It took a once in a generation, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax type of pitching performance to barely win. If our 3rd base coach sent Gordon home instead of *****ing up, it would have been a different result. Hats off to your squad for the W tho
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It took a once in a generation, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax type of pitching performance to barely win. If our 3rd base coach sent Gordon home instead of *****ing up, it would have been a different result. Hats off to your squad for the W tho
doesnt matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning
1906 After pitching 10.2 innings of no-hit ball, Harry McIntire yields a single to Pirates second baseman Claude Ritchey. The Dodgers and McIntire lose the game in the 13th on an unearned run, 1-0.
1918 The Pirates break the longest scoreless tie in baseball history, when the team tallies two runs in the top of the twenty-first inning for an eventual 2-0 victory at Braves Field. The mark will be matched by the Giants and Reds in 1967, when each team is held scoreless for twenty innings, until the decisive run is scored in the next frame on a bases-loaded walk to **** Groat.
1923 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells the team to a syndicate headed by J. A. Robert Quinn, the Browns' business manager. The Broadway producer will always be remembered and cursed in New England for being the person who sold Babe Ruth to Yankees in 1920.
1924 Dazzy Vance strikes out seven consecutive batters to establish a major league record when the Brooklyn Robins defeat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 4-0. The future Hall of Famer, who will compile a 28-6 record for the Brooks this season, will lead the National League in strikeouts with 262.
1933 Carl Hubbell's 45.1 consecutive scoreless innings streak ends when Randy Moore strokes a two-run single in the sixth inning of Giants' 3-1 loss to Boston at the Polo Grounds. By blanking Boston for the first five frames, the future Hall of Fame southpaw surpasses Ed Ruelbach's National League mark of 44 innings established in 1908 with the Cubs.
1941 On Ladies' day at Yankee Stadium, Lefty Gomez breaks the major league mark for walks in a shutout by issuing 11 free passes in the 9-0 victory over St. Louis. The New York southpaw, who extends the team's streak of holding the opponents scoreless to 21 consecutive innings, tosses a five-hitter, improving his record to 10-3.
1945 At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott hits his historic 500th career home run off Braves' hurler Johnny Hutchings in the Giants' 9-2 victory over Boston. 'Master Melvin' becomes the third major leaguer to accomplish the feat, joining Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx in reaching the career milestone.
1945 Irwin Hall is credited with a single when his line drive winds up inside Dutch Leonard's pants after it hits the Senators right-hander in the stomach. The Washington starter may have lost the shortstop's batted ball, but gets the win when he goes the distance in the team's 2-1 victory over Philadelphia at Griffith Stadium.
1952 Boston starter Max Surkont matches goose eggs with the Reds' Ken Raffenberger during the first eight innings in a scoreless duel at Braves Field. The hard-luck right-hander will lose the game when he uncorks two wild pitches in the ninth inning that allows two unearned runs to score.
1957 In a 12-3 win over the Cubs, Gil Hodges hits his 13th and last career grand slam in Brooklyn Dodger history. The first baseman's bases-loaded shot off **** Littlefield establishes a new National League record previously shared by Rogers Hornsby and Ralph Kiner.
1962 Bill Monbouquette becomes the second Red Sox hurler this season to throw a no-hitter, a 1-0 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Five weeks ago, Earl Wilson also threw a no-no, beating the Angels at Fenway, 2-0.
1968 Stan Bahnsen, who will be named the AL Rookie of the Year, sets the Yankee freshman record for strikeouts in a game, whiffing 12 batters en route to hurling a 1-0 masterpiece over Boston at Fenway Park. The 23 year-old right-hander’s mark will last for 30 years, until Orlando "El Duque” Hernandez strikes out one more in a 1998 game against Texas.
1970 At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Pittsburgh left fielder Willie Stargell accumulates 14 total bases with three doubles and two home runs. The outfielder's five extra-base hits power the Pirates past the Braves, 20-10.
1972 Nate Colbert becomes the second player to hit five home runs in a doubleheader, a feat he witnessed as an eight year-old Cardinal fan at Sportsman's Park when Stan Musial first accomplished it in 1954. The Padres slugger also breaks 'Stan the Man's' NL mark for RBIs in a twin bill when he drives in 13 runs, and his 22 total bases set a major league record.
1972 In the nightcap, the Phillies salvage a split of the twin bill when Steve Carlton, who sees his 30 consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the fourth, beats the Mets at Shea Stadium, 4-1. In the opener, New York outlasted Philadelphia, scoring a run in the bottom of the 18th inning for a 3-2 victory.
1975 Replacing Bill Virdon, who never won a game at Yankee Stadium, Billy Martin is named as the Bronx Bombers skipper, the first of his five hirings to run the team. During the two-year tenure of their former manager, a span that covered the 1974 and 1975 seasons, the club played its home games at Shea Stadium while their Bronx ballpark was being remodeled.
1977 Willie McCovey extends his own National League record when he hits his 18th career grand slam in the third inning of the Giants' 9-2 victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. The 39 year-old first baseman adds another round-tripper in the seventh, bringing his total to 484 major league home runs.
1978 Pete Rose, making the last out when he strikes out on a Gene Garber change-up, goes 0-for-4, ending his 44-game hitting streak, one contest shy of breaking the National League record. The Reds third baseman has tied Willie Keeler's 1897 National League record last night with a hit off future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.
1982 Hank Aaron, the holder of the career home run record (755) and RBI record (2,297), Frank Robinson, the first player to win the MVP in both leagues and the first black manager in the majors, Travis Jackson, an outstanding offensive and defensive shortstop for the Giants during the 1920's, and former commissioner Happy Chandler, who provided leadership in breaking baseball's color line, are inducted in the Hall of Fame.
1986 On the day the Twins are celebrating their 25th anniversary, in a game which also features Kirby Puckett hitting for the cycle, Bert Blyleven becomes the tenth major leaguer to record his 3,000th strikeout. The Minnesota right-hander, who tosses a two-hitter, reaches the historic milestone by whiffing Mike Davis in the fifth inning, his eighth of the game, en route to a career high of 15, in the team's 10-1 victory over Oakland at the Metrodome.
1994 In the Orioles' 1-0 victory over Minnesota at the Metrodome, Cal Ripken becomes only the second major leaguer to play in 2,000 consecutive games. Jeff Conine has the second-longest streak held by a current player, a span of 267 consecutive contests for Florida.
1998 Garret Anderson goes hitless in four at-bats in an 11-3 defeat to the Boston, ending the longest hitting streak in Angel history at 28 games. The 26 year-old outfielder, who has collected at least one hit in every game Anaheim played in July, bats .405 (47 hits in 116 at bats) during the historic stretch of contests.
1998 The Braves, donning 1940 Atlanta Black Crackers styled-uniforms, beat the Cardinals, who are wearing throwback uniforms of the 1928 St. Louis Stars, 3-1, at Turner Field. Honoring the history Negro League clubs by wearing replica uniforms has become a common occurrence at major league games.
1998 By homering from both sides of the plate for the third time this season, Tiger switch-hitter Tony Clark sets an American League record as Detroit defeats the Devil Rays, 8-0.
1998 The Royals steal eight bases, including four swipes by infielder Jose Offerman, to tie a team record for swipes during a 9-5 victory over the Orioles. Johnny Damon, Larry Sutton, Jeff King, and Mendy Lopez also contribute to the thievery on the basepaths.
2000 In a 10-0 victory, Orioles' right-hander Mike Mussina strikes out a club-record 15 batters when he keeps the Twins hitless through six innings. 'Moose' finishes the Camden Yards contest with his third career one-hitter.
2000 Craig Biggio, 34, tears the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his knee during a collision with Marlin outfielder Preston Wilson and will miss the rest of the season. This marks the first time the Astros' second baseman has ever been on the disabled list in his 13-year career.
2001 For the 33rd time in the team's history, the Tigers turn a triple play when Mariner Mark McLemore lines out to second baseman Damion Easley, who throws to shortstop Deivi Cruz to double up Tom Lampkin. Cruz then relays the ball to first baseman Shane Halter, catching Ichiro Suzuki off first to complete Detroit's first triple killing since July 3, 1992, when the victim was also Seattle.
2002 The Expos trade recently acquired outfielder Cliff Floyd (.275, 21, 61) to the Red Sox for two minor league right-handed pitchers from South Korea, Seung Song and Sun-Woo Kim. Although denied by all involved, it is reported Yankees owner George Steinbrenner suspects the Expos, who are owned by major league baseball, made the trade to help his club's top rival.
2005 Rafael Palmeiro becomes the highest profile player to be suspended for violating the MLB steroids policy. The Orioles first baseman, who denies knowingly taking any banned substances, stated this spring to the House Government Reform Committee that published allegations by Jose Canseco of his steroids use were "absolutely false" and had considered suing his former teammate over the accusation.
2005 Joe Garagiola Jr., the first and only general manager in Diamondback history, will be leaving Arizona to take a job with the commissioner's office. The son of the former Cardinal catcher and national broadcaster will become the senior vice president of baseball operations of MLB beginning on August 15.
2005 During an interview on MLB.com, Barry Bonds admits his injured right knee will most likely keep him from playing this season. The 41 year-old Giants slugger needs 12 home runs to pass Babe Ruth (714) and 54 to go ahead of Hank Aaron (755) to become the all time home run leader.
2006 At Turner Field in a game against the Braves, Miguel Tejada plays in his 1,000th consecutive game, the seventh longest in major league history. The Oriole shortstop's streak began in June 2, 2000 as a member of the Oakland A’s.
2006 Needing a two-bagger to complete the cycle, Carlos Guillen stretches a single into a double, much to the delight of the Tampa Bay fans. The Detroit shortstop is the tenth Tiger to accomplish the feat, but it is the first time it has occurred during a Devil Ray game.
2007 Buddy Bell announces prior to tonight’s 5-3 extra-inning victory against the Twins that he will leave his post as the Royals' manager at the end of the season. The 54 year-old skipper will join the organization's front office next season as a senior adviser to Kansas City’s GM Dayton Moore.
2007 Rather than send 25,000 fans back out onto crowded highways, the Twins decide to play tonight's game against the Royals after a moment of silence in memory of victims of the nearby bridge collapse. Tomorrow’s game at the Metrodome has been postponed.
2010 The Mets induct four new members, all of whom played an instrumental role in the 1986 World Championship, to the team's Hall of Fame. Former GM Frank Cashen, previous skipper Davey Johnson, and two former All-Stars, slugger Darryl Strawberry, and right-hander Dwight 'Doc' Gooden, join 21 other persons to be recognized by the club since the inception of the honor in 1981.
2011 After popping out in a pinch-hitting appearance, Craig Counsell remains without a hit in his last 45 at-bats, tying the longest single-season hitless streak by a position player in history, established by Brooklyn backstop Bill Bergen in 1909. The major league record is 0-for-70 established in 1970 by Bob Buhl, a pitcher who toiled with the Braves and Cubs that season.
2013 The Red Sox score six times in the ninth inning, overcoming a 7-2 deficit en route to their 11th walk-off victory of the season. Daniel Nava's one-out walk-off single seals the deal in Boston’s 8-7 amazing comeback victory over the Mariners at Fenway Park.
1906 The White Sox, with their 3-0 victory over Boston at Chicago's South Side Park, begin an American League record 19-game winning streak. In this century, the 'Hitless Wonders' streak will be equaled only by the 1947 Yankees.
1907 Senators' rookie Walter Johnson makes his major league debut, losing to the Tigers, 3-2. Ty Cobb gets the first hit off of the future Hall of Famer with a bunt single.
1919 Fred Luderus, playing in his 479th straight contest since June 2, 1916, breaks Eddie Collins's consecutive-game record. The Phillies first baseman will extend his major league mark to 533 before the streak ends in the 1920 season opener.
1921 With the jurors lifting the men onto their shoulders, the eight White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are acquitted by the jury. The next day, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis will say the overwhelming evidence clearly shows the Black Sox fixed the games with gamblers and all involved will be banned from playing professional baseball again.
1922 Ken Williams homers in his sixth straight game, setting an American League record. The left fielder's home run helps the Browns beat Boston, 9-4.
1931 In a game played at a National League ballpark, the Yankees are shut out by the Red Sox at Braves Field, 1–0. It will be another two years and a day, a major league record spanning three hundred and eight games, before the Bronx Bombers are blanked again.
1932 Cubs GM Bill Veeck, Sr. announces Charlie Grimm will take over for Rogers Hornsby, who was fired today as the skipper of the second-place club. The popular 'Jolly Cholly’, who inherits the job in part due to his predecessor’s indebtedness to his players to cover gambling debts, starts by winning 20 of 25 games as the team’s player manager, will lead the team to the National League pennant this season.
1933 In a 16-3 win over the Yankees in New York, A’s catcher Mickey Cochrane hits for the cycle for the second time in his career. The Philadelphia backstop also accomplished the rare feat last season.
1936 At Comiskey Park, the White Sox overcome deficits of 9-1 in the fifth and 11-3 in the seventh inning to defeat the Red Sox in extra innings, 12-11.
With two outs in the 12th inning Jack Hayes's single plates Larry Rosenthal, who had doubled earlier in the frame, to give the Pale Hose an incredible come-from-behind victory in the second game of their twin bill sweep over Boston.
1938 As an experiment, bright yellow baseballs are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The teams go back to the traditional white ball in the nightcap as the Dodgers swept the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3.
1939 In the ninth inning of the New York's 7-2 loss to Detroit, Joe DiMaggio makes one of the most memorable catches in Yankee Stadium history when he grabs a Hank Greenberg drive 455 feet from home plate. The 24 year-old center fielder, who seldom displays emotion, is so thrilled with the amazing catch he enthusiastically heads toward the dugout, forgetting there is a still a man on base with only two outs, a rare mental error for the 'Yankee Clipper'.
1959 In the second game of a twin bill at County Stadium, Bill Bruton hits three triples, leading Milwaukee to an 11-5 victory over the Cardinals. Two of the three Braves' center fielder's three-baggers come with the bases loaded.
1959 In the ninth inning of a 5–4 loss to the Boston at Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Jim Bunning, tossing a frame in relief, strikes out three batters on nine pitches, sending Sammy White, Jim Mahoney, and Ike Delock back to the dugout with bats in their hands. The Tiger right-hander becomes only the tenth pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat.
1970 Trailing by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth inning, the Phillies score four times in the bottom of the frame without recording an out in the unlikely 7-6 victory over the Giants. Tony Taylor ends the Connie Mack Stadium contest with a walk-off grand slam off of Mike Davison.
1970 At Memorial Stadium, the Orioles score five times in the first inning and hold on to beat the Royals, 10-8. It is Baltimore's 23rd consecutive victory against Kansas City over a two-year span, setting a major league mark.
1970 After attending a tryout camp, Frank White is signed by the Royals as an amateur free agent. The 19 year-old infielder, one of the few successful graduates from the Baseball Academy the team operated in the early 1970s, will play his entire 18-year career in Kansas City, having his number retired by the franchise in 1995.
1979 At the age of 32, Thurman Munson is killed when the Cessna Citation I/SP jet he is learning to fly clips a tree and crashes 1,000 feet short of the runway at Akron Canton Regional Airport. The Yankee catcher had been taking lessons for over two years so he could get home more easily on off-days to be with his family in Ohio.
1981 As a recipient of the Ford C. Frick award for his "major contributions" to baseball" as a broadcaster, Ernie Harwell becomes the fifth honoree to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Tigers' play-by-play announcer, who describes himself as a 'tongue-tied kid from Georgia', is overcome with joy as he shares his heart-felt appreciation for the game with the Cooperstown crowd.
1981 Cardinal ace right-hander Bob Gibson, slugging first baseman Johnny Mize, who played with the Cardinals, Giants, and Yankees, and Negro League pioneer Rube Foster are inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Gibson was elected in the first year of his eligibility by the BBWAA, with Mize and Foster getting the nod from the Veterans Committee.
1982 During a ceremony held in Cooperstown, NY, the United States Postal Service unveils a 20-cent stamp commemorating baseball great Jackie Robinson as part of its annual Black Heritage series. The Dodger infielder becomes the first individual baseball player to be depicted on a U.S postage stamp.
1982 Jackie Robinson stamp
1985 With the score knotted at 3-3 at Yankee Stadium, White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk tags two New York runners out at home plate during the same play. The unusual 8-6-2-2 double play results when the base runners on first and second base attempt to score on Rickey Henderson's 400-foot double in the gap, but when outfielder Luis Salazar makes a perfect throw to shortstop Ozzie Guillen, who in turn throws a strike to the plate, the Chicago catcher tags out Bobby Meacham, and then spins around to tag out a sliding Larry Berra.
1987 On a day the temperature exceeds 102 degrees, Kevin Seitzer has a sizzling day at the plate, going 6-for-6 and driving in seven runs. The Royals' rookie third baseman's offensive output, which includes a pair of homers, paces Kansas City to a 13-5 victory over the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
1987 Eric Davis becomes the seventh and earliest player to join the 30-30 club when he hits a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the eleventh off Jeff Robinson in the Reds' 5-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium. No one had ever accomplished the feat with still nearly two months left to play in the season.
1993 A crowd, with many fans chanting, "U.S.A., U.S.A.", during the team's batting practice, becomes obnoxious and unruly at the Yankees' 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays in New York. After rudely booing the Canadian national anthem at the beginning of the game, the bad behavior continues as some fans throw bottles from the right field bleachers onto the field in the direction of Toronto outfielder Joe Carter.
1995 Long time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League's Los Angeles Angels in 1917.
1998 The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team's latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.
2002 Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday's game against the Dodgers comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.
2007 After giving up eight runs in the top of the second inning, the Yankees storm back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score with eight tallies of their own in an eventual 13-9 loss to the White Sox in New York. It is only the second time in major league history that eight or more runs are scored in the same inning by each team.
2008 In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn't disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox's 2-1 victory over the A's.
2009 Melky Cabrera completes a cycle with a ninth-inning triple during an 8-5 victory in Chicago to become the first Yankee in 14 years to accomplish the feat. Tony Fernandez had been the last Bronx Bomber to collect a single, double, triple and home run in the same game with his four hits against Oakland on September 3, 1995.
2010 The Brewers and Corey Hart agree to a $26.5 million, three-year contract extension keeping the All-Star outfielder in Milwaukee through the 2013 season. The 28 year-old fly chaser, who had an unproductive 2009 season and a very poor spring training, had been the subject of recent trade rumors.
2010 Washington backstop Ivan Rodriguez becomes the fifth player to collect 300 home runs while catching when he goes deep off Rodrigo Lopez leading off the second inning of the Nationals' 3-1 victory in Arizona. Pudge joins Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, and Yogi Berra as the only catchers in baseball history to reach the plateau while playing behind the dish.
2011 After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher's head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter, who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.
2011 In the Yankees' rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago, Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league record. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.
2013 Two days after his 21st birthday, Jose Fernandez establishes a franchise rookie record, striking out 14 batters in the Miami 10-0 victory over Cleveland in Marlins Park. The Miami right-hander becomes the first pitcher with at least 13 strikeouts in consecutive games since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat in 2004.
2014 The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team's all-time career home run leader (337) who spent spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The eight-foot bronze sculpture is located at the spot where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe's first baseman/DH.
2014 The Tigers scored in each of the eight innings they come to bat in their 11-5 victory over Colorado at Comerica Park. Detroit, who also accomplished the feat in 1912, becomes the first team not to have a zero in their line score since the Yankees tallied a run in ever frame against Toronto in 2006.