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May 18

2012 - 5 years ago

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander just misses pitching his third career no-hitter when he allows a single to Josh Harrison with one out in the top of the ninth inning. The reigning MVP and Cy Young winner completes the one-hitter, beating Pittsburgh, 6-0, in front of a very enthusiastic Friday night crowd at Detroit's Comerica Park.

 

1942 - 75 years ago

Night games in New York are banned for the duration of WW II, leaving fans in the dark about the status of the All-Star game scheduled to be played at the Polo Grounds on the evening of Monday, July 6. The prohibition of nighttime tilts, announced by NYC Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine, will change the starting times for 28 contests involving the Dodgers and Giants. (The first night game at Yankee Stadium will be played in 1946.)

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson



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May 19

No notable events in the anniversary years and no Hall of Fame players with birthdays



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May 20

Happy Birthday Prince Hal, Hall of Fame pitcher Hal Newhouser



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May 21

2012 - 5 years ago

Rockies starter Jamie Moyer extends his major league record when he makes his debut at the newly opened Marlins Park, having now pitched in 50 major league ballparks. The 49 year-old southpaw started his career with a victory for Philadelphia at Wrigley Field in 1986.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

Manager Buck Rodgers and eleven others are injured when the Angels' team bus goes out of control on the New Jersey Turnpike and crashes into trees. The 53 year-old skipper is seriously injured and will miss nearly 90 games.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame Center Fielder Earl Averill



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May 22

2012 - 5 years ago

Ricky Nolasco becomes the franchise leader in career wins when Miami beats Colorado at Marlins Park, 7-6. The 29 year-old right-hander, who hit a double to put his team ahead, surpasses Dontrelle Willis for the most team victories, improving his record to 69-53 for the South Florida squad.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

Felipe Alou becomes the manager of the Expos, replacing Tom Runnells. The new skipper will lead the 17-20 Montreal club to an eventual second-place finish in the National League East.

 

1942- 50 years ago

Ted Williams is sworn into the U.S. Navy, but will remain with the Red Sox until he is called for active duty. Earlier in the year, a public outcry occurred when the Boston outfielder asked to be reclassified from Class 1-A to 3-A, due to being the sole support of his mother, causing the Quaker Oats Company to drop him from their ads.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame Left fielder Al Simmons



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May 23

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame Left fielder Zack Wheat



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May 24

2007 - 10 years ago

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.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

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.



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May 25

2007 - 10 years ago

Mark Reynolds, batting cleanup for the first time in his brief career, goes 5-for-5 in the Diamondbacks' 13-3 victory over the Astros. The Arizona rookie third baseman falls a double shy of the cycle, hitting a home run in his last at bat which barely clears the right-field fence at Chase Field.



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The Mariners' broadcast last night had another fascinating event that took place on May 24, 1909.

The St. Louis Cardinals ended a 24-game losing streak to New York Giants' Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson. Matty won 24 consecutive decisions against the Redbirds, starting in May of 1904. The streak was finally put to rest May 24, 1909, when the Birds topped Big Six, 3-1.

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May 26

There were no significant event in the anniversary years on this date and there are no Hall of Fame players with birthdays.



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May 27

1992 - 25 years ago

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.

 

Happy Birthday to the Big Hurt, Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Frank Thomas

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jeff Bagwell

FYI - both players were born not only on the same day, but in the same year



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glewis wrote:

May 27

1992 - 25 years ago

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.

 

Happy Birthday to the Big Hurt, Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Frank Thomas

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jeff Bagwell

FYI - both players were born not only on the same day, but in the same year


 The Braves would go on to win 10 more consecutive Divisional titles,  but only managed to win one World Series. One of the most impressive runs in Baseball history.



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May 28

2007 - 10 years ago

Adrian Beltre strokes four extra-base hits to tie a franchise record in the Mariners' 12-5 rout of Anaheim. The Seattle third baseman collects 12 total bases with a pair of doubles and two home runs.



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May 29 - Memorial Day

No significant historical event on the anniversary years and no Hall of Fame players with birthdays.



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May 30

2007 - 10 years ago

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.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

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 Rich Gossage in accomplishing the feat.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

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.

 

Happy Birthday to the Hoosier Thunderbolt, Hall of Fame pitcher Amos Rusie



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