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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    With Yogi going down the 1st base line with him....
     
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    1880 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
    1922 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
    1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
    1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7 ( @WESGATORS )
    1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
    1950 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
    1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
    1957 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
    1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
    1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
    1967 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
    1970 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
    1975 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965
    1979 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
    1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
    1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
    1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases
    1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
    1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
    1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

    BIRTHDAYS
    1941 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
    1968 Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
    1970 Damon Buford, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1974 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player, born in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    No. 4 Baseball Edges No. 11 Miami, 4-3, To Reach College World Series

    Freshman Austin Maddox delivered a two-out RBI double in the top of the 10th to drive in freshman Nolan Fontana with the winning run as No. 4 Florida (47-15) upended No. 11 Miami (Fla.) (43-20), 4-3, in front of a school-record crowd of 5,783 fans on Saturday night.
    Freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) delivered a two-out RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to drive in freshman Nolan Fontana (Winter Garden, Fla.) with what proved to be the winning run as No. 4 Florida (47-15) upended No. 11 Miami (Fla.) (43-20), 4-3, in front of a school-record crowd of 5,783 fans on Saturday night at McKethan Stadium. The victory in Game 2 of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional secured the Gators' sixth trip to the College World Series, first since 2005, for what will be the final event at Rosenblatt Stadium.

    After Florida had tied the game in the top of the ninth on a two-out throwing error by the Hurricanes that would have ended the game, junior right fielder Chris Pelaez then misplayed Fontana's fly ball to right field to start the 10th, resulting in Fontana reaching second base. The miscue was Miami's seventh of the contest. Sophomore Daniel Pigott (Ormond Beach, Fla.) advanced Fontana into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt and sophomore Daniel Miranda (5-3) had sophomore Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) hit a grounder for the second out. Maddox stepped to the plate and ripped a double down the right-field line to put the Gators on top, 4-3. It was his 16th two-bagger of the campaign and boosted his team-leading RBI total to 71, 37 of which have come with two outs.
    Senior Jeff Barfield (Perry, Ga.) took over for Chapman (0.1 IP) in the eighth and retired the side in order. With the Gators down to their final three outs, Tucker began the ninth with a single through the left side and Hernandez had Maddox fly out to center. den Dekker drew another walk for a pair of runners aboard and Hernandez (8.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER) was replaced by Miranda. The left-hander had Zunino ground out to third but Broad committed a throwing error to load the bases with one out. The reliever caught Johnson looking on strikes and had junior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) ground out to short. However, Perez had an errant throw over to first base that enabled Tucker to score the tying run. Miranda fanned senior Jonathan Pigott (Ormond Beach, Fla.) to leave the bases full.

    Barfield (1.1 IP, 1 H) had Ratcliff ground out to start UM's ninth and Rodriguez entered the game and permitted a bloop single into right field by senior Scott Lawson. The lefty had Grandal fly out to the warning track in left field for the second out. Zunino gunned down Lawson attempting to steal second base to send the game into extra innings.
    No. 4 Baseball Edges No. 11 Miami, 4-3, To Reach College World Series - Florida Gators
     
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    John;

    My son and I were at that game............ One of the all time "gifts of gifts" from UM. After the game we both decided to make the trip to Omaha to watch the World Series. Really felt good about our chances, but you could tell after the first 2-3 innings against UCLA, that the stage was a little too big for us. We still had a blast!!!!!!!! And got a foul ball during Game 1, so got a nice souvenir............
     
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    That was the last year of Rosenblatt too, right? I was there too
     
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    Bogey;

    You are correct. Last was the last year.

    How come you never came over and said "hi" to me and my son????? Thought you were a true Gator................:D:D:D
     
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    I was at that game, but not in the really nice seat that I have now. I was way up in the general admission on the first base side.
     
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    1905 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
    1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
    1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
    1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
    1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
    1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
    1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
    1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
    1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
    1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
    1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
    1995 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0
    2012 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
    2018 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73

    BIRTHDAYS
    1922 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
    1939 Tom Cheek, American sportscaster (Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2005)
    1941 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
    1962 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
     
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    Gators Erupt for an 11-Run Inning after Slow Start, Blow Past Miami in College World Series Opener
    UF Scott Carter / Senior Writer
    OMAHA, Neb. -- The Gators opened the College World Series on Saturday night against Miami knowing runs can be hard to come by at spacious TD Ameritrade Park. Home runs, even more difficult. No homers, no problem.

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Nothing has been able to stop the Gators from winning of late on their mission to win the program's first national championship.
    A case of the jitters appeared a threat Saturday night, but just as quickly, the jitters were gone and so was any chance of a Miami victory.

    Florida senior third baseman Josh Tobias, who played in the College World Series as a true freshman in 2012, noticed some of the tell-tale signs of a young team in uncharted territory early in Saturday's 15-3 victory over the Hurricanes.

    Sophomore starter Logan Shore, usually a control artist, hit Miami's Ricky Eusebio to lead off the game. Freshman second baseman Dalton Guthrie, a standout defensive player, committed an error on a play he usually makes. And freshman catcher Michael Rivera dropped a pop up in foul territory that he probably can catch with his eyes closed most days.
    Before you knew it, the Gators trailed 2-0.
    "I said to myself, 'they are a little nervous,' '' Tobias said. "In my freshman year here I was a little nervous. You're playing in front of 25,000 people, so it's natural. After the third inning we kind of settled down, got back into the swing of things, and that's what matters the most."
    Florida didn't need any long balls to beat up their longtime in-state rivals in the nightcap on opening day here at the CWS.

    The Gators scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to set a TD Ameritrade Park record for most runs in an inning, sending many in the crowd of 26,377 for the exits and Gators fans into a frenzy.
    "The fourth inning says everything about the game,'' Morris said. "Everything that could go wrong went wrong. A game like this is never much fun."

    "All the hitters in the lineup right now are feeling really confident, good about their swings,'' said freshman designated hitter JJ Schwarz, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. "You can tell just by the offensive production we've had lately and we're just trying to keep it rolling."

    Florida trailed 2-1 as Tobias led off the fourth with a walk, its only run crossing the plate in the third when Rivera scored in the third on a balk by Miami ace Andrew Suarez. After Suarez needed only 16 pitches to set down the Gators in the first two innings, Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan brought the team together in the dugout for a brief chat.

    "We talked about it this morning that we needed to grind out at-bats and not give them quick innings,'' O'Sullivan said. "So our goal was to try to get his pitch count up. Certainly did not see an 11-run inning in the fourth. But, you know, I can't say enough about our approach there."

    JJ Schwarz followed Tobias and hit a slow bouncer that Miami shortstop Brandon Lopez booted for his first error, and then threw wildly to first for his second error. Lopez's miscues gave the Gators runners at second and third with no outs.

    Buddy Reed tied the game with an RBI single, and Florida took a 3-2 lead on Pete Alonso's RBI sacrifice fly.

    After that, the Gators (50-16) took batting practice for the rest of the inning, chasing Suarez before taking their cuts against Hurricanes relievers Sam Abrams and Danny Garcia.

    The Gators sent 16 batters to the plate, seven of them recorded hits, with Reed and Rivera each singling twice as the Gators blew open their first meeting in school history against Miami (49-16) in the CWS. The 12-run loss is the worst postseason defeat in school history for the Hurricanes.
    "It was just one of those nights that we had one of those big innings,'' O'Sullivan said.
    Meanwhile, Florida won its 10th consecutive postseason game and improved to 6-0 in the NCAA Tournament, outscoring opponents 68-15 over that span.

    Florida starter Logan Shore wasn't his best -- a pair of RBI sacrifice flies by third baseman David Thompson gave the Hurricanes an early lead -- but Shore earned his third consecutive victory in the NCAA Tournament by limiting Miami to three runs over five innings. He struck out six and walked none.
    The Gators face Virginia, a 5-3 winner over Arkansas in the first game Saturday, at 8 p.m. ET Monday in the winner's bracket. Four wins away from a national title, the Gators will attempt to keep their impressive winning streak alive.
    "I like that everybody contributes,'' Tobias said. "Everybody is pulling their own weight. That's the best way for a team to win."
     
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    Lurk;

    My son and I had what I would call "Your kind of seats" for that game. We were in the second row of the section to the right of home plate. Between home plate and the first base dugout.
    My son was interning for a local Gainesville Law Firm and one of the Lawyers gave him her seats.
     
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    1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
    1933 MLB's Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
    1952 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
    1963 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
    1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
    1966 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
    1969 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
    1974 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings
    1979 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record
    1985 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Baltimore Orioles
    1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
    1995 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
    2000 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)

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    He was excellent at reminding batters not to crowd the plate, kind of a precursor to Drysdale or Gibson
     
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    1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams.

    Think about that one for a minute—


    And so accurate with regards to Don Newcombe.
     
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    And a contemporary of Sal "The Barber" Maglie.
     
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    and another hurler who believed in the plate is mine, you are merely a visitor here at my sufferance, the one and only Early Wynn, don't be digging in too deep with those shiny spikes with Early on the mound
     
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    I saw a game at Riverfront with Mario Soto vs Fernando Valenzuela. A fair number of purpose pitches that evening.
     
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