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Date: Jul 11, 2016
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July 11

2006 - 10 years ago

One strike away from ending a decade of dominance, National League closer Trevor Hoffman yields a two-run triple to Michael Young of the Texas Rangers, giving the American League a come-from-behind 3-2 All Star game victory at Pittsburgh's picturesque PNC Park. The timely three-bagger keeps the Junior Circuit unbeaten in the Midsummer Classic since 1997, compiling a 9-0-1 record.

 

 



-- Edited by glewis on Monday 11th of July 2016 04:58:36 AM

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July 12

2011 - 5 years ago

A half-hour after the Mid-summer Classic is completed, the Mets send former All-Star reliever Francisco Rodriguez and cash to the Brewers for two players to be named later. K-Rod, an outstanding closer for the Mets and Angels, will be used primarily as a set-up man for Milwaukee's John Axford.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

The offensively-challenged Astros obtained Aubrey Huff from the Devil Rays in exchange for two minor league prospects, RHP Mitch Talbot and infielder Ben Zobrist, as well as cash. The team hopes the 30 year-old third baseman can provide some pop in the Houston lineup, which is tied for the worst batting average in the league.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

The National League All-Stars edge the AL, 2-1, in a game played at the newly-built Busch Stadium when hometown favorite Tim McCarver scores the winning run on Dodger shortstop Maury Wills's tenth-inning walk-off single, with Giants hurler Gaylord Perry getting the victory by tossing a scoreless ninth and tenth inning. The 105-degree weather, 113 degrees on the playing surface, results in nearly 150 people being treated for heat exhaustion.



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July 13

2006 - 10 years ago

In an eight-player deal, the Nationals trade pitchers Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, and Daryl Thompson, infielders Brendan Harris and Royce Clayton to the Reds in exchange for outfielder Austin Kearns, shortstop Felipe Lopez, and right-hander Ryan Wagner. Washington's GM Jim Bowden, formerly with Cincinnati, is familiar with all his new acquisitions, having been responsible for their presence with the Reds.

 

1991 - 25 years ago

At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, four Oriole hurlers combined to throw a no-hitter, blanking the A's, 2-0. Starting pitcher Bob Milacki holds the home team hitless for the first six innings, followed by Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson, who all throw one inning of no-hit ball.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

After being released by Houston earlier in the month, 39 year-old Robin Roberts signs as a free agent with the Cubs. The right-hander will finish the season 2-3 for his new team, ending his 19 year Hall of Fame career with 286 victories.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame pitcher Stan Coveleski



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July 14

2011 - 5 years ago

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the Yankees' 16-7 loss to Toronto at the Rogers Centre, appear in their 1,660th regular-season game as teammates, the most two players have been together in franchise history. Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri had set the previous team mark in 1937.

Reggie Walton, the presiding judge in the Roger Clemens perjury case, declares a mistrial due to evidence revealed to the jury he believed would be prejudicial against the former major league right-hander. During the brief two days of the proceedings, the U.S. District Judge had scolded prosecutors twice during the trial for violating his orders not to reveal certain evidence to the jury, saying their non-compliance could put the whole case in jeopardy.

 

1916 - 100 years ago

Browns' hurler Ernie Koob pitches a complete game, going all 17 innings of the scoreless tie. Carl Mays pitches the first 15 innings for the Red Sox with Dutch Leonard finishing the 0-0 game.

 

 



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July 15

2006 - 10 years ago

Vladimir Guerrero knocks in his 1000th career RBI, plating Orlando Cabrera with a two-out single in the first inning as Los Angeles beats the Devil Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 9-2. The 30 year-old Dominican outfielder becomes the seventh-fastest player ever to reach the milestone.

 

 



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July 16

2006 - 10 years ago

Mariano Rivera records his 400th career save, pitching two innings in New York's 6-4 victory over the White Sox. The Yankee closer becomes the fourth major league reliever to reach the milestone, joining Lee Smith (478), Trevor Hoffman (460), and John Franco (424).

At Wrigley Field, Mets outfielders Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran both hit grand slams during a franchise record 11-run inning in the sixth of the 13-7 defeat of the Cubs. The pair of four-run homers marks only the seventh time in baseball history a team has accomplished the feat in one inning.

Chipper Jones ties a major league record by collecting an extra-base hit in his 14th straight game. The Braves third baseman's fourth-inning home run equals the mark established in 1927 by Pirates outfielder Paul Waner.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

Horace Clarke hits his second career home run, a tenth-inning grand slam, giving the Yankees an eventual 9-5 win over the A's at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium. The New York shortstop's first-ever round-tripper was also hit with the bases full last season.

 

 



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July 17

1991 - 25 years ago

In a 9-8 extra-inning loss to the Kansas City at Royals Stadium‚ Orioles DH Sam Horn becomes the first non-pitcher in major league history to strike out six consecutive times in a single game. In 1913, Carl Weilman, a hurler for the Browns, became the first major leaguer to accomplish the dubious feat.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

Thanks to the outstanding defensive work of Indians' third baseman Ken Keltner, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium in front of 67,000 fans. The 'Yankee Clipper' who batted .408 during the stretch, will begin another streak that will last 17 games, extending the remarkable span of hitting safely to 73 of 74 games.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame infielder, Lou Boudreau



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July 18

2006 - 10 years ago

With a 14-5 victory over the Cardinals, the Braves become the first team since the 1930 Yankees to score ten or more runs in five consecutive games. During the streak, that includes two 15-run victories, Atlanta has tallied 65 runs.

Calling a 1-0 pitching gem thrown by rookie southpaw Jon Lester, Jason Varitek establishes a new team record, catching his 991st game with the Red Sox. The Boston captain surpasses the record previously held by Hall of Fame backstop Carlton Fisk (1969-80).

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame manager, Joe Torre



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July 19

1966 - 50 years ago

In his final at-bat in the major leagues, Cardinals starter Tracy Stallard grounds out to short in the Redbirds' 10-9 victory over Atlanta. During his seven-year tenure, the right-hander, best known for giving up Roger Maris's 61st home run, sets a major league record by failing to get a base-on-balls in his 247 appearances at the plate.



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July 20

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame outfielder, Heinie Manush



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July 21

2006 - 10 years ago

Going deep in the third inning, 30 year-old Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez collects his 2,000th career hit and at the same time becomes the youngest player to reach the 450 home run plateau. Later in the day, Padres catcher Mike Piazza also becomes a member of the 2000 hit club with a second inning double to left at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

 

Happy Birthday to "the Crab", Hall of Fame infielder Johnny Evers.



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July 22

1966 - 50 years ago

Clay Dalrymple breaks up Giants hurler Gaylord Perry's no-hitter with an eighth inning single. It’s the second time the Phillies’ catcher has spoiled a no-hit bid in the eighth inning at Candlestick Park, as he collected the only hit in Juan Marichal’s debut in 1960.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

Dick Wakefield becomes baseball's first 'bonus baby' when he signs with the Tigers for $52,000 and a new car. The University of Michigan standout will get one hit in seven at-bats (.143) this season.

 

Happy Birthday to Pop, Hall of Fame pitcher Jesse Haines



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July 23

2011 - 5 years ago

The Mariners tie the 1992 franchise record for consecutive defeats by losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 3-1. Seattle's 14th straight loss results in Boston's skipper Terry Francona's 1,000th win as a major league manager.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

Adrián Beltre hits the first inside-the-park home run in the eight-year history of Safeco Field. The eighth-inning blast to centerfield comes off Mike Timlin in the Mariners' 9-8 victory over Boston.

In a 3-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field, Francisco Liriano and four Twins relievers establish a club record with 17 strikeouts in a nine inning game. The Minnesota starter reached double-digit whiffs (10) for the third time this season with Pat Neshek, Dennys Reyes, Juan Rincon, and Joe Nathan adding seven more punch outs over the last four innings.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

Although Lou Boudreau is usually credited for implementing the shift on pull-hitter Ted Williams, White Sox manager Jimmy Dykes becomes the first to employ the defensive alignment against the Red Sox outfielder, who foils the plan when he goes 2-for-5, including a double, in Boston's 10-4 loss to the Pale Hose at Fenway Park. The Chicago skipper will abandon the strategy when 'the Kid' collects four hits in ten at bats in the two-game series.

 

Happy Birthday to the Little Colonel, Hall of Fame shortstop Pee Wee Reese.

Happy Birthday to the Big D, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale.

 

 



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July 24

2011 - 5 years ago

Former Blue Jays, Orioles, Mariners, and Phillies general manager Pat Gillick, lifetime .300 hitter Roberto Alomar, and Burt Blyleven, ninth on the all-time list with 60 shutouts, are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Gillick won two World Series rings (1992-93) in Toronto with Alomar as his second baseman, and Blyleven helped the Twins win the 1987 Fall Classic as well as playing for the Pirates team that won it all in 1979.

Happy Birthday to one of the Heavenly Twins, Hall of Fame outfielder Tommy McCarthy.



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July 25

2011 - 5 years ago

With their 4-0 victory of Houston combined with the St. Louis 6-5 loss to Cincinnati and Milwaukee's 4-0 loss to Colorado, the Pirates find themselves in sole possession of first place. This is the latest point in the season the Bucs have been on top of the standings since mid-july of the 1997 season.

With the bases loaded and two outs, rookie Jason Kipnis delivers his first career hit, giving the Indians a 3-2 walk-off ninth-inning victory over Los Angeles. The 24 year-old second baseman had been 0-for-5 since being called up three days ago.

Michael Cuddyer becomes the first Twins' position player to pitch since outfielder John Moses hurled against California in 1990. Moving from right field to the mound in the eighth inning, the starting first baseman gives up a double to Mike Napoli, a single to Mitch Moreland, and after Endy Chavez grounds out, the right-hander walks Ian Kinsler to load the bases, but then gets Elvis Andrus to fly out and David Murphy to pop-up for a scoreless frame in the 20-6 loss in Texas.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

Red Sox great Ted Williams is inducted into the Hall of Fame. In his induction speech, the 'Splendid Splinter' makes a strong appeal for the inclusion of Negro League stars at Cooperstown.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

On his third try, Lefty Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history since 1901 to earn his 300th victory. The 41 year-old Red Sox southpaw joins Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Eddie Plank in reaching the milestone when he beats Cleveland, 10-6, giving up 12 hits for his last victory in the big leagues.



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