Indians top the Orioles‚ 4-1‚ to move to 4 1/2 games in back of the Yankees. Larry Doby paces the Tribe with a bases loaded triple and has now driven in 100 runs. Pitcher Bob Lemon helps the cause by starting a triple play in the 4th inning after catching a line drive off the bat of Jim Fridley.

    At Boston‚ Footsie Lenhardt's 2-out single in the 12th gives the Bosox a 10-9 win over the Yankees. The loss drops the Bombers 4 1/2 games in back of Cleveland. Gene Woodling of the Yanks crashes into the wall‚ breaking a thumb and is lost for the season. Behind Williams 4 ribbies‚ the Sox will win tomorrow to sweep the 3 game series

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    1953

    ML player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) and Allie Reynolds (AL) hire labor leader John Norman Lewis at $15‚000 per annum to give legal advice to players in their negotiations with the owners. NL prexy Warren Giles intones‚ "The players can do more for themselves than any outside representative‚ no matter how able that outsider may be."

    At St. Louis‚ rookie Haddix wins his 16th‚ defeating the Reds on 4 hits. For the 2nd time in a month Stanky is involved in a batting-out-of-turn incident‚ but this time it works to his advantage. After Bilko strikes out in the 2nd‚ Stanky realizes that it should have been Jablonski's turn and notifies the umps. Bilko gets another chance and belts a homer.

    After 13 straight wins‚ the Dodgers finally lose‚ going down to Murry Dickson and the last-place Pirates‚ 7-1. Brooklyn still leads the Braves by 8 games.

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    1951

    Baseball owners elect General "Rosey" O'Donnell as the new baseball commissioner‚ but President Truman overrules the decision. Truman says that O'Donnell is needed in his present job-not a talk show host‚ but Air Force commanding general of bombing in Korea.

    The Giants manage just one runs in 7 innings off Reds knuckleballer Willard Ramsdell‚ but the wheels come off in "The Knuck" in the 8th: Eddie Stanky belts a leadoff homer‚ Lockman adds a 2-run shot‚ and Westrum finishes with a 3-run roundtripper off reliever Frank Smith. Spencer (9-4) wins in relief‚ 7-4. With their 10th straight win‚ the Giants move to 7 1/2 behind the rained-out Brooks.

    Bob Feller wins his 20th‚ stopping the Senators‚ 4-0‚ and keeping the Indians a game ahead of the Yankees. Feller is the AL's first 20-game winner.

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    1949

    A barrage of bottles from the Philadelphia stands as protest of a decision by umpire George Barr over a trapped line drive by Ashburn results in the first forfeiture in the ML in 7 years. Umpires Al Barlick and Lee Ballanfant are hit by flying objects during the 15-minute melee. The Giants‚ who receive this forfeit‚ gave one away in 1942 when hordes of youngsters invaded the field. The Giants are leading 4-2 with one out in the 9th of the second game of a doubleheader when the forfeit occurs. Per the rules in effect‚ neither pitcher-Larry Jansen nor Schoolboy Rowe-get a decision. As a result of the forfeit‚ Shibe Park officials ban the sale of soft drinks in bottles.

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    1948

    After shutting out the White Sox for 8 innings‚ Bob Lemon weakens and Chicago scores 3 runs to beat the Indians 3-2. Pat Seerey walks and Aaron Robinson and Dave Philley hit homers for Chicago. The runs break the 47-inning scoreless streak by Indians pitchers that started with the last three innings of the first game on August 15. The 1903 Cleveland team had had a run of 41 scoreless innings and Baltimore will extend the record in 1974 to 54 innings.

    Representatives of Cuba‚ Panama‚ Puerto Rico‚ and Venezuela‚ meeting in Havana‚ agree to stage a 4-country round-robin 12-game tournament to be known as the Serie de Caribe (Caribbean Series) and to be launched in Cuba during February 1949. The Dominican Republic and Mexico will also later participate on a regular basis.

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    1947

    The first Little League World Series tournament is held in Williamsport‚ PA. The Maynard Midgets of Williamsport‚ with a tourney batting average of .625‚ win the WS‚ 16-7.

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    1946

    Del Ennis hits a 2-out homer in the 9th off Bauers to give the Phils a 1-0 win over the Cubs.

    John Johnson of Newnan‚ Georgia-Alabama League (Class-D) wins both ends of a doubleheader‚ twice shutting out the league-leading Valley Rebels to win‚ 1-0 and 7-0.

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    1944

    Ernie Lombardi drives in all 4 runs in a Giants 4-3 victory over the host Cubs‚ connecting for 2 line drive HRs and a game winning single. Vet Johnny Allen earns the win over Bill Fleming.

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    1943

    The Browns top the A's‚ 5-3 and 4-1‚ to extend the Mackmen's losing streak to 15 games. Bobo Newsom wins the nitecap‚ his first victory since joining the Browns more than a month ago. In the opener‚ McQuinn and former A's catcher Frankie Hayes hit homers for St. Louis.

    At Cleveland‚ Charley Keller and Bill Dickey hit homers to pace the Yankees to a 8-3 win over the Indians. For Dickey‚ it is his 200th homer. Jeff Heath had a two run homer‚ his 4th of the series against New York. Hank Borowy is the winner and stops Lou Boudreau's 14-game hit streak. Nick Etten has three hits and an RBI‚ and is now tied with Rudy York for the RBI lead with 84.

    Rudy York belts his 12th homer of the month‚ but the Tigers lose in 12 innings to the Red Sox‚ 7-6. Richards and Ned Harris also hit homers for the losers. The Red Sox will play 31 extra-inning games this year (15-14)‚ a ML Record.

    At Philadelphia‚ Buffer Gibson‚ diminutive righty for the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League) strikes out 20 batters in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Stars.

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    1940

    Rookie pitcher Charlie Frye belts a 2-run pinch homer off Ken Raffensberger to give the Phils a 7-5 win over the Cubs. It's Frye's only ML homer.

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    1938

    Before 40‚402 at Wrigley‚ the Cubs sweep the Pirates‚ winning 6-4 and 6-1‚ to cut the Bucs lead to 7 games. Bill Lee is the winner over Cy Blanton in the opener‚ while Tex Carleton tops Russ Bauers in the nitecap.

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    1937

    In a 6-4 win over the Bees‚ Brooklyn OF Johnny Cooney ties a ML record with 4 extra-base hits: 3 doubles and a triple. Brooklyn manager Burleigh Grimes is thumbed for the 7th time this year.

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    1936

    Wes Ferrell‚ in a tantrum for what he considers shabby support‚ walks off the mound during a Yankee rally in New York and is suspended and fined $1‚000 by Boston manager Joe Cronin. It is the second time in 5 days he has walked off the mound‚ having done it in Boston last Sunday in a game against the Senators. Ferrell‚ furious when he hears about the fine‚ and says he will not pay it. "They can suspend me or trade me‚ but they're not getting any dough from me." The Red Sox lift the suspension in 4 days but will trade Ferrell after the season. The Yanks win‚ 4-1‚ handing Ferrell his 14th loss of the year.

    Babe Herman‚ who quit the Reds in a dispute over a bonus‚ rejoins the team on orders from Commissioner Landis. Herman was suspended on August 18 after his walk out‚ in which he contended that the bi-monthly bonus of $250 had not been paid by MacPhail. The two reach an agreement.

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    1935

    The Phils outlast the Cubs 13-12‚ but the Cubs turn around in the nitecap and win‚ 19-5‚ scoring 12 runs in the 6th inning. Frank Demaree has 8 hits including 7 in a row before Haslin boots his grounder in the 9th inning of Game 2. Phil Cavarretta has 7 hits including 5 in game 2‚ and Chuck Klein scores 5 runs in the second game.

    At Boston‚ Pepper Martin hits the first pitch of the game for a homer and the Cardinals race to a 13-3 win over the Braves. They collect 19 hits to back Dizzy Dean's 21st victory. Cards 1B Jim Bottomley hasno putouts as the Birds record 2 assists.

    In another scoring outburst‚ the Yankees down the Browns at Sportsman's Park‚ 14-2 before losing 14-3. A crowd of 1‚500 see Lou Gehrig blow open the first game with a 3rd inning grand slam‚ off Buck Newsom. It is Lou's record 17th grand slam. Gehrig has another HR in the nitecap.

    Behind Hal Schumacher‚ the Giants prevail over the Reds‚ 3-0. Reds Gordon SS Slade makes his 4th error in the 4 game series to help Prince Hal to his 15th win in 16 decisions against Cincy. It is his 17th win of the year.

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    1934

    At Fenway‚ Schoolboy Rowe goes 9 innings in beating the Red Sox‚ 8-4. The Tiger rookie allows 9 hits in winning his 15th straight.

    New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 38th and 39th homers, driving in five runs, but the second place Yankees fall to the visiting St. Louis Browns, 8-6. The Browns Ray Pepper has four hits, three RBI, and two errors.

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    1933

    The Yankees and White Sox play an 18-inning game which ends in a 3-3 tie because of darkness. Each team is 3-11-0 and each scores a single run in the 9th and two in the 11th.

    In St. Louis‚ the first-place Senators beat the Browns 2-1 for their 13th win in a row.

    In Cleveland's 10-1 win over Boston‚ Earl Averill wanders off 3B in the 6th inning and is caught with a hidden ball trick by Bosox Marty McManus.

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    1932

    Cleveland's Wes Ferrell becomes the first 20th-century pitcher to win 20 or more games in each of his first 4 seasons‚ beating Washington 11-5.

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    1931

    After belting #599‚ a grand slam in yesterday's game‚ Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR‚ off George Blaeholder of the Browns‚ as the Yankees win 11-7. Lou Gehrig homers immediately after the Babe's historic blow. In their 10 years as teammates‚ they will homer in the same inning 19 times and in the same game 72 times.

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    1930

    Chick Hafey hits for the cycle‚ as the Cards beat the Phillies at St. Louis 16-6.

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    1929

    Cubs 1B Charlie Grimm is sidelined for the rest of the regular season with a hand injury‚ but he'll be okay for the WS.

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    1928

    The ancient spitballer Jack Quinn picks up his 16th win‚ subduing the Indians‚ 12-4. Bill Bayne gives up six runs to the A's in the 1st inning to take the loss. The A's remain firmly in 2nd place behind the Yanks.

    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.

    The last-place Phillies take their 6th win in a row over the Cubs‚ winning 3-1 behind Claude Willoughby. Jeff Heathcote's homer is the only score for Chicago. The Phillies record is now 33-77. The Cubs lose Hack Wilson‚ who is suspended for 3 games for an outburst against the umpires in yesterday's loss. His buddy Pat Malone is fined $50 for using "abusive language from the bench."

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    1927

    The Indians make it 2 in a row over the Yankees‚ beating them 7-4. Ruth leaves the game in the first inning after hitting an apparent triple and stopping at 1B.

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    1926

    It takes Ted Lyons just 67 minutes and 81 pitches to no-hit the Red Sox 6-0 for Chicago. Lyons strikes out 2 and walks just one-the leadoff batter Johnny Tobin-in beating Slim Harriss. CF Johnny Mostil has 4 hits‚ a stolen base‚ run‚ and 3 RBIs. Lyons has now thrown 32 scoreless innings‚ including a 10-inning shutout against Detroit last Sunday.

    Rabbit Maranville‚ hitting .235‚ is released by the Dodgers.

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    1924

    At Redlands Field‚ the Reds whitewash the Phils‚ 11-0. As noted by historians Greg Rhoades and John Snyder‚ the Reds were delayed as the train they were on was involved in an accident and the engineer was killed. They arrive in Cincinnati at 3:00 p.m.‚ the scheduled game time‚ and rush to the park to play at 3:45.

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    1923

    A 4-piece bat used by Ruth is banned by AL president Ban Johnson because of the glue used on it. A protest is made against the Browns' Ken Williams for using a bat with a wooden plug in it. Johnson rules that all bats must be one piece with nothing added except tape extending to 18 inches up the handle.

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    1922

    With homers by Welch and Perkins in the 1st inning‚ the A's jump to a 5-0 lead over the Browns‚ and hold on for a 7-6 win. George Sisler has a pair of hits to stay in the batting lead and Ken Williams runs his consecutive batting streak to 25 games. The idle Yankees lead by a full game.

    In Boston‚ the Tigers score 10 runs in the 6th inning to blast the Red Sox‚ 16-3. Emory Rigney reaches base twice in the frame on errors‚ the first player to do that. Veach is 3-for-3 with 4 runs scored.

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    1921

    At St. Louis‚ the largest crowd of the season cheer as the Browns sweep a pair from the Yankees‚ winning 5-4 and 10-0. Bayne strikes out 7 of the 1st 9 Yanks in game 2 on his way to a 10 K run.

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    1920

    In Boston‚ the Red Sox sweep a Saturday doubleheader from the shell-shocked Indians‚ who play without Speaker‚ still in Cleveland dealing with matters relating to Chapman's death. Pitchers Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock each allow just 3 hits in throwing shutouts‚ winning 12-0 and 4-0. The 2 losses drop the Indians into 2nd place behind the first place White Sox‚ double winners in Washington. The Sox have won 10 of their last 12 games.

    Pittsburgh pitcher Wilbur Cooper starts his 2nd triple play of the year‚ a ML record‚ but the Pirates lose 3-1 to the Phils.

    A car that president Shibe of the A's is driving is struck by another and he is severely injured. His health will not be the same afterwards and he will die in less than two years.

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    1918

    Led by Edd Roush's three hits‚ including a double and triple‚ the Reds edge the Phils 4-3 in 10 innings. Each starter goes the distance with Hod Eller winning over Brad Hogg. The Reds lost yesterday to Brooklyn‚ 2-1‚ snapping their 8 game win streak‚ but they will win their next 3.

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    1917

    Reds rookie righthander Hod Eller fans the side on 9 pitches in the 9th inning‚ beating the Giants 7-5‚ and breaking Slim Sallee's 10-game winning streak.

    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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    1916

    In Boston's 4-0 win at Cleveland‚ Jack Barry has 4 sacrifices for the Sox‚ tying a ML record.

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    1915

    Babe Ruth pitches Boston to a 4-1 win over the Browns. At bat‚ the Babe is hitless.

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    1914

    The Reds use a triple and double steal in the 1st inning to score three runs and beat New York ace Mathewson‚ 3-2. Al Demaree relieves Matty in the 6th‚ but Big Six takes his 4th loss in a row. The New York lead drops to a game.

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    1913

    The Giants increase their NL lead to 10 games by smoking Eddie Stack and the Cubs‚ 8-2. Mathewson rolls to his 22nd win‚ allowing 8 hits. Johnny Evers collects 3 hits‚ including a homer in the 5th.

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    1912

    Thomas C. Noyes‚ president and part owner of the Senators‚ dies‚ opening the way for Clark Griffith to eventually become club owner.

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    1909

    The Giants edge the Reds‚ with Mathewson winning this one‚ 1-0. Jack Rowan takes the loss when Larry Doyle walks in the 1st‚ goes to 3B on a ground out and scores on another grounder.

    Jack Taylor‚ former iron man pitcher in the NL‚ hurls two complete games in the Central League. On the mound for Dayton‚ he shuts out Terra Haute on 2 hits to win 4-0 in game one‚ then wins 1-0 in 11 innings in game 2. On June 4th‚ pitching for Grand Rapids in the same league‚ Taylor threw a 1-0 no-hitter over Fort Wayne.

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    1908

    Pittsburgh regains first place as Nick Maddox (15-5) beats Brooklyn‚ 2-1 for his 8th win in a row. Maddox drives in both runs as well. Maddox‚ who won his last 5 games of 1907‚ has now won 20 games in 30 appearances‚ the quickest twenty-game winner ever (This mark will be tied by Russ Ford‚ in 1910; Boo Ferriss in 1945; and Cal Eldred in 1993).

    Nationals catcher Gabby Street stands at the base of the Washington Monument and catches the 13th ball dropped from the top‚ 555 feet up‚ duplicating the feat performed by Pop Schriver of the Chicago Colts on August 24‚ 1894. Billy Sullivan of the Chicago White Sox will repeat the catch on August 24‚ 1910. Street gets a $500 prize for his morning's efforts‚ then spends the afternoon behind the plate catching Walter Johnson's 3-1 win over Detroit.

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    1905

    The Giants run past the Pirates‚ 10-2‚ with Mathewson defeating Deacon Phillippe. New York swipes 5 bases including a steal of home by Art Devlin.

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    1903

    Ducky Holmes‚ White Stockings OF‚ has 4 assists in a game‚ tying the ML record. But his team still loses 11-3 to Cy Young and the Boston Americans.

    In a singular effort‚ Philadelphia's Rube Waddell allows 3 hits in edging the Tigers 1-0 in the opener of a doubleheader. Wild Bill Donovan‚ who sets the AL record this year by losing five 1-0 game is the opposing starter. Donovan has one of the three hits. Waddell then pitches the nitecap as well‚ giving up 8 hits before losing 2-1. With 13 K's in the DH Rube boosts his strikeout total to a record 302 for the season in these two games‚ the last he'll pitch this year. Donovan will be 2nd in the AL with 187. With his two complete games today‚ the overworked Rube finishes the year with 34‚ which will tie him with Cy Young and Donovan.

    In their 2nd straight doubleheader‚ the Pirates and Giants again split‚ with the Bucs taking the opener‚ 5-0‚ behind Sam Leever. Mathewson wins the nitecap for New York‚ 9-5‚ the 8th time he's whipped Pittsburgh this year. Matty scatters 10 singles and Ginger Beaumont's double.

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    1902

    Sam Leever hurls a two hitter to give the first-place Pirates a 2-0 win over the Giants and Mathewson.

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    1901

    At Washington‚ umpire John Haskell is involved in another violent incident during the Washington-Sox game when Sox SS Frank Shugart punches Haskell after a disputed ball four call‚ followed by a Nationals bases-loaded triple. Teammate John Katoll tries to add his two cents‚ and a fan jumps in punching Shugart. The police intervene and both players are arrested. Shugart will be expelled. Washington's Win Mercer lives up to his name with an 8-0 win over Chicago. The incident starts in the 4th inning with the score 1-0 when Haskell calls a ball four to load the bases. Clingman then triples and the battery of Sugden and Katoll start berating the ump for the ball 4 call. Sugden then lets a pitch go by him that strikes the umpire‚ and Haskell waves in Clingman from third. Katoll then fires a pitch at Haskell that strikes him on the leg. At the start of the next inning Shugart follows Sugden at the plate and the two start in on Haskell before Shugart swings.

    In Baltimore‚ Orioles pitcher Joe McGinnity is tossed for spitting in the face of umpire Tom Connally. When Detroit's Kid Elberfeld intervenes‚ he is decked by Baltimore's Mike Donlin. Bill Keister also gets involved‚ as do some fans‚ and the police‚ who arrest the players and a fan. Judge Harry Goldman‚ a part-owner of the O's‚ releases the players and fines the fan a $100. McGinnity is suspended for 10 days for the spitting‚ which he says was not spitting but throwing his tobacco quid at him. Ban Johnson will reduce the suspension after meeting with McGinnity and John McGraw (source: Terry Simpkins).

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    1898

    Walter Thornton of Chicago‚ a part-time OF‚ pitches a 2-0 no-hitter over Brooklyn and collects 2 hits.

    The Sporting Life calculates that NL right-handed pitchers have won 408 games and lost 397 for a .506 percentage. Lefties are at 163-174 for a .484.

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    1896

    Baltimore takes over first place for good with a 7-0 win over St. Louis‚ while Cincinnati loses 10-9 to Boston. For the Reds‚ it is the start of an 11-gamed losing streak. They'll finish 3rd behind Cleveland‚ which will play Baltimore for the Temple Cup.

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    1894

    At Boston‚ Cincinnati pitchers allow a ML record 43 runs in a doubleheader loss to Boston. The Reds lose 25-8 and 18-3 with pitchers Chauncey Fisher‚ Tom Parrott and Bill Whitrock on the hill. Boston does all its damage in just 14 turns at bat‚ as the 2nd game is called after 6 innings due to darkness. Tomorrow‚ Parrott is suspended for two weeks for "indifferent play."

    A day after beating St. Louis‚ 20-4‚ Brooklyn beats them again‚ 20-11.

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    1893

    Visiting St. Louis frustrates Philley fans for the 3rd straight time by winning in the bottom of the last inning‚ 9-8.

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    1891

    George Hemming‚ who fanned Harry Stovey 5 times on June 30th‚ fans Stovey 4 times today as the Bridegrooms beat the Beaneaters‚ 8-1.

    Jim McTamany and Henry Larkin‚ the first two batter for Philadelphia (AA) crack homers off Boston's Darby O'Brien. Darby shrugs it off and Boston wins‚ 11-4.

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    1890

    Pittsburgh loses to Brooklyn‚ 4-1‚ and doesn't look like it is going to get much help from rookie Mike Jordan‚ who debuts today. Jordan will go 12-for-125 with no homers. His .096 batting average is the lowest ever for a player at bat more than 100 times.

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    1888

    After making 6 errors in the final 2 innings to blow a 2-0 lead‚ Detroit loses to Indianapolis 8-3 for its 16th consecutive loss.

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    1884

    The UA game at Washington is halted after 8 innings. Charlie Gagus ?nishes with a no-hit 12-1 win over Wilmington.

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    1883

    In the most lopsided shutout in ML history‚ Providence routs Philadelphia 28-0‚ as Larry Corcoran picks up the victory over Art Hagen. The Phils will give up on the 1-14 Hagen and shuffle him off to Buffalo‚ where he will go 0-2.

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    1882

    Fred Clarke breaks up Jim McCormick's no-hitter in bottom of the 9th‚ but Cleveland defeats Philadelphia‚ 6-0.

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    1881

    The Eclipse club refuses to allow black C. M. Fleetwood Walker to play for the visiting Cleveland Whites in a game in Louisville‚ much to the disgust of many fans and sportswriters. Walker later becomes the first African-American to play ML baseball with the Toledo (AA) club in 1884.

    Buttercup Dickerson starts 2 double plays from LF as Worcester beats Boston‚ 6-1.

    The first note of an intentional base on balls with the bases loaded occurs when Abner Dalrymple of Chicago (NL) is intentionally walked by Buffalo’s Jack Lynch (NL) in the eighth inning  (as noted by Trent McCotter) The Chicago Tribune writes: "At one time, when the bases were full, Lynch deliberately sent in seven balls (the rule at the time is seven balls constitutes a walk) rather than take the chances of a hit by Dalrymple, who was at bat, and in this way forced a run upon Chicago. But all to no purpose, for Gore followed with a terrific drive for two bases, and three men came in on the hit." The Tribune further notes: "In the eighth the bases were filled, and nobody out, on successive hits by Goldsmith, Flint, and Quest, and Lynch was so afraid of Dalrymple that he gave him his base on balls and brought Goldsmith in with the gift." At the time of the intentional walk, the Buffalo team was down, 5-0; they end up losing, 11-2.

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    1880

    George Gore goes 4-for-4 for the 2nd game in a row to cap an 11-for-18 series versus Boston. Chicago wins‚ 11-2‚ to complete a 4-game sweep.

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    1879

    Dan Brouthers tries pitching for Troy and is roughed up for 17 hits by Boston. Tommy Bonds (8 innings) and Curry Foley (1 inning) combine to shut out Troy‚ 16-0.

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    1878

    Chicago scores 5 in the bottom of the 9th to beat Cincinnati‚ 7-4. After Frank Hankinson's 2-run single wins the game‚ two more runs score on an error by SS Bill Geer.

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    1877

    Louisville drops another‚ losing in Brooklyn to Hartford‚ 7-0. Jim Holdsworth hits 2 key triples‚ his only triples of the year.

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    1876

    The strain of pitching almost every game is taking its toll on Tommy Bond‚ the 20-year-old‚ sore-armed hurler of Hartford. Candy Cummings takes his place and beats Boston 10-4. SS George Wright pitches a scoreless 9th for the Red Caps. Dick Higham of Hartford starts a 24-game hit streak that will end on the last day of the season.

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    1875

    The St. Louis Browns defeat the Boston Reds‚ who are minus the services of Al Spalding‚ suffering from a strained back. With Boston's Jack Manning pitching‚ the Browns win 5-3. George Wright pitches the last 3 innings without allowing a run. This is Spalding's first absence from a professional game in 5 years with the Reds and‚ before that‚ 4 years with Rockford.

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    1871

    In Chicago‚ the amateur champions‚ the Star Club of Brooklyn‚ plays the amateur champions of the Northwest‚ the Aetnas of Chicago. The game is decided in the 9th‚ 4-3‚ when Star pitcher Candy Cummings drives in the winning run.

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