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    May 6


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    2006

    Mets P Victor Zambrano tears a flexor tendon in his elbow and will be out for the rest of the season.

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    2005

    The Dodgers explode for 10 runs in the 1st inning and go on to trounce the Reds‚ 13-6. Jeff Kent matches a franchise record with 5 RBIs in the frame‚ while Hee-seop Choi has 2 homers‚ one in the 1st inning. Veteran Paul Wilson is guilty of allowing most of the runs‚ giving up 8 runs‚ all earned‚ on 5 hits‚ a walk and two hit batsmen. He and Blake Stein are the only pitchers since 1960 to give up 8 runs without recording an out.

    The Padres defeat the Cardinals‚ 6-5‚ as Trevor Hofman gets his 400th career save. He becomes the 3rd pitcher in history to reach the plateau‚ following Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424).

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    2004

    The Cubs pound the Diamondbacks‚ 11-3. Derek Lee gets 5 of Chicago's 15 hits‚ including a HR‚ and drives in 5 runs.

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    2003

    Dmitri Young has 2 homers and 2 triples for 15 total bases in leading the Tigers to a 7-6 win over the Orioles. His triple in the 9th drives home the deciding run.

    Jacque Jones is 5-for-5 with 2 homers in the Twins 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

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    2001

    The Phillies score 9 runs in the 2nd inning‚ then hold on to beat the Giants‚ 10-8. Pitcher Omar Daal has 2 hits in the big score‚ the first Phillies pitcher to have 2 hits in a frame since Dennis Cook‚ in 1990. In his next start on May 12‚ Daal will go 3-for-3.

    The Astros defeat the Expos‚ 13-7‚ as Julio Lugo gets 5 hits‚ including a pair of doubles. Jeff Bagwell has 4 hits‚ including a grand slam‚ and 5 ribbies. Geoff Blum has 4 hits for the Expos.

    At Camden Yards‚ the Yankees continue to beat up on the Orioles‚ winning 2-1‚ behind Mike Mussina. Scott Brosius hits a solo HR in the 8th to break a 1-1 tie. The Yanks tie a ML record by starting the season 13-0 against below .500 teams‚ matching a mark set by the 1902 Pirates and the 1966 Indians.

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    2000

    The Yankees defeat the Orioles‚ 3-1‚ as Roger Clemens records his 250th career victory. He is the 39th pitcher to reach the mark.

    The Devil Rays defeat the Red Sox‚ 1-0‚ ending Pedro Martinez's 13-game winning streak. Martinez strikes out 17 Devil Rays in a losing effort. Steve Trachsel goes the distance to win for Tampa Bay.

    In a Japanese League game at the Nagoya Dome against the Yokohama BayStars‚ home-plate umpire Atsushi Kittaka calls a third strike on Dragons infielder Kazuyoshi Tatsunami. Tatsunami contests the call‚ and his teammates rush from the dugout‚ surrounding and wrestling the umpire. Kittaka's uniform is left with spike marks and his ribs are fractured. Three years ago‚ ML ump Mike DiMuro quit the Japanese Leagues after being pushed in the chest by a batter.

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    1998

    In one of the finest pitching efforts ever‚ Chicago Cub rookie righthander Kerry Wood fans 20 Houston Astros in a 2-0‚ one-hit victory to tie the major league mark for strikeouts in a 9-inning game. Making only his 5th big league start‚ the 20-year-old ties the record held by Roger Clemens‚ who performed the feat twice. Wood does not walk a batter in his masterpiece‚ allowing only an infield single to Ricky Gutierrez in the 3rd inning‚ that likely would have been an error had it occurred late in the game. The 20-year-old Wood became the 2nd pitcher in baseball history whose strikeout total matched his age (Bob Feller struck out 17 when he was 17-years-old). Wood struck out the first 5 batters of the game and struck out 7 in a row between the 7th and 9th innings‚ a streak that ties Jamie Moyer's Cubs record. Pitcher Shane Reynolds‚ meanwhile‚ fans 10 and the two-team mark of 30 strikeouts is a NL record.

    In a wild game‚ the Yankees (22-6) beat the Rangers‚ 15-13‚ after jumping out to a 9-0 lead with 2 in the 1st and 7 in the 2nd. But the Rangers came back with 7 in the 3rd. After the Yankees score 4 in the top of the 4th‚ the Rangers score 3 to cut the lead to 13-10‚ then tie it with 3 in the 6th. Jorge Posada's RBI single gives the Yankees the lead in the 8th. Derek Jeter has 4 hits‚ including a triple and homer‚ and 5 RBI‚ while Paul O'Neill contributes 3 hits‚ 2 runs‚ 2 RBI‚ a double and a HR. Juan Gonzalez has 3 hits‚ 5 RBI‚ 3 runs and a HR for the Rangers. The game is a turning point for David Wells. After Wells allows 7 runs on 7 hits in 2 2/3 innings‚ he receives a tongue lashing from Joe Torre which proves therapeutic.

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    1997

    Following today's 3-2 win over the Dodgers‚ Reds' manager Ray Knight announces to the team that he's fining himself $250 for not knowing how many outs there were when he called for a bunt.

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    1995

    In 7 NL games‚ the 14 teams score a total of 118 runs to tie a record as the highest-scoring day in NL history. Seven of the teams score at least 10 runs‚ led by the Dodgers who plate 17 in their 17-11 win over Colorado. Three pinch hit homers (Mitch Webster‚ John Vanderwal‚ Mike Kingery) are struck in that game‚ tying the NL & ML record‚ with 2 hit by Colorado‚ tying a ML record.

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    1994

    Anthony Young snaps his two-year win drought as a starter as the Cubs pummel the Pirates with 9 extra base hits to win‚ 10-1. Young‚ who set a ML record with 27 straight losses‚ will win his next 2 starts.

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    1991

    Phillies OF Lenny Dykstra crashes his Mercedes into two trees while driving home with Darren Daulton from teammate John Kruk's bachelor party. Dykstra‚ who is charged with driving under the influence‚ suffers 3 broken ribs‚ a broken collarbone‚ and a broken cheekbone‚ and will be sidelined until mid-July. Daulton's injuries are less severe.

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    1990

    Cecil Fielder clubs 3 home runs‚ and Chet Lemon a pair but the Tigers still lose to the Blue Jays 11-7. Toronto's Kelly Gruber hits 2 HRs to give him 9 for the year‚ one behind Fielder. Ten home runs are hit in the game‚ one shy of the ML record.

    Rickey Henderson hits a leadoff HR for the second game in a row and Curt Young stifles the Red Sox on 2 hits in 8 innings. Oakland wins‚ 4-2. Henderson pushes his leadoff HR record to 43.

    Mariners 3B Edgar Martinez makes 4 errors in a 5-4 win over the Orioles‚ tying the AL record last equaled by Mike Blowers just 3 days ago.

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    1984

    Cal Ripken hits for the cycle in Baltimore's 6-1 win over Texas‚ completing the feat with a solo home run in the 9th inning.

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    1983

    Angels Rod Carew goes 3-for-4 in a 4-2 win over the Tigers to raise his batting average to an even .500 (48-for-96). Carew will finish the season at .339.

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    1982

    At the Kingdome‚ Gaylord Perry (3-2) becomes the 15th pitcher to win 300 career games‚ beating the Yankees 7-3. Perry gives up 9 hits and 6 walks in beating Doyle Alexander‚ and he is the first pitcher to reach the 300-win plateau since Early Wynn in 1963. Perry allegedly wears a different uniform each inning in order to sell them as memorabilia. The Yanks and Alexander lose more than the game: after giving up 5 runs in the 3rd‚ Alexander enters the dugout and punches the wall‚ breaking a knuckle and sidelining himself for 2 months.

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    1981

    Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired and replaced by Rene Lachemann. Seattle was 6-18‚ the worst start in the club's 5-year history. In Lachemann's first game‚ Seattle pounds Milwaukee 12-1 and pitcher Mike Parrott snaps his personal 18-game losing streak‚ one shy of the AL record.

    Cleveland's Bert Blyleven holds Toronto hitless for 8 innings before Lloyd Moseby doubles to lead off the 9th‚ and Blyleven settles for a 4-1 two-hitter.

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    1980

    At Shea the Reds take a 7-0 lead in the 3rd inning‚ only to see the Mets tie the game at 10-10. In the 14th. Harry Spillman hits a -2 run double and the Reds escape with a 12-10 victory.

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    1979

    The Reds light up J.R. Richards and whip the Astros‚ 17-5. Champ Summers has 5 RBIs for Cincy to win the opener. The Reds take the nitecap‚ 8-2.

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    1978

    Red Sox rookie Jim Wright fires a 3-0 shut out over Chicago in his first ML start.

    In a 9-5 loss to Texas‚ Yankee 2B Willie Randolph pulls the hidden ball trick on Texas Bump Wills in the first inning. In 1980‚ Randolph will have it pulled on him (as noted by Bill Deane) and he joins Cepeda as the only 2 players known to pull off and have pulled on them the HBT.

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    1977

    Angels P Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 in beating the Red Sox‚ 8-4.

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    1974

    Oakland P Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in the first inning of a 6-3 loss to Baltimore. This ends Lindblad's ML-record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games‚ dating back to August 27‚ 1966. Lee Smith will later top Lindblad's mark in the NL.

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    1972

    Carmen Fanzone‚ playing for Ron Santo who is sidelined with a fractured wrist‚ hits 2 homers and drives home 4 runs to lead the Cubs over the Astros‚ 6-4. Juan Pizarro wins in relief.

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    1971

    Commissioner Bowie Kuhn signs ML baseball to a $72 million television contract with NBC.

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    1968

    In a 10-2 loss to Houston‚ Giants reliever Lindy McDaniel sets a NL record with his 225th consecutive errorless game. The veteran hurler has handled 108 chances consecutively since June 16‚ 1964.

    Baltimore's Dave Leonard shuts out the Tigers‚ 4-0‚ as Detroit manages just 23 at bats in the 9-inning game. Jim Northrup's 2-out single in the 7th is the only safety‚ but Leonard walks 7 and hits 2 batters. The O's pull of 3 double plays‚ 3 Tigers are caught stealing and one is caught in a rundown.

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    1967

    Washington's Darrell Knowles beats California‚ 2-0‚ with the winning margin coming on homers by Bob Chance and Paul Casanova.

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    1966

    With the score deadlocked at 3-3‚ the Pirates score 4 in the 11th‚ then watch the Phillies come back with 5 runs to win 8-7. The 9 runs scored is a ML record for the 11th inning.

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    1964

    The Yanks hit 4 home runs-two by Hector Lopez and one apiece by Mantle and Maris-to back Jim Bouton's 9-2 opening win over the Senators. Washington comes back from a 4-0 deficit to win the nitecap‚ 5-4‚ despite a 3 -run Mantle homer off starter Claude Osteen.

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    1962

    Mickey Mantle hits HRs right- and lefthanded for the 9th time‚ in the 2nd game of a doubleheader‚ as the Yankees win 8-0 over the Senators at the Stadium. His first homer follows a Maris round-tripper. The shutout is Jim Bouton's first win the majors. In the opener‚ a 4-2 Nats win‚ Mantle accounts for both Yankee runs with a lefthanded homer.

    At Cincinnati‚ the Cards salvage a nitecap win‚ 3-0‚ when Stan Musial blasts a 3-run HR in the 9th off Drabowsky. Gibson is the winner. The Reds win the opener‚ 5-4. Musial also sets a record for most games played‚ appearing in his 2‚786th and 2787th.

    Lee Thomas has 5 hits to lead a 19-hit attack by the Angels as they beat the Orioles‚ 15-7‚ to sweep the 3-game series. Brooks Robinson hits a grand slam to tie the game at 7-7 in the 5th.

    The Mets acquire Vinegar Bend Mizell from the Pirates for Jim Marshall‚ then send Don Zimmer to Cincinnati for P Bob Miller and infielder Cliff Cook.

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    1961

    In Cleveland, the Indians Woodie Held loses a first inning grand slam when rain washes out the game with the Washington Senators after two innings.

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    1960

    The Dodgers send veteran OF Sandy Amaros to Detroit for 1B Gail Harris.

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    1958

    Giant Mike McCormick‚ 19‚ shuts out Pittsburgh 7-0 on 3 infield singles. Orlando Cepeda's first-inning HR helps put the game away.

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    1956

    Led By Willie Mays's 4 stolen bases‚ the Giants edge the Cards‚ 5-4.

    The Reds turn on the power to sweep a pair from the visiting Phillies‚ winning 10-2 and 12-9. Gus Bell and Ted Kluszewski homer in each game.

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    1955

    At Fenway‚ Mantle lines a first inning solo shot into the Yankee bullpen‚ and Bob Turley shuts out Boston the rest of the way for a 6-0 New York win. Frank Sullivan is the losing pitcher.

    White Sox veteran Virgil Trucks shuts out his old team‚ Detroit‚ winning 1-0 over Ned Garver. It is Trucks' 10th 1-0 victory.

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    1953

    Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitches a no-hitter in his first ML start-his 5th appearance‚ only the 3rd rookie to do so‚ in a 6-0 win over the A's Morris Martin. Bobo also drives home three runs on a pair of singles‚ his only 2 ML hits. Within 3 months he will be out of the majors for good‚ the winner of just 3 games‚ the fewest by a no-hit pitcher.

    The NY Giants tie the NL record for the fewest number of assists in a 9-inning game with just one‚ in a 8-5 win over Chicago. Al Corwin takes the win over Bob Kelly.

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    1951

    Pirate P Cliff Chambers throws a no-hitter at the Boston Braves in Boston‚ winning 3-0. He walks 8 and throws one wild pitch but hangs on to record only the second no-hit game in Pirate history. Chambers‚ hitting .429‚ drives in Wally Westlake with the 3rd run in the 8th. The loser is George Estock‚ a Braves reliever making his only ML start and the loss is his only ML decision. For Chambers‚ it is his last win in a Pirates' uniform before he's traded to St. Louis.

    The Reds and Giants split a pair at the Polo Grounds‚ with the Reds taking the opener‚ 4-3‚ in 10 innings. Reds 2B Connie Ryan nabs Whitey Lockman in the 10th with the hidden ball trick‚ the 2nd time in 2 years that he's pulled it off against New York. The Giants take the nitecap‚ 8-5‚ behind Dave Koslo's 1st win of the year.

    Boom Boom Beck‚ 46-year-old coach for the Toledo Mud Hens‚ takes the mound in the game 1 of a twinbill against Minneapolis (AA) and wins 10-2. The victory gives the former major leaguer an overall pro mark of 236-236.

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    1950

    The Boston Braves hit 5 HRs in a 15-11 trouncing of the Reds. This gives them a NL record 13 HRs in 3 consecutive games‚ breaking the Giants' mark of 12 set on July 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 1947. Luis OlmoEarl TorgesonBob ElliottWillard Marshall‚ and Sid Gordon hit the five today. Hatton and Northey hit consecutive HRs for the Reds.

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    1949

    Bobby Shantz makes a sensational debut‚ tossing nine hitless innings in relief in a 13-inning‚ 5-4‚ Athletics' win over the Tigers. Shantz finally gives up 2 hits and a run in the 13th‚ but old-timer Wally Moses‚ now back with the A's‚ saves him with a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 13th.

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    1947

    Suspended manager Leo Durocher and his wife Lorraine Day are in the stands as the Dodgers win 7-6 over the Cards on a Pee Wee Reese HR. Robinson has two singles. The Dodgers have now won 10 of 11 while the Cards have lost 10 of 11.

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    1946

    Pinch runner Joffre Cross steals home in the 10th inning‚ giving the first-place St. Louis Cardinals a 9-8 victory over the Boston Braves.

    The Red Sox sweep two games from the Browns in a postponed twinbill‚ with Boo Ferriss winning the opener 7-5 behind Ted Williams 3 RBIs. In the 8th inning of the opener‚ with George Metkovich on first‚ Johnny Pesky grounds out on a hit-and-run. He had hit safely 11 times up‚ one shy of Pinky Higgins ML record hitting streak. Manager Cronin said Pesky had called the play on his own‚ and he would have had him hitting away. In the nitecap‚ Williams scores the winning run in the 9th on Dom DiMaggio's RBI single‚ and the Sox Joe Dobson comes away with a 5-4 win. Dom will drive in a record-tying 84 runs hitting in the leadoff spot (87 altogether). The Sox have now won 11 in a row and are 3 games in front of the Yankees.

    In Washington's 7-4 win‚ Cecil Travis gets his 6th straight hit over 2 games before being stopped by Cleveland's Steve Gromek. A prewar hitting star‚ Travis has few other starring moments as a player after suffering frozen feet in combat in Europe.

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    1945

    Boston's Boo Ferriss pitches his 2nd straight shutout‚ blanking the Yankees 5-0‚ matching a mark last accomplished by Johnny Marcum in 1933.

    Tiger pitchers Hal Newhouser and Al Benton shut out the Browns in a doubleheader. Prince Hal wins 3-0 and Benton follows with a 1-0 victory. Roy Cullenbine hits a 9th inning HR in game 2 off Tex Shirley for the win. He did it also last year while with the Indians.

    Phils P Ken Raffensberger is inducted into the Navy‚ while Card C Walker Cooper joined the Navy on May 1.

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    1942

    At Boston‚ White Sox vet Ted Lyons loses to Joe Dobson‚ 3-1 in 10 innings. Bobby Doerr is the difference for Boston‚ hitting homers in the 8th and 10th innings. The White Sox have given Lyons (1-3) just 2 runs in his 4 decisions.

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    1941

    The Dodgers snag veteran 2B Billy Herman from the Cubs for OF Charlie Gilbert‚ IF Johnny Hudson‚ and $65‚000. Herman‚ the premier 2B in the league‚ is hitting just .194‚ but will replace the journeyman Pete Coscarart. In his first game as a Dodger‚ Herman is 4-for-4 to lead Brooklyn to a 7-3 win over visiting Pittsburgh.

    The newly renamed Braves beat the Cards‚ 5-4‚ to snap the Redbirds 10-game win streak (12 on the road). All the runs come in the 5th and are unearned. It's the Cards first loss away from St. Louis since losing in spring training March 29th. Since then they'd won 25 straight-exhibition and regular-away from home.

    Playing in his last game before induction into the Army tomorrow‚ Hank Greenberg hits 2 HRs to lead Detroit to a 7-4 win over the Yankees. Each time he teams with Bruce Campbell to go back-to-back‚ the 2nd time in his career he's done it. Rudy York and he teamed up. A few days later OF Joe Gallagher of the Dodgers is drafted. No other regular ML player will be drafted during the season‚ but several others on training rosters will‚ as contemporary writers phrase it‚ "join the colors."

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    1940

    Forget yesterday's mark. Two ML records are set as Pittsburgh uses 24 players and both clubs use 40 as the Boston Bees win in 12 innings‚ 10-7. The Bucs have lost 6 in a row.

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    1938

    OF Bob Seeds of the Newark Bears (IL) hits 4 HRs in 4 successive innings and drives in 12 runs against Buffalo. Tomorrow he will slam 3 more. His 7 HRs in the 2-day barrage account for 17 RBIs and 30 total bases. In his first 59 games‚ Seeds will clout 28 HRs and drive in 95 runs. His reward? The Yanks decide he won't break into their lineup and will sell him to the Giants for $40‚000 on June 24th.

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    1936

    Jimmie Foxx hits his 7th and 8th homers of the season as Wes Ferrell beats the St. Louis Browns‚ 9-6‚ to keep the Red Sox in first place.

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    1935

    Boston's Fritz Ostermueller holds the Indians to six hits in winning‚ 2-1. The loss drop the Tribe to 2nd place behind the White Sox. Ostermueller wins his own game with a run scoring single in the 7th off Oral Hildebrand.

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    1934

    The Red Sox score 12 runs in the 4th inning‚ helped along by a record-tying 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl ReynoldsMoose SoltersRick Ferrell‚ and Bucky Walters‚ to beat Detroit 14-4. Firpo Marberry serves up all four triples. In their next at bats in the inning‚ the foursome tack on two singles‚ a walk‚ and a double.

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    1933

    The Reds sign Jack Quinn‚ 49. Quinn is the oldest to ever play for the Reds. For Quinn‚ it is his 8th team‚ tying him with Jim Delahanty for most teams played for‚ a record that will be topped.

    Senators 2B Buddy Myer is carried off the field unconscious after being hit by a Whit Wyatt pitch‚ as Washington tops Detroit 6-2. Earl Whitehill wins despite giving up Hank Greenberg's first ML homer.

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    1930

    The Yankees get Red Ruffing‚ loser of 47 games in the past 2 years and with a lifetime 39-96‚ from the Red Sox for $50‚000 and Cedric Durst.

    The Cubs top the Dodgers‚ 3-1‚ with Sheriff Blake outgunning Dazzy Vance.

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    1929

    The AL announces that it will discontinue the MVP award. The NL will abandon it after this year; in 1931 the Baseball Writers Association will pick it up and conduct the balloting from then on.

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    1928

    In the PCL‚ Oakland scores 2 runs in the 22nd inning to beat Sacramento‚ 7-6.

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    1926

    The Reds use a ML record-tying 8 sacrifices in a 14-4 win over the visiting Phillies.

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    1925

    Ty Cobb belts two more homers‚ off Dave Danforth and Chester Falk‚ giving him five round trippers in 2 days‚ tying Cap Anson's 1884 feat. His 1st inning single gives him 9 straight hits‚ and two other drives in the game are barely caught. His 6 RBIs lead the Tigers to a 11-4 clawing of the Browns. Mickey Cochrane hits his 1st ML HR‚ off Sam Jones.

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    1922

    Cubs' pitcher Vic Aldridge collects 5 hits and picks up the victory as visiting Chicago tops the Pirates 11-7.

    Carl Mays allows 2 hits-both to Bing Miller-and faces just 29 batters as the Yankees beat the A's‚ 2-0. It is the submariner's 19th straight win over Philadelphia and his 2nd in 2 weeks.

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    1920

    Washington does all its scoring in the first 2 innings to beat the Yankees‚ 6-5. Joe Judge is 5-for-5 for the Nats.

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    1919

    The Dodgers overcome a 7 run deficit to beat the visiting Phillies‚ 11-9. Four hits and 4 errors in the first give the Phils 6 runs and a Williams homer in the 2nd is the extra point. Burleigh Grimes goes the distance for the win.

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    1918

    Brooklyn's Dan Griner has a no-hitter with 2 outs in the 9th‚ but gives up a hit to Phillie Gavvy Cravath. He nevertheless wins‚ 2-0. Griner had a one-hitter in July 1914 which he lost.

    At the Polo Grounds‚ Babe Ruth subs for the injured Dick Hoblitzel at first base and bats 6th. It is the first time Ruth hits in any other spot besides 9th. He goes 2-for-4 with a home run as the Sox lose 10-3. Ping Bodie has 5 RBIs as the Yankees sweep the 3-game series.

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    1917

    No-hitters are thrown on consecutive days‚ as the Browns' Bob Groom no-hits the White Sox 3-0 in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. The Sox have just 23 official at-bats in 9 innings‚ a record. This year‚ Groom will be the losingest pitcher in the AL for the 3rd time. He lost a record-setting 19 straight games as a rookie with Washington in 1909. The Browns also win the first game 8-4 in 10 innings‚ with Groom throwing the last 2 hitless innings. But Chicago will soon win 16 of 17 to overtake the sprinting Red Sox.

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    1915

    Red Sox P Babe Ruth clouts his first ML HR‚ off the Yankees Jack Warhop in the 3rd inning at New York's Polo Grounds. Ruth has two other hits but loses the game in the 13th‚ 4-3‚ as the Sox makes 4 errors behind him. Cy Pieh is the winner.

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    1914

    Pittfed's Ed Lennox collects the only Federal League cycle in a 10-4 win over Kansas City. He adds a 2nd home run‚ the first player to do that since Tip O'Neill in 1887. The next to do it will be DiMaggio‚ in 1937.

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    1913

    Better organized and financed than other aspiring circuits‚ the Federal League opens modestly and quietly‚ with clubs in Chicago‚ Cleveland‚ Pittsburgh‚ Indianapolis‚ St. Louis‚ Kansas City‚ and Covington‚ KY. No attempt is made to sign established ML players. Cy Young manages Cleveland‚ Deacon Phillippe manages Pittsburgh. After a 6-week season‚ the pennant winner is Indianapolis.

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    1911

    The Yankees top the Red Sox‚ 6-3‚ and turn their first ever triple play as well. It happens in the 9th inning with Russ Ford on the mound when Bill Carrigan lines into a game ending triple play.

    The A's Eddie Collins hits the first homer at Washington DC's stadium‚ but the Nationals prevail over Philadelphia‚ 7-6.

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    1910

    The Giants score 3 runs in the 6th off Bill Foxen to beat the Phils‚ 3-2. Mathewson is the winner‚ allowing 9 hits.

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    1906

    At Pittsburgh‚ the Cubs top the Pirates‚ 5-1‚ for their 9th straight win. During the game the Pittsburgh ground crew uses a tarp to cover the entire infield‚ the first time a ML team has done this. Fred Clarke‚ the Pirates manager‚ will file for a patent on June 7 for a "diamond cover‚" and the patent will be approved on February 2‚ 1911. Previously‚ some clubowners protected only the pitcher's slab or the home plate‚ while others covered the bases as well. "One clubowner‚ GeorgeTebeau of Louisville‚ is said to have a circus tent with which he covers the whole infield when it rains." (Chicago Tribune‚ September 30‚ 1906)

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    1905

    At the Polo Grounds‚ Boston's Irv "Little Cy" Young wins a duel with Christy Mathewson‚ beating the Giants‚ 2-1. New York (13-4) keeps its hold on first place.

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    1903

    The White Stockings commit 12 errors‚ and the Tigers commit 6‚ for a modern ML record by 2 teams in one game. Thirteen of the E's are by the infields‚ another AL mark. Sox shortstop Lee Tannehill leads the way with 4 errors‚ while 3rd sacker Frank Isbell and Patsy Flaherty check in with 3 apiece. Trailing 9-7 in the 9th inning‚ Chicago salvages a 10-9 victory for Patsy Flaherty over Mal Eason.

    The Pirates Deacon Phillippe‚ en route to 25 wins‚ lets one get away when the Cubs score 9 runs on 9 hits in the top of the 9th for an 11-4 triumph at Exposition Park. Dick Harley leads off the 9th with a single‚ the first hit off Phillippe since the 2nd inning. Doc Casey drills a bases-loaded single to make the score 6-4‚ and Evers follows with a two-run triple. The scoring ends when Chance is forced at 2B. Jack Taylor is the winner‚ the 3rd time in 11 days he's beaten the Bucs.

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    1902

    A circuit court in St. Louis rules that the NL reserve clause is unfairly restrictive on 3 defectors. who jumped to the Browns. The injunction brought by the NL is denied‚ thus allowing Wallace‚ Harper and Heidrick to stay as Browns. Inability to retrieve jumpers gives the NL a strong push to reconcile differences with the AL.

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    1901

    Christy Mathewson wins his fourth straight game‚ blanking Philadelphia‚ 4-0‚ on 5 hits. It is Matty's first career shutout.

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    1900

    The Detroit Tigers play their first Sunday home game at a new park just beyond the city limits. They will use this park for Sunday games for 3 years.

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    1899

    Reds P Bill Damman allows 11 hits but shuts out St. Louis‚ 11-0.

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    1898

    Brooklyn scores 6 runs in the 9th inning and defeats Washington‚ 10-9.

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    1895

    The Philadelphia-Louisville game is postponed on account of the running of the Kentucky Derby.

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    1894

    Star Boston SS Herman Long accidentally flicks hot ashes from his cigar into his eye‚ causing him to miss several games.

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    1893

    Cincinnati wins its second consecutive extra-inning game over St. Louis‚ winning 3-1 in 13 innings.

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    1892

    John Clarkson and Elton "Icebox" Chamberlain pitch a 14-inning scoreless tie‚ finally called by Jack Sherdian because the angle of the sun was blinding both the batter and pitcher. Clarkson limits the Reds to 4 hits‚ one fewer than the Beaneaters can manage off of Chamberlain. The Cincinnati Enquirer states that calling a game "on account of the sun" a good one. "His decision‚ while it may appear ridiculous on the face of it‚ was‚ strange to relate‚ a just and sensible one."

    St. Louis southpaw Ted Breitenstein's no-hitter is broken up in the 9th‚ when 2 singles produce the Bridegrooms' only runs in a 14-2 loss.

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    1889

    With Robinson's latest fine having been rescinded‚ the Browns (AA) win the final game of their series with Kansas City‚ 11-9. The winning runs come in the bottom of the 9th. A new rule for 1889 allows additional runs to score after the winning run in sudden death situations if the runners could score before the ball can be returned to the pitcher. This game demonstrates the problems with the rule‚ since the Brown's Elton Chamberlain drove home the tying run on a hit through the second baseman's legs and then circled the bases for a home run when the Cowboys left the field without chasing the ball down. The Browns were batting last since the home team chose to bat first‚ a prerogative that will stand till 1950 when the rules are codified.

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    1888

    Long John Reilly hits 2 HRs‚ giving him 4 in Cincinnati's 4-game series versus Kansas City. Reilly will finish the season with an AA-leading 13 HRs.

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    1887

    The National Colored League‚ patterned after the NL‚ opens with a game in Pittsburgh‚ the Gorhams beating the Keystones 11-8 before a crowd of 1‚200. Because of rainouts and small crowds the league‚ which has been recognized by the National Agreement as a legitimate minor league‚ will fold on May 16th after only 13 games.

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    1886

    Despite this week's labor unrest and the "discovery" by police of a plot to burn much of Chicago‚ the White Stockings draw 4190 to their home opener against Detroit. They win 5-1.

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    1884

    Rookie P Larry McKeon of Indianapolis (AA)‚ whose 41 losses will top the major leagues in 1884‚ pitches a 6-inning no-hitter. Rain halts the game with the score 0-0.

    Buffalo P Pud Galvin‚ the victim of Charlie Sweeney's one-hitter in his last outing‚ turns on Boston (NL) with one of his own. He allows only a first-inning double‚ but must wait until the 9th before his teammates produce the winning run in a 3-2 battle against Boston. Galvin (1-2) will finish the season at 46-22 and a 1.99 ERA‚ his finest season.

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    1882

    Boston bowls over the Troy Trojans‚ 18-3‚ as Joe Hornung becomes the first player to hit 2 triples in one inning. He does it in the 8th.

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    1881

    Two errors by SS Dan Stearns‚ a local just picked up by the Wolverines‚ helps Buffalo to a 3-2 win. Winning pitcher Jim Galvin is of the opinion that the 5 feet added to the pitching distance is a great help to his curve ball.

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    1878

    Chicago makes one error and turns 4 DPs to beat Indianapolis 3-1. The losing Blues make 7 errors.

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    1875

    Before 5‚000‚ the St. Louis Browns defeat the Chicago White Stockings 10-0 at the Grand Avenue Grounds (later known as Sportsman's Park). St. Louis's George Bradley allows but 4 hits.

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