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    1909 After beating the Cardinals a record 24 consecutive times, Giants' legend Christy Mathewson finally loses to the Redbirds, 3-1. The winning streak spanned five years, starting in May of 1904.
    1918 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) as the Indians beat the Yankees 3-2
    1918 One day after the work-or-fight edict is issued by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, American League president Ban Johnson announces that the circuit would cease operation for the duration of WW I. The AL owners will defy their once-formidable ruler, having their teams play until Labor Day.
    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)
    At Crosley Field, the era of nighttime baseball begins as 25,000 fans watch the Reds beat the Phillies 2-1 in the first major league game ever played under the lights. During the pregame ceremonies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button at the White House to illuminate the field. [​IMG] Let There Be Light: A History of Night Baseball 1880-2008
    1936 At Shibe Park, second baseman Tony Lazzeri becomes the first major league player to hit two grand slams in the same game when the Yankees annihilate the A's, 25-2. The bases-full homers enable the future member of the Hall of Fame to establish a new American League record with 11 RBIs.
    1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 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
    'Big Poison' Paul Waner is signed by the Braves after being released by Brooklyn. The former Dodger joins his brother 'Little Poison' Lloyd on the Boston roster.
    1947 Carl Furillo hits a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the first frame of the Dodgers' 4-3 ten-inning loss to Philadelphia at Ebbets Field. The unusual substitution occurs when Phillies manager Ben Chapman uses his right-handed starter Al Jurisch to pitch only to Brooklyn's first two hitters, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, and then brings in southpaw Oscar Judd, who had been warming up from the start of the game, to face the next three lefty hitters, Pete Reiser, Dixie Walker, and Gene Hermanski, the batter replaced by Furillo.
    1956 In Detroit, Mickey Mantle goes 5-for-5 with an intentional walk in the Yankees' 11-5 victory over the Tigers. "The Commerce Comet's" offensive output includes a homer and four singles.
    1964 Harmon Killebrew tags the longest homer ever hit in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. The Twins left fielder's 471-foot shot, which clears the hedge in left center field, is hit off Milt Pappas in the eighth inning of a 7-6 loss to the Orioles.
    1967 Tommy McCraw, with eight RBIs, drives in more than half of the runs in the White Sox' 14-1 rout of Minnesota at Metropolitan Stadium. The Chicago first baseman's offensive output includes a pair of three-run homers and a two-run round-tripper.
    1972 At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Don Rose homers on the first pitch he sees in his first major league at-bat. The right-hander's third-inning round-tripper, which will be his only career round-tripper and the last hit by an American League hurler for thirty years, proves to be the difference in the Angels' 6-5 victory over the A's, earning the 25 year-old his only victory in the big leagues.
    1973 In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays.
    1976 Bert Campaneris steals five bases, one shy of the major league mark, in the A's 12-7 victory over the Twins at the Oakland Coliseum. The fleet shortstop will swipe 54 bases, third best in the American League this season.
    1978 In an inning which lasts over an hour, 15 runs score before the first out is recorded as the Florida State League's Tampa Tarpons beat Daytona Beach,18-2.
    1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
    1984 The Tigers equal the major league mark set by the 1916 Giants with their 17th consecutive road victory when the team defeats the Angels at Anaheim Stadium, 5-1. The win, a Jack Morris four-hit complete game, also breaks the American League record of 16, established by the Senators in 1912.
    1986 A "drunk" Billy Martin is "fired" as the co-host of Saturday Night Live by executive producer Lorne Michaels after slurring his lines during a skit. In retaliation, the often-unemployed Yankee manager "sets fire" to his dressing room at the end of the show, which is the season finale.
    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
    1993 The Mets play their 5000th game in team history, losing to Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, 6-3. Although New York has a record of 527 wins and 473 losses in its last thousand games, the franchise is still 338 games under .500 since playing its first contest in 1962.
    1993 Indian starter Tom Kramer faces only 28 batters when he beats Texas at Cleveland Stadium, 4-1. The rookie right-hander, who will not return to the major leagues after this season, allows just one baserunner, DH Julio Franco, who hits a fourth-inning home run
    1994 In a 13-6 Oriole win over Milwaukee at County Stadium, Cal Ripken hits his 300th career home run. The milestone round-tripper is a three-run shot to deep left field off Teddy Higuera in the third inning.
    1995 Tossing a scoreless ninth inning in the A's 5-2 win over Baltimore, Dennis Eckersley records his 300th career save. The Oakland right-hander becomes the sixth reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.
    1994 At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals set a major league record when they leave 16 men stranded on the bases without scoring. The Phillies take advantage of the Redbirds' lack of timely hitting and beat St. Louis, 4-0.
    2000 Sixteen Dodger players and three coaches are suspended by the commissioner's office for going into the stands during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans on May 16. The suspensions totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches is the harshest penalty ever handed down by major league baseball.
    2000 Ahead by seven runs after five innings of play at Enron Field, the hometown Astros find a way to lose to the Phillies, 9-7. Two days earlier, in Milwaukee, with a 9-2 advantage in the bottom of the ninth inning, Houston blew another seven-run lead in the eventual ten-inning, 10-9 loss to the Brewers at County Stadium.
    2000 Mark McGwire becomes the fastest player to hit 20 home runs in one season, reaching the mark in 35 games. 'Big Mac' accomplishes the feat in six fewer contests than Mickey Mantle (1956) and his own record (1998).
    2006 Swinging on the first pitch in his first major league at-bat, Adam Wainwright homers in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 10-4 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park. The 24 year-old right-hander also tosses three innings in relief to record his second career victory.
    2007 In his 1,000th major league game, Ichiro Suzuki goes 3-for-6, giving the Mariner outfielder a career total of 1,414 hits. Only Hall of Famer Al Simmons compiled more in a same span of games, collecting 1,443 from 1924-1931 for the Philadelphia A's.
    2006 Carl Crawford, leading the Devil Rays to a 10-8 victory over the Blue Jays, goes 5-for-5, to tie the franchise record for hits in a game. The Tampa Bay left fielder collects five hits, including a home run, scores five runs, and steals four bases in his career night at the Rogers Centre.

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    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 2-6 FSU
    1964 OPEN
    1965 OPEN
    1966 OPEN
    1967 OPEN
    1968 0-1 FSU
    1969 1-3 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 10-13 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
    1971 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1972 OPEN NEXT 5/26
    1973 OPEN
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 OPEN NEXT 5/27
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 1-2 JU
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 6-8 MIAMI SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 5-6 MIAMI
    1985 1-4 VIRGINIA
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 OPEN
    1989 OPEN
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 3-0 JU
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 OPEN
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 12-9 NC STATE
    1997 16-2 ARIZONA STAE & 5-6 MIAMI SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 7-6 ILLINOIS NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 OPEN
    2001 OPEN
    2002 5-0 MISS STATE Complete Game Gives Baseball 5-0 Win Over MSU - Florida Gators
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 OPEN
    2005 OPEN
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 3-2 BAMA Baseball Eliminates 'Bama From SEC Tourney, 3-2 - Florida Gators
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2010 OPEN
    2011 OPEN
    2012 1-2 VANDY Vanderbilt Downs No. 2 UF Baseball, 2-1, To Reach SEC Tourney Semifinals - Florida Gators
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 6-5 UK Florida Advances to SEC Tournament Final with 6-5 Win Over Kentucky - Florida Gators
    2015 7-3 VANDY Florida Captures Seventh SEC Tournament Title With 7-3 Victory Over Vanderbilt - Florida Gators
    2016 OPEN
    2017 SEC TOURNEY 5-4 AUBURN Gators Win SEC Tournament Opener <br>5-4 over Auburn - Florida Gators
    2018 OPEN
    2019 NEXT 5/31
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1968 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
    1972 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1974 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player, born in Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
    1978 Brad Penny, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Blackwell, Oklahoma
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    Hank Bauer knocks out a Yankees fan during Billy Martin's party at the Copacabana
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    (Originally published by the Daily News on May 17, 1957. This story was written by Arthur North and David Quirk.)

    An early morning brawl in the Copacabana cost Whitey Ford his pitching assignment last night and benched catcher Yogi Berra for good measure.

    In the nightclub rhubarb, a 40-year-old delicatessen man — and a Yankee rooter to boot — got slugged in the jaw, giving him visions of a $250,000 damage suit against the Copa and the Yanks' burly Hank Bauer, whom he blamed for the blow.

    Even angrier than the battle's only casualty, Edwin Jones of 602 W. 188th St., was Yankee manager Casey Stengel.

    Substitutes Turley

    Just before the game between the Yanks and the Kansas City Athletics, Stengel announced he was taking Whitey off the mound and substituting Bob Turley.

    "I won't pitch Ford because the whole world knows he was out until 2 in the morning," snapped Casey. "He knew days in advance that he was supposed to pitch this game. He had no right to be out after hours. If I pitched him and he was hit hard, people would wonder what I was doing.

    "Berra has been around long enough to know better. The way he's been hitting he could use a rest instead of being out late. Anyway, with a lefthander pitching against us I think he can stand a night off."

    Casey dropped Bauer to eighth place in the batting order. Mickey Mantle, another of the nightclubbers, also stayed in the lineup.
    Hank Bauer knocks out a Yankees fan during Billy Martin's party at the Copacabana
     
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    1901 During a fluke snowstorm in Cleveland, Ted Lewis becomes the first Boston American (Red Sox) hurler to throw a shutout when he blanks the Tribe at League Park, 5-0. The 28 year-old right-hander from Wales will become better known later in life as the president of Massachusetts State College and the University of New Hampshire.
    1903 The entire Schenectady Frog Alleys squad is arraigned for playing baseball on a Sunday after hosting the Albany Senators yesterday in a New York State League contest played at Island Park. After being detained by county officials for violating blue laws, the players are discharged when the jury acquits Captain Ben Ellis, who was the plaintiff of a test case for the charges against the Class D team.
    1906 The Americans (Red Sox) halt a twenty-game losing streak, with 19 of the losses occurring at home, when Jesse Tannehill goes the distance, blanking Chicago at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, 3-0. Boston will finish the season in last place in the American League with a woeful 49-105 record.
    1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
    1922 After being called out for trying to stretch a single into a double, Babe Ruth throws dirt the umpire's eye, then goes after a heckler in the stands, and finishes his tirade by standing on the dugout roof calling the crowd "yellow" cowards. These actions will result in a one-game suspension and a $200 fine and will cost the 'Bambino' his Yankee captaincy, a position he has held for less than a week.
    1923 Crossing the plate for the 1,741st time, Ty Cobb surpasses Honus Wagner's record for most runs scored in a career. The 'Georgia Peach' will tally 2,245 runs during his 24-year tenure in the major leagues, a mark stands until 2001 when Rickey Henderson breaks the record.
    1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs in Pittsburgh, Boston Braves still lose the game 11–7 to the Pirates
    1937 Future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane's career ends after he is beaned by Yankee hurler Bump Hadley with a 3-1 inside fastball. Near death at first, the Tiger catcher/manager will spend six weeks in the hospital and will return to the team only as its skipper.
    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
    Sports record brokenBaseball Record
    1968 Tigers right fielder Al Kaline suffers a broken arm when struck by a pitch thrown by Lew Krausse in the top of the sixth inning in team's 2-1 victory over the A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 33 year-old future Hall of Famer will miss 37 games for the eventual World Champions.
    1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to play 3,000 baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
    1982 Future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins reaches the 3,000 strikeout plateau when he whiffs Gary Templeton in the third frame of the Cubs' 2-1 loss to San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium. Next season, the 39 year-old Canadian-born right-hander will finish his 19-year major league career with a total of 3,192 K's in 4,500.2 innings.
    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
    1997 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
    1998 Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 25 home runs before June 1 when he connects of John Thomson in the bottom of the first frame for team's lone run in the team's 6-1 loss to the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Last season, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit 24 home runs before the start of the sixth month.
    1999 The Diamondbacks tie a 68 year-old major league record when their catcher, Damian Miller, starts three double plays. Arizona's 3-2 victory over San Diego at Bank One Ballpark also features two 100-mph pitches thrown by southpaw Randy Johnson.
    2000 The Devil Rays release Dwight Gooden (2-3, 6.63). The former Cy Young Award winner was acquired from the Houston Astros on April 13 for cash considerations, allowing the right-hander to pitch for his hometown team.
    2001 At Fenway Park, Hideo Nomo strikes out 14 en route to a 4-0 one-hitter against Toronto. The 32 year-old Japanese right-hander faces one batter over the minimum of 27, yielding a leadoff double to Shannon Stewart in the fourth inning.
    2001 Kerry Wood gives up only one hit, a seventh-inning leadoff single to Mark Loretta, in the Cubs' 1-0 victory over Milwaukee. The 24 year-old right-hander strikes out 14 batters in the Wrigley Field gem.
    2002 With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder's nine big flies in a week also break a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.
    2002 Getting his 3,509th K, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson passes Walter Johnson to become seventh on the all-time career strikeout list. After fanning Shawn Green in the first to catch the 'Big Train,' Dodger outfielder Brian Jordan swings and misses a 2-2 pitch in the second inning to become the 'Big Unit's' historical victim.
    2003 Buddy Groom throws two-thirds of a scoreless eighth inning in the Orioles' 13-10 victory over Texas at The Ballpark in Arlington. The outing is the 38 year-old southpaw's 638th major league contest with zero plate appearances, surpassing Bob Stanley's mark for the most games pitched without coming to bat.
    2005 In a game against the Orioles, the Mariners starting battery consists of a pair of veterans when southpaw Jamie Moyer and backstop Pat Borders appear in the same lineup. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the ages of the players marks the first time in major league history that the starting pitcher and catcher for a team has consisted of two players 42 years or older.
    2006 At Tokyo's Jingu Stadium, California-born Rick Guttormson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in interleague play in Japan. The former Padres minor league pitcher of the year holds the Golden Eagles hitless as the Yakult Swallows beat Rakuten, 6-0.
    2006 After having a 6-0 lead over the Tigers in the first inning, the Royals lose, 13-8, when the bullpen gives up eight runs in the last two innings. The defeat is the 13th consecutive loss for Kansas City.

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    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 1-5 & 3-1 FSU
    1964 OPEN
    1965 OPEN
    1966 6-2 JU
    1967 OPEN
    1968 0-3 FSU
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 2-1 MIAMI OHIO
    1971 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1972 OPEN NEXT 5/26
    1973 4-0 FSU
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 OPEN NEXT 5/27
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 OPEN NEXT 5/27
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 4-7 SOUTH ALABAMA SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 OPEN
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 OPEN
    1989 11-6 EAST CAROLINA
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 9-4 NC STATE
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 OPEN
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 6-4 USF
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 OPEN
    2001 OPEN
    2002 9-11 BAMA Alabama Holds on to Defeat Baseball 11-9 - Florida Gators
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 OPEN
    2005 10-7 MISS STATE
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 3-5 SO CAROLINA No. 7 USC Ends Baseball's SEC Tourney Run, 5-3 - Florida Gators
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2010 OPEN
    2011 7-5 MISS STATE
    2012 7-2 No. 2 UF Baseball Eliminates No. 4 South Carolina, 7-2; Faces Vanderbilt In SEC Tourney Semifinals - Florida Gators
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 0-2 LSU Florida Falls to LSU 2-0 in SEC Tournament Final - Florida Gators
    2015 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2016 OPEN
    2017 SEC TOURNEY OPEN
    2018 SEC TOURNEY 2-8 ARKANSAS Gators Fall to Arkansas; Play Again Tonight - Florida Gators
    2019 NEXT 5/31
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1845 Lip Pike, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
    1919 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1995)
    1925 Don Liddle, American baseball player, born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (d. 2000)
    1966 Bill Haselman, American MLB catcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
    1966 Dave Hollins, American MLB infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
    1970 Joey Eischen, American MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in West Covina, California

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    1907 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
    1916 In Boston, Giants outfielder Benny Kauff is picked off first base three times by Lefty Tyler. The center fielder's miscues don't hurt the team when New York reels off its 14th consecutive road victory, beating the Braves, 12-1.
    1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
    1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
    1925 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb is first to collect 1,000 extra-base hits when he doubles in Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win against the Chicago WS at Comiskey Park
    1929 Giants' Pat Crawford and Lies Bell of the Braves both hit grand slams in the same game in pinch-hitting appearances. New York beats Boston in the Polo Grounds contest, 15-8.
    1930 During the nightcap of a twin bill, Joe Sewell strikes out twice facing White Sox southpaw Pat Caraway in Cleveland's 5-2 victory over Chicago. The Indians' infielder will be fanned a total of only three times in his 353 at-bats this season.
    1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
    1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
    1947 The record for the largest crowd to attend a single game in baseball history is set when 74,747 fans, not including the 1,140 people who get their money back when it turns out there is no place left to stand after buying standing room tickets, watch the Yankees beat Boston, 9-3, in a Monday evening tilt at the Bronx ballpark. The previous mark was set in 1932 at Cleveland's spacious Municipal Stadium with a Sunday afternoon game attracting 73,592 patrons to witness Philadelphia's 1-0 victory over the hometown Indians, a contest that takes only an hour and fifty minutes to complete.
    1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
    1957 Cubs rookie Dick Drott establishes a franchise record when he strikes out 15 batters en route to a complete-game victory over Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. The 20 year-old right-hander's mark, accomplished in his seventh major league start, will be matched by Burt Hooton (1971) and Rick Sutcliffe (1984) and will remain the standard for a nine-inning game until Kerry Wood's 20-K performance in 1998.
    1959 Pirates' hurler Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings but loses 1-0 to the Braves in the 13th inning. The heart-breaking winning run scores on a Don Hoak error, a sacrifice, a walk, and a two-bagger by Joe Adcock.
    1959 The Yankees trade Jerry Lumpe, Tom Sturdivant, and right-hander Johnny Kucks, the first player in franchise history to throw a shutout in Game 7 of the Fall Classic, to the A's in exchange for Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry. In three years, Terry will become the only other Bronx Bomber hurler to pitch a shutout in the seventh game of a World Series.
    1964 In front of a meager crowd of 2,503 fans at Wrigley Field, the visiting Mets set a franchise record for runs scored when the team pummels the Cubs, 19-1. New York's 25 year-old first baseman Dick Smith, batting leadoff, becomes the first player in franchise history to collect five hits in a game, nearly 20% of season total of 21, when he collects a double, a triple, and three singles.
    1976 Ken Brett's no-hit bid ends with two outs in the ninth when White Sox third baseman Jorge Orta hopes Jerry Remy's slow roller will go foul. The ball stays fair, and the no-hitter is lost, but the southpaw, who tosses ten innings of two-hit ball, gets the victory when the Pale Hose beat California in the 11th, 1-0.
    1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
    1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman 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 For the first time in twenty years, two inside-the-park homers are hit in the same inning when Sammy Sosa of the Cubs and the Pirates infielder Tony Womack both circle the bases for round-trippers five minutes apart in the sixth frame of the Cubs' 2-1 victory at Three Rivers Stadium. Ranger teammates Bump Wills and Toby Harrah hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches at Yankee Stadium in 1977.
    2000 At Yankee Stadium, the game against Boston stops when a fan falls from the upper deck, remaining motionless for five minutes on the screen behind home plate. The 24 year-old man suddenly sits up and raises both arms high, and then is promptly arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.
    2002 Royals reliever Cory Bailey becomes the first pitcher in a dozen years to win both ends of a doubleheader when team sweep the Rangers at Kauffman Stadium, 7-5 and 9-8. In 1989, David Wells accomplished the feat for the Blue Jays in a twin bill against the Angels.
    2004 In the Pirates' 11-8 win over St. Louis at Busch Stadium, Daryle Ward hits for the cycle with a two-run double in the first, a run-scoring triple in the fourth, a three-run homer in the fifth, and a single in the ninth. The Pirates first baseman and his dad Gary become the first father-son combination in major league history to hit for the cycle, with the elder Ward accomplishing the feat 24 years ago with Minnesota.

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    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 OPEN
    1964 14-4 JU
    1965 7-0 JU
    1966 OPEN
    1967 3-6 & 2-1 FSU
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 OPEN
    1971 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1972 1-8 & 2-4 FSU
    1973 4-0 & 0-8 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 OPEN
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 1-9 ARKANSAS
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 14-4 PRINCETON
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 OPEN
    1989 7-10 UCF
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 3-2 NC STATE
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 OPEN
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 12-2 U MASS
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 1-4 SAN JOSE STATE
    2001 2-6 MIAMI & 3-4 STETSON SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 NEXT 5/31
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 5-4 LSU
    2005 10-7 OLE MISS Baseball Wins Wild SEC Tourney Affair vs. No. 14 UM, 10-7 - Florida Gators
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2010 SEC 6-10 LSU
    2011 6-0 BAMA No. 3 Florida Blanks Alabama, 6-0, To Reach Semifinal Round Of SEC Tournament - Florida Gators
    2012 SEC 6-8 VANDY Ninth-Inning Rally Lifts Vanderbilt Over No. 2 UF Baseball & Into SEC Tourney Title Game, 8-6 - Florida Gators
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 NEXT GVL REG 5/30
    2015 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2016 SEC 5-4 BAMA Gators Advance with 5-4 win over Alabama - Florida Gators
    2017 SEC 12-5 MISS STATE Gators Beat Mississippi State - Florida Gators
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1
    2019 NEXT 5/31 LUBBOCK REG DBU
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

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    1939 Brent Musburger, American sportscaster (CBS Sports, The NFL Today; ESPN, ABC; VSiN; radio play-by-play Las Vegas Raiders), born in Portland, Oregon
    1960 Rob Murphy, American baseball player
    1964 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
    1975 Travis Lee, baseball 1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
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    That is not how I remember it, but I was listening on the radio and did not actually see it. Orta, a guy that DH was built for but the White Sox back then were horrible and they needed his bat and speed on the base paths and maybe they had Luzinski as DH back then, was playing third and the ground ball went cleanly through his legs. When the official scorer in Anaheim called it a hit Ken Brett gave the finger to the press box.

    I know that I would have.
     
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    Bill "Spaceman" Lee would often refer to his manager as "the designated gerbil". I picked up on that and got to calling Brent Musburger a sports gerbilist. I go way back with Brent as a sportswriter in Chicago.
     
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    1904 In the team's 3-1 victory over the Superbas at the Polo Grounds, Giants first baseman Dan McGann steals five bases to establish a major league record. The 32 year-old Kentucky native's mark will be surpassed in 1912 by A's second baseman Eddie Collins who will swipe six bags in a game twice during the season.
    1928 After he clears waivers in the American League, the Braves purchase 35 year-old first baseman George Sisler from the Senators for $7,500. The future Hall of Famer will finish his 15-year career in Boston, hitting .326 during the three seasons he spends with the team.
    1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
    1937 Carl Hubbell, working two innings in relief, wins his 24th consecutive game when the Giants beat Cincinnati, 3-2. Mel Ott's ninth-inning home run proves to be the difference in the Crosley Field contest.
    1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
    1941 Play is halted in the seventh inning of the Braves-Giants game at the Polo Grounds so the crowd of 17,009 and players can listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio address over the stadium's P.A. system. After FDR announces the Proclamation of an Unlimited National Emergency, the tied 1-1 contest is resumed after a 45-minute delay.
    1951 A large ad appears in the Minnesota Sunday Times asking the local fans for their continued support of the Millers despite the promotion of the team's phenom to the major leagues. Giants owner Horace Stoneham explains Willie Mays' performance, compiling a .477 batting average while hitting safely in 33 of 35 games, has warranted the young outfielder's move to the Polo Grounds in New York.
    1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
    1959 National League president Warren Giles rules the final score of Haddix's 'perfect game' is 1-0. Hank Aaron (for leaving base path) and Joe Adcock (for passing Aaron) are declared out, with Adcock's round-tripper scored as a double instead of a home run.
    1960 Orioles catcher Clint Courtney becomes the first backstop to use the big knuckleball glove, an innovation of manager Paul Richards. The larger mitt, which has a 45-inch circumference, helps as knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm goes the distance in Baltimore's 3-2 victory at Yankee Stadium in a game that doesn't feature a wild pitch or a passed ball.
    1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
    1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
    1981 After Lenny Randle drops to his hands and knees in an attempt to 'encourage' Amos Otis' slow roller to go foul, umpire Larry McCoy accuses the Mariner third baseman of blowing the ball foul. Randle's explanation that he was merely yelling at the ball not to stay fair is initially convincing until Royals' manager Jim Frey complains.
    1984 Mario Soto, Cincinnati's starting pitcher, is ejected from the game when he shoves Steve Rippley, the third base umpire who called Ron Cey's foul ball down the left-field line a home run. Although the decision will be reversed, the Reds' right-hander will also attack Cubs coach Don Zimmer, prompting National League president Chub Feeney to suspended the fiery fireballer for five games, the first of the two suspensions he will be given this season.
    1987 Davey Johnson surpasses Gil Hodges as the winningest manager in Mets history with his 340th win, a 4-3 triumph over the Giants at Candlestick Park. The New York skipper, who has averaged 98 victories during his first three seasons, will compile a 595-417 record (.588) during his six-plus years with the team.
    1987 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
    1992 The last-place Braves beat the Phillies at Veterans Stadium, 9-3. The victory is the start of a 78-37 run which will propel Atlanta to its second straight West Division title, finishing eight games in front of the Reds.
    1993 After hitting just .143 in 26 games for the Rockies, former Brave superstar Dale Murphy retires from baseball. The two-time National League MVP leaves the game with a career average of .265, 398 home runs, and 1,266 RBIs.
    1995 In a complete-game effort, Steve Ontiveros limits the Yankees to one hit in the A's 3-0 victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 34 year-old right-hander's bid for a no-hitter is spoiled by a two-out sixth inning single by Luis Polonia.
    1997 At the Metrodome, Ken Griffey Jr. breaks his own major league mark for home runs hit through May when he goes deep for his 23rd round-tripper of the season in an 11-10 loss to Minnesota. The Mariners outfielder had established the record in 1994.
    1997 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
    2000 The Cardinals pay tribute to Hall of Fame hurler Dizzy Dean by dedicating a statue, created by sculptor Harry Weber, outside of Busch Stadium. The colorful character joins Enos Slaughter, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, and Red Schoendienst to be honored in such a manner by the Redbirds
    2000 The Reds retire the No. 24 jersey worn by Hall of Famer Tony Perez, marking just the sixth time the oldest professional baseball organization has bestowed the honor. The former first baseman and manager joins Fred Hutchinson (1), Johnny Bench (5), Joe Morgan (8), Ted Kluszewski (18), and Frank Robinson (20) to be honored in such a manner. Ken Griffey Jr., after being acquired by the Reds in the offseason, agrees to switch his uniform number from 24 to 30, the number worn by his father as a member of the Big Red Machine.
    2004 At Kauffman Stadium, the visiting Tigers tie a club record by collecting 27 hits, including Carlos Pena's 6-for-6 performance, in a 17-7 rout of the Royals. The first time Detroit banged out that many hits in a game was against the Yankees at the end of the 1928 season at Navin Field.

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    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 OPEN
    1964 OPEN
    1965 OPEN
    1966 4-3 & 3-4 JU SEASON COMLETED 23-12
    1967 3-1 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 27-9
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 OPEN
    1971 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1972 4-9 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1973 SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 0-7 MINNESOTA
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 5-7 ARKANSAS 12-7 GEORGE WASHINGTON SEASON COMPLETED 40-20
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 OPEN NEXT 5/28
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 8-1 MIAMI & 15-2 VIRGINIA
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 3-13 NC STATE & 9-5 TULANE
    1989 1-9 MIAMI SEASON COMPLETED 44-22
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 7-15 VANDY
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 OPEN
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 10-1 BAYLOR
    2001 SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 NEXT 5/31
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 0-3 VANDY
    2005 OPEN
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2010 SEC 5-4 ARKANSAS
    2011 OPEN
    2012 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 V BCC
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 NEXT GVL REG 5/30
    2015 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2016 SEC 12-2 MISS STATE Offense Explodes in 12-2 win over Bulldogs - Florida Gators
    2017 SEC 0-16 ARKANSAS Arkansas Defeats Florida in SEC Tournament Semifinal - Florida Gators
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1
    2019 NEXT 5/31 NEXT 5/31 LUBBOCK REG DBU
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)
    1966 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
    1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
    1968 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1969 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
    1985 Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player
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    Ted Kluszewski (#18) one of only six Reds to have their numbers retired was my growing up friend Ray Knight’s first hitting instructor after he signed with Cincinnati in 1970.
     
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    Ted had the best guns back in the day
     
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    One of the best high fastball hitters I have ever seen. As a pitcher I would love to go up the ladder and almost nobody could get around on a high fast ball even though it looks so hittable to a hitter. Dale would feast on that pitch. Up there with Yogi who could hit anything that was even remotely hittable.
     
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    He and Horner were the pop and the The Pitching aces kept the Brave relevant for a long time
     
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    1918 Bullet Joe Bush hurls a one-hitter against the White Sox and also drives in the game's lone run in the Red Sox' victory at Fenway Park. The only Chicago hit off the Boston right-hander is the result of Happy Felsch throwing his bat at the ball on a hit-and-run play.
    1930 Phillies right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander ends his 20-year career with a relief appearance in the team's 5-1 loss in Boston. 'Old Pete' finishes his two decades in the major leagues with a 373-208 (.642) record, which includes winning 30 or more games in three consecutive seasons beginning in 1915, along with a 2.56 lifetime ERA.
    1939 Over two consecutive games, George Selkirk hits four homers in four at-bats against the same pitcher. The Yankee outfielder victimized A's starter Robert Joyce with two homers yesterday and continued the assault against him today with two more round-trippers when the right-hander comes into the game in relief.
    1941 Before the first major league game played at night in Washington, D.C., Senator legend Walter Johnson throws a strike through a beam of light, triggering a switch that illuminates Griffith Stadium. On the field, things are not as bright for the home team when it suffers its tenth consecutive setback, a 6-5 loss to the Yankees.
    1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
    1956 Going deep in the fourth inning off Carl Erskine in the team's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Pirates first baseman Dale Long establishes a major league record by hitting his eighth home run in eight games. Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly and Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. will also match the accomplishment in 1987 and 1993, respectively.
    1957 The National League gives Walter O'Malley and Horace Stoneham permission to negotiate deals with cities on the West Coast, with the proviso that the future location of their respective clubs, the Dodgers and the Giants, be known by October 1. The Brooklyn and New York owners both deny there is any significance to the unanimous vote other than an opportunity to explore all the available options for the possible relocation of their clubs.
    1960 The Pirates trade minor leaguer Julian Javier, along with right-hander Ed Bauta, to the Cardinals for infielder Dick Gray and southpaw Vinegar Bend Mizell, who will play a key role in the Bucs' eventual world championship when he posts a 13-5 record this season for his new team. The Redbirds' rookie acquisition will immediately become the club's starting second baseman, a position the 23 year-old Dominican will hold for a dozen campaigns.
    1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
    1969 The day after he becomes a father, Randy Hundley hits a grand slam and a double, driving in five runs in Chicago's 9-8 victory over the Giants at Candlestick Park. The eight-pound, four-ounce baby boy named Todd will follow in his dad's footsteps, becoming a major league catcher, receiving for the Mets, Dodgers, and the Cubs.
    1969 In a game that features Jerry Koosman striking out 15 batters to set a franchise mark, Bud Harrelson's 11th-inning single plates Cleon Jones to give Tug McGraw and the Mets a 1-0 triumph over the Padres at Shea Stadium. The contest marks the first victory of the team's record 11-game winning streak, which includes three walk-off wins.
    1973 Wilbur Wood, allowing only two hits in five innings, hurls the remainder of a 21-inning game that had been suspended two nights earlier, to earn the win when Chicago beats the Indians at White Sox Park, 4-1. The 31 year-old knuckleballer, who later in the season will lose both ends of a doubleheader, then pitches a four-hit complete game shutout in the regularly scheduled game to earn two victories tonight.
    1976 Ron LeFlore's 31-game hitting streak comes to an end when Ed Figueroa and Tippy Martinez hold him hitless in four at-bats in Detroit's 9-5 loss to the Yankees. The Tiger outfielder's span of consecutive games with at least one hit, the longest American League hitting streak in 27 years, began on the final day of last season.
    1979 George Brett hits for the cycle in the Royals' 5-4 victory over Baltimore. The third baseman's second home run of the game gives Kansas City a 5-4 walk-off victory in the bottom of the 16th inning.
    1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
    1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
    1987 Mike Young becomes only the fifth major leaguer to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game when he goes deep in the 10th and 12th frames. The Orioles DH's second overtime round-tripper gives the Birds an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Halos at Memorial Stadium.
    1989 With runners on second and third, no outs, and the Mets and Dodgers tied at 3-3 in the 12th inning, home plate umpire Bob Davidson calls a balk against Roger McDowell which scores the winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest. Dave Anderson is waved home when the New York reliever fails to pause and make a discernible stop.
    1995 The White Sox and Tigers combine to establish a major league record, blasting 12 home runs in Chicago's 14-12 victory in Detroit. The two teams also set an American League record by banging out 21 extra-base hits during the Motor City slugfest.
    1996 In the Orioles' 12-8 win over Seattle at the Kingdome, Cal Ripken blasts a grand slam and two two-run round-trippers, giving him a career-high eight RBIs. The Baltimore shortstop's younger brother, Billy, also goes deep for the Birds, making it the second time the siblings have both homered in the same game.
    1998 In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and his team leading the Giants 8-6, Diamondbacks' manager Buck Showalter orders that Barry Bonds be intentionally walked with the bases loaded by reliever Gregg Olson. The free pass works when the next batter, Brett Mayne, lines outs to deep center field, giving Arizona an 8-7 victory at Candlestick Park
    2001 In an 11-inning slugfest with Colorado, LA catcher Paul Lo Duca goes 6-for-6 in the team's 11-10 victory at Dodger Stadium. The backstop's five singles and a three-run homer tie a National League record for hits in an extra-inning game.
    2003 When Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa, and Gary Sheffield all go deep off the Reds' Jeff Austin in the bottom of the first inning, the Braves become only the second team in big league history to begin a game with three consecutive home runs. In San Diego's home opener in 1987, the Padres wasted no time making up a two-run first inning deficit when Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk, all went yard leading off in the bottom of the first inning off Giant starter Roger Mason.
    2004 Saving the Yankees' 7-5 win over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay, Mariano Rivera notches his 300th career save. The Panama City native becomes the first Yankee and 17th reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.
    2004 Matt Clement becomes the twenty-first big league pitcher, and the first Cubs' hurler in over a century, to hit three batters in one inning. The right-hander ties a major league record when he plunks Bobby Hill, Jason Kendall, and Craig Wilson in the fifth inning of a 5-4 loss in the first game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.
    2005 In the eighth inning of the Red Sox' 17-1 rout over the Yankees in New York, the largest margin of victory the team has ever enjoyed against their rivals, the stadium scoreboard goes blank for a few moments when the operator cannot keep up with the Boston barrage. The team's 27 hits, which is one shy of a Bronx Bomber record for hits allowed, are the most collected by the club since tying the franchise record of 28 in June of 2003 ironically in a game also started by Carl Pavano as the opposing pitcher, but in a Marlin uniform.
    2005 At Great American Ball Park, the number 10 joins 5 (Bench), 8 (Morgan), 24 (Perez), 20 (F. Robinson), 1 (Hutchinson), and 18 (Kluszewski) on the facade of the press box, when the Reds retire Sparky Anderson's uniform number. As the skipper of the 'Big Red Machine,' George Lee Anderson became the franchise's winningest manager (863-586) and captured four NL pennants (1970, 1972, 1975-76) and two World Championships (1975-76).
    2005 With three remaining games in May, the Padres surpass the previous club record for the most wins for any one month. The 5-3 win over the Giants marked the team's 19th victory since May 1.
    2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list **

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    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 7-3 JU NEXT 6/1
    1964 OPEN
    1965 OPEN NEXT 6/2 FSU
    1966 4-3 & 3-4 JU SEASON COMLETED 23-12
    1967 3-1 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 27-9
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 OPEN
    1971 4-3 FSU
    1972 4-9 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1973 SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 13-11 CENTRAL MICHIGAN & 9-4 VA TECH
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 SEASON COMPLETED 40-20
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 0-8 USF
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 9-12 MAMI SEASON COMPLETED 43-18
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 903 FSU
    1989 SEASON COMPLETED 44-22
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 2-12 MINNESOTA
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 14-0 SW TEXAS STATE & 8-7 SAN JOSE STATE
    2001 SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 NEXT 5/31
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 SEC TOURNEY 7-0 UGA Falkenbach Spins Gem as Baseball Shuts Out Georgia 7-0 - Florida Gators
    2005 1-https://floridagators.com/news/2005/5/28/8769.aspx & 2-4 OLE MISS UM Handles UF Baseball, 4-2, To Reach SEC Tourney Final - Florida Gators
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2010 SEC 5-2 VANDY No. 4 Baseball Eliminates No. 17 Vanderbilt, 5-2 - Florida Gators
    2011 SEC 3-4 UGA Georgia Nips No. 3 Florida, 4-3, To Force Extra SEC Tourney Game - Florida Gators & 3-2 No. 3 Florida Downs Georgia, 3-2, To Reach SEC Tournament Final For First Time Since 2000 - Florida Gators
    2012 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 V BCC
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 NEXT GVL REG 5/30
    2015 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2016 SEC 1-0 LSU Gators Win Pitching Duel against Tigers - Florida Gators
    2017 OPEN NEXT 6/2
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1
    2019 NEXT 5/31 NEXT 5/31 LUBBOCK REG DBU
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1896 Warren Giles, American baseball National League president, born in Tiskilwa, Illinois (d. 1979)
    1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
    1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
    1981 Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
    1982 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
    1983 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
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    1905 According to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball, helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3. Before the 1921 season, the spitball will be banned, except for 17 existing spitballers who are allowed to keep throwing the slippery pitch legally until they are retired, including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to throw a doctored pitch before retiring in 1934 legally.
    1916 The Giants beat Boston for their 17th consecutive road win when Christy Mathewson scatters four singles to get the complete-game 3-0 victory at Braves Field. New York surpasses the major league mark established by the Senators, who had won 16 straight games as the visiting team in 1912.
    1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
    1928 At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.
    1941 The Cardinals collect their tenth consecutive win when the team beats the Reds, 10-9, thanks to shortstop Marty Marion’s spectacular grab of Ernie Lombardi’s line drive, doubling off Ernie Koy to end the contest. The Sportsman's Park victory marks the Redbirds’ fifth straight one-run winning decision, includes three back-to-back games decided in the team's last at-bat.
    1946 In a reverse integration role, Edward Klep becomes the first white to play in the Negro leagues. In a game played in Grand Rapids, the Erie, Pennsylvania native tosses seven innings for the Cleveland Buckeyes against the American Giants in his debut with the Negro American League team.
    1956 Gus Bell connects for three consecutive home runs, helping the Reds beat the Cubs, 10-4. The Cincinnati center fielder collects 14 total bases, going 5-for-5 while collecting seven RBIs in the Wrigley Field contest.
    1956 In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe, ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates' first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.
    1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
    1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium
    1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
    1966 For the second consecutive day, Ron Santo delivers a walk-off home run in extra-innings against Atlanta when his 10th-inning blast gives the Cubs a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field. Yesterday, the third baseman ended the game with a three-run, 12th-inning homer, beating the Braves, 8-5.
    1976 In a pitching matchup that features the Niekro brothers facing one another, Astro Joe beat the Braves and Phil, 4-1. Adding insult to injury, Joe hits his first and only home run in his 22-year career off his older sibling.
    1978 In a 14-inning one-run loss to Pittsburgh, Phillies' outfielder Garry Maddox ties a franchise record when he swipes four bases. The Philadelphia fleet flychaser equals the mark set in 1906 by Sherry Magee, who accomplished the feat twice that season.
    1979 At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
    1981 The Mets trade relief pitcher Jeff Reardon and outfielder Dan Norman, who was obtained from the Reds in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade, to the Expos for Ellis Valentine.
    1982 Paul Splittorff pitches eight solid innings in the Royals' 14-1 rout of Texas at Arlington Stadium. The southpaw's victory makes him the all-time franchise leader with 145 wins, one more than Dennis Leonard.
    1982 LaMarr Hoyt's 14-game winning streak ends as the Indians beat the White Sox, 5-2.
    1985 The Phillies move Gold Glove third baseman Mike Schmidt to first base, replacing him at the hot corner with Rick Schu. The 23 year-old rookie will hit only .252 promoting Schmidt's return to third next season with Schu becoming a backup for the future Hall of Fame infielder.
    1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
    1989 In a hastily called press conference in San Diego, Mike Schmidt tearfully informs the scribes of his retirement, which is effective immediately. The Phillies third baseman, nonetheless, will still be selected by the fans to start the All-Star Game, scheduled to be played at Anaheim Stadium in July.
    1990 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
    1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
    1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
    1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
    1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
    1994 The Braves deal outfielder Deion Sanders to the Reds for outfielder Roberto Kelly and minor league hurler Roger Etheridge, who will never appear in a major league game. Kelly will remain in Atlanta only for this season, batting .286 in 63 games, while Sanders stays with Cincinnati for four years, compiling a .260 average for his new team.
    1996 Cal Ripken hits his 334th career round-tripper to move past Eddie Murray for first-place on the Orioles' all-time list. The Baltimore shortstop goes deep over the left-field wall off Sterling Hitchcock in the sixth inning of the team's 9-8 defeat to Seattle at the Kingdome.
    2000 At Yankee Stadium, Randy Velarde completes the tenth unassisted triple play in major league history. With runners on first and second, Shane Spencer hits a line drive to the A's second baseman, who catches the ball, tags out Jorge Posada coming from first base, and steps on second, tripling up Tino Martinez, who took off for third, to complete the rare event.
    2010 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
    2010 Kendry Morales breaks his left ankle jumping on home plate while celebrating his walk-off grand slam that just beat Seattle, 9-7. The freak injury will cause the 26 year-old talented Angel first baseman to miss the rest of the season probably.
    2014 In the Blue Jays' 8-6 loss to Kansas City at the Rogers Centre, Edwin Encarnacion hits a pair of two-run homers, both off Royals right-hander James Shields, to set a franchise record for home runs in a month with 16. The Toronto first baseman now also shares the American League mark for most home runs in May with Yankees legend Mickey Mantle.
    2016 The Yankees, limited to only one hit, defeat the Rays, 2-1, thanks to Starlin Castro's seventh-inning home run off Jake Odorizzi at Tropicana Field. The last time New York won a game while being the victim of a one-hitter occurred 102 years ago when the team beat the Indians at the Polo Grounds, 1-0.
    2016 United States softball star Jennie Finch becomes the first woman to manage a pro baseball team when she leads the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 3-1 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in an Atlantic League contest played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The Olympic gold medal-winning pitcher, an All-American at Arizona, is married to Casey Daigle, who pitched briefly for the Diamondbacks and Astros.

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    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1963 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1964 2-1 FSU
    1965 OPEN NEXT 6/2 FSU
    1966 4-3 & 3-4 JU SEASON COMLETED 23-12
    1967 3-1 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 27-9
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 0-1 FSU
    1971 0-7 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 19-26
    1972 4-9 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1973 SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 1-5 MINNESOTA SEASON COMPLETED 39-19
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 SEASON COMPLETED 40-20
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 4-5 STETSON SEASON COMPLETED 34-25-1
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 SEASON COMPLETED 43-18
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 8-0 STETSON NEXT 6/3
    1989 SEASON COMPLETED 44-22
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 4-1 & 12-8 MINNESOTA
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 1-3 SAN JOSE STATE SEASON C0MPLETED 44-23-1
    2001 SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 NEXT 5/31
    2003 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2004 SEC TOURNEY 5-6 VANDY Baseball Eliminated from SEC Tourney After 6-5 Loss to Vandy - Florida Gators
    2005 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 OPEN NEXT 5/30
    2009 GVL REG 8-7 BCC No. 10 Baseball Comes Back To Defeat B-CU, 8-7 - Florida Gators
    2010 SEC 2-5 BAMA Alabama Downs No. 4 Baseball, 5-2 - Florida Gators
    2011 OPEN
    2012 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 V BCC
    2013 OPEN NEXT 5/31
    2014 NEXT GVL REG 5/30
    2015 OPEN NEXT 5/29
    2016 SEC 5-12 TEXAS A&M Gators Fall to Texas A&M in SEC Tournament Final - Florida Gators
    2017 NEXT 6/2
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1
    2019 NEXT 5/31 LUBBOCK REG DBU
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1938 Fay Vincent, American lawyer and sports executive (MLB Commissioner 1989-92), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
    1962 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
    1976 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball infielder/outfielder, broadcaster (Baltimore Orioles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
    1982 Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball 1st baseman (KBO Triple Crown 2005, 08), born in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province
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    1894 After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game, helping Boston to beat Cincinnati and Elton 'Icebox' Chamberlain, 20-11.
    1904 At Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans, 32 year-old Cubs first baseman Frank Chance is plunked by a pitch five times during a doubleheader. In the first game of the twin bill, the future Hall of Famer loses consciousness briefly when one of the misguided pitches hits the 'the Peerless Leader's' head.
    1913 Red Sox outfielder and future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper becomes the first major leaguer to start both games of a doubleheader with a home run. The feat will not occur again until 1993 when A's leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson opens each game of a twin bill against Cleveland with a homer.
    1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
    1927 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
    1925 Between games of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, second baseman Rogers Hornsby, who will continue to be an active player, replaces Branch Rickey as the manager of the Cardinals. Rickey will remain in his role as the team's general manager, a position he will hold until 1942.
    1927 Cubs' shortstop Jimmy Cooney completes an unassisted triple play as he snares Paul Waner's liner, steps on second to double up Paul's brother, Lloyd, and then tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first for the third out.
    1932 After dropping a twin bill, some White Sox players accuse George Moriarty of deliberately blowing calls against their team. The umpire, a former Pale Hose player himself, challenges them to a fight, but after he knocks down pitcher Mike Gaston with one punch, skipper Lew Fonseca and backstops Charlie Berry and Frank Grube even the score by thrashing the aggressive arbitrator.
    1932 In a pregame ceremony, the Yankees dedicate a plaque in memory of skipper Miller Huggins. Their former manager, who died near the end of last season, would be delighted with today's doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox, 7-5 and 13-3.
    1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
    1934 Ben Chapman breaks up Earl Whitehill's no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Last season, the Bronx Bomber left fielder, after being provoked, hit the right-hander with a punch in the passageway, causing a melee between the two teams that resulted in a 20-minute delay of the game before the police could restore order.
    1934 Burleigh Grimes notches the last victory by a pitcher legally allowed to throw a doctored pitch, tossing four innings of shutout ball in relief in the Yankees' 5-4 extra-inning win over the Senators in the Bronx. The 40 year-old spitballer is the last of the 17 hurlers who received permission to throw the banned pitches altered by a foreign substance after being outlawed in 1920.
    1937 61,756, second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
    1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
    1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
    1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
    1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
    1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium
    1962 The Mets complete their first-ever triple play when shortstop Elio Chacon snags Willie Davis's liner, (1) who flips the ball to Charlie Neal to double off Maury Wills at second base (2), and the third out coming on a ball thrown to Gil Hodges, catching Jim Gilliam off first base (3). The expansion team will be the victim of the only other triple killing this season when Joe Pignatano, in his final major league at-bat, pops out to Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs, who starts a 4-3-6 play to end the eighth inning in the season finale played a Wrigley Field.
    1962 Frank Thomas strokes a double off Sandy Koufax in the Mets' 13-6 loss to Los Angeles, extending his franchise mark of consecutive games with a hit to 18 for the expansion team. The streak, which will be only one shy of Maury Wills' league-leading total for the season, is halted when the New York left fielder goes 0-for-4 in the nightcap of the Dodgers' sweep at the Polo Grounds.
    1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
    1967 After retiring the first 21 batters he faces, Cardinal starter Dick Hughes gives up two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. In the top of the ninth, the Redbirds mount a rally as Orlando Cepeda and Tim McCarver open the frame with singles, but the game ends abruptly when the next batter, Phil Gagliano, hits into a 6-4-3-2 triple play, with the last out being recorded at the plate when Cepeda attempts to score from third base.
    1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
    1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
    1977 Twenty-two year-old Indian right-hander Dennis Eckersley throws a 12-strikeout no-hitter, beating the Angels at Cleveland Stadium, 1-0. The lone run scores in the first inning when Duane Kuiper, who had tripled thanks to the ball skipping under Gil Flores' glove in center field, is squeezed in by Jim Morris.
    1981 LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
    1982 Cal Ripken's 2,632 record consecutive game streak, which will span 17 seasons, begins with the Oriole rookie going 0-for-2, batting eighth in a 6-0 loss to Toronto at Memorial Stadium. The 21 year-old infielder plays third base, his position for the first 27 games of the streak, before becoming the team's everyday shortstop, en route to surpassing Lou Gehrig's remarkable feat in 1995.
    1983 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
    1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
    1986 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    1987 Eric Davis becomes the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month. The 25 year-old outfielder's 19th homer of the season proves to be the difference in the Reds' 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
    1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
    1992 Yankees' hurler Scott Sanderson beats the Brewers, 8-1, to become the ninth pitcher to defeat all 26 teams in the majors. The 6'5" righty joins Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander, and Goose Gossage in accomplishing the feat.
    1996 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
    1998 In an emotional on-the-field ceremony, Dan Quisenberry becomes the sixteenth member of the Royals Hall of Fame.
    1998 Mark McGwire hits his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before June. Last season, Ken Griffey Jr. set the previous mark with 24 round-trippers in the first two months of the season.
    2001 After ending a streak of five straight losses to the Yankees, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez makes light of the Curse of the Bambino by suggesting someone should wake up the Babe so he could drill him with a pitch. Boston will not beat the Bronx Bombers again during their final seven meetings of the season.
    2003 At Shea Stadium, the Braves go deep four times off former teammate Tom Glavine to tie a National League record by hitting 55 home runs in a calendar month. The New York Giants (July, 1947) and the Cardinals (April, 2000) are the other teams to accomplish the feat.
    2007 Toronto's third baseman Howie Clark, believing he hears teammate John McDonald calling to make the play, allows Jorge Posada's ninth-inning pop fly to land on the ground untouched for an RBI single. The Blue Jays, convinced it was baserunner Alex Rodriguez' voice which caused the infielder to back off the play, become incensed, describing the Yankee superstar's behavior as bush league.
    2010 Max Scherzer becomes the first hurler since 1900 to strike out 14 batters in less than six innings. The Tigers right-hander reaches the total in five and two-thirds shutout frames en route to a Detroit 10-2 victory over Oakland at Comerica Park.
    2013 Jacoby Ellsbury sets a single-game franchise record when he swipes five bases in the Red Sox' 9-2 victory over Philadelphia. The 29 year-old center fielder led the American League in stolen bases in his first two seasons in the majors, but injuries during the recent years have slowed down the Boston speedy leadoff hitter.

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    UF
    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 OPEN
    1963 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1964 2-1 & 4-5 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-11
    1965 OPEN NEXT 6/2 FSU
    1966 4-3 & 3-4 JU SEASON COMLETED 23-12
    1967 3-1 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 27-9
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 4-9 FSU SEASON COMLETED 27-17
    1971 SEASON COMPLETED 19-26
    1972 4-9 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1973 SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 SEASON COMPLETED 39-19
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 SEASON COMPLETED 40-20
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 SEASON COMPLETED 34-25-1
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 SEASON COMPLETED 43-18
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 8-0 STETSON NEXT 6/3
    1989 SEASON COMPLETED 44-22
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 OPEN
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 MIAMI REG 6-10 WEST VIRGINIA SEASON COMPLETED 40-23
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 CWS 13-14 MISS STATE
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 SEASON C0MPLETED 44-23-1
    2001 SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 GVL REG 5/31
    2003 MIAMI REG 3-4 FAU Baseball Drops One Run Game to Open NCAA Regional - Florida Gators
    2004 SEC TOURNEY NEXT 6/4
    2005 SEC TOURNEY NEXT 6/3
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 TALLAHASSEE REG 4-7 TULANE Tulane Defeats Baseball, 7-4, In NCAA Opener - Florida Gators
    2009 GVL REG 8-2 MIAMI No. 10 Baseball Defeats No. 17 Miami, 8-2 - Florida Gators
    2010 OPEN NEXT 6/4 GVL REG
    2011 OPEN NEXT GVL REG 6/3 MANHATTAN
    2012 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 V BCC
    2013 OPEN NEXT INDIANA REG 5/31 AUSTIN PEAY
    2014 GVL REG 2-3 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON College of Charleston Edges No. 8 Florida, 3-2, In NCAA Gainesville Regional - Florida Gators
    2015 GVL REG 8-2 USF Gators Down USF, 8-2, to Stay Perfect in Gainesville Regional - Florida Gators
    2016 NEXT 6/3 GVL REG BCC
    2017 NEXT 6/2 MARIST GVL REG
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 COLUMBIA
    2019 NEXT LUBBOCK REG 5/31
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1878 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1933)
    1972 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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    1859 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
    1869 The first rainout involving a professional baseball team occurs when heavy rain postpones the Red Stockings' tune-up game against the Antioch Nine, a Yellow Springs, Ohio college team. Aaron B. Champion, Cincinnati's owner, had been a student at the school in the 1850s.
    1914 At Comiskey Park, three fourth-inning White Sox errors ruin the shutout, but Joseph Benz still no-hits the Naps (Indians), 6-1. It will take the right-hander known as 'Blitzen,' only one hour and 45 minutes to accomplish the deed.
    1927 Although it will be another 42 years before the next one, an unassisted triple play is made for the second consecutive day in the major leagues. At Navin Field, first baseman John Neun saves the Tigers' 1-0 victory in the ninth inning when he completes the rare play by catching a Homer Summa line drive, tagging Charlie Jamieson, who was on first, and beating Glenn Myatt to second base, making it the first time the last three outs of a game result from a solo triple killing.
    1937 In Game 1 of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak, compiled over two seasons, ends at 24 when the Dodgers, led by Babe Phelps' 5-for-6 performance, defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 10-3. 'King Carl' is honored between games when Babe Ruth presents the southpaw with the 1936 National League's MVP Award.
    1938 Lou Gehrig plays in his 2000th consecutive game, collecting an RBI single in the Yankees' 12-5 victory over Boston in the Bronx ballpark. The 34 year-old first baseman will play in another 130 straight games before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) shortens his Hall of Fame career.
    1941 Chuck Aleno establishes the longest hitting streak to start a career when he extends his string to 17 games with a single and a triple in the Reds' 5-2 victory over St. Louis at Crosley Field. The 24 year-old third baseman, who is hitting .485, begins the record run with four consecutive multi-hit games.
    1944 At Briggs Stadium, Al Unser, whose son Del will play in the major leagues, hits a pinch-hit grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Tigers a 6-2 walk-off victory over New York. The game-winning round-tripper will be the second baseman's only home run this season.
    1948 Tommy Lasorda, best known as the Dodgers' Hall of Fame skipper, strikes out 25 batters and collects the game-winning hit when the Schenectady Blue Jays defeat the Amsterdam Rugmakers, 6-5, in 15 innings. The promising southpaw, who goes the distance in the CanAm minor-league contest played in McNearney Stadium, believes he probably threw more than 300 pitches during the game.
    1949 Charley Lupica announces from a twenty-foot platform atop a flagpole that he will remain perched there until the Indians are eliminated from the race or win another pennant. Although the local grocery store owner abandons his post in late September with the Tribe in fourth place, Cleveland owner Bill Veeck will reward the loyal fan with a souvenir 50-foot flagpole and a brand new car.
    1956 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
    1961 Carroll Hardy, batting for Carl Yastrzemski, bunts for a single in the eighth inning of Boston's 7-6 loss to the Yankees. The Red Sox outfielder will be the only player to pinch-hit for both Captain Carl and Ted Williams.
    1964 In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium, Gaylord Perry pitches ten extra-inning frames in relief, getting the victory when the Giants beat the Mets in the longest game ever played in baseball history, 8-6. During the seven hour, 23 minute, 23-inning marathon, the future Hall of Famer is reported to have thrown his first spitball in a major league game.
    1964 The Mets execute an unusual 6-6-3 two-man triple play in the 14th frame of a 23-inning 8-6 loss to the Giants when shortstop Roy McMillan snares Orlando Cepeda's line drive (1), tags second base to double off Jesus Alou (2), and then throws to first baseman Ed Kranepool to catch Willie Mays off first base for the third out (3). The play is the team's second triple-killing in the franchise's brief history, having pulled one off against Los Angeles in 1962, the team's inaugural season.
    1965 For the first time in history, an all-switch-hitting infield starts a big-league game. In the nightcap of a twin bill, the Dodgers, with Wes Parker at first base, Jim Lefebvre at second, Maury Wills at shortstop, and Jim Gilliam at third, lose to the visiting Reds, 6-1.
    1966 In a 14-5 trouncing of the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, Orioles' first baseman Boog Powell scores from second on a wild pitch. The 6' 4", 240-pound infielder, not known for his speed, will be thrown out in each of four attempts to steal a base this season.
    1966 Ron Santo establishes a National League record when he appears in his 364th consecutive game at third base. The Cubs infielder's streak, which started on April 19, 1964, will end at 390 contests after he is struck in the face by a Jack Fisher pitch that fractures his cheek.
    1968 Don Drysdale's shutout streak stays intact when home plate umpire Harry Wendelstedt rules that Dick Dietz, who is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, did not attempt to get out of the way of the right-hander's delivery. The Giants catcher finishes the at-bat by popping up, and the next two batters also make outs to give 'Big D" his fifth straight shutout, tying a major league established by White Sox hurler Doc White in 1904.
    1975 The Astros establish a team record by scoring twelve runs in the eighth inning of a 15-3 rout of Philadelphia. Appearing as a pinch-hitter during the frame, Cliff Johnson doubles and hits a home run, but his round-tripper is not considered to be a pinch hit since he batted earlier in the inning.
    1975 For the fifth time in his career, Cesar Tovar gets his team's lone hit in a game when he breaks up Catfish Hunter's bid for a no-hitter with a sixth-inning single in the Rangers' 6-0 loss to the Yankees. The Texas DH also accomplished the feat against Barry Moore (1967 Senators), Dave McNally (1969 Orioles), Mike Cuellar (1969 Orioles), and Dick Bosman (1970 Senators).
    1976 In his final start after basically forcing the Twins to trade him, Bert Blyleven is serenaded by fans with a "Bye, Bye, Blyleven" chant. The unpopular right-hander will be reacquired by Minnesota in 1985, helping the team to win a World Series two seasons later before becoming a very popular broadcaster in the Twin Cities after he retires.
    1976 After an error sets up a six-run rally for the Padres in the eighth inning, the new Atlanta owner, Ted Turner, invites the 2,994 fans watching the Braves lose to San Diego, 10-7, to come back the next night as his guests.
    1979 Pat Underwood, in his major league debut, blanks the Blue Jays for 8.1 innings, earning the victory when the Tigers beat Toronto, 1-0, thanks to Jerry Morales' eighth-inning solo home run. The 22 year-old rookie's mound opponent is his older brother Tom, now winless in seven decisions, who goes the distance in the Exhibition Stadium contest.
    1980 Ken Landreaux's 31-game hitting streak comes to an end when he goes hitless in four at-bats in Minnesota's 11-1 loss to Baltimore at Metropolitan Stadium. The 33 year-old outfielder's accomplishment, the longest span in the American League since Dom DiMaggio's 34 for the Red Sox in 1949, establishes the record for the most consecutive games with a hit in Twins history.
    1980 Gary Carter hits the second of his two career inside-the-park home runs, and, an inning later, the Expos catcher adds an out-of-the-park homer as well. The pair of two-run shots is to no avail when Montreal drops the Busch Stadium contest to the Redbirds, 8-6.
    1991 The Mets and Padres swap middle infielders, with second baseman Tim Teufel going to San Diego in exchange for shortstop Garry Templeton, who will retire at the end of the season. Tuefel will hit .232 for the Friars during his two-plus seasons with the club
    1994 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
    1997 Ila Borders becomes the first woman to play in a minor league game. The St. Paul Saints reliever gives up three runs to Sioux Falls without recording an out but redeems herself the next day by striking out the side.
    1999 After consulting a TV monitor in the dugout, Frank Pulli becomes the first umpire to use instant replay to make a call, changing Cliff Floyd's fifth-inning home run to a ground-rule double in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Cardinals. After the Pro Player Stadium contest, the National League officials make it clear the use of technology should not have been used to reverse the call.
    2001 The Red Sox finally beat the Yankees in their eighth attempt, and for the first time in over a year since Pedro Martinez scoffed at the 'Curse'. The right-hander was 7-1 when he said, "Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him -- Maybe I’ll drill him in the ass, pardon me the word", but after the comment he managed only seven more winless starts, making it first time he did not win in seven straight starts since the first seven major league appearances as a rookie with the Dodgers.
    2001 After 25 years in the organization, manager Felipe Alou, 66, is fired by the Expos and replaced by Jeff Torborg, an old friend of owner Jeffrey Loria. The former Montreal skipper is the winningest manager in franchise history, compiling a 691-717 record during his nine-year tenure.
    2001 The Padres rout the Mets 18-6, setting a new scoring record for Petco Park. The team's total of tallies is one better than the previous mark set in the 17-2 victory over Atlanta in the home opener played in April.

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    1912 SEASON COMPLETED 9-4-2
    1913 SEASON COMPLETED 11-9-1
    1914 SEASON COMPLETED 2-8
    1915 SEASON COMPLETED 4-6-1
    1916 SEASON COMPLETED 9-14
    1917 SEASON COMPLETED 8-3
    1918 SEASON CANCELLED
    1919 SEASON COMPLETED 7-5
    1920 SEASON COMPLETED 7-11-1
    1921 SEASON COMPLETED 4-10
    1922 SEASON COMPLETED 15-5
    1923 SEASON COMPLETED 10-9
    1924 SEASON COMPLETED 5-14
    1925 SEASON COMPLETED 3-6
    1926 SEASON COMPLETED 14-7
    1927 SEASON COMPLETED 8-14
    1928 SEASON COMPLETED 6-14-1
    1929 SEASON COMPLETED 4-9
    1930 SEASON COMPLETED 8-8
    1931 SEASON COMPLETED 11-10
    1932 SEASON COMPLETED 12-8
    1933 SEASON COMPLETED 11-2-1
    1934 SEASON COMPLETED 6-7
    1935 SEASON COMPLETED 7-13-1
    1936 SEASON COMPLETED 7-9
    1937 SEASON COMPLETED 10-7-1
    1938 SEASON COMPLETED 14-9
    1939 SEASON COMPLETED 11-8
    1940 SEASON COMPLETED 8-11-2
    1941 SEASON COMPLETED 8-7
    1942 SEASON COMPLETED 6-6
    1943 SEASON CANCELLED
    1944 SEASON CANCELLED
    1945 SEASON COMPLETED 2-9
    1946 SEASON COMPLETED 4-17-2
    1947 SEASON COMPLETED 14-15
    1948 SEASON COMPLETED 10-14-1
    1949 SEASON COMPLETED 17-13
    1950 SEASON COMPLETED 20-9
    1951 SEASON COMPLETED 16-9
    1952 OPEN NEXT 6/6
    1953 SEASON COMPLETE 13-7-1
    1954 SEASON COMPLETE 12-10
    1955 SEASON COMPLETED 8-12
    1956 SEASON COMPLETED 20-4
    1957 SEASON COMPLETED 13-11
    1958 OPEN NEXT 6/5
    1959 SEASON COMPLETED 13-8
    1960 OPEN NEXT 6/3
    1961 SEASON COMPLETED 19-9
    1962 1-0 FSU
    1963 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1964 SEASON COMPLETED 23-11
    1965 OPEN NEXT 6/2 FSU
    1966 4-3 & 3-4 JU SEASON COMLETED 23-12
    1967 3-1 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 27-9
    1968 SEASON COMPLETED 25-13
    1969 SEASON COMPLETED 28-16
    1970 SEASON COMLETED 27-17
    1971 SEASON COMPLETED 19-26
    1972 4-9 FSU SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1973 SEASON COMPLETED 23-21
    1974 SEASON COMPLETED 23-2-1
    1975 SEASON COMPLETED 23-25
    1976 SEASON COMPLETED 22-26
    1977 SEASON COMPLETED 39-19
    1978 SEASON COMPLETED 34-15
    1979 SEASON COMPLETED 40-20
    1980 SEASON COMPLETED 40-16
    1981 SEASON COMPLETED 42-17
    1982 SEASON COMPLETED 34-25-1
    1983 SEASON COMPLETED 38-14
    1984 SEASON COMPLETED 43-16
    1985 SEASON COMPLETED 43-18
    1986 SEASON COMPLETED 27-26
    1987 SEASON COMPLETED 32-24
    1988 8-0 STETSON NEXT 6/3
    1989 SEASON COMPLETED 44-22
    1990 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    1991 CWS 1-8 LSU
    1992 SEASON COMPLETED 44-20
    1993 SEASON COMPLETED 33-25
    1994 SEASON COMPLETED 40-23
    1995 SEASON COMPETED 32-24
    1996 OPEN NEXT 6/1
    1997 SEASON COMPLETED 40-24
    1998 CWS OPEN NEXT USC
    1999 SEASON COMPLETED 31-25
    2000 SEASON C0MPLETED 44-23-1
    2001 SEASON COMPLETED 35-27
    2002 GVL REG 13-1 BCC Florida Defeats Bethune-Cookman 13-1 - Florida Gators
    2003 MIAMI REG 8-6 BCC & 22-14 FAU Baseball Goes to Championship Day After 22-14 Win - Florida Gators
    2004 SEC TOURNEY 6/4
    2005 SEC TOURNEY NEXT 6/3
    2006 SEASON COMPLETED 28-28
    2007 SEASON COMPLETED 29-30
    2008 TALLAHASSEE REG 11-17 FSU Eliminates Baseball From NCAA Regionals - Florida Gators SEASON COMPLETED 34-24
    2009 GVL REG 16-5 MIAMI No. 10 Baseball Downs UM, 16-5, To Take Regional - Florida Gators
    2010 OPEN NEXT 6/4 GVL REG
    2011 OPEN GVL REG 6/3
    2012 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 V BCC
    2013 INDIANA REG 3-4 AUSTIN PEAY Austin Peay Rallies Past Florida In NCAA Tourney Opener, 4-3; Gators In Elimination Bracket Saturday - Florida Gators
    2014 GVL REG 2-5 NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Ousts No. 8 Florida From NCAA Tournament - Florida Gators SEASON COMPLETED 40-23
    2015 GVL REG 2-1 FAU https://floridagators.com/news/2015/6/1/30730.aspxhttps://floridagators.com/news/2015/6/1/30730.aspx NEXT 6/5 GVL SUPER FSU
    2016 NEXT 6/3 GVL REG BCC
    2017 NEXT 6/2 MARIST GVL REG
    2018 NEXT GVL REG 6/1 COLUMBIA
    2019 LUBBOCK REGIONAL 8-11 DBU Baseball vs Dallas Baptist University on 5/31/2019 - Box Score - Florida Gators
    2020 SEASON CONCLUDED 16-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
    1920 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer/team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
    1967 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
    1971 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
    1972 Dave Roberts, American baseball player
    1973 Marty Janzen, American pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
    1981 Jake Peavy, American baseball player
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