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

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Sources

1800s

  • 1897 - Bill Joyce hit four triples to lead the New York Giants to an 11–5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Exposition Park. This was the last time this feat was accomplished in major league history. Previously, George Streif of the American Association Philadelphia Athletics hit four triples in a game on June 25, 1885.

1900s

  • 1907 - Hooks Wiltse pitched the New York Giants to a 6–2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. For New York, it was their 17 straight victory to run their season record to 24-3. Despite the run, the Giants stood in first place by just one game over the Chicago Cubs.

1910s

  • 1912 - The Detroit Tigers used a team of replacement players against the Philadelphia Athletics. With 19 players on strike in protest of the recent suspension of Ty Cobb, manager Hugh Jennings recruited college players and a number of local semipro players to avoid a forfeit and fine. Detroit lose to the Athletics, 24–2, as pitcher Joe Travers gave up all 24 runs on 26 hits.

1920s

  • 1929 - At Baker Bowl, the Brooklyn Robins outslugged the Philadelphia Phillies for a 20–16 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Babe Herman and Johnny Frederick each had five hits for Brooklyn. The Phillies won the second game 8–6. Frederick scored eight runs in the doubleheader to set a major league record for most runs scored in two games. The teams combined for a record 50 runs in a doubleheader.

1930s

  • 1933 - The first MLB All-Star Game is announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park. It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair celebration and is sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. Fans will pick the players.

1940s

1950s

  • 1950 - At the Polo Grounds, Rube Walker hit a grand slam in the sixth inning for the Chicago Cubs. In the bottom of the inning, Monte Irvin also hit a grand slam for the New York Giants. It was the first time in major league history that each team hit a grand slam in the same inning. The game was called on account of rain after six innings, and the Giants won, 10–4.
  • 1957 - Dick Williams of the Baltimore Orioles hit a ninth-inning, game-tying solo home run off Paul LaPalme of the Chicago White Sox seconds before 10:20 p.m., the curfew set so Chicago could catch a train out of Baltimore. If Williams had done anything else, the White Sox would have won. The game was later replayed from the beginning and Baltimore won.

1960s

1970s

1980s

  • 1982:
    • Larry Herndon of the Detroit Tigers hit three home runs in an 11–9 win over Oakland, and in the process became the 14th player in major league history to hit home runs in four consecutive plate appearances. On May 16, he homered in his final at bat to give the Tigers a 7–6 victory over [[Minnesota Twins|Minnesota.
    • The Chicago White Sox beat the visiting Texas Rangers, 10–2, behind LaMarr Hoyt's 13th consecutive win stretching back to 1981. Hoyt's record at Comiskey Park is now 15–0.
  • 1983 - At Memorial Stadium, Rich Dotson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles, but lose 1–0. Baltimore's lone hit was Dan Ford's eighth-inning home run. Storm Davis (7 1/3 innings) and Tippy Martinez (1 1/3 innings) combined in the four-hit shutout, with Martinez taking the win.
  • 1988 - In the Oakland Athletics 39th game of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart broke a major league record committing his 12th balk of the season in a 4–1 loss to the Red Sox. Stewart will extend the record with 16 balks during the year.

1990s

2000s

  • 2002 - After sitting through a two-hour rain delay, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, 4–1, behind the pitching of Pedro Martínez. Martínez stroke out the side in the first inning on nine pitches, the 17th time the feat has been performed since 1970. Martínez is now 10–0 with a 0.93 ERA against the Mariners.

Births

Deaths

  • 1934 - Jumbo McGinnis, pitcher (b. 1854)
  • 1959 - Gene Packard, pitcher (b. 1887)
  • 1959 - John Hummel, infielder (b. 1883)
  • 1972 - Babe Barna, outfielder (b. 1915)
  • 1979 - Ray Blades, player and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1995 - Jack Kramer, All-Star pitcher (b. 1918)