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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, May 5, 2018.

  1. gatorjjh

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    1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
    1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
    1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
    1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
    1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
    1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
    1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
    1978 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
    1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
    1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
    1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
    1985 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
    1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
    1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
    2004 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
    1946 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
    1966 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
    1970 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
    1980 Neal Musser, American baseball player
    1987 Justin Upton, American baseball player

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

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    1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
    1912 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
    1939 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
    1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
    1962 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
    1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
    1971 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Brny
    1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
    1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
    1985 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
    MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
    1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0

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    1894 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
    1909 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
    1924 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
    1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
    1961 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
    1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
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    1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
    1910 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
    1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
    1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
    1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
    1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
    1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
    1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats

    BIRTHDAYS
    1917 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
    1928 Joan Kroc, American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
    1931 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
    1935 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
    1947 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
    1967 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
    1970 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
    1974 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
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    1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly
    1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

    1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
    1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
    1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
    1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
    1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
    1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
    1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
    1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
    1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
    1989 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
    1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
    1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitchers

    BIRTHDAYS
    1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
    1943 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
    1950 Ron Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
    1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
    1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
    1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona

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    1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year—

    Let that sink in a minute....
     
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  6. gatorjjh

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

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  7. 74nole

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    I feel like right here @Bazza would say “WOWZZA”.....:p
     
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    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

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    The Stros - fun team to watch! :)
     
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    1885 Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
    1925 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
    1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
    1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August
    1967 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
    1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
    1972 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
    1977 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
    1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
    1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
    1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1971 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
    1977 Aaron Rowand, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
    1977 Roy Oswalt, American baseball player, born in Weir, Mississippi
    1979 Ryan Shealy, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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    1905 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
    1906 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
    1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
    1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
    1922 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
    1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
    1941 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
    1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
    1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
    1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
    1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
    1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee
    1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
    1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
    1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)
    1918 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2006)
    1944 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)
    1976 Mike Koplove, American baseball player
    1977 Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
    1978 Cliff Lee, American baseball player
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    1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
    1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
    1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
    1915 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
    1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
    1935 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
    1947 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
    1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves
    1954 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49
    1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
    1993 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
    1997 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees

    BIRTHDAYS
    1935 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)
    1957 Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
    1966 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
    1968 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan)
    1969 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1979 Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball infielder, coach (only player in history to hit walk-off, grand slam home run in last MLB at-bat), born in Las Matas de Farfán, DR
    1982 Josh Kroeger, American baseball player
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    1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms win 3 MLB games in one day‚ feasting on the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 10 - 9‚ 3 - 2‚ and 8 - 4
    1906 Philadelphia beats the Red Sox 4-1 in 24 innings in Boston in the longest game in AL baseball history; both starters go the distance as A's hurler Jack Coombs overcomes Boston's Joe Harris
    1906 New York Highlanders win their 6th consecutive MLB game in 3 days from
    1931 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees' 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox
    1945 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves
    1947 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
    1958 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
    1964 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets
    1967 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
    1971 Pittsburgh Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10-7 win v Philadelphia Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell
    1975 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
    1978 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox
    2001 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center
    2007 Clay Buchholz becomes first Boston Red Sox rookie to pitch a no-hitter. In just his second MLB appearance; beats Baltimore Orioles 10-0 at Fenway Park

    BIRTHDAYS
    1959 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington
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    1957 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10
    1962 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; jumps him over Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list
    1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963
    1969 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
    1972 Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 8-0
    1973 Billy Martin is fired as Detroit Tigers manager due to continual differences with the front office; goes on to manage Texas, Oakland and NY Yankees (in 5 separate stints)
    1978 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
    1987 Houston outfielder Kevin Bass becomes 1st NL player to switch hit HRs in a game twice in one season in Astros 10-1 win v Cubs
    1990 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1850 Albert Spalding, American baseball player, founder of Spalding sports company, born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
    1937 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1960 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
    1961 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnatti, Ohio
    1971 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1982 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
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    1906 Philadelphia Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Philadelphia before 10,000 fans; black baseball's largest crowd ever
    1906 After an 8 minute argument over an umpire call the NY Highlanders win on forfeit over Philadelphia A's; Highlanders' MLB record 5th doubleheader sweep on consecutive days
    1928 Future Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb records his 4,191st & final career hit as a pinch hitter for the Philadelphia A's in a 6-1 loss v Washington Senators
    1932 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
    1947 Philadelphia A's rookie pitcher Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
    1947 New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park
    1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game in Jersey City, a 3-2 loss v Philadelphia Phillies; 11-4 record in New Jersey
    1957 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0
    1970 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
    1972 Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earns his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies
    1974 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers
    1975 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds
    1977 Japanese baseball superstar Sadaharu Oh hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron as all-time career leader in professional baseball
    1981 Longest MLB game in Fenway Park history is suspended after 19 innings at Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7; Mariners win 8-7 in 20 the following morning
    1984 St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets
    1985 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter smashes 3 consecutive HRs in an 8-3 win v San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium
    1986 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7
    1990 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves
    2001 In just his 11th start, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie pitcher Bud Smith no-hits the San Diego Padres, 4-0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1917 Eddie Stanky, American baseball second baseman, manager (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1926 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
    1962 Dave Clark, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
    1967 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
    1977 Nate Robertson, American baseball player
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    1990--Bobby Thigpen finishes the season for the White Sox with 57 saves--D A M N.....let that sink in.....
     
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    They did win 94 games that year. Often with the White Sox they only won 70 or so.

    Still amazing.
     
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    1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
    1908 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
    1913 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
    1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
    1921 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287
    1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
    1936 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
    1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game, 1-6, 6-4
    1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
    1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
    1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
    1971 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
    1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
    1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
    1995 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games
    1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game

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    1874 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
    1936 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
    1963 Dave Brantley, American MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
    1970 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
    1970 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
    1971 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
    1972 Jimmy Haynes, m Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
    1975 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
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    1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
    1927 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
    1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
    1945 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
    1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
    1963 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
    1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
    1981 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
    1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8
    1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
    1996 Baltimore Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

    BIRTHDAYS
    1911 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
    1912 Vincent DiMaggio, American baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
    1968 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
    1975 Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California
    1976 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Nara, Japan
    1978 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
    1981 Mark Teahen, American-Canadian baseball player, born in Redlands, California

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    1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games--

    Nothing close to this or Nolan Ryan's 7 No-hitters will ever be seen by a single position player or pitcher again--We have lived in a great time of baseball--
     
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    just imagine the old timers with this era's travel, accommodations & conditioning
     
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