• This Date in Baseball

    July 4 1905 - The Philadelphia Athletics scored two runs in the 20th inning, giving Rube Waddell a 4-2 victory over Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox. Both pitchers went the distance. Young did not allow a walk. 1908 - George Wiltse of the New York Giants pitched a

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    July 8 1912 - Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped when the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs. 1935 - The AL extended its All-Star winning streak to three with a 4-1 victory at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. New York Yankee Lefty Gomez went six innings, which

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    July 2 1903 - Washington outfielder Ed Delahanty went over a railroad bridge at Niagara Falls and drowned. The exact circumstances of his death never were determined. 1909 - The Chicago White Sox stole 12 bases, including home plate three times, in a 15-3 rout of the St. Louis Browns.

  • This Date in Baseball

    JJuly 1 1910 - Comiskey Park - then known as White Sox Park - held its first major league game, with the St. Louis Browns beating Chicago 2-0. 1917 - Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds pitched complete-game victories in a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Toney threw a three-hitter

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    June 30 1908 - At 41 years, 3 months, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox pitched the third no-hitter of his career, an 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders. 1948 - Cleveland’s Bob Lemon pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers for the first American League no-hitter

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    June 29 1916 - The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds played a nine-inning game with just one baseball. 1923 - Brooklyn’s Jacques Fournier went 6-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and three singles as the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 14-5. 1937 - Chicago Cubs first baseman Rip Collins

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    June 28 1910 - Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs became the first major leaguer to steal home twice in the same game, an 11-1 win over Cincinnati. 1919 - Carl Mays of Boston pitched two complete games against the New York Yankees. The Red Sox won the first game

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    June 27 1917 - Catcher Hank Gowdy of the Braves became the first major league player to enter military service in World War I. 1939 - The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves played a 23-inning, 2-2 tie. Whit Wyatt pitched the first 16 innings for the Dodgers. Both clubs

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    June 26 1913 - Washington’s Eddie Ainsmith stole three bases in one inning of a 10-3 loss to the Philadelphia A’s. After safely reaching base on a single in the bottom of the ninth inning, Ainsmith stole second, third and home proves to be of little consequence with Philadelphia routing

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    June 25 1934 - Pitcher John Broaca tied a major league record by striking out five consecutive times but pitched the Yankees to an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Lou Gehrig had better luck at the plate, hitting for the cycle. 1937 - Augie Galan of Chicago became

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    June 24 1936 - Rookie Joe DiMaggio hit two homers in the fifth inning and added two doubles in the New York Yankees’ 18-4 victory over the St. Louis Browns. 1950 - Wes Westrum of the New York Giants hit three home runs and a triple in a 12-2 victory

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    June 23 1917 - In baseball’s greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox came in for Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first. The base runner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over