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  1. 74nole

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    1967 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California—

    Most remembered moment—charging the mound with Nolan Ryan standing his ground.

    Result: An a$$ whipping for Mr. Ventura...:D:D:D
     
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    1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
    1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
    1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

    1960 Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
    1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
    1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
    1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
    1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
    1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
    1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
    1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
    1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington
    2003 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
    2014 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota

    BIRTHDAYS
    1935 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
    1965 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
    1965 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
    1971 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
    1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
    1879 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Vere St. Leger Goold 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    1880 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reigning champion John Hartley beats Herbert Lawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
    1884 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7
    1895 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
    1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
    1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982
    1922 US Open Men's Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones
    1923 US Open Men's Golf, Inwood CC: Amateur legend Bobby Jones captures his first career major championship, defeating Bobby Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Sunday playoff
    1927 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer
    1928 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
    1932 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Ozaukee CC: Jane Weiller beats June Beebe 5 & 4 for golf's only major title
    1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 and 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
    1945 PGA Championship, Morraine CC: Byron Nelson wins 5th and final major title and 2nd PGA title; beats ex-MLB player Sam Byrd 4 & 3
    1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
    1960 Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
    1961 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Arnold Palmer wins the first of 2 consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Welshman Dai Rees
    1962 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
    1967 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus
    1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
    1972 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino claims his second straight Claret Jug; first to successfully defend his title since Arnold Palmer in 1962; wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
    1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
    1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
    1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
    1978 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus completes 3rd career grand slam; wins by 2 strokes from Ben Crenshaw & Ray Floyd
    1979 US Open Women's Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer
    1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
    1984 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
    1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
    1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
    1990 US Open Women's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Defending champion Betsy King wins consecutive titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan, the leader after each of first 3 rounds
    1991 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
    1994 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
    1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
    1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington
    2000 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference
    2003 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
    2005 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
    2012 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Indianwood G &CC: Englishman Roger Chapman wins by 2 strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Tom Lehman
    2013 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
    2014 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
    2017 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title
    2018 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory
    2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia, 4-2
    2018 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6

    BIRTHDAYS
    1875 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
    1935 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
    1965 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
    1965 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
    1971 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
    1978 Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
    1980 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
     
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    1902 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
    1924 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
    1936 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
    1941 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
    1944 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
    1948 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
    1956 Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
    1975 Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term
    1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
    1985 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego Padres)
    1987 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
    1993 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
    1994 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
    2008 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
    2013 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
    1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
    1960 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
    1970 William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
     
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    1902 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
    1914 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
    1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
    1922 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
    1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
    1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

    1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
    1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
    1961 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
    1963 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit
    1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
    1978 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him
    1979 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
    1979 All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
    1990 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0 @WESGATORS
    2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs

    BIRTHDAYS
    1917 Lou Boudreau, baseball player and manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
    1921 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)
    1942 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
    1949 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
    1983 Adam Lind, American baseball player, born in Muncie, Indiana
     
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    1912 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
    1915 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
    1927 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit
    1943 Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
    1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
    1954 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
    1960 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises
    1962 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
    1970 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits
    1991 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
    1999 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1881 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1921)
    1916 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
    1940 Joe Torre, American baseball catcher, outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1956 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina
    1975 Torii Hunter, baseball player
    1978 Ben Sheets, American baseball player
     
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  7. 74nole

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    Growing up before the Braves moved to Atlanta, the closest thing we had to a southern team was the Cardinals—so my Dad and I were big Cardinals fans (and he actually played for them in the old Class D league after he got home from WWII)—I remember Joe Torre playing 3rd base before he started catching. He was ol’school tough.
     
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    1902 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
    1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
    1910 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
    1914 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
    1918 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
    1933 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
    1936 Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
    1960 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
    1963 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300

    1973 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
    1974 Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
    1975 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
    1977 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, NY
    1977 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
    1986 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th
    1989 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
    1990 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
    1990 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee
    1991 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
    1991 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
    2018 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m

    BIRTHDAYS
    1914 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
    1916 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
    1951 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1963 Mark Carreon, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1965 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1966 David Segui, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1972 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1974 Preston Wilson, baseball player
    1975 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
    1976 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
    1977 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
    1977 Ed Smith, English cricketer
    1977 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
    1978 Nené, Brazilian footballer
    1979 Luke Young, English footballer
    1979 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
    1979 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    1980 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
    1980 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
    1981 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (& Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
    1981 Nenê [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer, born in Jundiaí, Brazil
    1981 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
    1981 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1982 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
    1982 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
    1984 Lewis Price, Welsh footballer
     
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  10. 74nole

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    Rick Ankiel—the can’t miss kid—

    Same thing was said about Mark Prior, “perfect pitcher’s body, perfect mechanics, can’t miss”.....

    Baseball is a humbling game/experience to say the least.....
     
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    Must have been nickel beer night!;)
     
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    1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
    1911 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
    1912 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
    1916 Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
    1956 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
    1958 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
    1965 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
    1970 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
    1973 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
    1933 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
    1953 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
    1971 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
    1974 "Big Money" Bengie Molina [Benjamin José Molina], Puerto Rican baseball player (Texas Rangers), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    1984 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player

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    1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th and beat Cubs 17-4
    1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
    1956 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
    1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
    1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
    1972 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
    1973 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
    1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager

    1975 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
    1995 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings

    BIRTHDAYS
    1935 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
    1942 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
    1948 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
    1948 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
    1949 Al Hrabosky, baseball player
    1965 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
    1967 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
    1970 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
    1972 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
    1974 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
    1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player

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    He died recently.

    Forget the Curse of the Bambino. This is why they went so long without a Championship.

    I know why the White Sox went so long. It was penance for the Black Sox scandal.

    And the Cubs went so long because they just suck.
     
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    1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
    1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
    1926 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
    1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
    1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
    1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
    1993 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
    1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired

    1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

    BIRTHDAYS
    1893 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
    1905 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
    1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
    1957 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
    1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
    1979 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player

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