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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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1800s[]

1900s[]

  • 1900 - Approximately one thousand people in the crowd of 10,000 fans attending the game at West Side Park celebrated Independence Day by firing pistols into the air. In 12 innings, the host Chicago Orphans beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5– 4.

1910s[]

  • 1911:
    • Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox stopped Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak, as Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers, 7–3. Though neither Detroit paper mentions the streak, Cobb had hit .491 since the string started on May 15.
    • Armando Marsans and Rafael Almeida became the first Cuban natives to appear in a major league game as they both made their debuts for the Cincinnati Reds.

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1930s[]

1940s[]

  • 1948 - At Fenway Park, Ted Williams faced three pitchers in the seventh inning, a first in American League history, as the Boston Red Sox broke a 5–5 tie by scoring 14 runs on 14 RBI to beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 20–8. Williams faced Carl Scheib, Charlie Harris and Bill McCahan. Harris retired just one of 14 batters and gave up 12 runs, before McCahan took over. Williams and Bobby Doerr tied records by drawing two walks apiece and pitcher Ellis Kinder had two hits. The 14 runs in one inning became a record, but five years later the Red Sox will do even better with 17 in one inning.

1950s[]

1960s[]

  • 1960 - Mickey Mantle hit the 300th home run of his career, a three-run first-inning blast off Hal Woodeshick. Mantle became the 18th player to join the 300 HR-club, but the Yankees dropped a 9–8 decision to the Washington Senators.

1970s[]

1980s[]

  • 1982 - Celebrating Independence Day at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, 65,666 fans watched an American Association contest and enjoyed a giant fireworks display after game. The gathering is reported as the largest crowd in minor league history.

1990s[]

2000s[]

  • 2000 - Keith McDonald of the St. Louis Cardinals hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, helping St. Louis defeat Cincinnati 14–3. McDonald will hit a home run in his second at-bat two days later, becoming only the second player in major league history to hit homers in each of his first two big league at bats. Bob Nieman, in 1951, is the other.
  • 2001:
    • The Milwaukee Brewers new home, Miller Park, continued to be jinxed as a parachutist broke his ankle when he missed the opening in the retractable roof and landed on a beam several hundred feet off the ground. Another member of the Sky Knights Sports Parachute Club missed the stadium completely.
    • The fifty people stranded on the ferris wheel ride at Comerica Park for two hours during the Royals-Tigers game were rescued by firefighters and emergency crews using a cherry picker and a fire truck ladder. The inconvenience fans will receive tickets to another game, free dinner and team autographs from the Tigers.

Births[]

Deaths[]

  • 1938 - Chief Roseman, outfielder (b. 1856)
  • 1947 - Ed Sweeney, catcher (b. 1888)
  • 1960 - Frank Parkinson, infielder (b. 1895)
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