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    1898 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
    1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
    1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
    1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
    1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
    1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
    1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
    1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
    1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1949 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
    1951 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
    1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
    1957 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
    1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
    1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey
    1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
    1973 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
    1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
    1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
    1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
    1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
    1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
    1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
    1991 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
    1991 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
    1992 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
    1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland

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    1859 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher/umpire/manager (umpire 10 World Series), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1935)
    1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York
    1969 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
    1969 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1983 John Bowker, American baseball player

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    1912 At Chicago's West Side Grounds, Giants southpaw Rube Marquard's consecutive winning streak is stopped at 19 when the Cubs defeat New York, 7-2. The future Hall of Famer will finish the season with a league-leading 26 victories for the eventual NL champs.
    1935 The American League's winning streak reaches three as the Junior Circuit beats the NL in All-Star action at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, 4-1. The new rule that no pitcher can throw more than three innings unless the game goes extra innings is instituted as the result of Yankee Lefty Gomez pitching six outstanding innings in the Midsummer Classic.
    1939 Before the first game of a doubleheader with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, a wall of Japanese beetles forms in front of the home dugout. The removal of 5000 insects doesn't prevent the problem from returning later in the month.
    1941 Thanks to a dramatic two-out, bottom of the ninth inning, three-run home run by Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams, the American League All-Stars beat the NL in Detroit, 7-5. The "Splendid Splinter's" dramatic drive on a 1-1 pitch thrown by Claude Passeau off the right field press box makes the Briggs Stadium contest the first Midsummer Classic decided in the final inning.
    1947 Yankee right-hander Spec Shea becomes the first rookie to win an All-Star Game. The 26 year-old 'Naugatuck Nugget' tosses three solid innings in the American League's 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field, but his appearance in the Midsummer Classic leads to a sore arm, limiting his effectiveness as a starter for the Bronx Bombers.
    1949 Hank Thompson, who broke into the majors as a member of the St. Louis Browns twelve days after Larry Doby's American League debut with the Indians in 1947, becomes the first African-American to play for the Giants. When the former Kansas City Monarchs' standout faces Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe, it marks the first time a pitcher-batter confrontation takes place between black players in the major leagues.
    1950 In the bottom of the ninth inning at Forbes Field, Jack Phillips, pinch-hitting for Murry Dickson, erases a three-run deficit with a walk-off grand slam off Harry Brecheen. The 28 year-old utility infielder, who will go deep only nine times in 892 major league at-bats, gives the Pirates a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Cardinals.
    1951 After Joe DiMaggio commits an error in center field, Yankee manager Casey Stengel replaces the aging superstar with rookie Jackie Jensen. The skipper's decision to make the move in the middle of the game strains an already acrimonious relationship.
    1952 At Philadelphia's Shibe Park, the home of both the Phillies and A's, the hometown National League squeaks by the Junior Circuit in a shortened five-inning All-Star contest, 3-2. The contest marks the first Midsummer Classic to be called early due to rain since the inaugural meeting of the two leagues in 1933.
    1956 In an 11-1 rout of the Pirates at the Polo Grounds, the Giants go deep for a franchise record seven home runs. Willie Mays, Daryl Spencer, and Wes Westrum each connect for a pair, and Hank Thompson adds another.
    1958 At Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, in a contest which features no extra-base hits (13 singles), the American League edges the Senior Circuit, 4-3. Giants hurler Billy O'Dell pitched a perfect final three innings of the Silver Anniversary of the All-Star Game.
    1959 During the All-Star break, the Reds fire manager Mayo Smith (35-45) and replace him with Fred Hutchinson (39-35), the skipper of the Seattle team in the PCL. 'Hutch,' who will become a mainstay in the Cincinnati dugout, is the team's fourth manager in less than a year.
    1962 With the help of Stan Musial's three home runs, the Cardinals soundly defeat the Mets at the Polo Grounds, 15-1. 'The Man,' who at the age of 41 becomes the oldest major leaguer ever to accomplish the feat, misses an opportunity for another at-bat in the ninth inning, after being replaced in the previous frame by pinch-runner Bobby Gene Smith.
    1965 At Milwaukee's County Stadium, Joe Morgan sets an Astros record by going 6-for-6. The 21 year-old rookie second baseman's stellar performance, which includes two home runs and a double, doesn't stop the Braves from beating Houston, 9-8.
    1969 At Shea Stadium, Don Young is roundly criticized by Cubs' teammate Ron Santo for his two misplays in center field that help the Mets score three ninth-inning runs, resulting in a 4-3 walk-off victory and cutting Chicago's division lead to four games over the surging New York team. The emotional third baseman will apologize for his remarks tomorrow but will be soundly booed by the hometown fans in his first game back at Wrigley Field.
    1970 Jim Ray Hart completes the cycle and becomes the first player in fifty-nine years to have six RBIs in one inning when he hits a three-run homer and a three-run triple in the Giants' 13-0 rout of Atlanta. The San Francisco third baseman had already stroked a double in the second and added a single in the third before his three-base hit and round-tripper in the fifth frame.
    1973 Bob Watson's hard slide into second base to break up a double play fractures Expos shortstop Tim Foli's jaw. When the Houston outfielder returns to left field, the Montreal fans at Jarry Park begin hurling debris at him to show their displeasure about his treatment of their popular infielder.
    1973 "Can you imagine a damn team that has to cheat to beat us?"- WHITEY HERZOG, Ranger manager lamenting about Milwaukee stealing signs from his 29-53 Texas team. After Texas is routed 17-2 yesterday and drops today’s doubleheader at County Stadium, an animated Ranger skipper Whitey Herzog accuses Bernie Brewer of cheating, contending the mascot uses white-gloved costumed hands to relay signs from his center-field chalet, clapping once for a curve and twice for a fastball. Milwaukee manager Del Crandall denies the charges of the very frustrated opposing field boss, saying the person behind the costume is an employee’s kid who would not be involved with such deception.
    1974 Oakland outfielder Claudell Washington, making his first start in the major leagues, strokes a single in the tenth inning to give the A's a 4-3 victory over the Indians. The 19 year-old rookie's walk-off hit spoils Gaylord Perry's attempt to get a record-tying 16th consecutive victory this season.
    1976 Randy Jones posts the most victories at the All-Star break in National League history, winning his 16th game of the season in the Padres' 6-3 defeat of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In the second half of the season, the 26 year-old southpaw's good fortune runs out when he will lose seven games by a run, including two 1-0 loses.
    1977 A bench-clearing brawl erupts at Three River Stadium when Pirates right-hander Bruce Kison hits Mike Schmidt in the back with a pitch. The fisticuffs result in a dislocated finger for Phillies' third baseman, and Bucs' first baseman Willie Stargell, attempting to break up the fight, suffers a pinched nerve in his left elbow, limiting his playing time to only eight games for the rest of the season.
    1979 The Mets announce the selection of Mettle as the name for the team's new mascot mule. Dolores Mapps of Mercerville, N.J., who submitted the winning entry, believes the moniker captures the team's "spirit, ardor, stamina, and courage, all of which the Mets have in abundance."
    1987 Gerald Young becomes the first player from Honduras to appear in the majors. In his big league debut, the 22 year-old Tela native plays center field and leads off for the Astros, going 0-for-4 in a 1-0 loss to the Expos at the Astrodome.
    1994 Red Sox shortstop John Valentin snares Marc Newfield's sixth-inning line drive, steps on second retiring Mike Blowers, and then tags the runner coming from first, Kevin Mitchell, to turn an unassisted triple play. After completing the rare feat, accomplishing a play that has occurred only ten times in major league history, the infielder begins a three-homer outburst by Boston in the bottom of the frame, helping the team defeat the Mariners at Fenway Park, 4-3.
    1995 After matching solo tallies with their opponents in the 1st and 16th inning, the Astros score in the bottom of the 17th inning for a 3-2 victory over San Diego. Craig Biggio singles off Brian Williams to score Doug Brocail, who becomes the winning pitcher in the Astrodome contest when he steps on home plate.
    1997 Helping to snap the National League's three-game winning streak, Sandy Alomar, Jr., belts a seventh-inning two-run home run to lead the Junior Circuit to a 3-1 All-Star Game victory in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd at Jacobs Field. The 31 year-old Indian catcher, amid a 30-game hitting streak, is named the Midsummer Classic's Most Valuable Player.
    2000 The Yankees sweep their crosstown rivals in the first double-ballpark doubleheader since 1903 with identical 4-2 scores, in an afternoon tilt at Shea and an evening contest at Yankee Stadium. The twin bill provides quite an interesting day in New York when Mike Piazza, beaned by Roger Clemens, goes to the hospital, Dwight Gooden gets his first win at the Flushing Meadows ballpark since 1994, and a bizarre obstruction call on Mets' first baseman Todd Zeile causes the team to play first game under protest.
    2000 When Jose Cruz Jr. hits his 20th round-tripper in a 6-3 win over the Expos, the Blue Jays become the first team in major league history to have four batters to hit twenty or more homers before the All-Star break. The 26 year-old Toronto outfielder joins teammates Tony Batista, Carlos Delgado, and Raul Mondesi in reaching the milestone.
    2002 The Charleston Riverdogs, the Class A minor league affiliate of the Devil Rays, padlock the gates of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and hold a party outside the ballpark in an attempt to set the record for the lowest attendance at a professional baseball game. When the 'Nobody Night' contest becomes official in the fifth inning with the audience recorded as zero, patrons are allowed through the gates to watch the South Atlantic League contest against the Columbus RedStixx.
    2003 Indians' southpaw Billy Traber one-hits the Yankees, retiring 27 of 28 batters, including 21 in a row after allowing John Flaherty to reach first base with a single in the third inning. The 4-0 blanking of the Bronx Bombers is the 23 year-old rookie's first complete game.
    2005 In Singapore, the International Olympic Committee takes a secret vote on the approval of the 28 current summer Olympic events scheduled for the 2012 Summer Games in London. The scheduled activities do not include baseball and softball, marking the first time the IOC has eliminated existing sports since the dropping of polo in 1936.
    2005 Blue Jays' ace Roy Halladay, in the team's 7-6 defeat to the Rangers, suffers a broken leg after being hit by a Kevin Mench third-inning line drive. 'Doc,' who was slated to be the American League starter in the All-Star Game to be played in Detroit this week, will miss the rest of the season.
    2008 The Cubs bolster their pitching staff, obtaining starter Rich Harden and reliever Chad Gaudin from the A's in exchange for right-hander Sean Gallagher, second baseman/outfielder Eric Patterson, outfielder Matt Murton, and minor league backstop prospect Josh Donaldson. Chicago's dealing may be in anticipation of the trade rumors of the Brewers getting Indians' ace, CC Sabathia.
    2010 Ubaldo Jimenez, with the Rockies' 4-3 victory over St. Louis, became the first pitcher in ten years to record 15 wins before the All-Star break. The Colorado right-hander, who has compiled a 15-1 mark, is the first hurler to reach the plateau since David Wells posted a 15-2 record with the Blue Jays in 2000.
    2010 Using an online ballot, fans select Nick Swisher of the Yankees and Reds' first baseman Joey Votto to fill the last two roster spots in this year's All-Star Game. The New York outfielder, who has edged Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis for the final AL spot, used his Twitter account to campaign for votes and to thank his fans for their support.
    2014 The Mets beat Atlanta to win its 4,000th game since starting as an expansion team in 1962. The milestone victory is recorded by rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who strikes out 11 batters in seven shutout innings in the team's 8-3 win at Citi Field.
    2019 In the decisive final round of the Home Run Derby at Progressive Field, Pete Alonso, hitting 23 home runs in his last at-bats, edges out fellow first-year player Vladimir Guerrero of the Rangers by one homer. The New York first baseman becomes the first Mets player to win the competition outright (Darryl Strawberry shared the title with Wally Joyner in 1986) and the second rookie ever to win the event, joining Yankee freshman Aaron Judge, who won in 2017.

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    1914 Boston Red Sox purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth's contract from minor league Baltimore Orioles
    1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
    1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
    1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland 1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
    1968 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF
    1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
    1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
    1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
    1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto 1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
    1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
    1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
    1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
    2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee

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    1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
    1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)

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    1903 In a Tri-State League contest against York, Pennsylvania, Dan McClellan throws a perfect game. The Philadelphia Giant hurler is the first black pitcher to accomplish the feat in professional baseball.
    1937 Joe DiMaggio hits for the first of his two career cycles as he hits two home runs, a triple, double, and single, helping the Yankees maul the Senators, 16-2. The 'Yankee Clipper' will accomplish this feat again in 1948.
    1940 At Sportsman's Park, five National League hurlers combine to throw the first shutout in All-Star history. Paul Derringer, Bucky Walters, Whit Wyatt, Larry French, and Carl Hubbell three-hit the junior circuit, 4-0, with the help of Max West's three-run homer.
    1946 At Boston's Fenway Park, hometown favorite Ted Williams hits two homers, two singles, and collects five RBIs in the American League's 12-0 rout of the Senior Circuit in the most lopsided game in All-Star history. The first-place Red Sox place eight players on the Midsummer Classic roster, which includes starters Dom DiMaggio (cf), Johnny Pesky (ss), and Bobby Doerr (2b) in addition to Williams, who plays the entire game in left field.
    1953 At Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phillies reliever Bob Miller replaces Robin Roberts, ending the starter's consecutive complete-game streak at 28. The future Hall of Famer (1976) had finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals last season on August 28.
    1956 The BBWAA, by a narrow margin of 14-12, votes to establish the Cy Young Award to honor the major leagues' most outstanding pitcher. Commissioner Ford Frick initiated the idea, believing hurlers lacked support in the MVP voting, but ironically the first recipient of the Cy Young Award, Dodger Don Newcombe, also won the Most Valuable Player Award.
    1958 On Capitol Hill, Casey Stengel, and Mickey Mantle appear in front of a Senate subcommittee investigating baseball's antitrust exemption. After 'the Old Perfessor' gives 45 minutes of rambling and confusing testimony, Sen. Estes Kefauver laughs when he asks 'the Mick' to respond to his inquiry about the issue and the slugger answers, "My views are just about the same as Casey's."
    1963 The Indians host their third Midsummer Classic in front of a disappointing crowd of 44,160 fans at Cleveland Stadium. The Junior Circuit's 5-3 loss to the National League does not feature any players from the Tribe.
    1964 Frank Thomas, pinch-hitting for Roy McMillan, strokes a two-out, two-run homer off Curt Simmons, giving the Mets a 4–3 victory over the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. The round-tripper comes in the outfielder’s first at-bat in five weeks, due to being sidelined by a glandular infection.
    1966 During a contest between the Cardinals and Astros on a hot and humid evening at Busch Stadium, Harry Caray does the play-by-play of the game in just his underwear and socks. Surprised by a photographer taking a photo of him, the veteran broadcaster adjusts the waistband of his boxers as the camera clicks.
    1968 In the first All-Star Game played indoors, American Leaguers are held to just three hits in the Astrodome, with the National League winning the first Midsummer Classic to end with a score of 1-0. The contest's lone tally comes in the bottom of the first frame when Willie Mays, who had been picked off but stayed on the bases due to Luis Tiant's throwing error, scores an unearned run on a double-play ball.
    1969 Tom Seaver's near-perfect game, immortalized as "The Imperfect Game," is broken up when Cubs' rookie outfielder Jim Qualls, a lifetime .223 hitter who will finish his career with only 31 hits, singles into center field. The 24 year-old right-hander, who tosses a five one-hitters for the Mets, will finally get his no-no in 1978 against St. Louis pitching for the Reds.
    1970 Coming off the bench at Tiger Stadium against his former team, Dalton Jones slugs an upper deck grand slam 'single' against the Red Sox. The pinch-hitter passes teammate Don Wert between first and second base, resulting with the hit becoming a three-RBI single instead of a round-tripper.
    1971 In the longest shutout in American League history, the A's beat the Angels, 1-0, when Angel Mangual plates Curt Blefary with a two-out single in the bottom of the 20th inning. Oakland's 21 year-old southpaw Vida Blue fans 17 batters in the first eleven innings of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest.
    1971 Royals' Freddie Patek completes the cycle with a two-run ninth-inning homer off Minnesota starter Jim Perry. The 5'5" Kansas City shortstop's round-tripper breaks a 3-3 deadlock in Kansas City's eventual 6-3 victory over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium.
    1972 Striking out three Red Sox batters in the second inning en route to a 16 K complete game performance against Boston, Nolan Ryan becomes the third pitcher in baseball history to have struck out the side on nine pitches twice during his career. The Angels fireballer, who first did it with the Mets in 1968, joins Lefty Grove (twice in 1938) and Sandy Koufax (1962 and 1964) as the other hurlers who have accomplished the feat.
    1973 Interrupting Board Chairman M. Donald Grant's pep talk during a team meeting, Mets reliever Tug McGraw shouts out the words, "Ya Gotta Believe," which will become the rallying cry for the club, climbing out of the cellar en route to the NL pennant. Although New York beats Houston, 2-1, in 12 innings, their closer's words of encouragement will not immediately light a fire under the team, as they will continue to struggle until the middle of August.
    1976 Astros' hurler Larry Dierker no-hits the Expos, 6-0, striking out eight of the 30 batters he faces in the Astrodome contest. The future team broadcaster and manager had previously thrown two one-hitters.
    1976 Longtime Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey dies of leukemia at New England Baptist Hospital. The club's lowers the Fenway Park flag to half-mast in center field and the silences of 'ballpark's organ to pay tribute to the 73 year-old philanthropist, who the Boston Herald called "'baseball's best friend," a legacy questioned due to allegations of racism during his four-plus decades in Boston.
    1986 Braves outfielder Dale Murphy's consecutive-game streak comes to an end at 740 games when he sits the bench in the team's 7-3 victory over the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. The 30 year-old five-time All-Star hadn't missed a game since September of 1981.
    1987 The Twins win their eighth consecutive game when they blank the A's at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7-0. The eventual World Champions will not win another game until July 22, dropping their next nine decisions, a dubious feat the streaky team also accomplished in April.
    1988 Giants second baseman Chris Speier hits a seventh-inning triple to complete the cycle in the team 21-2 rout of the Cardinals at Candlestick Park. The 21 runs scored establish a San Francisco record.
    1988 Nolan Ryan, notching his 100th victory as an Astro, becomes only the second hurler to win a hundred games with a team in each league when Houston beats New York, 6-3. The 41 year-old right-hander, who also won 134 games for the Angels, joins Cy Young, who reached the plateau with the Cleveland Spiders (NL) and the Boston Pilgrims (AL), who will become known as the Red Sox.
    1990 As a result of a dream he was being devoured by spiders, Blue Jays’ outfielder Glenallen Hill suffers cuts and bruises when he falls through a glass table, attempting to flee his eight-legged demons in a semiconscious state. The 25 year-old sophomore will now be known affectionately as ‘Spiderman' to his teammates during his 13-year tenure in the major leagues.
    1991 Cal Ripken's three-run homer helps the AL defeat the Nationals, 4-2, giving the Junior Circuit its fourth consecutive All-Star win. Tony La Russa becomes the first manager with three straight Midsummer Classic victories.
    1996 Mike Piazza, who will be named the All-Star Game's MVP, hits a moon shot into the upper-deck at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium. The Dodger backstop also strokes an RBI double, helping the National League to beat the AL, 6-0.
    1998 Brewer owner Bud Selig, who served as acting commissioner for nearly the last six years, is named by the owners to be baseball's ninth commissioner. His ownership of the Milwaukee franchise will be placed in trust to avoid conflicts of interest.
    2001 Luis Gonzalez, first Diamondback player to participate in the Home Run Debry, wins the All-Star long ball contest at Seattle's Safeco Field. The Arizona outfielder, who will hit 57 home runs this season, almost double the amount he will compile in any other year, defeats 2000 Derby Champ Sammy Sosa in the final round, 6-2.
    2002 Despite chants of 'Let them play!' from the sellout crowd of 41,871 at Milwaukee's Miller Park, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig declares the 73rd All-Star Game a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. No player is selected to receive the first Ted Williams Most Valuable Player award, named in honor of the late Red Sox legend who died five days ago.
    2005 After 11 years, Coors Field finally has a 1-0 game as the Rockies escape a bases full ninth inning to edge the Padres. The span of 847 regular-season games is the longest time ever needed for any big-league ballpark to host a contest with baseball's lowest possible score.
    2005 Mike Sweeney's 5-for-5 performance helps him tie a franchise record, collecting eight consecutive hits. With knocks in his last three at-bats yesterday, the Royals designated-hitter's streak includes three doubles and five singles.
    2005 On the first pitch of his only big league plate appearance, 24 year-old Adam Greenberg, entering the game as a ninth-inning pinch-hitter for the Cubs, is struck in the back of the head by a 92-mph fastball thrown by Marlin hurler Valerio de los Santos. The Guilford High School (CT) stand out, the first player in the history of the state named to four all-state teams, sustains a concussion and will experience positional vertigo as a result of the beaning.
    2009 Washington completes a game that was suspended at Nationals Park on May 5 with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning with the score knotted at 10, playing as the home team on the road with an 11-10 walk-off victory over the Astros when the frame continues at Minute Maid Park. Joel Hanrahan, traded to Pittsburgh in the interim, is credited with the win even though he is wearing a Pirates uniform.
    2009 Although he is not in the ballpark, Joel Hanrahan is credited with the win when the 'hometown' Nationals walk off the Astros at Minute Maid Park, 11-10. The 27 year-old reliever was the pitcher of record on the long side when the game was suspended in the 11th inning in Washington two months ago, but the right-hander was traded to the Pirates in the interim before the completion today's contest.
    2011 The Dayton Dragons have a sellout for their 815th straight home game, surpassing the record for a North American professional sports team, previously held by the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. The Cincinnati Reds affiliate in the Midwest League has sold out for every game it has played at Fifth Third Field since its move from Rockford in 2000.
    2011 Derek Jeter, with a third-inning home run off Tampa Bay southpaw David Price, becomes the 28th player, and the first in a Yankee uniform, to collect his 3000th hit. The 'Captain' enjoys a five-hit day in the Bronx, including an infield single in the bottom of the eighth that drives in the winning run in the team's 5-4 victory.
    2013 Boston's David Ortiz ties Harold Baines for the most hits by a designated hitter when his eighth-inning single off Seattle's Charlie Furbush gives him a total of 1,688 career hits as a DH. 'Big Papi,' before the record-tying at-bat, had already collected a home run and a pair of doubles in the Red Sox' 11-8 victory at Safeco Field.
    2013 Alex Rios ties both a franchise and American League single-game mark when he collects his sixth hit, a ninth-inning single in the White Sox' 11-4 victory over Detroit at Comerica Park. The Chicago right fielder, the first player to get four hits off Justin Verlander in one game, goes 6-for-6 at the plate with a triple and five singles.

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    Really?

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    good catch, I went back to the OTD site and saw they made the error and I didnot proof read well enough my fav Jm prof Buddy Davis would give me a Great Zot or and Urp!
     
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