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May 31

2012 - 5 years ago

At Coors Field, Carlos Gonzalez sets a franchise record and becomes the 22nd major league to hit a home run in his fourth straight at-bat. The Rockies outfielder's first frame three-home run off Houston pitcher Bud Norris comes on the heels of CarGo's three round-trippers in the fifth, sixth, and eighth innings of yesterday's contest.

With their 6-2 victory, the Brewers beat LA at Chavez Ravine for the fourth consecutive day, making the Brew Crew the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series since the Rockies accomplished the feat in August, 1993. The victories also mark the first time the franchise has ever swept the Dodgers.

 

2007 - 10 years ago

In a crisp one-hour and fifty minute contest at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays beat Chicago, 2-0. Roy Halladay becomes the quickest pitcher in franchise history to record 100 victories, needing just 200 starts to reach the milestone.



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June 1

2012 - 5 years ago

With help of a mistake made on a fair ball call by the third base ump and an outstanding defensive play by center fielder Mike Baxter, the Mets' streak of over 50 seasons, spanning 8,020 games, without a no-hitter comes to an end when southpaw Johan Santana no-hits the Cardinals at Citi Field, 8-0. The 33 year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner, who did not pitch last year because of shoulder surgery performed at the end of the 2010 season, throws a career-high 134 pitches, baffling the Redbird batters with a mix of deceptive fastballs and off-speed change ups.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

The Astros use their top pick, the No. 1 overall selection, to draft Cal State Fullerton infielder Phil Nevin over Derek Jeter, a shortstop from Kalamazoo Central High. Houston, aware of the huge signing bonuses given to the previous two top drafts, Todd Van Poppel and Brien Taylor, may have not selected the future Hall of Famer, drafted sixth overall by the Yankees, because it was believed the high school standout was seeking a bonus of at least $1 million to forego playing baseball at the University of Michigan.

 

 



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I remember watching the Johan game, what a terrible call.  Johan was never the same after that game.  



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June 2

No significant events on the anniversary dates and no Hall of Fame players with birthdays.



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June 3

2012 - 5 years ago

In a pre-game ceremony at Citi Field, John Franco becomes the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame. The former southpaw reliever, who also played for Cincinnati and Houston, leads all lefties in all-time saves with 424, which includes 276 for the Mets, a franchise record.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

Harmon Killebrew launches the longest home run ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium, a 503-foot shot which travels deep in the second deck of the left-center field bleachers. The stadium chair the ball hit by the Twins' outfielder is mounted high on a wall overlooking the flume ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, the former site of the Met, in the precise spot the ball landed in the upper deck in deep left-center field.



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500 ft homers -- a rarity. It must have been a shot and would have been a thing to see.

 



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June 4

2012 - 5 years ago

With the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft, the Astros take Carlos Correa, making him the first player from Puerto Rico to be selected number one overall. Before the selection of the 17 year-old shortstop from Barrio Velázquez, former major league catcher Ramon Castro had previously been the highest-drafted player out of the Commonwealth when he was chosen No. 17 overall by Houston in 1994.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

At Busch Stadium, Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood's errorless streak of 227 games and 568 chances ends when he drops Rich Nye's fifth-inning fly ball. The muff leads to an unearned run, but St. Louis still beats Chicago, 4-3.



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June 5

2012 - 5 years ago

David Wright becomes the Mets' all-time run scorer when he crosses the plate for the 736th time after homering in the team's 7-6 loss in Washington. New York's 29 year-old third baseman is already the franchise career leader in doubles, total bases, RBIs, and extra-base hits.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

At Three Rivers Stadium, Mets first baseman Eddie Murray drives in two runs, passing Yankee legend Mickey Mantle [1,509] as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.

 

Happy Birthday Happy Jack, Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro



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June 6

2007 - 10 years ago

At Petco Park, Trevor Hoffman becomes the first reliever to save 500 games. It takes the all-time saves leader 10 ninth inning pitches, including an 87 mph fastball thrown past Russell Martin for the final out, to reach the milestone in the Padres' 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

Eddie Murray sets a new RBI record for switch hitters, driving in the 1,510th run of his career with a first-inning sac fly in the Mets' 15-1 rout of Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium. The New York first baseman surpasses Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle's 18-year total to establish the new mark.

 

1892 - 125 years ago

At Washington, D.C.'s Boundary Field, Benjamin Harrison becomes the first U.S. president to attend a major league baseball game. The Commander-in-Chief watches Cincinnati defeat the Senators, presently the last-place team in the National League, 7-4 in 11 innings.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey



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June 7

2012 - 5 years ago

Starlin Castro becomes the 28th player to collect 500 hits before the age of 23 when he singles off A.J. Burnett with two outs in the fifth inning in the Cubs' 12-2 victory over the Bucs at PNC Park. The 22-year, 167 day old Chicago shortstop reaches the milestone in his 421st major league game.

 

2007 - 10 years ago

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning at Network Associates Coliseum, Shannon Stewart lines a single to right field to break up Curt Schilling's no-hitter. Thanks to a first inning home run by David Ortiz, the Red Sox beat the A's, 1-0.

With the Yankees' 10-3 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Joe Torre wins his 2,000th game as a manager. The former Braves (257), Mets (286), and Cardinals (351) skipper becomes the first person in big league history to have reached the milestone and also have at least 2,000 hits as a player.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

The Reds play their major-league record 11th consecutive one-run game, losing to San Francisco at Crosley Field‚ 4-3. Cincinnati's 19 year-old fireballer Gary Nolan, who strikes out 15 opponents‚ including fanning Willie Mays four times, a first in the Say Hey Kid’s Hall of Fame career, takes the loss after Willie McCovey blasts a three-run eighth-inning round-tripper‚ and reliever Bob Lee allows the decisive run to cross the plate in the frame.

 

1892 - 125 years ago

Jack Doyle becomes the first player to collect a pinch hit when he singles, coming off the bench to bat for Cleveland hurler George Davies in the Spiders’ 2-1 loss to the Grooms at Brooklyn’s Eastern Park. The 22 year-old utilityman will finish his 17-year career going 3-for-5 (.600) as a pinch-hitter.



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June 8

2012 - 5 years ago

Six Mariners pitchers combine to hurl the franchise's third no-hitter when starter Kevin Millwood leaves the game with an injury and five relievers, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen, keep the Dodgers hitless in the team's 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. Brian Runge, the home plate umpire, was also behind the dish for Philip Humber's perfect game, making him the first ump to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters in one season since Drew Coble accomplished the feat in 1990.

 

2007 - 10 years ago

With their 3-0 victory over Detroit at Comerica Park, the Mets begin a span of 18 games to become the first team in baseball history to play six consecutive series against six different clubs that all participated in the playoffs the previous season. New York will compile an 8-10 record during the stretch playing against the Tigers, Dodgers, Yankees, Twins, A's, and the Cardinals.

In the third inning of a 10-3 loss to Boston at Chase Field, a surprised Alberto Callaspo is tagged out by Julio Lugo after he takes a lead from second base. The Diamondbacks’ base runner is the victim of the hidden ball trick when he doesn’t realize the Red Sox shortstop had never returned the ball to the pitcher.



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June 9

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



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June 10

2012 - 5 years ago

The Orioles win their ninth straight extra-inning game when Matt Wieters lines a one-out RBI double in the 10th to give the club a 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The streak of overtime victories, which includes yesterday's 12-inning win, breaks the team's previous record of 8, which had been accomplished twice.

The Red Sox pass the NBA's Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro franchise with their 745th straight capacity crowd at Fenway Park. The streak, which has featured an average paid attendance of 36,544 fans, started on May 15, 2003, a year after the team's new ownership bought the Boston ball club.

Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.'s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The 38 year-old outfielder has collected 2,416 hits playing for the Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, and Dodgers.

 

2007 - 10 years ago

In addition to the team wearing a dark patch with the word "NUXY" printed in white on their uniform, the Reds honor broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, along with Marty Brennaman and Waite Hoyt, with replica microphones which will hang on the wall near the radio booth. The honor comes on the 63rd anniversary of the 'ol' left-hander' becoming the youngest person ever to play in the major leagues in the modern era.

 

1992 - 25 years ago

A's first baseman Mark McGwire hits his 200th career home run when he goes deep in the second inning off Chris Bosio in the team's 5-2 victory over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The 28 year-old slugger will end the season with 42 round-trippers, en route to a career total of 583.

 

 



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June 11

Happy Birthday to the "Duke of Tralee", Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan



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June 12

2012 - 5 years ago

Alex Rodriguez ties Lou Gehrig's 74 year-old major league record when he hits his 23rd career grand slam in a 6-4 victory over Atlanta at Turner Field. The Yankee third baseman's historic homer over the left field fence comes off an eighth-inning 3-2 pitch thrown by Jonny Venters, tying the game at 4-4.

 

2007 - 10 years ago

Using a 102-mph fastball and an untouchable curveball, 24 year-old right-hander Justin Verlander strikes out a career-high 12 batters en route to throwing a no-hitter against Milwaukee. The 4-0 hitless gem, which features several outstanding defensive plays from his Tiger teammates, is the first no-no thrown at Detroit's Comerica Park.

 

1967 - 50 years ago

In his ninth at bat, All-Star backstop Paul Casanova, after catching the entire game and going 0-for-8, ends the 22-inning contest when he singles to left field scoring Hank Allen with the winning run in the Senators' 6-5 victory over the White Sox at D.C. Stadium. The six hours, 38 minute marathon, which ends at 2:43 in the morning, results in the American League adopting a curfew stating that no inning may begin an hour after midnight.



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