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    2006

    The Braves defeat the Rockies, 2-0, on Tim Hudson’s one-hitter. Opposing P Jason Jennings’ 3rd inning single is Colorado’s only safety.

    The Padres trade C Doug Mirabelli back to the Red Sox for C Josh Bard, minor league P Cla Meredith, a 23-year-old reliever, and cash. Bard was leading the AL in passed balls and the Sox hurriedly put Mirabelli in the lineup to catch Tim Wakefield. Mirabelli has a police escort to Fenway and changed uniforms in the cab. With Mirabelli catching, Wakefield goes 7 innings and leaves with the game tied 3 apiece against the Yankees. David Ortiz clubs a 3-run HR in the 8th and the Sox win, 7–3.

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    2005

    The Brewers defeat the Reds‚ 13-3. Lyle Overbay leads the 19-hit Milwaukee attack with 5 safeties‚ including a double and HR.

    The Angels edge the Twins‚ 2-1‚ with HRs by Vladimir Guerrero and Jose Molina accounting for their only 2 hits. The loss goes to Johan Santana‚ ending Santana's 17-game winning streak (over 2 seasons).

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    2004

    The Giants defeat the Marlins‚ 6-3. Barry Bonds is walked intentionally 4 times‚ the most in a 9-inning game since the stat became official in 1955.

    The Yankees rout the Royals‚ 12-4‚ as Ruben Sierra hits 2 HRs and drives in 7 runs.

    The Blue Jays pound out 18 hits in defeating the White Sox‚ 10-6. Frank Catalanotto strokes an AL-record-tying 6 hits for Toronto‚ including a double.

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    2003

    Baseball players agree to a two-year experiment to give home-field advantage in the WS to the league that wins the All-Star Game. The two sides also agree to increase the roster size from 30 to 32‚ and to give players‚ managers‚ and coaches a say on who makes the team.

    The Orioles sweep a doubleheader from the Tigers‚ winning by scores of 5-2 and 6-4‚ to drop Detroit's record to 3-23. In the 1st game‚ BJ Ryan earns the win in relief without throwing a single pitch. After relieving Pat Hentgen with two outs in the 7th‚ he picks Omar Infante off first base to end the inning. The Orioles go on to score 3 runs in the bottom half of the inning to make him the pitcher of record on the winning side. He is relieved by Buddy Groom for the 8th and Jorge Julio in the 9th. In the 2nd game‚ Detroit P Mike Maroth hurls 7 innings of hitless ball before giving up a leadoff single to Jay Gibbons in the 8th. Maroth eventually takes the loss‚ dropping his record to 0-7. He misses by one day from becoming the 1st pitcher in history to lose 7 games in April.

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    2002

    The Padres defeat the Cubs‚ 4-3‚ with Trevor Hoffman saving the game for Bobby Jones. It is Hoffman's 321st save for SD‚ a ML record for most with one team. Oakland's Dennis Eckersley held the old mark.

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    2001

    The Giants beat the Pirates‚ 11-6‚ as Jeff Kent drives home 7 runs. His 3-run HR in the 1st chases Ramon Martinez‚ and he adds a 3-run double in the 4th. Emil Brown homers for the Bucs.

    Mike Mussina 3-hits the Twins to win‚ 4-0‚ for the Yankees. Justice has a solo HR in the 6th off Eric Milton‚ the losing pitcher‚ and Posada adds ribbie singles in the 7th and 9th.

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    2000

    The Rockies defeat the Expos‚ 15-8‚ as OF Todd Helton slams 3 HRs for Colorado. The two teams combined for a Coors Field record 10 homers in the game.

    The Giants defeat the Mets‚ 10-3‚ as Barry Bonds hits the first splashdown homer in Pacific Bell Park history. His 11th HR of the year drops into McCovey Cove just past the right field wall.

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    1999

    Detroit hurler Brian Moehler is ejected in the 7th inning for having a piece of sandpaper on his thumb against the Devil Rays. Two batters later‚ Randy Winn's sacrifice fly gives Tampa Bay the 4-3 win for Bobby Witt. Moehler will receive a 10-game suspension for his actions. Roberto Hernandez gets the save for the Devil Rays. It is the 200th of his career‚ making him the 1st Latin pitcher to reach the mark.

    The Cardinals defeat the Expos‚ 16-5‚ as rookie Outfielder J.D. Drew scores 5 runs for St. Louis‚ and 3B Fernando Tatis hits his 8th HR and drives home 3.

    The Brewers signed P Hideo Nomo. Nomo will make 1 start for the Brewers Double-A team‚ which will be on Sunday‚ and then he'll join the team.

    Tom Schieffer resigned as the President of the Rangers in order to spend more time developing real estate around the Ballpark in Arlington. Schieffer also says he may help Texas Gov. George W. Bush run for the White House.

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    1996

    The Yanks and Orioles continue their marathon play‚ this one going 5 hours and 43 minutes before ending at 1 a.m. Tino Martinez‚ whose homer snapped yesterday's tie‚ slugs a grand slam in the 15th to give reliever Andy Pettitte the win. Bernie Williams has 5 hits while Gerald Williams collects 6-just the 2nd Yankee to get 6 in a game; Myril Hoag in 1934‚ is the other. The O's and Yankees strand 15 runners in extra innings‚ as both teams squander scoring opportunities‚ and New York survives 4 errors by two second basemen. Jim Mecir strikes out Brady Anderson with the bases loaded in the 10th after going to a 3-0 count. Cal Ripken is lifted for a pinch runner in the 8th-who is promptly picked off-and sits for the last 7 innings‚ the longest stretch he's rested in 2‚180 games.

    Roger Clemens strikes out 13 Tigers‚ including Cecil Fielder three times‚ for his first win of the year. The 5-1 victory for the Sox sends Detroit to its 12th loss in 13 games.

    The Mets and Expos swap shutouts‚ with Pedro Martinez topping New York in the opener‚ 4-0‚ and Jason Isringhausen allowing 4 hits in winning the nightcap‚ 6-0. Martinez. 8-0 against the Mets‚ allows just 2 singles‚ both in the 7th inning. Henry Rodriguez‚ who hits a 3-run homer after apparently peeking at Mets C Todd Hundley glove‚ says‚ "I've got 10 homers‚ I don't need to look back."

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    1995

    The owners and umpires reach agreement on a 5-year contract‚ ending the lockout. Regular umpires will return to work on May 3.

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    1992

    Oakland OF Rickey Henderson steals the 1‚000th base of his career in the 1st inning of the A's 7-6 win over Detroit. Mark McGwire adds a homer and Mike Parrett (4-0) picks up the win when the A's score a run in the 8th.

    Seattle's Randy Johnson hands out 10 walks in just 4 1/3 innings in a 15-1 swamping by the Orioles. The Big Unit allows 8 earned runs. Mike Devereaux has a pair of homers‚ one a grand slam‚ and drives in 6 runs. 6' 7" McDonald (3-0) pitches the complete-game win.

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    1991

    44-year-old Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan hurls the record 7th no-hitter of his amazing career‚ defeating the Toronto Blue Jays on Arlington Appreciation Night by a score of 3-0. Ryan strikes out 16 batters in the process‚ marking the 209th time he has fanned 10 or more in a game‚ and the 26th time putting 15 or more down on strikes.

    The Brewers defeat the White Sox in a 6-hour‚ 5-minute‚ 19-inning contest‚ the longest in the AL since the same two clubs played 25 innings on May 8‚ 1984. Oddly enough‚ Willie Randolph‚ who drove home the winning run in the 19th‚ had been the last out in Nolan Ryan's 6th no-hitter.

    Oakland's Rickey Henderson garners his 939th career stolen base in the 4th inning of a game against the Yankees to break Lou Brock's all-time mark. With Brock standing next to him‚ Henderson modestly proclaims‚ "Lou Brock was certainly a great basestealer‚ but today I'm the greatest of all time." In another curious tie-in with Nolan Ryan‚ Henderson had been the victim of Ryan's 5‚000th career strikeout.

    Dodger OF Darryl Strawberry ties an NL record by striking out 5 times in a game against the Expos. "I really can't figure it out‚" he says‚ "because I feel so good up there." Strawberry also drops a fly ball for a 3-base error in the 9-3 loss.

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    1990

    The Braves Derek Lilliquist homers twice in a 5-2 win over the Mets‚ becoming the first pitcher to do so since Jim Gott in 1985.

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    1989

    In San Francisco‚ Cubs catcher Damon Berryhill hits a leadoff homer in the 12th‚ off LaCoss‚ and Chicago wins‚ 4-3 over the Giants. Jeff Pico is the winner.

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    1987

    Free-agents Ron Guidry (Yankees)‚ Rich Gedman (Red Sox)‚ Bob Boone (Angels)‚ and Tim Raines (Expos) all re-sign with their former clubs on the first day that they are allowed to do so. Doyle Alexander will re-sign with the Braves on May 5th.

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    1986

    Zane Smith strikes out 12 batters as the Braves beat the Mets 7-2‚ ending New York's club-record-tying 11-game winning streak.

    For the second day in a row‚ the Dodgers beat the Cubs‚ 4-0. Yesterday' winner was Bob Welch with a CG win; today the W goes to Rick Honeycutt.

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    1985

    Toronto's Jimmy Key beats the Royals 6-3 to become the first lefthanded starter to win for the Blue Jays since Paul Mirabella on October 4‚ 1980‚ a span of 614 games.

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    1981

    Frank White's 4th-inning sacrifice ?y off Steve Comer ends the Rangers' consecutive-scoreless-inning streak at 39‚ and Kansas City goes on to a 4-0 win. Texas pitchers had tossed 4 consecutive shutouts‚ one shy of the AL record.

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    1980

    Pittsburgh's Bill "Mad Dog" Madlock is fined $5‚000 and suspended 15 games by NL president Chub Feeney for poking umpire Jerry Crawford in the face with his glove after being called out on strikes with the bases loaded. Madlock appeals and remains in uniform‚ but finally withdraws the appeal and begins serving the suspension on June 6th‚ after disgruntled NL umpires threaten to eject him from every game he tries to play in.

    Pete Falcone ties the modern ML record by striking out the first 6 batters of the game‚ but his Mets lose to the Phillies 2-1. Falcone finishes with 8 strikeouts in 7 innings.

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    1979

    Phil Niekro earns his 200th career win as the Braves beat the Pirates 5-2. Gary Mathews hits 2 homers including an IPHR to break a 2-2 tie in the 9th. The event is saddened by the collapse of Atlanta's popular GM‚ Bill Lucas‚ who will pass away tomorrow.

    Pinch hitter Roger Freed hits a 2-out game-ending grand slam in the 11th off Joe Sambito to give the Cardinals a 7-6 win over the Astros.

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    1975

    Hank Aaron goes 4-for-4‚ driving in 2 runs in the Brewers 17-3 win over Detroit. This brings his career RBI total to 2‚211‚ breaking Babe Ruth's published record of 2‚209. His third inning single off Vern Ruhle drives in Lezcano with his 2‚210th RBI. On February 3‚ 1976‚ the Records Committee will revise Ruth's total to 2‚204; so‚ in actuality‚ Aaron set the record on April 18‚ 1975.

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    1974

    Tom Seaver allows only 3 hits and 2 walks‚ striking out 16 Dodgers in 12 innings‚ but the Mets lose in the 14th 2-1.

    Dock Ellis of the Pirates hits 3 consecutive batters with pitches in the first inning‚ setting a ML record‚ and walks another in the frame before being lifted. Dock later reveals that he was high on pep pills at the time. The Bucs lose 5-3 to the Reds.

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    1973

    With 2 outs in the 9th inning and Chris Speier on 1B‚ the Giants‚ trailing 8-1‚ score an NL-record tying 7 times to beat the Pirates 8-7. Chris Arnold's pinch grand slam is the big blow‚ along with Bobby Bonds' bases-loaded double.

    Brewers starter Bill Parsons walks the first three A's batters and is lifted for Jim Colburn‚ who pitches a complete game‚ 4-3‚ win. Johnny Briggs drives in all the Milwaukee runs‚ including a home run in the 9th inning off Blue Moon Odom (0-5)‚ to win it.

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    1972

    Jim Wynn hits a grand slam and Edward hits a 3-run homer to help the Astros edge the Pirates‚ 9-8. Both homers come off Steve Blass. Jim "Sting" Ray‚ who pitches the last 2 innings‚ wins his 4th straight.

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    1971

    Against the Red Sox‚ starter Minnesota Jim Perry serves up home run balls to the first two batters‚ Luis Aparicio and Reggie Smith. This hasn't happened in the AL since 1962‚ when Perry was on the mound for Cleveland against the Twins. Perry shakes off his start to win‚ 7-3‚ collecting 3 hits and scoring 3 runs himself.

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    1970

    At Cincinnati‚ the Reds lead the Pirates‚ 6-4‚ with 2 outs in the 9th and Willie Stargell comes to the plate. Sparky Anderson then moves pitcher Wayne Granger to LF‚ not wanting to remove him if Stargell reaches base‚ and brings in Don Gullett to face the Bucs slugger. Stargell‚ who accounted for all the Bucs runs with a grand slam‚ strikes out‚ and the Reds win‚ 6-4.

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    1969

    Houston‚ no-hit the day before by Cincinnati‚ answers back‚ as Don Wilson pitches a 4-0 no-hitter‚ with 13 strikeouts over the Reds. Houston ties an NL record with just one assist. In Wilson's previous start against Cincinnati‚ on April 22‚ he gave up 6 runs in 5 innings in a 14-0 loss.

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    1968

    Sudden Sam McDowell of Cleveland strikes out 16 batters and defeats Oakland 3-1.

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    1967

    Dennis Bennett gives the Red Sox a 4-0 win over California and Jorge Rubio. Bennett homers in his own cause and George Scott homers as well.

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    1966

    In his 2nd start‚ Sam McDowell has to settle for a one-hitter. Don Buford's 3rd-inning double is Chicago's only hit in Cleveland's 1-0 win. McDowell becomes the first pitcher since Whitey Ford (September 1955) to pitch back-to-back one-hitters.

    In the 1st of two games today‚ the Angels and Red Sox combine for 9 DPs‚ setting an AL record‚ and tying the ML. Boston and the Twins will match it for a regulation game in 1990. California wins‚ 6-1‚ then loses the nitecap‚ 9-1.

    The Orioles set a club record with their 10th straight win‚ beating Detroit‚ 4-1.

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    1965

    Dodgers LF Tommy Davis suffers a fractured ankle sliding into 2nd base in a 4-2 win over the visiting Giants. Davis will not reappear until October 3rd.

    In a 9-8 loss at Detroit‚ Boston's Chuck Schilling ties a ML record with his 2nd straight pinch-hit HR in back-to-back games. But Boston loses both.

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    1964

    The visiting Cubs make it look easy‚ scoring 10 runs in the first inning to shoot down the Colt 45s 11-3. Billy Williams has a grand slam and a single for 5 RBIs (a club record) in the big inning‚ and adds a run-scoring double in the 8th to lead Chicago.

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    1962

    At LA‚ Camilli singles in a run in the bottom of the 16th to give the Dodgers a 6-5 win over the Cubs. Both teams score 2 in the 15th with Jim Gilliam making the 3rd out on an attempted steal of home.

    At Washington‚ the Senators snap a 13-game losing streak by edging the Red Sox‚ 2-1. Pete Burnside twirls a 4-hitter.

    The Yankees use three pitchers-Bill Stafford‚ Roland Sheldon and Marshall Bridges-to beat the White Sox‚ 6-1 on a combined two hitter. Chicago's first hit doesn't come until the 9th inning when Nellie Fox hits a lead off base hit.

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    1960

    The Pirates‚ behind Vern Law's pitching‚ win their 9th game in a row‚ 13-2‚ against the Reds at Cincinnati.

    Orioles vet Skinny Brown hurls Baltimore to a 4-1‚ win over the Yankees. Browns allows just one hit‚ a first inning homer by Mantle. Rookie Ron Hansen matches Mantle to up his RBI total to an AL high 32.

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    1959

    White Sox pitcher Early Wynn, 39, tosses a one-hitter for a 1–0 victory over Boston. He fans 14 and belts a homer in the inning for the only run off Tom Brewer. Outfielder Bill Renna gets his glove on Wynn’s fly ball but it deflects into the stands. Wynn last hit a homer at Comiskey Park on June 3, 1944.

    Harmon Killebrew's 10th inning HR‚ the 2nd of the game for the third sacker‚ gives Washington a 4-3 win over the woeful Tigers (2-14). Jim Bunning and Camilo Pascual each go the rout. Bunning is done in by errors by Yost and Bridges in the 8th‚ though Yost hits a double and HR against his old team.

    The ML executive council approves the Players Association proposal for 2 All-Star Games each year.

    The White Sox send OF Lou Skizas and LHP Don Rudolph to the Reds for OF Del Ennis. Tomorrow the Sox will send Ray Boone to the A's for Harry Simpson.

    The Washington Senators start a baseball lecture series for women.

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    1957

    Wally Post laces a 2-run single in the 16th to give the Reds an 8-6 win over the host Phillies.

    The Cubs send 1B Dee Fondy and 2B Gene Baker to Pittsburgh for 1B Dale Long and OF Lee Walls. Fondy hits .300 but will be traded‚ while Walls and Long will knock out 45 HRs for the Cubs this season.

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    1956

    Mantle takes Steve Gromek deep in the first inning at the Stadium‚ and New York rolls to a 9-2 win over Detroit. Bauer also homers as Whitey Ford hurls his 3rd CG win.

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    1955

    In a masterful performance‚ Bob Feller one-hits the Red Sox 2-0‚ with Sammy White's single in the 7th spoiling his bid for a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader. It is his ML-record 12th one-hitter. In the nightcap‚ Cleveland's Herb Score fans 16 Boston hitters in a 2-1 win‚ missing Bob Feller's strikeout record by 2. Score fans 9 of the first 12 batters and 12 through the first 5 frames.

    In the Giants 2-1 win over the Reds‚ the 2 teams toil 16 innings combining for a record-tying 10 double plays. The only other time 10 were turned was 30 years ago‚ when the Reds and Braves made 10 DPs in 12 innings. An alert Don Mueller start the rally in the 16th when the Reds are trying to intentionally walk him. He hits an outside 4th-ball pitch for a pop single‚ sending Lockman to 3B. Johnny Antonelli pitches all 16 innings for the win.

    Felipe Montemayor must've had the right breakfast today as the Pirate hits a 2-run HR in each game of a DH with the Cards. They are the only two homers of his career. The Cards take the opener‚ 4-3‚ and the Bucs are victorious in the nightcap‚ 7-0‚ behind Ron Kline.

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    1954

    Red Sox IF Billy Goodman's single in the 6th spoils Virgil Trucks's bid for another no-hitter. Trucks‚ now with the White Sox‚ wins 3-0.

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    1953

    The Pirates defeat the Reds‚ 8-3‚ for their 3rd win in a row‚ their longest win streak since August 24-26‚ 1951. Bonus baby Paul Pettit is the winner in his first ML start‚ with relief help. It'll prove to be his only ML win. Pete Castiglione has 2 HRs and a single.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals denies the $450‚000 suit of former pitcher Boyd Tepler made in 1951 against organized baseball‚ the Cubs‚ and William Wrigley for an arm injury suffered in 1944. He had contended that negligent coaching‚ in effect‚ ended his career prematurely.

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    1952

    With one out in the 8th inning‚ the A's Skeeter Kell beats out an infield hit to break up Joe Dobson's no hitter. The A's Dave Philley adds a solid single in the 9th as Dobson and the White Sox win‚ 3-0.

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    1951

    The Yankees' new phenom‚ Mickey Mantle‚ connects for his first ML HR‚ off Randy Gumpert of the White Sox. Minnie Minoso becomes the first black to play for the White Sox. He plays 3B and‚ facing Vic Raschi in his first ML at bat‚ rips a HR to CF. The Yankees win 8-3‚ with Mantle collecting 3 RBIs.

    At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants collect 5 hits-3 by Alvin Dark-to beat the Cubs‚ 5-3. Dark's big hit is a grand slam in the 6th. He also starts a nifty DP in the 7th when‚ with 2 on and no out‚ Terwilliger lines of Jim Hearn's ankle and the carom is fielded by Dark. With Chicago in the field in the 4th‚ Umpire Frank Dascoli banished the entire bench of Cubs players (11 of them) to the clubhouse‚ apparently for calling him "Rabbit Ears." Later‚ two of the players‚ Bill Serena and Smoky Burgess‚ were recalled for pinch hitting duties.

    The A's (2-12) score a record 8 runs in the 11th inning to beat Detroit‚ 9-1‚ and end their 10-game losing streak. Dave Philley‚ in his 1st day as an Athletic‚ hits a bunt single and triple in the big frame. Lou Limmer's bases loaded triple off Gene Bearden starts the scoring.

    University of New Mexico pitchers walk 21 Arizona batters in college baseball.

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    1950

    The Red Sox bring up slugger Walt Dropo from their Louisville farm club to replace the injured Billy Goodman at 1B.

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    1949

    Elmer Valo is the first AL player to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game when he leads the A's to a 15-9 win in the first of two against the Senators. Valo will have a 3rd bases-loaded triple during the season‚ to tie the AL mark of Shano Collins in 1918. The A's take game 2‚ 7-3‚ called after 7 innings.

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    1947

    For the first time Cleveland will play all its games at Municipal Stadium‚ abandoning League Park‚ where most weekday games have been played. New owner Bill Veeck installs an inner fence to cut power alleys from 435 to 365 feet. A more celebrated attempt to fuel HRs is at Pittsburgh where the 30-foot reduction of the LF wall is dubbed Greenberg Gardens‚ for the Pirates' famous acquisition. Hank will hit only 25 HRs for the season‚ however‚ but sophomore Ralph Kiner will find the shortened distance more advantageous.

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    1946

    Boo Ferris benefits from 13 runs and the Red Sox tame the Tigers‚ 13-1.

    About to be benched for poor hitting‚ Dick Whitman collects 5 hits to pace the Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Cubs. The Cubs strand 13.

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    1945

    Skeeter Webb's bouncing single over 2B in the 3rd deprives Chicago's Joe Haynes of a perfect game. No other Tiger runner reaches base as the White Sox win‚ 5-0‚ on Haynes one-hitter.

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    1944

    George Myatt of the Washington Senators collects 6 hits (5 singles and a 2B) in 6 at bats‚ as the Nats pound out 20 hits to beat Boston 11-4.

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    1942

    Before 3‚620 at Wrigley Field‚ the Cubs outslug the Giants to win‚ 13-9. The Giants have two homers‚ both by pitchers‚ as Hugh East and Harry Feldman hit their first major league homers‚ both off Cubs starter Jake Mooty. Peanuts Lowry homers for the Cubs.

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    1941

    Reds P Bucky Walters stops the Dodgers‚ 2-1 in 11 innings. The Dodgers load the bases in the 11th‚ but Durocher and Babe Phelps strike out to end the game. Curt Davis takes the loss.

    Cecil Travis raises his average to .571 with a homer and 2 doubles to pace the Senators to a 7-0 win over the White Sox. Dutch Leonard twirls the shutout.

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    1940

    The Reds Bill Werber has just 2 hits‚ but his homer and double come in an 8-run 4th inning. The Reds beat Hugh Casey and Brooklyn‚ 9-2.

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    1939

    The White Sox and Cubs play a benefit game for Monty Stratton at Comiskey Park and raise a purse of almost $30‚000.

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    1938

    Why play the second game? In the PCL San Diego sweeps a doubleheader against San Francisco winning both games by a 16-1 score

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    1937

    Joe DiMaggio makes his debut as a starter after missing six games‚ and strokes three hits against Rube Walberg. New York tips the Red Sox‚ 3-2.

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    1934

    Burleigh Grimes picks up a win as he relieves in the Cardinals 3-2 win over the Reds in eleven innings. The Birds will waive Grimes (2-1) to the Pirates in two weeks.

    At Washington‚ the Yankees give Danny MacFayden a 3-run lead in the first‚ but he can't hold it and he leaves in the 7th with the score tied at 3 apiece. New York scores 5 runs in the 9th to win it for Uhle‚ 10-5. MacFayden was making his first start against Washington since June 2‚ 1932‚ when he lost his ML record tying 14th straight game to the Nats.

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    1933

    Earl Grace and Arky Vaughan slug grand slams for the Pirates and Bill Swift coasts to a 10-0 win over the Phillies.

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    1932

    Bill Hallahan walks 10 Cubs‚ but allows just 3 singles as the Cards top the Cubs‚ 7-1. Bush is the loser.

    The New York Yankees reacquire relief ace Wilcy Moore from the Red Sox.

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    1930

    At Fenway‚ a high fever strikes out Indians SS Joe Sewell‚ ending his consecutive game streak at 1‚103. He has not missed a game since 1922. The Indians still prevail‚ 8-5. .

    At Pittsburgh‚ rookie Wally Berger blasts homers in the 7th and 8th innings to lead the Braves to a 4-3 win over Larry French. After Berger's 1st homer‚ Johnny Neun‚ in his 5th season‚ adds his first ML homer.

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    1929

    The first-place Athletics score 8 runs off Milt Gaston in the first 2 innings enroute to a 24-6 pasting of the Red Sox. Grove is the easy winner‚ exiting after 5 innings. Foxx has a pair of homers and Simmons has 5 hits‚ including a double and homer. The 24 runs matches a franchise record set in the Cobb protest game in 1912‚ and the 29 hits sets a franchise mark.

    Helped by a triple play‚ the White Sox double the Indians‚ 8-4. Willie Kamm finishes the triple play by nabbing Jamieson with a hidden ball trick at 3B.

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    1928

    Indians' outfielders tie the ML record with 5 assists in a game against the Browns and rookie Sam Langford has 4 of them‚ also equaling the ML record (Cliff Blau points out that the Plain Dealer play-by-play account of this game gives Langford only 3 assists) It's the 10th time (once in extra innings) it has happened in the major leagues‚ and the last time this century. The Tribe is outhit 12-10 by St. Louis but they win‚ 4-3‚ as Johnny Hodapp scores all 4 runs.

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    1927

    One-year wonder Hod Lisenbee‚ 28‚ blanks the Red Sox 6-0 for the Senators in his first ML start. He will be 18-9 with 4 shutouts for the 3rd-place Senators and never have another winning season.

    The Pirates rally in the 9th inning to beat the Cubs‚ 7-6. Cubs' starter Charley Root walks the bases loaded before Paul Waner singles in the winning run. Chicago went ahead in the 7th inning when Chuck Tolson hits the first pinch grand slam in Cubs' history.

    The Yankees ride the tandem of Ruth and Gehrig to a 7-3 win over the Athletics. Ruth bangs a first inning homer off Jack Quinn‚ and Gehrig hits one off Quinn in the 6th. Babe comes back in the 8th with another homer‚ off Rube Walberg as New York takes over undisputed possession of first place.

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    1926

    Satchel Paige‚ 19-years-old‚ makes his debut in the Negro Southern League‚ pitching Chattanooga to a 5-4 win over Birmingham.

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    1925

    The A's introduce another future Hall of Famer‚ 17-year-old C Jimmie Foxx‚ who pinch-hits and singles against Washington. But the A's lose‚ 9-4.

    Detroit reliever Lil Stoner makes just one pitch‚ a wild one‚ to allow the winning run to score as Cleveland wins‚ 8-7.

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    1924

    White Sox SS Bill Barrett steals home twice‚ in the first and the 9th‚ in a 13-7 win over Cleveland. He ties the ML mark.

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    1922

    Making his major league debut‚ Brooklyn rookie Harry "Pop" Shriver tosses a 2-0 shutout over the Phillies. Shriver is the first Brooklyn hurler to debut with a shutout‚ but he'll end his career at just 4-6. Brooklyn first sacker Sam Post has an easy day making just one put out.

    For the 4th game in a row, the Giants score 10+ runs as they down the host Braves, 10–3. Winning P Jesse Barnes has two of the 14 hits.

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    1920

    In Boston‚ Brooklyn's Leon Cadore and the Braves' Joe Oeschger duel 26 innings to a 1-1 tie in the longest game ever played in the ML. Oeschger shuts out the Dodgers for the last 21 innings‚ topping Art Nehf's 20 scoreless frames in a row on August 1‚ 1918. He gives up 9 hits‚ and Cadore allows 12‚ in the 3-hour‚ 50-minute battle‚ the longest marathon (26 inn.) any 2 pitchers have hurled this century. An unusual double play occurs in the 17th inning when the bases are loaded with one out. A grounder to P Oeschger results in a throw home‚ forcing the runner. C Hank Gowdy's throw to 1B Walter Holke is fumbled‚ and when the runner tries to score from 2B‚ the throw back to Gowdy nips the sliding Ed Konetchy. Holke must have been tired as he made a first baseman's record of 42 putouts in the game‚ while Cadore‚ who sets a NL record (ties ML) for assists by a pitcher (12) as well as batters faced (96) in a game‚ will spend the next 36 hours in bed. Oeschger faces 90 batters. The Dodgers lose to the Phils at home in 13 innings the next day‚ then return to Boston for a Monday game where they lose again in 19. For 58 innings work in 3 days‚ they will be 0-2.

    Babe Ruth hits his first HR‚ and the 50th of his career‚ as a Yankee in a 6-0 win over the Red Sox. The HR clears the RF roof of the Polo Grounds‚ duplicating the feat of Joe Jackson. Duffy Lewis adds a homer‚ both coming off Herb Pennock. During the game‚ Yankee bench hecklers Carl MaysErnie Shore and Frank O'Doul manage to get themselves ejected.

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    1919

    In Boston's home opener‚ the Yankees defeat Carl Mays to win‚ 7-3. The Yanks score 4 in the 9th on 2 hits‚ 3 errors‚ a wild pitch‚ and 2 walks. .

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    1918

    In Boston‚ Walter Johnson tops the Red Sox and Carl Mays 5-0. For the Big Train‚ it is his first win of the year after three losses. Harry Hooper has 3 of the Sox 4 hits.

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    1916

    Lefty Babe Ruth loses his first game after 5 wins‚ as the Nationals beat Boston‚ 5-3. Ruth allows just 5 singles in 7 2/3 innings‚ but walks 9. The Babe walks the bases loaded in the 8th‚ and reliever Dutch Leonard serves up a 3-run double to Washington catcher John Henry.

    The Phils Pete Alexander beats Boston‚ 3-0‚ for his 2nd shutout of the year.

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    1915

    In their second matchup of the season‚ Grover Cleveland Alexander again tops Christy Mathewson‚ as the Phils win‚ 4-2‚ over the Giants.

    At St. Louis‚ the Cardinals trip the Reds‚ 9-5‚ St. Louis 2B Miller Huggins helps by pulling the hidden ball trick on Tommy Leach in the 7th inning. The out call is made by home plate ump Charlie Rigler since the base ump had his back to the play. An argument ensues between Rigler and Reds manager Buck Herzog‚ who pushes the ump and spikes his foot. Rigler reacts by hitting Herzog with his mask. Herzog will get a 5-day suspension for his actions.

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    1913

    Pete Alexander earns his first win of the year‚ topping the Giants Jeff Tesreau‚ 1-0. Alex scores the only Phils run after reaching base on an error.

    Brooklyn's Casey Stengel hits two inside the park homers off Boston's Otto Hess in a 4-2 win at home. On August 16th‚ teammate Bob Fisher will duplicate the feat against the Cardinals‚ off Geyer and Trekell

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    1912

    Ty Cobb swipes home in the 1st inning and the Tigers go on to beat the White Sox‚ 6-5.

    George Sisler‚ a freshman pitching for the University of Michigan‚ strikes out 20 in 7 innings.

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    1911

    Detroit rolls by Cleveland 14-5 as Cobb again steals home against off George Kahler. This time‚ Grover Land is the catcher: Smith was behind the plate on the 18th.

    The Phillies long-time trainer (17 years) Mike Scanlon dies at age 70.

    Grover Cleveland "Old Pete" Alexander is backed by two homers—by John Titus and Sherry MaGee—as the Phillies top Boston’s Buster Brown, 3–1. Boston records 23 assists, including a NL record 8 in the 4th inning. 

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    1908

    In New York's 9-4 win over the Washington Nationals‚ Kid Elberfeld is severely spiked in the foot by Bob Ganley‚ essentially ending his season. He'll go to bat just 56 times this year.

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    1906

    John Lush‚ 20‚ posts a 1-0 no-hitter over Brooklyn for the Phils‚ striking out 11. Mal Eason takers the loss. The Philadelphia Inquirer states‚ "The trolley dodgers were triumphantly baffled by Lush's drop curve." Ward‚ who had cleared waivers by all 15 teams‚ had 4 hits for the Phils‚ and has 7 in his last 2 games.

    The Boston Americans drop an 8-0 decision to the Highlanders‚ the first of franchise record 19 losses in a row. OF Jesse Burkett is released by the Americans to manage the Worcester team‚ which he owns. Burkett will be voted in to the Hall of Fame in 1946 by the Vet's committee.

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    1905

    Cold weather holds the crowd to 1‚500 at South End Grounds‚ as Mathewson and the Giants freeze the Beaneaters‚ 8-2. For Matty‚ it is his 100th career victory.

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    1902

    Mathewson pitches his 2nd shutout of the year against Philadelphia‚ this time allowing just two Quaker hits while striking out 8. Matty also has 2 hits and cracks his first ML homer‚ off Cy Vorhees‚ to win 3-0.

    Boston beats Baltimore‚ 6-4 and John McGraw is tossed in the 9th after being hit on the butt with a pitch only to have umpire Sheridan say he didn't try to avoid the pitch. Sheridan also upsets the crowd with a foul call on a ball. After the game a fan heaves a brick at the ump but hits a policeman instead.

    An article in the Washington Post states the following: "The new rule adopted by the National League which prohibits a player from taking first on being hit by a slow pitch is bound to add to the trouble of the umpires."

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    1901

    An AL first: 2 HRs in one game‚ and both grand slams-by Herm McFarland and Dummy Hoy in the White Sox' 19-9 win over Detroit. The Tigers' 12 errors-10 by the infield-set another AL record‚ which the White Stockings will tie May 6‚ 1903‚ against the Tigers.

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    1899

    Cleveland wins its home opener over the Louisville Colonels 5-4 in 14 innings before only 500 fans. They lose the 2nd game of the twin bill 2-1.

    I say "Doctor". Jim McJames‚ Brooklyn righthander becomes a "doctor" in fact. After years of off-season effort‚ he achieves his M.D. He celebrates with a 7-6 victory over Washington. McJames will stay in baseball.

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    1898

    The Board of Discipline of the National Baseball League adopts a set of rules to suppress rowdy ball playing. John T. Brush said the resolution‚ which he proposed‚ "has worked like a charm."

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    1895

    The Western League season opens. At Milwaukee‚ Minneapolis is a 4-3 winner before 5‚000 fans. At Kansas City‚ St. Paul wins by the same score. St. Paul is managed by Charles Comiskey and its first baseman is pitcher Tony Mullane.

    Bill Hart throws a one-hitter to lead Pittsburgh to a 4-1 victory over Cincinnati.

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    1894

    Brooklyn wins a 9-0 forfeit over Washington when the Nationals‚ ahead 2-1 after 6 innings‚ refuse to return to the field in protest over an umpire's decision which allows the sole Brooklyn run to score.

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    1891

    Cleveland opens new League Park at 66th and Lexington with Cy Young pitching the Spiders to a 12-3 victory over the Reds before a crowd of about 9‚500.

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    1890

    The ML record 577 consecutive-game streak of 3B George Pinckney of Brooklyn (NL) comes to an end when he is spiked in a game in Boston‚ which is later rained out. He has played every inning of the 577 games (almost all of them with Brooklyn‚ AA) since September 21‚ 1885‚ including 2 games as SS and one as 3B-P. The every-inning record will last until surpassed by Cal Ripken‚ Jr. of Baltimore in 1985‚ while Ev Scott will break Pinckney's consecutive game streak.

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    1889

    As noted in 1998 by historian John O'Malley‚ Washington's George Keefe sets the ML record by walking 7 New York Giants in the 5th inning. The mark will be matched by Tony Mullane in 1894‚ and Bob Ewing in 1902.

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    1888

    After holding out for a $4‚000 salary‚ Tim Keefe wins his 1888 debut for the Giants‚ beating Boston 6-1.

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    1887

    Charlie Comiskey triples and steals home and later homers to lead the Browns to a 14-13 victory over Cleveland. St. Louis scores 74 runs in a 4-game sweep and is on its way to becoming the first team ever to score over 1‚000 runs in a season.

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    1886

    Al Atkinson pitches his 2nd no-hitter for the Athletics‚ beating the Mets 3-2. His first no-hitter (May 24‚ 1884) was also not a shutout. Atkinson records no strikeouts.

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    1884

    Rookie John Hamill holds Brooklyn (AA) to 5 singles as Washington wins its opener 12-0. But Washington will win only 11 more games (losing 51) before disbanding in early August‚ and Hamill will record only one more win (against 17 losses) in his only ML season.

    Following Cincinnati's Opening Day 10-9 loss to Columbus (AA) at the new Cincinnati ballpark‚ a section of bleachers collapses‚ injuring many exiting fans‚ including one fatally. Fans had complained about the creaking and swaying of the hastily built structure. This location will be used by Cincinnati ML teams until mid-1970‚ when the Reds move into Riverfront Stadium.

    Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black in the ML when he plays for the Toledo club in the American Association. He goes 0-for-3 in his ML debut‚ allowing 2 passed balls and committing 4 errors‚ as his team bows to Louisville 5-1. He will do better in 41 subsequent games before injuries force Toledo to release him in late September. Racial bigotry will prevent his return to ML ball. In July he is joined by his brother Welday‚ an OF. No other black player appears in a ML uniform until Jackie Robinson in 1947.

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    1883

    On opening day in the AA and the NL no less than 4 games are decided in the bottom of the final inning. The best of these is in Cincinnati‚ where the defending AA champs score 2 in the bottom of the 11th to win‚ 6-5.

    New York wins its first league game‚ defeating Philadelphia‚ 7-5‚ at the Polo Grounds located at 110th street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The 5 Phillie tallies against Mickey Welch are all unearned. The opener attracts a crowd of 15‚000+‚ including former President U.S. Grant.

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    1882

    In the season opener in Boston‚ the Red Stockings defeat Worcester‚ 6-5‚ in the bottom of the 10th as John Morrill scores on a wild pitch. Jim Whitney is the winner.

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    1880

    Opening Day in the NL. In Cincinnati‚ the Chicagos spoil the official opening of the new park by beating the Reds 4-3 with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th. Two runs come on a homer by Mike Kelly and two on an error by SS Sam wright. This is the first pro game ended in "sudden death‚" as the old rules required that the full inning be played out even if the team batting last was already ahead.

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    1879

    Opening Day in the NL with 4 games‚ including the first league games ever in Buffalo and Cleveland.

    Cap Anson‚ in his debut as Chicago's manager‚ collects 2 singles and a RBI to help beat Syracuse 4-3 in the season opener at Chicago's Lakefront Park.

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    1878

    A crowd of 5‚500 turns out for the Opening Day game at the brand-new Messer Street Park in Providence‚ but the Boston Reds (NL) spoil the festivities by nipping the Grays 1-0.

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    1877

    In a preseason game in St. Louis‚ the Browns and the Syracuse Stars play a 15-inning scoreless tie‚ the longest scoreless game yet played by professional clubs. It is suspected that the new "dead ball" used by the NL is partly to blame‚ as were pitchers Tricky Nichols and Harry McCormick.

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    1874

    In Hartford‚ the home team beats the Mutuals‚ 10-7. The Nutmegs score 6 runs in the 3rd inning. Lipman Pike has 3 hits.

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    1867

    Bat and Ball magazine‚ in its 2nd year of publication‚ reports in its May 1 issue that in a game played in San Francisco on February 22 the Eagles routed the Pacifics‚ 70-22. The editorial in the 4-page publication states "this season‚ which is now opening‚ bids fair to be one of the most exciting that our National Game is likely to know." Another article urges umpires to be more diligent in insuring that pitchers throw where the strikers indicate they want the pitches to be.

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