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

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Sources

1800s

1900s

  • 1906 - Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants won his first game of the season, scattering nine hits and walking an uncharacteristic seven batters, in the 6–3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The game was tied at 1-1 after eight innings, but the Giants jumped on Orval Overall for five runs on four hits and four walks in the ninth to put the game away.

1910s

  • 1913 - At Sportsman's Park, Walter Johnson topped Jack Coombs record of 53 consecutive scoreless innings when he stretched the mark to 56 innings. But after the Washington Senators backed him with six runs, Johnson gave up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. Ahead 9–1, Johnson was relieved by Joe Boehling and Washington won, 10–5.
  • 1918 - Sunday baseball was made legal in Washington, D.C. District commissioners rescinded the ban in view of the large increase in the city's wartime population and the need for recreation and amusement facilities.

1920s

  • 1927:
    • At Baker Bowl, with the Phillies leading the Cardinals, 12–4, a section of the right field stand collapsed causing hundreds of fans to fall on the patrons below. Although there are many injuries, the only death was caused by the stampeding crowd.
    • Guy Bush of the Chicago Cubs and Charlie Robertson of the Boston Braves battled for 18 innings before Robertson tired and the Cubs won 7–2. Jimmy Cooney drove in the winning run and Sparky Adams contributed with four hits. Bush went 18 innings and Robertson 17 1/3. Two National League pitchers, Carl Hubbell in 1933 and Vern Law in 1955, will match Bush's marathon effort.

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1940s

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1960s

1970s

1980s

  • 1989 - Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher in a major league game in nine years when he caught the ninth inning of a 5–2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Mike Squires (1B) caught two games with the Chicago White Sox in 1980 and Dale Long (1B) caught two games for the Chicago Cubs in 1958. The first left-handed throwing catcher in major league history was Fergy Malone, who caught 27 games in 1871, and Jack Clements holds the record for left-handed catchers with 1073 games caught between 1884 and 1900.

1990s

2000s

  • 2000 - Although Sammy Sosa collected five hits, Henry Rodríguez had seven RBI and Eric Young stole five bases, the Chicago Cubs still managed to lose to Montreal, 16–15. The five stolen bases of Young were the most by a Cubs player since 1881 when George Gore stole seven.
  • 2002 - At Latino-American Stadium, 77 year-old Jimmy Carter threw the ceremonial first pitch of the Cuban League All-Star game. Warming up, the former U.S. President was coached by one-time major league pitching prospect, Fidel Castro.

Births

  • 1878 - J. L. Wilkinson, Hall of Fame Negro League executive (d. 1964)
  • 1881 - Ed Walsh, Hall of Fame pitcher and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1890 - Alex Pompez, Hall of Fame Negro League executive (d. 1974)
  • 1899 - Earle Combs, Hall of Fame outfielder (d. 1976)
  • 1925 - Les Moss, catcher and manager
  • 1936 - Dick Howser, manager (d. 1987)
  • 1942 - Tony Pérez, Hall of Fame player and manager
  • 1947 - Dick Tidrow, pitcher
  • 1948 - Dave LaRoche, All-Star pitcher
  • 1955 - Dennis Martínez, All-Star pitcher
  • 1963 - Pat Borders, catcher
  • 1965 - Joey Cora, All-Star infielder
  • 1970 - Larry Sutton, infielder/outfielder
  • 1971 - Takashi Kashiwada, pitcher
  • 1974 - Jim Crowell, pitcher
  • 1976 - Brian Lawrence, pitcher
  • 1977 - Roy Halladay, All-Star pitcher

Deaths

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