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    1903 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
    1907 Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
    1929 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's
    1938 2,000th Brooklyn Dodgers home run: legendary shortstop Leo Durocher homers off Reds hurler Peaches Davis in 8th inning of a 6-3 win
    1956 Boston Red Sox fine slugger Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at heckling Boston fans, third incident in 3 weeks
    1956 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami’s Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets
    1972 Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez, Early Wynn, Josh Gibson, Will Harridge, Buck Leonard & Ross Youngs are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1992 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
    1999 Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays' 15-10 loss v Cleveland
    2004 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park
    2007 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record
    2016 Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 - 7 win v Rockies


    BIRTHDAYS

    1895 Edward Gill, baseball player
    1927 Art Houtteman, American baseball player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
    1929 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana
    1967 Jason Grimsley, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Cleveland, Texas
    1973 Danny Graves, American baseball player, born in South Vietnam
    1975 Edgar Renteria, Colombian baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

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    1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
    1931 Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
    1963 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1970 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37
    1976 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
    1977 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
    1985 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
    1987 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game1988 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
    1988 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
    1990 Baltimore Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
    1990 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher
    1990 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
    1991 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
    1997 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox

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    1927 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
    1936 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)1947 Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
    1963 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1966 John Hudek, American baseball player
    1976 Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
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    1905 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him MLB Legend
    1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

    1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
    1963 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
    1964 Jim Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
    1971 Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
    1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
    1978 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
    1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve1981 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
    1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
    1997 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
    2002 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home runs

    Birthdays

    1919 Ralph Houk, MLB catcher, coach, manager (6-time World Series champion), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 2010)193
    Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)
    1931 Chuck Essegian, American MLB baseball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1936 Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1939 Claude Osteen, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Caney Spring, Tennessee
    1942 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
    1948 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
    1965 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1967 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

    1969 Troy Percival, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
    1971 Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
    1975 Mike Lamb, American baseball player
    1977 Jason Frasor, American baseball player

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    betterlatethan never :)

     
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    Please do not post any pictures.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    I remember how they looked I would not embarrass the players or me :)
     
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    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!:ninja3:
     
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    1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record1901 Chicago White Sox 1901 Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
    1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player Baseball Legend
    1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-01954 Sir
    1969 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
    1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research1977 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
    1981 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

    1985 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
    1986 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
    1987 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
    1989 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
    1995 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
    1997 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
    1997 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal


    BIRTHDAYS

    1964 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
    1966 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orlea
    1973 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)

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    1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
    1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
    1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
    1950 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
    1951 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
    1951 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
    1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
    1962 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
    1968 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
    1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
    1980 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
    1984 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
    1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
    1993 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1913 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
    1936 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
    1963 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1973 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
    1976 Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
    1984 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player

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    1936 After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
    1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
    1963 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
    1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game
    1965 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
    1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
    1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
    1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day
    1984 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
    1984 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    1985 Baltimore Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1986 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
    1988 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
    1994 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute


    BIRTHDAYS

    1880 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
    1928 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
    1947 Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
    1965 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
    1966 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
    1970 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
    1979 D.J. Houlton, American baseball player


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    Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher, won 37 games in 1908—

    Let that sink in a minute—
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    here is another one

     
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    Denny McLain was 33-8 in 1968 and lost his last two starts 2-1.

    While Christy is in the HOF Denny is in the Hall of Shame.
     
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    Was that after he used an emery board?
     
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    1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
    1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
    1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
    1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
    1931 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
    1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
    1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
    1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
    1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians
    1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
    1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
    1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
    1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
    1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
    2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson

    BIRTHDAYS
    1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
    1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
    1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
    1940 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
    1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
    1964 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1964 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
    1965 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
    1969 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
    1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player, born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
    1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player, born in San Antonio, Texas
    1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer player, born in Modesto, California
    1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player, born in Rochester, New York

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    1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shut out against Cleveland Indians—

    Also a front line star in the NBA with the NY Knicks/ then coached in the league—


    Died in NYC in 2003 of a heart attack—
     
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