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    September 8

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    Jamie Moyer pitches 8 innings allowing just one run as the Phillies gaff the Marlins, 32. Ryan Howard has 3 hits and drives in all three Phillies runs with a pair of homers, numbers 55 and 56. He will hit just two more as pitchers will give him 28 walks in his next 21 games.

    Adam Dunn clubs his 40th homer and Javier Valentin adds a pair in the Reds 9-1 win over Pittsburgh.

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    The Indians down the Mariners‚ 8-5. Seattle rookie Greg Dobbs hits a pinch-hit HR in the 9th inning in his 1st ML at bat. He is the first Mariner player ever to accomplish the feat.

    The Astros hand the Reds a 5-2 loss. Pitcher Jose Acevedo ties a ML record by surrendering 4 Houston HRs in the 1st inning.

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    The Dodgers pound the Diamondbacks‚ 10-3‚ as SS Cesar Izturis goes 5-for-5 with a 2-runs HR and 3 runs scored.

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    The Rangers set a ML record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to Tampa Bay‚ 6-3. Rafael Palmeiro's solo shot in the 6th inning is the record-breaker. The streak will be ended at 27 games on the 10th.

    The Mariners score 8 runs in the 11th inning and go on to defeat the Royals‚ 16-9. This ties the AL mark for most runs by a team in the 11th‚ last tied in 1991.

    In Houston's 6-2 win at Los Angeles‚ Dodger P Kazuhisa Ishii is struck by a line drive off the bat of Brian Hunter that fractures his skull. Ishii will be out of action until next spring.

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    Shawon Dunston hits the Giants' 14th pinch hit HR of the season to tie the Diamondbacks for the big league record. SF defeats Colorado‚ 7-3.

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    The Yankees calcimine the Red Sox‚ 4-0‚ behind Roger Clemens. A scary moment occurs in the 9th inning when Boston P Bryce Florie is hit in the face with a line drive off the bat of Ryan Thompson. The Red Sox hurler never loses consciousness and leaves the field with blood streaming down his face. Florie suffers a fractured cheekbone and a fracture of the orbital socket‚ the bone that surrounds the eye‚ and retinal damage. He will undergo surgery and return to pitch next June 28.

    The Astros defeat the Cubs‚ 13-10‚ as Houston 2B Julio Lugo has the first 5-hit game of his career.

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    Arizona defeats Milwaukee‚ 9-1‚ as OF Steve Finley strokes 3 HRs and drives home 6 runs.

    The Astros score 9 runs in the 6th inning on their way to a 10-2 victory over the Phillies.

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    Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season HR mark by clouting his 62nd of the year off Steve Trachsel in the 4th inning of the Cardinals' 6-3 win over the Cubs in St. Louis.

    Phillies rookie Marlon Anderson hits a pinch HR in his 1st major league at bat to become the 14th player in history to do so. The Phils and Mets combined for nine homers-Philadelphia has a team-record 7-in the 16-4 Phils win. Four different players homer twice-Jermaine Allensworth for New York and Rico BrognaKevin Sefcik‚ and Bobby Estalella for the Phils.

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    In the Indians DH split with the Mariners‚ Jim Thome knocks in his 100th run in opener‚ a 15-4 win. Thome reaches the 30 homer‚ 100 runs‚ 100 runs‚ 100 walks-just the 2nd Indian to ever do that. Al Rosen in 1950 was the other. Charles Nagy (15-4) wins game 1‚ while the M's prevail 6-5 in the nitecap.

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    The Indians defeat the Orioles‚ 3-2‚ to clinch the AL Central Division title in their 123rd game of the season. It is the fastest that any team has ever won a title. The Tribe now leads 2nd-place KC by 23 1/2 games.

    The Tigers trade IF Juan Samuel to the Royals in exchange for a player to be named.

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    Houston's Darryl Kile no-hits the Mets‚ winning by a score of 7-1. He fans 9 and walks 1. Mets 3B Butch Huskey becomes the 3rd player in history to make his major league debut on the losing end of a no-hitter. Byron Browne and Don Young of the Cubs did so in Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965.

    The Pirates trade OF Lonnie Smith to the Orioles in exchange for 2 minor league players to be named.

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    Yankees OF Danny Tartabull goes 5-for-5 with 2 homers and a double‚ and drives in 9 runs as New York defeats Baltimore‚ 16-4. Scott Sanderson is the winner.

    The Blue Jays top the visiting Royals‚ 5-0‚ behind Jimmy Key's complete game shutout. Following the game‚ Toronto rookie C Mike Maksudian wins $800 from his teammates‚ who bet that he wouldn't eat a live locust. Maksudian‚ who claims to have eaten moths‚ grasshoppers‚ frogs‚ lizards‚ roaches and aquarium fish‚ swallowed the 1 1/2 inch long insect‚ but declined an offer of $2‚000 to swallow a rat.

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    Kansas City's George Brett singles for his 2‚500th career hit in a 6-0 win over the Twins.

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    NL president Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner‚ and will succeed Peter Ueberroth next season.

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    With the Cubs in 5th place in the NL East (68-68‚ 13 games behind)‚ the club fires manager Gene Michael and replaces him with Frank Lucchesi.

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    The Yankees break a 4-4 tie with 2 runs in the 6th to roll over the Red Sox‚ 12-6. Toby Harrah paces the 15-hit attack with 4 hits‚ and Dave Winfield one of the game's 12 doubles to extend his hitting streak to 20 games‚ which is and will be a career high. Joe Cowley (7-) is the winner.

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    Yankees OF Steve Kemp will miss the rest of the season with a fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by an Omar Moreno line drive during batting practice in Milwaukee. Kemp hit just .242 with 12 HR and 49 RBI in the first year of his 5-year‚ $5.45 million contract. New York wins today‚ 6-5.

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    Houston's Cesar Cedeno is fined $5‚000 but not suspended after attacking a fan during the Astros 3-2 loss to the Braves. Witnesses said that 3 men in the box seats had been loudly berating Cedeno's wife and making remarks about the 1973 incident in which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the accidental shooting death of a young woman in the Dominican Republic.

    Citing his "lack of communication" with the players‚ the Expos fire manager Dick Williams and replace him with Jim Fanning‚ who has been an executive with the club since it joined the NL in 1969.

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    Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely as a result of his August 25th drug arrest in Toronto. On September 22nd‚ the suspension will be overturned by arbitrator Raymond Goetz‚ the first time ever a commissioner's decision is overruled by an arbitrator.

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    In Oakland's 2-1 win over the White Sox‚ A's Rob Picciolo (.234 career) gets his only intentional walk as the Sox elect to pitch to rookie Rickey Henderson. Rickey walks in a run to beat the Sox. Picciolo will have just 25 career walks in 9 seasons (as noted by Dave Smith).

    Greg Nettles hits an 8th inning HR to help the Yankees and Ron Guidry beat Detroit‚ 5-4. It is Guidry's 10th straight win.

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    New York continues its rampage of Boston by scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning and 6 more in the 2nd inning. Boston makes 7 errors to ease the Yankees to a 13-2 romp. Reggie Jackson hits a 3-run homer and Lou Piniella adds a double‚ triple and homer to back Jim Beattie's pitching. Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk both make a pair of errors. New York is now 2 games in back.

    Mitchell Page hits a grand slam and drives in 5 runs while Mike Edwards scores 5 runs in Oakland's 11-4 win over Texas.

    Greg Pryor drives in all 3 White Sox runs with a pair of homers as Chicago edges Seattle‚ 3-2

    In a 5-3 win at Wrigley Field‚ Phillies RF Bake McBride handles 11 chances‚ tying the NL mark for right fielders. It was last matched by the Cubs Swish Nicholson‚ in 1945‚ in the same park.

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    At Wrigley, Cubs reliever Bruce Sutter strikes out the first 6 men he faces, including three batters (Ellis Valentine, Gary Carter, and Larry Parrish) on 9 pitches in the 9th inning. He uses 16 pitches in the 8th inning to fan Warren Cromartie, Andre Dawson and Tony Perez. The Cubs score in the 10th against Montreal's Joe Kerrigan, and Sutter picks up the win, 32.

    At Toronto‚ Red Sox sluggers Carlton Fisk and George Scott club back-to-back homers in the 2nd inning‚ setting a record. It is the 16th time this season that Sox hitters have hit back-to-back homers‚ breaking the record of 15 set by the 1964 Twins. Boston wins‚ 7-2.

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    In a twinbill‚ the Expos Joe Kerrigan wins a pair from the Cardinals with two innings of relief work in both games. Montreal wins‚ 7-5 and 8-7.

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    The Astros outslug the Braves‚ 9-6‚ with Jose Sosa picking up his only career win. The loss goes to Frank LaCorte‚ making his ML debut.

    Johnny Bench belts a 2-run homer in the 8th as the Reds beat the Padres‚ 3-2.

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    Andy Hassler of the A's allows just one hit but loses to Jim Kaat and the White Sox‚ 1-0. Light-hitting Lee Richard hits a leadoff double in the 3rd and scores on an error.

    Two pitchers each take their 20th loss of the season. Steve Rogers allows 3 runs in 7 innings as the Expos lose to the Pirates‚ 8-2. Dave Parker hits a grand slam in the 8th to put the game away for Jim Rooker. Randy Jones loses his 20th as Houston edges the Padres‚ 3-2. Larry Howard hits a solo HR in the 7th to break a 2-2 tie and give the win to Tom Griffin (13-8).

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    In the first game of a doubleheader with the Cardinals‚ the Mets win 8-2 as John Milner collects a homer‚ double‚ and three singles in five at-bats. Milner had another HR in the 1st inning of game 2‚ but the Cards turn around‚ using a pair of homers in the 13th to win‚ 9-4.

    Beating the Phils 4-3‚ Fergie Jenkins wins his 20th‚ the 6th consecutive year he's reached the mark. This ties the Cubs club record set by Three Finger Brown‚ 1906-11. Billy Williams 2-run HR in the 6th ties it at 3-3‚ and a pair of doubles in the 8th wins it.

    After 4 straight shutouts‚ Luis Tiant is finally scored upon‚ but the Red Sox ace still beats the Yankees‚ 4-2. Tiant completed 40 straight shutout innings before the Yanks scored in the 5th.

    Mickey Lolich wins his 20th game of the year as Detroit tips the Orioles‚ 4-3. The Tigers jump on Jim Palmer (18-8) for 3 runs in the 1st inning. Seelbach pitches the last 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball for the save.

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    At Shea Stadium‚ the Mets top the Cubs 3-2 on Tommie Agee's 2-run HR. Jerry Koosman beats Bill Hands and strikes out 13 Cub batters. Chicago has now lost 5 in a row and leads the Mets by 1 1/2 games.

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    The Tigers move into a first-place tie with the Twins‚ as Eddie Mathews and Jim Northrup hit HRs‚ and Mickey Lolich beats Tommy John 4-1 at Chicago.

    Despite a brilliant relief effort by Dick Kelley‚ the Braves lose a 4-1 decision at Philadelphia. Kelley ties the NL record for relievers with 6 consecutive strikeouts.

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    The Red Sox fire manager Billy Herman (64-82) and Pete Runnels is named interim pilot. Herman will sign on as a scout for the California Angels.

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    Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions against the Angels in a promotion to hype poor attendance at Kansas City. When Campy takes the mound in the 8th inning‚ the first batter he faces is his cousin Jose Cardenal‚ who pops out. Campy allows one run‚ and leaves the game in the 9th after a collision with Angels C Ed Kirkpatrick at home plate when Campy is catching. Rene Lachemann replaces Campy as catcher. The Angels win it in the 13th inning 5-3‚ with the win going to Campy's batterymate Aurelio Monteagudo.

    The Giants take over 1st place for the 1st time this season as reliever Masanori Murikami win 3-1 in Los Angeles‚ dropping the Dodgers to 2nd place by .002 percentage points. The Giants have now won 4 straight and will win their next 10.

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    Phils' first baseman Frank Thomas fractures his right thumb sliding back into 1B in the 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. The Phils are six games ahead‚ but Thomas's loss will be felt keenly when the Phils begin to slide. Art Mahaffey takes the loss‚ lasting just a 1/3 of an inning. Thirty-six-year-old Jim Brewer wins his first ML start.

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    Braves P Warren Spahn (20-5) ties Christy Mathewson's NL record with his 13th 20-win season by notching a 3-2 victory in Philadelphia. Gene Oliver's 2-run HR in the 8th‚ off Dallas Green‚ is the deciding blow. At 42‚ Spahn becomes the oldest 20-game winner.

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    At Milwaukee‚ pitcher Chris Short‚ a career .126 hitter‚ has 4 hits against Warren Spahn as the Phillies top the ace left hander‚ 4-2.

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    The Yanks rout the Indians 9-1 as Mantle hits #52‚ off Gary Bell. The Yanks win for their 9th straight while Detroit loses their 8th in a row to drop 10 game in back. The Tigers purchase vet Vic Wertz from the Red Sox to shore up the offense.

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    In a special meeting of AL owners in Chicago‚ Washington owner Calvin Griffith succumbs to pressure from other AL owners and that night advises Minneapolis officials that he is staying in Washington.

    The Pirates RF Roberto Clemente hits 3 triples in a 4-1 win over Cincinnati. Rookie pitcher Curt Raydon (8-4) collects his only ML hit in the 5th to ignite a 3-run rally. This is also his last ML decision.

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    The Senators hold Mantle to an infield single but the Yanks dismantle Washington‚ 16-2. Five Yankees have 3 hits apiece‚ led by Hank Bauer with a double‚ triple and homer.

    The Dodgers edge the Giants‚ 4-3‚ on pitcher Don Bessent's 8th inning sac fly. Gil Hodges loses his glove in the 7th and‚ dispite the public announcement request for help in finding it‚ the glove doesn't reappear till the 9th when an offer is made to swap it for a new glove. The trade with a fan happens seconds later with no questions asked.

    Young Moe Drabowsky pitches the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Braves. Brooklyn now trails Milwaukee by a half game. Milwaukee will sweep a pair from the Cubs tomorrow.

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    Brooklyn clinches the pennant by beating the Braves 10-2 for their 8th straight win. They break their own ML record for the earliest clinching‚ set in 1953. Second place Milwaukee is 131?2 games back.

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    With the count 3-2‚ Richie Ashburn fouls off 14 straight pitches from Cincinnati's Corky Valentine before walking. The Reds top the Phils‚ 9-3.

    The Giants purchase catcher Joe Garagiola from the Cardinals. He'll hit .273 in 5 games‚ then retire to pursue a broadcasting career.

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    An umpire ejects Giants P Larry Jansen for throwing a ball in the 9th inning of game one that nips Bobby Cox on the hip. Giants manager Leo Durocher is also suspended and fined $100. Jansen is fined just $25 because of his "excellent conduct record." Brooklyn splits the doubleheader‚ winning the opener 10-2 and losing the nightcap 3-2 to reliever Sal Maglie. The Dodger lead stays at 5 games.

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    The pennant race heats up‚ as Dodger ace Don Newcombe 2-hits the Giants‚ 9-0‚ beating Jim Hearn. Jackie Robinson has 3 hits and 3 runs‚ scoring one run from 3B when he provokes Jim Hearn into wild pitching. Giants pitchers contribute 10 walks.

    At an Old-timer's Day at Yankee Stadium‚ former manager Joe McCarthy is honored. With the game scoreless in the 7th inning‚ Mantle belts a Bob Porterfield pitch into the last row of the RF bleachers‚ some 460 feet away to break the scoreless tie. Ed Lopat shuts out the Senators for 4-0 Yankee win.

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    Russ Meyer snaps the Phils' 5-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.

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    Hurling a 3-hitter‚ Harry Brecheen continues his mastery over the Cubs as the Cards win‚ 8-0. Brecheen‚ 3-0 this year against Chicago‚ is 26-6 lifetime. Schoendienst starts the game with a single and stolen base‚ then scores on Musial's safety. The steal is the Cards 17th and last this year‚ a ML record for fewest steals.

    At Boston‚ Russ Meyer tosses a one-hitter for the Phils to give the Braves their 9th straight loss‚ 3-1. Connie Ryan's RBI double is the only safety for the Hubmen. It is Meyer's 2nd one-hitter‚ having thrown one with the Cubs. The crowd of 5‚856 is the smallest in Boston nite history.

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    At Boston the Red Sox turn back the Yankees‚ 10-6‚ to lead by 3 games in the loss column. The Indians blow a 7-3 lead against the Tigers‚ but hold on to win‚ 8-7‚ in the 11th. Doby scores the winning run.

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    Bob Feller‚ in relief of Bob Lemon in the 9th‚ keeps the Yankees scoreless to save a 4-3 Cleveland win. George McQuinn‚ who earlier hit two homers‚ bloops a single with a man on to chase Lemon. Bobo Newsom‚ who wilts in the 8th‚ is the loser‚ but New York is still 12 games in front.

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    With the Red Sox running away with the AL race‚ attention closes in on Bob Feller's strikeout pace. After a 4-1 Browns opening win‚ Feller tops the Browns‚ 3-2‚ on six hits and 8 strikeouts and reaches 300 today‚ a number reached by Walter Johnson and Rube Waddell twice each. Can Feller beat Waddell's 347 of 1904? Boudreau finds plenty of innings for Feller to work as the season comes to an end and statisticians discover an error in the Aug. 24th box score that shorted the fireballer one strikeout against the A's. Counting that one‚ Feller ends with 348. Alas! Waddell's old record of 347 was apparently based on the compilations of George Moreland‚ an early baseball historian‚ and listed in Little Red Book. TSN researchers later revise Waddell's total to 349. Feller's 348 strikeouts will lead the AL‚ while Johnny Schmitz will lead the NL with a pedestrian 135. The 213 K difference between the 2 league leaders is a ML record that will not be topped this century.

    Dodger Pete Reiser‚ even though still as injury-prone as he was before the war‚ accounts for 3 of the Dodgers 7 steals‚ including home‚ in an 11-3 Dodger victory over the Giants. It is his 7th steal of home this year. He will lead the ML with 34 steals despite missing more than 30 games due to injuries.

    The Browns sweep a pair from the Yankees‚ winning 2-1 and 9-8‚ both in extra innings. Yankee manager Bill Dickey makes his last ML at bat a good one‚ lining a pinch single in the 8th inning.

    In the minor leagues Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (Coastal Plain League) will be credited with 456 strikeouts‚ breaking the former mark of 418 set by Virgil Trucks in the Alabama-Florida League in 1938.

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    President Truman tosses out the first ball and then cheer the Senators to their 5th win in 6 games against the Browns. The 2nd place Nats win 4-1 behind the 5-hit pitching of Pete Appleton‚ recently released by the Browns. It is the vet's last win.

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    In a 3-2 Giants loss at the Polo Grounds‚ rookie Buddy Kerr hits a homer in his first ML at-bat‚ off the Phillies Bill Lee.

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    The Dodgers move 3 games ahead of the idle Cards by beating the Pirates‚ 4-0. Ed Head allows just 4 hits.

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    The Dodgers embark on a 17-game road trip with a three-game lead in the NL.

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    In the opener of a Sunday doubleheader‚ Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals sets 4 ML records as he rips 3 consecutive HRs‚ his second 3-homer game of the season and the 4th time in his career. For "Big John‚" it is number 38 through 40 homers of the year. Pittsburgh still sweeps the 2 games‚ 16-14 on 21 hits‚ and 9-4 in 5 innings.

    In a 9-4 win against the Red Sox‚ Yankee Joe Gordon hits for the cycle to back Spud Chandler's pitching.

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    Twenty-year-old Bob Feller becomes the youngest 20th-century pitcher to win 20 games‚ as Cleveland beats St. Louis 12-1.

    At Boston‚ the Yankees take a 4-1 lead into the 7th when the game is stopped because of violent thunder and lightning.

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    It's a day the Red Sox would rather forget. In the opener at Yankee Stadium‚ New York's Red Ruffing and Bobo Newsom battle to a 2-2 tie before Myril Hoag drives in Gehrig with the winning run in the 9th inning. Then in game 2‚ the Yankees make just two hits off Jack Wilson and are down 6-1 with two outs in the 9th inning‚ but rally for 8 runs to win 9-6. Two doubles‚ a double error by Cronin and a single by Joe DiMaggio ties the score at 6 apiece. With two men on‚ Bosox reliever Al Thomas comes in and serves up one pitch to Lou Gehrig‚ who parks a game-winning 3-run HR‚ his 33rd round tripper of the season. Frank Makosky‚ who pitches the 9th‚ is winner.

    The Pirates score a run in the 9th to beat the Reds‚ 1-0. Bucs pitcher Ed Brandt wins‚ handing the Reds their 30th one-run loss of the year. Arky Vaughan's triple and a single shoot down Gene Schott.

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    The Cards fail to increase their lead as they split with the Phils. In the opener‚ Dizzy Dean wins his 25th game‚ but the Birds lose 4-2 in the night cap when they strand 16 runners. St. Louis outhits the Phils 13 to 4. Rain washes out the Cubs game at Wrigley.

    In the 2nd game of a twinbill‚ the A's Jimmie Foxx doubles in the 8th to break up Eldon Auker's no-hit bid. Detroit rolls‚ 15-1 collecting 20 hits. Foxx has a pair of homers in the opener‚ again in vain‚ as the Tigers win‚ 7-5. Cochrane has 3 hits in each game for Detroit. The sweep increases their AL lead to 10 games.

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    The Yankees and Tigers replay protested August 1st game as the nightcap of a doubleheader‚ but end in a 7-7 tie. After the game‚ Babe Ruth experiences abdominal pains he believes are an appendicitis attack. He will be out of the lineup indefinitely. Sam Byrd‚ subbing for Ruth in the opener‚ collects 5 hits for the Yankees‚ including 2 HRs in a 5-4 win.

    In the Pirates 12-2 loss to Brooklyn‚ Buc C Earl Grace makes a wild throw to end a streak of 110 consecutive errorless games. It is Grace's only error of the season for a NL record. Must be something in the air as 7 E's are recorded.

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    Bill Harris‚ 31‚ who last pitched in the majors for the Reds‚ in 1924‚ makes his first appearance for Pittsburgh and shuts out Cincinnati‚ 3-0.

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    After the Red Sox take the opener from the Browns‚ 4-3‚ the 2 teams battle to a 10-inning scoreless tie in the nitecap. George Blaeholder allows 3 Sox hits‚ 2 by Alex Gaston‚ while brother Milt Gaston gives up 8 hits.

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    At Fenway‚ the Browns George Blaeholder and Boston's Milt Gaston each throw 10 innings of shutout ball‚ before the game is called.

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    The Phils take two from the Braves‚ winning 10-6 and 4-0. Earl Caldwell‚ who reported to the Phils yesterday‚ tosses the shutout in his first major league start.

    Behind Ruth's 3-run homer‚ the Yankees take the Senators‚ 6-3‚ but it is not enough as the Yanks drop to 2nd place.

    In Boston‚ the A's get cheered by the Sox fans as they sweep a pair from the Crimson Hose and take over first place in the AL by a half game. Orwell is the winner in game 1‚ 7-6‚ in 10 innings. Earnshaw wins the nitecap‚ 7-4.

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    The A's Lefty Grove beats Detroit‚ 9-1 and holds Harry Heilmann‚ hitting .395‚ hitless. Grove shows the batting leader how it's done‚ going 2-for-3‚ with a HR‚ 3 RBIs‚ and a stolen base. Heilmann will go 0-for-12 before his next hit‚ and then finish 0-for-7‚ while Gehrig will manage one hit in 13 at bats. Al Simmons‚ off the DL on September 6‚ will take over as the batting leader.

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    The Phils trail the Dodgers‚ 4-2‚ going into the last of the 9th but rally to win‚ 8-4. The winning blow is Cy Williams grand slam‚ the 2nd Philley slam in 3 days.

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    In the first game of a doubleheader‚ Dazzy Vance tosses a one-hitter over the Phils to give Brooklyn a 1-0 win. The Dodgers complete the sweep with a 4-3 game 2 win.

    The Yanks top the Red Sox‚ 7-4‚ as Ruth pounds his 300th career homer‚ off Chester Ross.

    The Browns put 18 men on base against Detroit's Lil Stoner‚ but only one of them scores in the 11-1 loss. St. Louis has 13 hits‚ 4 walks and a hit batsman to reach base.

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    Washington‚ with a 2-game lead in the AL‚ beats the A's 8-4. Despite giving up solo HRs by Joe Hauser and Bing MillerWalter Johnson's wins his 10th straight and his 20th of the year‚ For Hauser‚ trailing Babe Ruth in the home run race‚ it's his 3rd four bagger of the year off Johnson.

    At the Polo Grounds‚ Brooklyn ace Dazzy Vance wins his 13th in a row‚ beating the Giants Art Nehf‚ 7-2‚ and pulling the Robins within a half game of the top.

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    The Yankees go back on top‚ this time to stay‚ beating the Senators‚ 8-1‚ behind Carl Mays. while the Browns lose to Detroit‚ 8-3. New York's win is triggered by Wally Pipp's 6th inning 3-run homer of Walter Johnson‚ the 2nd homer Wally has dinged off the Senator's ace in 9 days.

    Detroit beats the Browns‚ 8-3‚ on Bobby Veach's 2 homers off Urban Shocker. First baseman Lu Blue pulls off two unassisted DPs‚ tying the AL record‚ and both are off line drives by Johnny Tobin.

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    On their way to Cleveland‚ the Yanks play an exhibition game against the Pirates and suffers injuries to starters‚ Muddy Ruel (split finger) and Ping Bodie (sprained ankle). With Carl Mays skipping the Indians series to avoid any scenes‚ New York is short handed.

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    Babe Ruth hits HR No. 26‚ off Hank Thormahlen in New York‚ breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25. The Red Sox win 3-1 in the opener‚ then win 2-0 in the nitecap behind Waite Hoyt's 3-hitter. Ruth scores both runs for Boston. Buck Freeman‚ now an umpire in the American Association‚ congratulates the Babe on his feat. New York's SS Roger Peckinpaugh ties an AL mark with 15 chances accepted in the first game‚ and 24 in the twinbill. The Tigers object to the 2nd game‚ on the technicality that it was originally scheduled for Boston and had been postponed there.

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    Following yesterday's loss to Chicago‚ Browns owner Phil Ball accuses his players of laying down on the job because they dislike manager Fielder Jones. SS Doc Lavan and 2B Del Pratt sue him for $50‚000 damages for alleged slanderous statements in St. Louis newspapers. Both are in the lineup‚ however‚ when Detroit beats the Browns‚ 1-0 in 12 innings. Ty Cobb triples off the RF fence in the 12th and scores on a sac fly.

    The Yankees trade shutouts with the Senators‚ winning 2-0 before losing‚ 5-0. Doc Ayers wins the nitecap‚ his 2nd shutout in a row over the Yankees and the third time he's beaten them in 8 days. Cullop takes the loss for New York. In the opening game‚ Ray Caldwell fires his only shutout of the year.

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    Switch-hitter Wally Schang of the A's hits HRs from both sides of the plate against the Yankees‚ the first major leaguer to do so. Only a handful of people see the rare feat on a rainy day. The next AL player to hits HRs from both sides will be Johnny Lucadello in 1940.

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    Fred Clarke resigns as Pirates manager having won 4 pennants in 19 years.

    In a twinbill at Philadelphia‚ the A's manage just one hit but beat Ernie Shore and the Red Sox‚ 1-0. Walsh's single is the only hit allowed. The Sox are more patient in the 2nd game‚ and walk 12 times off Cap Crowell to win 13-2.

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    Bill James allows just 3 hits in beat the Giants‚ 8-3‚ and dropping New York to the 2nd spot.

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    The Pirates set a couple of records today against the Cardinals. They set ML fielding record by making only 2 assists‚ both by 2B Charlie Starr and set a NL record with only 21 at bats in 8 innings. The Bucs win‚ 2-0‚ with Wagner driving in both runs.

    Mathewson's 30th win is a gem-an 11-inning 1-0 win over the Superbas‚ Nap Rucker. A single by Bridwell drives home Cy Seymour with the winning tally. New York stays a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh.

    Boston's Cy Young defeats Washington‚ 3-1 for his 20th win.

    Walter Justis‚ of Lancaster (Ohio State L)‚ pitches his third no-hitter this season‚ beating Portsmouth‚ 6-0. He strikes out 10.

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    Brooklyn blanks the Giants in two games‚ winning 6-0 and 1-0 at Washington Park. All the NL games result in a shutout today.

    Boston Nationals Irv Young acts like Cy‚ allowing just Sherry Magee's safety in a 4-0‚ one-hitter against the Phillies. Magee will do it 3 more times before he's finished.

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    Pittsburgh tallies 15 hits and 8 walks against the Reds‚ but the Pirates leave a still-standing NL record 18 men on base. The Reds win‚ 8-3‚ behind Charley Chech‚ who allows 15 hits and 8 walks.

    At Boston‚ Rube Waddell beats Cy Young again and the A's maintain their 3 1/2 game lead in the AL. But on the way back to Philadelphia after the game‚ the team changes trains in Providence and Waddell and teammate Andy Coakley engage in a friendly scuffle over a straw hat. Waddell falls and injures his shoulder and his season is over except for two short relief appearances on the last two days. He will not appear in the World Series.

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    The visiting Phillies stop the Giants win streak at 12 when they beat up Dummy Taylor to win‚ 9-8. Bill Duggleby is the victor. New York then wins the nitecap‚ 4-1 as Mathewson notches his 30th victory‚ over Tom "Tully" Sparks. Darkness ends the game in the 7th inning.

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    New York's Christy Mathewson and Brooklyn's Bill Reidy hook up for the 3rd time in a week‚ and the rubber game ends in a tie‚ 4-4. The match is called by ump Tim Hurst after 8 innings because of darkness.

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    The Players Protective Association instructs members to sign one-year contracts only‚ and not recognize the reserve clause.

    In a rare Sunday game (Sunday games are not outlawed in Chicago) before an estimated 20‚000 fans‚ the largest AL crowd of the year‚ White Sox OF Dummy Hoy laces a 2-run single in the bottom of the 9th off Boston's Cy Young to give Chicago a 4-3 win.

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    Pittsburgh's Jimmy Williams‚ who earlier set a rookie record by hitting in 26 consecutive games‚ runs his new string to 27 games. He is stopped by Deacon Phillippe of Louisville‚ who also stopped his earlier streak. Louisville wins‚ 5-3. The 27 straight game streak is a club record‚ not topped by any 20th Pittsburgh batter.

    Jesse Burkett of St. Louis hits 2 homers and a single to help Cy Young defeat the Reds‚ 12-3.

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    Louisville unveils a new battery in catcher Ossee Schreckengost and 20-year-old Rube Waddell. Ossee goes 0-for-3 and Waddell loses his ML debut to the first-place Orioles‚ 5-1. Rube allows 11 hits‚ walks 4‚ and strikes out just 2. He will eventually register 2‚316 strikeouts.

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    Baltimore wins 2 more from Louisville 10-9 and 3-1. The 5 wins in 2 days give Baltimore a record of 82-34 and a 10-game lead over 2nd-place Cincinnati.

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    Cleveland shrugs off a first inning triple play and whips Washington‚ 7-0.

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    Boston (AA) beats St. Louis 9-2‚ scoring 4 runs on one play as a bases-loaded single is followed by three throwing errors by the Browns. With a 9 1/2 game lead‚ the Reds seem assured of the AA pennant.

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    Claiming they cannot count on their personal safety‚ the Browns fail to show up for the scheduled Sunday game with the Bridegrooms at Ridgewood. The forfeit pushes the Browns 41?2 games behind.

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    The Cleveland Spiders (AA) win their 9th in a row‚ having climbed from 7th to 5th place during the streak. The Spiders edge Cincinnati‚ 2-1.

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    Every Chicago player gets at least one hit in each game as Chicago wins a pair from New York. Chicago has now won 12 in a row.

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    With Chicago winning 12-8 over Detroit‚ the team concludes an extraordinarily successful series. Chicago outscores their opponent in the 4-game series by a combined score of 65-16.

    At Philadelphia‚ New York scores 13 runs in the 3rd inning to coast to a 16-6 win over the Phils. The game is called after 8 innings because of darkness as "the baby actions in the box" (NY Times) by the Phillie pitchers delays the game.

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    Jack Rowe is 4-for-4 to help Buffalo beat Chicago‚ 10-1‚ in the opener of the final series between the two leaders. Chicago will win tomorrow to take a 6 1/2 game lead with 13 to play.

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    The Polo Grounds in New York at 110th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues is leased by the new Metropolitan club being assembled by Jim Mutrie with the backing of John B. Day. The grounds‚ which have been used for polo matches‚ will be converted into the first commercial baseball park ever to be built on Manhattan Island.

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    Boston shuts out Chicago‚ 4-0‚ as Tommy Bond strikes out 9.

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    Impressed with his hitting in the recent sweep over them‚ Boston signs Cincy star Charley Jones to a 3-year contract for 1879-82.

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    Chicago snaps Boston's 12-game winning streak-6 of which came against Cincinnati-with an exciting 1-0 win behind George Bradley's 3-hitter. Ross Barnes plays but shows "none of his old vim."

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    In the start of a much-anticipated series in Philadelphia‚ the Athletics beat the visiting Mutuals‚ 45-28.

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    The Atlantics host the champion Eckfords at Bedford‚ with the visitors winning 21-11 behind the hitting and pitching of John Sprague.

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    Before the largest crowd of the year‚ the host Atlantics lose to the Eckford club‚ 22-16. Eckford breaks a tie with 6 runs in the 8th. The teams are tied at one apiece in their 3-game series.

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    The first game under the "New York rules" is played in New England‚ on the Boston Common. The Tri-Mountain Club of Boston loses to the visiting Portland‚ Maine club‚ 47-42.

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