1909 – The Philadelphia Phillies are in the rain for the 10th straight day, a major league record.
1913 – The Chicago Cubs tagged Grover Alexander for nine straight hits and six runs for a 10-4 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1921 – Detroit’s Ty Cobb got his 3,000th career hit at age 34, the youngest player to reach that milestone. The highlight was a single against Elmer Myers of the Boston Red Sox.
1934 – Moose Solters of the Boston Red Sox hit for the cycle in an 8-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.
1951 – Eddie Gaedel, a 65-pound dwarf who was 3-foot-7, made his first and only appearance at home plate as a hitter for Frank Saucier of the St. Louis Browns. Gaedel wearing the No. 1/8 was walked four pitches by Detroit Tigers pitcher Bob Cain and then pulled out for pinch runner Jim Delsing. Browns owner Bill Veeck’s gimmick was completely legal, but later banned.
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1957 – New York Giants owner Horace Stoneham announces that the team’s board of directors voted 8 to 1 in favor of moving to San Francisco. The Giants will start the 1958 season at Seals Stadium.
1965 – Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds failed to hit the Cubs 1-0, in 10 innings in Game 1 of a Chicago doubleheader. Leo Cardenas scored the 10th for the Reds.
1969 – Ken Holtzman of the Cubs blanked the Atlanta Braves with a 3-0 no-hitter at Wrigley Field. Ron Santo’s three-run homer in the first inning provided the Cubs’ offense.
1990 – Bobby Thigpen records his 40th save as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-2. Thigpen became the eighth – and fastest – to accomplish this feat.
1992 – Bret Boone made history as part of the first three-generation family to play in Major League Baseball. Boone is the grandson of Ray Boone, who played from 1948 to 1960, and the son of Bob Boone, from 1972 to 1990. Bret, 23, completed the triangle when he started at second base for the Mariners of Seattle against Baltimore.
2007 – Johan Santana finished with a franchise-record 17 strikeouts in eight innings to help Minnesota edge Texas 1-0.
2009 – Florida reached 10 hits for the 15th straight game in a 6-3 loss at Houston, tying the longest streak since the St. Louis Browns had one that long in 1937. The Marlins were held to four hits the next game.
2011 – LaGrange, Ky., starter Griffin McLarty struck out 12 and hit a home run in a 1-0 victory over hometown favorites Clinton County in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The match attracted 41,848 fans, breaking the record of 40,000 set in the 1989 and 1990 league games.
2016 – Jose Altuve hit a home run and five RBIs, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 15-8 despite allowing four home runs in the first inning. The Orioles became the first team in the modern era (since 1900) to open a game with four home runs before retiring. Adam Jones hit Collin McHugh’s first pitch into the left field seats and Hyun Soo Kim scored a single before Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo hit in succession.
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