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

  1. gatorjjh

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

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    1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
    1912 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit
    1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
    1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
    1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)
    1952 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
    1952 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
    1953 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
    1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
    1978 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
    1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
    1980 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
    1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, born in Maum, County Galway, Ireland (d. 1959)
    1934 Bill Giles, American baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York
    1946 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
    1969 Darren Bragg, American outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
    1972 Jason Isringhausen, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brighton, Illinois
    1979 Brian Stokes, American baseball player, born in Montclair, California
    1980 Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1883 NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies 1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
    1919 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25
    1939 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
    1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
    1943 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
    1954 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks
    1955 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
    1963 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
    1973 Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers
    1973 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)
    1985 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits
    1988 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner
    1989 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
    1992 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
    1993 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
    1995 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
    2002 Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay
    BIRTHDAYS
    1966 Mike Dyer, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Upland, California
    1978 Gil Meche, American baseball player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana

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    1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
    1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
    1948 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
    1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game !!!! @WESGATORS
    1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
    1978 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
    1978 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
    1987 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
    1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 MLB games
    1991 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
    1992 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
    1992 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
    2002 Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", born in Salida, California (d. 1924
    1882 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
    1898 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
    1899 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984
    1918 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1996)
    1961 Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
    1965 Todd Zeile, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles,
    1970 Dan Miceli, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1970 Joey Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Statesboro, Georgia
    1972 Mike Hampton, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
    1973 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player, born in Chiba, Japan
    1974 Leah O'Brien, American softball player (Olympic gold 1996), born in Garden Grove, California
    1977 Kyle Snyder, American baseball pitcher, born in Houston, Texas
    1978 Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball pitcher, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1980 Todd Coffey, American baseball player, born in Forest City, North Carolina
    1983 Kyle Davies, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Georgia
    1983 Edwin Jackson, American baseball pitcher, born in Neu-Ulm, Germany
    1986 Michael Bowden, American baseball player, born in Winfield, Illinois
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    1918 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
    1924 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
    1932 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
    1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
    1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
    1960 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
    1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
    1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
    1963 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
    1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
    1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
    1969 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
    1974 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
    1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
    1978 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
    1989 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first
    1990 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
    1992 Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
    1995 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles
    1997 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

    BIRTHDAYS
    1924 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)
    1934 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)
    1983 Joey Votto, Canadian MLB first baseman (NL MVP 2010), born in Toronto, Ontario
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    “Launch angles”, “spin rates” and countless other new terms that computer folks have smothered baseball statistics with instead of how to play the game the right way makes my head hurt most days—

    1960 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643’ HR over right field roof in Detroit—

    I’ll keep ol’school 7 days a week.....
     
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  6. GatorLurker

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    Hibbing is a town of about 16,000 people. It is also the home town of Bob Dylan and Kevin McHale.
     
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  7. gatorjjh

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

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    nice, thanks :)
     
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    1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
    1918 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
    1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
    1928 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
    1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
    1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
    1956 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
    1959 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
    1959 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
    1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
    1976 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
    1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
    1991 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
    1991 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
    1944 John McSheery, American baseball umpire who died while umpiring a game in 1996, born in New York City (d. 1996)
    1958 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
    1964 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
    1969 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1979 Frank Francisco, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1983 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon
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    1911 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0
    1914 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
    1930 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
    1953 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49
    1954 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
    1962 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
    1979 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie
    1981 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
    1984 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251 Card
    1991 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win
    1997 NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle

    BIRTHDAYS
    1909 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
    1925 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
    1940 Mickey Lolich, American pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971), born in Portland, Oregon
    1967 Pat Listach, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Natchitoches, Louisiana
    1980 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
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    1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
    1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)
    1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
    1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
    1934 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000
    1938 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
    1942 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
    1946 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
    1953 Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
    1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
    1965 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
    1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
    1969 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
    1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
    1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
    1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season
    1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
    1989 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
    1990 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
    1991 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)
    BIRTHDAYS
    1968 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1968 Denny Neagle, American MLB pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gambrills, Maryland
    1980 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
    1982 Rickie Weeks, American baseball player, born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
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    1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
    1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play @WESGATORS
    1869 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
    1924 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
    1936 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire
    1957 Jerry Don Gleaton, American baseball player, born in Brownwood, Texas
    1957 Tim Wallach, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992), born in Huntington Park, California
    1965 Troy Neel, American baseball player, born in Freeport, Texas
    1972 David Bell, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1985 Delmon Young, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama

    BIRTHDAYS
    1869 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
    1924 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
    1936 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire
    1957 Jerry Don Gleaton, American baseball player, born in Brownwood, Texas
    1957 Tim Wallach, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992), born in Huntington Park, California
    1965 Troy Neel, American baseball player, born in Freeport, Texas
    1972 David Bell, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1985 Delmon Young, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabamah

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    1912 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
    1922 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
    1928 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
    1946 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
    1950 For a record 6th time, NY Yankees' first baseman Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
    1952 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
    1977 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
    1978 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
    1979 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
    1985 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
    1990 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
    1995 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays
    1996 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

    BIRTHDAYS
    1920 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
    1938 Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)
    1940 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
    1948 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster
    1968 Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
    1976 Matt Thornton, American baseball player
    1983 Luke Hochevar, American baseball player
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  14. GatorLurker

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    He should really be called Dr. Gaylord Perry because he was a real expert in how to doctor a baseball.

    And he was a master of the mind game getting hitters and umps to think about how he might be doctoring a ball and throwing them off their game.
     
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    1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
    1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
    1931 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
    1939 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
    1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"
    1951 US National League umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dodgers bench, ejecting 15 players
    1953 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
    1955 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
    1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
    1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
    1960 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
    1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
    1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
    1978 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
    1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
    1988 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
    1993 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
    1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
    2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

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    1937 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
    1955 Robin Yount, American baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
    1958 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York
    1959 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida
    1960 Mickey Tettleton, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1961 Mark Parent, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Ashland, Oregon
    1970 Paul Shuey, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lima, Ohio
    1975 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1979 Bobby Korecky, American baseball player

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    1906 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
    1912 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
    1917 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33
    1928 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
    1931 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
    1941 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
    1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
    1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
    1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
    1966 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
    1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
    1978 Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
    1979 Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season
    1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
    1984 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs
    1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
    2001 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks
    2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy

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    1879 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (Negro leagues), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)
    1900 Hughie Critz, American MLB baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1980)
    1937 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1956 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
    1960 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1980 Danny Haren, American baseball player
    1981 Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
    1981 Casey Janssen, American baseball player
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    I don’t imagine that too many no hitters have been thrown at Coors Field—
     
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    This is a stat line that @WESGATORS would love.
     
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    A sinker/slider pitcher with perfect command throwing to guys wanting to jack it out is just about the only way I could see it.
     
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    1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
    1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
    1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
    1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
    1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
    1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
    1930 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
    1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
    1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
    1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
    1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
    1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
    1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
    1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
    1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
    1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
    1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
    1991 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
    1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
    1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

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    1925 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
    1948 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
    1949 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England
    1959 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
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