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

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    5/17/15 W 6 - 3 / Miss State Sophomore right-hander Logan Shore tossed his first career complete game on the road and senior Josh Tobias drove in a career-high four runs as No. 7 Florida earned a 6-3 victory over Mississippi State

    5/17/14 L 5 - 7 / Tennessee The No. 13 Gators had claimed the first two games of the series to secure the outright SEC Championship and were bidding for their first sweep in Knoxville since 1992 against the Vols

    5/17/13 L 1 - 3 / UGA A three-run sixth inning propelled Georgia to a 3-1 victory over Florida on Friday night at Foley Field that evened the teams' weekend series

    5/17/12 W 6 - 0 / Auburn Junior Hudson Randall (Atlanta, Ga.) held the SEC's top offense to three singles for his third career complete game and senior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) became the school's all-time hit leader as No. 3 Florida (39-15/17-11 SEC) captured the opening game of its weekend series with a shutout of Auburn

    5/17/11 L 2 -11 / JU Jacksonville (33-18) scored three times in the first inning and tallied eight two-out runs on its way to an 11-2 victory over No. 4 Florida (39-14) on Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium

    5/17/10 DNP
    5/17/09 DNP

    5/17/08 W 13 - 12/ Vandy Florida senior Jon Townsend (London, Ky.) (3-for-6) delivered a two-out, walk-off single in the 11th inning to lift the Gators (34-20/17-13 SEC) to a thrilling 13-12 victory over No. 13 Vanderbilt

    5/17/07 DNP
    5/17/06 DNP
    5/17/05 DNP

    5/17/04 W 16 - 6 / Miss State A pair of seven run innings early in the game gave University of Florida starting pitcher Justin Hoyman all he needed as the Gators defeated Mississippi State16-6 in game two of the series

    5/17/03 W 13 - 4 / Kentucky After falling behind early the Florida baseball team responded with four multi-run innings to run away with a key 13-4 victory over visiting Kentucky

    5/17/02 DNP

    5/17/01 9 - 3 / Tennessee Matt Goss gave Florida a four run lead on a three-run home run and reliever Keith Ramsey threw the final 2 1/3 scoreless innings as Florida won a 9-3 decision against Tennessee Thursday in the SEC Tournament.

    5/17/00 7 - 2 / Auburn SEC Tournament WP Smalley LP Speigner
    5/17/99 DNP
     
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    1903 Cleveland Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
    1915 Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
    1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
    1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1
    1963 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
    1964 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s
    1970 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
    1973 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
    1979 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
    1984 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
    1998 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi
    1976 José Guillén
    1978 John Foster, American baseball player
    1978 Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
    1983 Channing Frye, American basketball player
    1983 Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
     
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    1897 American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game @WESGATORS
    1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
    1929 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
    1933 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
    1942 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
    1947 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
    1956 Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
    1968 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
    1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
    1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
    1990 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
    1924 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1937 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
    1946 Reggie Jackson
    1951 Jim Sundberg
    1965 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1974 Nelson Figueroa
    1978 Marcus Giles
     
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    5/18/17 L 4 - 12 Kentucky / Gators Fall to Hot-Hitting Wildcats, into 3-way tie atop SEC The Wildcats roughed up Gators starter Alex Faedo for 13 hits and seven runs and never let up.

    5/18/16 DNP
    5/18/15 DNP
    5/18/14 DNP

    5/18/13 L 2 - 9 UGA / The Bulldogs used a 14-hit offensive surge and three home runs to subdue the Gators in the teams' regular-season finale.

    5/18/12 W 10 -1 Auburn / A 12-hit, three-homer offensive attack and the dominant pitching of junior left-hander Brian Johnson powered Florida to a series-clinching 10-1 victory over Auburn

    5/18/11 DNP

    5/18/10 W 9 - 3 UNF/ Freshman Austin Maddox went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs to lead No. 4 Florida to a 9-3 victory over UNF

    5/18/09 DNP
    5/18/08 DNP

    5/18/07 W 20 -2 Tennessee / Sophomore Avery Barnes matched a school and SEC record with 10 runs batted in, featuring his first career grand slam in the second inning and a three-run dinger in the eighth, as Florida punched its ticket to next week's SEC Tournament with a 20-2 victory over Tennessee

    5/18/06 L 3 - 7 LSU / LSU snapped a 3-3 stalemate with four ninth-inning runs to hand Florida a 7-3 defeat

    5/18/05 W 6 - 4 Stetson / Sophomore Matt LaPorta launched a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth to lift Florida to a 6-4 victory over Stetson

    5/18/04 DNP

    5/18/03 L 5 - 7 Kentucky / In the final regular season game of the season the University of Florida baseball had their SEC Tournament chances erased as Kentucky came out victorious 7-5 at McKethan Stadium Sunday afternoon. Kentucky erupted for five runs in the eighth inning and Florida could not capitalize in the late innings to make a comeback.

    5/18/02 W 14 - 4 Kentucky / Florida used a 17-hit offensive attack to defeat Kentucky 14-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Florida starter Alex Hart (13-1) won his SEC-leading 13th game of the year.

    5/18/01 L 6 - 7 Ole Miss / Ole Miss broke a 4-4 tie with a three run seventh inning to defeat Florida 7-6 Friday in the SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover-Met Stadium. The loss eliminates Florida from SEC Tournament play.

    5/18/00 W 8 - 7 / Kentucky WP Bellflower LP Wade

    5/18/99 DNP (season ended 5/16 L Bama 8-11)

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    1911 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
    1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
    1942 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
    1960 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
    1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431
    1988 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1954 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1955 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
    1967 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
     
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    5/19/17 W 14 -3 Kentucky / In quest of their first Southeastern Conference regular-season title in three years, the Gators faced a must-win game on Friday night to keep their bid alive for an outright league crown.

    5/19/16 L 3 - 7 LSU
    5/19/15 DNP Bye?
    5/19/14 DNP
    5/19/13 DNP

    5/19/12 L 4 - 5 Auburn / Auburn senior right fielder Creede Simpson threw out Florida senior Preston Tucker at the plate to compete a game-ending double play as the Tigers notched a 5-4 victory. AU's win prevented the third-ranked Gators from earning a share of the Southeastern Conference title with LSU

    5/19/11 W 9 - 6 Kentucky / Florida sophomore Mike Zunino cranked a pair of homers and drove in five runs to lead No. 4 Florida to a 9-6 victory over Kentucky

    5/19/10 DNP
    5/19/09 DNP
    5/19/08 DNP

    5/19/07 L 7 - 11 Tennessee/ “You have to give Tennessee a lot of credit for the way they played,” said head coach Pat McMahon. “They have an outstanding offensive club, and Craig Cobb is one of the great competitors in our league. I thought we responded very well, but unfortunately, we had to chase runs and that makes it tough. We were picked to finish last in our league, and it is a great compliment to our guys and their improvement to play themselves into the SEC Tournament.”

    5/19/06 W 8- 7 LSU/ Senior Stephen Barton blasted a dramatic two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Florida to an 8-7 victory over LSU. After the Tigers grabbed a 7-6 lead in the top of the frame, the Gators were down to their last out before senior Chris Woods laced a single into left field to keep the frame alive.

    5/19/05 DNP
    5/19/04 DNP
    5/19/03 DNP

    5/19/02 W 5 - 4 / Kentucky Mark Kiger's three-run home run in the ninth inning led Florida a 5-4 victory over Kentucky. The Gators entered the ninth inning trailing 4-0. Kentucky starter Joseph Blanton held the Gators scoreless through the first eight innings.

    5/19/01 DNP
    5/19/00 DNP
    5/19/99 Season ended 5/16/99 Defeated by Bama 8 - 11
     
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    1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
    1922 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
    1941 White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games
    1946 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
    1948 Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
    1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
    1983 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
    1984 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
    1984 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory
    1985 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
    1997 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1921 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)
    1931 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
    1946 Bobby Mercer, American baseball outfielder
    1963 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
    1965 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher
     
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    5/20/17 W 6 - 4 Kentucky / The road from worst to first is complete. The Florida Gators clinched a Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday afternoon with a 6-4 win over No. 7 Kentucky at McKethan Stadium.

    5/20/16 L 4 - 5 / LSU L P Horvath WP Reynolds

    5/20/15 L 6 -7 / Arkansas Arkansas tallied three runs in the ninth inning to defeat Florida, 7-6, on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at the 2015 SEC Tournament. With the victory, the Razorbacks will next play No. 1 LSU in a winner's bracket game tomorrow night, while the Gators will meet Auburn in an elimination game

    5/20/14 DNP SEC Touney Bye
    5/20/13 DNP
    5/20/12 DNP SEC Tourney Bye

    5/20/11 L 1 - 11/ Kentucky Kentucky squared its weekend series with a 14-1 victory over No. 4 Florida on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. Junior right-hander Alex Meyer registered nine strikeouts and permitted one run on five hits over seven innings and was supported by a balanced Wildcat offense that banged out 18 hits and scored multiple runs in the third, fifth and seventh

    5/20/10 W 3 - 2/ So Carolina Junior left-hander Kevin Chapman closed the contest with two scoreless innings as No. 4 Florida posted a thrilling 3-2 victory over No. 6 South Carolina on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series that will decide the Southeastern Conference champion.

    5/20/09 L 5 - 8/ Arkansas Arkansas capitalized on four errors that led to seven unearned runs to notch an 8-5 victory over No. 9 Florida in the opening round of the 2009 SEC Tournament

    5/20/08 DNP
    5/20/07 DNP

    5/20/06 W LSU/ Florida celebrated Senior Day at McKethan Stadium in fine fashion on Saturday afternoon by posting a 10-5 victory over LSU. The win enabled the Gators to earn their first series triumph over the Tigers since the 1998 campaign

    5/20/05 W 5 - 4 Vandy / Behind a gutsy performance by junior Alan Horne and a five-run fifth inning, Florida claimed the opener of its series against Vanderbilt with a 5-4 win at Charles Hawkins Field on Friday night. Powered by a solo homer from sophomore Brian Leclerc and a grand slam by sophomore Matt LaPorta , the Gators remained in first place in the SEC and atop the Eastern Division with the triumph.

    5/20/04 DNP
    5/20/03 DNP
    5/20/02 DNP
    5/20/01 DNP

    5/20/00 W 12 - 4 Win - E. Rojas ~~ Loss - Whetstone

    5/20/99 DNP
     
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    1922 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
    1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
    1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
    1943 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
    1948 NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle
    1952 Booklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in their 1st inning to beat Cincinnati Reds 19-1
    1968 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
    1969 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
    1977 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
    1994 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
    1996 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Earl Averill, baseball player
    1912 Monty Stratton, baseball player
    1960 Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
    1981 Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball
    1985 Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
     
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    5/21/17 DNP

    5/21/16 W 6 -2 LSU / Win - Faedo (11-1). Loss - Gilbert (4-3) 7 inning game

    5/21/15 W 11 - 2 Auburn / Senior Josh Tobias was 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs and sophomore Peter Alonso was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI to lead Florida's 15-hit offensive outburst. Sophomore right-hander Logan Shore (7-6) struck out seven batters, scattered six hits and permitted two runs over 7.2 innings to earn the triumph and sophomore Frank Rubio finished the game.

    5/21/14 L 2 - 4 Kentucky / The Florida baseball team fell behind early and could never recover on Wednesday against Kentucky, losing 4-2 in the second round of the 2014 SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. UF will play again on Thursday in game two of the early session against South Carolina.

    5/21/13 SEC Tourney Bye

    5/21/12 DNP

    5/21/11 W 19 - 3 Kentucky / Florida used a seven-run fourth inning and a 25-hit outburst to defeat Kentucky, 19-3, and earn a share of the SEC Championship on Saturday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. Splitting both the league's overall and Eastern Division titles with South Carolina and Vanderbilt, the Gators became the first program to repeat as the SEC winner since LSU accomplished the feat in 1996-97

    5/21/10 W 5 - 2 So Carolina / Junior Josh Adams snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning as No. 4 Florida clinched its first Southeastern Conference title since 2005 with a 5-2 victory over South Carolina. Freshman Steven Rodriguez earned his first career win by working 1.1 scoreless innings in which he registered three strikeouts

    5/21/09 W 12 - 2 Ole Miss / Junior Jonathan Pigott (2-for-5) matched his career high of four RBI and belted a pair of homers for the first time as second-seeded Florida overpowered third-seeded Ole Miss, in the first elimination game of the 2009 SEC Tournament. The contest was halted after eight innings due to the 10-run rule.

    5/21/08 SEC Tourney Bye

    5/21/07 DNP
    5/21/06 DNP Season ended 5/20

    5/21/05 W 2 -1 Vandy / Sophomore Matt LaPorta snapped a 1-1 tie with a solo home run with one down in the 13th inning as No. 12 Florida nipped Vanderbilt, 2-1. The slugger's 23rd round-tripper of the year tied the single-season school record shared by Brad Wilkerson (1997, 1998) and Ryan Shealy (2002).

    5/21/04 L 4 - 5 Tennessee / An RBI bases loaded single by Kelly Edmundson in the bottom of the ninth broke a tie as the University of Florida baseball team to host Tennessee in game one of a key SEC series. The Gators took a 4-3 lead after seven but the Volunteers scored single runs in each of the last two innings in the victory.

    5/21/03 DNP
    5/21/02 DNP
    5/21/01 DNP

    5/21/00 L 6 - 9 LSU in SEC Championship game Win - Gomez - Loss - S. McFarland

    5/21/99 DNP
     
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    5/22/15 W 10 - 0 Arkansas / Sophomore left-hander A.J. Puk fired a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts as fourth-seeded Florida advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 SEC Tournament by eliminating fifth-seeded Arkansas

    5/22/14 W 7 - 2 So Carolina / Bobby Poyner threw five shutout innings and Taylor Gushue tied the game with a two-run single in the third inning to propel the Florida baseball team to a 7-2 win over South Carolina on Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Gators stay alive in the 2014 SEC Tournament

    5/22/13 DNP

    5/22/12 W 6 - 1 Auburn / Sophomore right-hander Jonathon Crawford established a career high with nine strikeouts and freshman Justin Shafer drove in three runs to lead second-ranked Florida to a 6-1 victory over Auburn in the opening round of the 2012 SEC Tournament

    5/22/11 DNP

    5/22/10 L 6 - 11 So Carolina / Senior righty Jay Brown and No. 6 South Carolina used a six-run sixth inning to avoid being swept by No. 4 Florida by notching a 11-6 victory

    5/22/09 L 7 - 10 Arkansas / A five-run fourth inning helped seventh-seeded Arkansas send second-seeded Florida home from the 2009 SEC Tournament on Friday, 10-7. The Hogs captured all five encounters against the Gators this season

    5/22/08 L 3 - 11 So Carolina / Five-run second and eighth innings powered seventh-seeded South Carolina past third-seeded Florida, 11-3, in the first elimination game of the 2008 SEC Tournament

    5/22/07 DNP
    5/22/06 DNP

    5/22/05 W 6 - 3 Vandy / Florida clinched its first Southeastern Conference championship since 1998 with a 6-3 win over Vanderbilt. Tied at 2-2 entering the ninth, the Gators plated four runs on one hit, three walks, two wild pitches and an error to seize the lead and pave the way for the program's 10th SEC crown and 18th Eastern Division title

    5/22/04 L 7 - 9 Tennessee / Florida could not hold onto a 6-3 lead entering the bottom of the eighth as Tennessee mounted a come back for the second straight night as the Volunteers pulled out a 9-7 victory. The Volunteers scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the series from the Gators.

    5/22/03 DNP

    5/22/02 W 7 - 2 UGA / Jimmy Ramshaw pitched a career-high 9.0-inning complete game and Ben Harrison's three-run home run gave Florida a 7-2 victory Wednesday in the SEC Baseball Tournament's First Round. With the win, No. 3 seed Florida advances to play the winner of the Alabama-Mississippi State matchup

    5/22/01 DNP
    5/22/00 DNP
    5/22/99 DNP
     
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    1883 Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
    1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
    1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
    1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
    1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
    1957 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
    1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game
    1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
    1968 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
    1976 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
    1977 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
    1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
    1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
    1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
    1990 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Al Simmons, (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334
    1943 Tommy John, pitcher
    1966 José Mesa, Dominican MBL pitcher
    1968 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher
    1969 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher
     
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    5/23/17 DNP
    5/23/16 DNP

    5/23/15 W 2 - 1 LSU / Freshman Mike Rivera snapped a 1-1 tie with a leadoff homer in the ninth inning as fourth-seeded Florida defeated top-seeded and top-ranked LSU, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon in the second semifinal of the SEC Tournament

    5/23/14 W 5 - 1 Miss State / Coach's comments: It's one of those deals where you just try to play your best and hang on to play another day. I thought tonight was an all-around really good game. We had some really at bats, obviously [Harrison] Bader had a big night and Taylor Gushue had a couple of hits. Turgeon hit the ball hard multiple times and we did enough. The pitching was outstanding. Danny Young gave us a really good start and Shafer I think had his longest outing of the year.

    5/23/13 DNP
    5/23/12 SEC T Bye
    5/23/11 DNP
    5/23/10 DNP
    5/23/09 DNP
    5/23/08 DNP
    5/23/07 SEC T Bye
    5/23/06 DNP
    5/23/05 DNP

    5/23/04 W 5 - 3 Tennessee / The University of Florida baseball team rebounded from a pair of tough losses to Tennessee to win game three of the series 5-3 between the teams on Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale. Florida took a 5-1 lead and then held on for the victory.

    5/23/03 DNP

    5/23/02 L 4 - 7 Bama / Alabama took advantage of nine walks, rode a 7 2/3 inning pitching performance from Lance Cormier and held off a late Florida rally to defeat the Gators 7-4 in SEC Baseball Tournament second round action

    5/23/01 DNP
    5/23/00 DNP
    5/23/99 DNP
     
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    1883 Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players at Recreation Park, Philadelphia, Snorkeys defeat the Hoppers 33-17
    1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1962 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
    1970 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
    1984 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
    1990 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
    1991 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
    1992 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
    1995 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
    1888 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
    1948 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
    1961 Kevin Romine, baseball player
    1962 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
    1970 Ricky Gutierrez, infielder
    1971 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
    1978 Mike González, baseball player
    1979 Kirk Saarloos, baseball player
     
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    5/24/17 W 5 - 4 Auburn/ HOOVER, Ala.—Florida took a one-run lead in the eighth inning and sophomore Michael Byrne pitched a scoreless ninth to set a school record with 14 saves this season as the Gators beat Auburn 5-4 at the 2017 SEC Tournament in Hoover.

    5/24/16 DNP

    5/24/15 W 7 - 3 Vandy / Fourth-seeded Florida brought home its seventh SEC Tournament Championship with a 7-3 triumph over second-seeded Vanderbilt at the Hoover Met. The Gators claimed the event for the first time in four years by winning four straight contests and knocking off the top two seeds in consecutive outings, top-ranked LSU and the defending national champion Commodores. The teams endured two hours and 48 minutes of two separate weather delays before wrapping up the action. Freshman catcher/designated hitter JJ Schwarz, who went 2-for-5 with a run scored tonight, was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the SEC Tourney after batting .526 (10-for-19) over the five games, with six RBI, five runs and three doubles

    5/24/14 W 6 - 5 Kentucky / Josh Tobias hit a RBI single in the top of the eighth and Ryan Larson scored the winning run to propel the Florida baseball team to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Tournament Final. The Gators beat Kentucky 6-5 on Saturday night

    5/24/13 DNP

    5/24/12 L 1 - 2 Vandy / Junior left-hander Sam Selman tossed six shutout frames and senior Riley Reynolds delivered a two-out triple in the fourth inning as Vanderbilt (32-25) extended its winning streak to eight games with a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Florida (41-17) on Thursday night at the 2012 SEC Tournament to advance to Saturday's semifinal round. The triumph ended a seven-game slide in the series by the Commodores.

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    5/24/07 W 3 - 2 Bama / Behind a masterful effort by junior Bryan Augenstein, sixth-seeded Florida ousted seventh-seeded Alabama (31-26) from the 2007 SEC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Regions Park, 3-2. The Gators survive to meet the loser of tonight's clash between second-seeded Arkansas (39-18) and third-seeded South Carolina

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    5/24/02 W 5 - 0 Miss State / Keith Ramsey pitched his second career 9.0-inning complete game shutout against Mississippi State in leading the Gators to a 5-0 victory over the Bulldogs Friday at Hoover-Metropolitan Stadium. Florida advances to play Alabama.

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    1929 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
    1930 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
    1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
    1940 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
    1940 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
    1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
    1984 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
    1989 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
    1992 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game

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    5/25/17 SEC T Bye

    5/25/16 L 3 - 5 LSU/ LSU pinch-hitter Jordan Romero hit a RBI single in the top of the 14th to bring home the winning run as the Tigers beat Florida 5-3 on Wednesday night Thursday morning at the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
    With a game length of 5 hours, 7 minutes, it was the longest game in SEC Tournament history.

    5/25/15 DNP

    5/25/14 L 0 - 2 LSU/ Head coach Kevin O'Sullivan “It was a great game. It's how a championship game should be. It was close on both sides. I thought both teams played outstanding defense. It just came down to one pitch. I'm really pleased with how we played this week. We lost that first game Wednesday to Kentucky, but we battled back to get to the final game. Tip your hat to LSU. It's good to be done with the SEC schedule, and we can play somebody else. We're looking forward to next week. We'll get back to Gainesville and practice on Tuesday.”

    5/25/13 DNP

    5/25/12 W 7 - 2 So Carolina/ Junior left-hander Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) notched the first complete game of his career and was supported by an 11-hit offensive attack as No. 2 Florida (42-17) ousted No. 4 South Carolina (40-17) from the 2012 SEC Tournament, 7-2, on Friday night in front of 9,067 fans at Regions Park. Johnson (7-4) limited the Gamecocks to two runs on five hits and threw 89 pitches in going the distance. He also registered five strikeouts and permitted zero walks in the first complete game by a Gator at the SEC Tourney since Bryan Augenstein accomplished the feat in a 3-2 victory over Alabama on May 24, 2007.

    5/25/11 w 7 - 5 Miss State/ With the Gators trailing by a 5-2 score entering the bottom of the seventh, senior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) was hit by a pitch and junior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) (2-for-4, two RBI) drew a walk from freshman Taylor Stark to cause a pitching change. Sophomore Luis Pollorena (6-5) came in for Stark (1.0 IP, 2 BB) and surrendered a single into center field to sophomore Mike Zunino (Cape Coral, Fla.) (2-for-5) that loaded the bases with none out. Johnson sent a fly ball into right field that appeared to be headed foul but instead cleared the right-field wall in fair territory to empty the bases and give Florida 6-5 lead. It was Johnson's fifth homer of the campaign, his third career grand slam and the sixth grand slam for the Orange and Blue this season.

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    5/25/07 L 3 - 5 So Carolina/ Sophomore right-hander Mike Cisco notched eight strikeouts over seven innings as third-seeded South Carolina (42-17) eliminated sixth-seeded Florida (29-30) from the 2007 SEC Tournament on Friday at Regions Park, 5-3. With their second win over the Gators in the past three days, the Gamecocks must defeat Arkansas (40-18) twice tomorrow to reach Sunday's championship tilt. After Cisco (6-2) limited UF to four hits and two runs, senior Jeff Jeffords pitched the final two innings to collect his fourth save.

    5/25/06 DNP

    5/25/05 W 9 - 8 Arkansas/ A one-out single in the bottom of the ninth by junior Stephen Barton (Miami, Fla.) lifted top-seeded Florida (39-18) to a 9-8 triumph over eighth-seeded Arkansas (37-19) in the opening round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday night at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The Gators trailed 6-2 in the eighth inning before rallying for six runs on three hits and two errors to even the score. UF will play the winner of tonight's contest between No. 4 Ole Miss and No. 5 Alabama at 9 p.m. tomorrow night.

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    5/25/02 L 9/11 Bama/ No. 11/11/14 Florida jumped out to an early lead and used a career-high 7.0-inning performance from freshman Mike Pete to register a 7-4 victory Saturday over No. 12/10/7 Alabama before 10,907 in the SEC Baseball Tournament. With the win, Florida (43-16) will play Alabama (46-13) again at 6 p.m. ET this evening. The winner of tonight's Florida-Alabama matchup will play in the SEC Tournament championship against the winner of LSU-South Carolina.

    5/25/02 Game 2: L 9 - 11 Bama /Trailing 11-7, Florida rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ryan Shealy and Jeff Corsaletti both singled. The duo advanced on a balk and Aaron Sobieraj reached on a ground ball turned error that scored Shealy from third. A walk to Matt Maley loaded the bases and Alabama replaced reliever Brian Reed with Jeffrey Norris. On the first pitch to UF's Matt Goss, Norris got him to ground into a 1-2-3 double play to end the contest.

    5/25/01 W 10 - 9/ Jason Dill and Peter Nystrom combined for five RBI as Florida broke open a 5-5 tie with five runs over two innings and the Gators held off a late rally to defeat Stetson 10-9 Friday in NCAA Baseball Regional action at Mark Light Stadium.

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    1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
    1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire
    1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
    1941 Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941
    1951 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
    1953 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
    1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
    1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to play 3,000 baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
    1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
    1983 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
    1984 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
    1984 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
    1986 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
    1992 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7

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    1925 Don Liddle, baseball player
    1966 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
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    1970 Joey Eischen, pitcher
     
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    1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
    1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
    1925 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
    1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
    1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
    1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
    1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
    1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
    1993 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
    1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

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    1964 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
    1965 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker