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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 27

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1930 – At Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest player to hit a home run in major league history. The A’s pitcher is nine days shy of his 47th birthday when he connects for the solo shot. 1980 – Dodgers southpaw Jerry Reuss, facing only 28 batters, no-hits the Giants at the Candlestick Park, 8-0. Shortstop...
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HOVG Rewind: Jamie Moyer’s Record-Setting Night

Seven years ago, Vernon Wells wiped Hall of Famer Robin Roberts name from the record books. With one swing of the bat, the then-Toronto Blue Jays outfielder made Jamie Moyer the all-time leader for the most home runs allowed (506) in Major League Baseball history. For Moyer, it all started June 16, 1986 with a win against the Philadelphia Phillies. A week later, those same Phillies...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 26

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1933 – Future Yankees superstar Joe DiMaggio sees his 61-game hitting streak come to an end in the PCL game against the Oakland Oaks. The San Francisco Seals’ 19 year-old outfielder’s accomplishment sets a new minor league record, shattering the mark of 49 established by Jack Ness in 1914. 1992 – In his 319th career victory...
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Obituary Takes Shot at Nationals Bullpen

The Washington Nationals are off to one of their hottest starts since moving to the nation’s capital…but that still didn’t stop a Virginia man from taking the team to task on his way out. Meet Patrick Killebrew. Killebrew passed away June 20, but the longtime suburban Richmond lawyer took one final shot at the Nationals as he took that final bullpen cart ride to heaven via...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 25

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1941 – On his third try, Lefty Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history since 1901 to earn his 300th victory. The 41 year-old Red Sox southpaw joins Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Eddie Plank in reaching the milestone when he beats Cleveland, 10-6, giving up 12 hits for...
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Kevin Millar Goes Deep in Return

It all started with a tweet. Kevin Millar bookended his 12-year Major League run with stints with the St. Paul Saints so, to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the team…he was offered one at bat. And you guessed it…this. The 2004 World Series champion (and host of “Intentional Talk” on the MLB Network) belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning Saturday...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 24

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1979 – In a 5-1 defeat to Texas, future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson makes his Major League debut with the A’s. The 20 year-old outfielder singles and doubles and swipes the first of his 1,406 stolen bases, a Major League record. 1988 – In a tribute held at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver (41) becomes only the third Met to have his...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 23

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 2003 – Stealing second base at Pacific Bell Park in the 11th inning, Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit 500 homers and steal 500 bases in his career. The Giants left fielder may not only be the charter member of the 500-500 club, many believe, including him, he will most likely be only member, as no one else may ever reach...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 22

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1987 – After spending over two weeks training to make a comeback with the Mets, Tom Seaver announces his retirement. The future Hall of Famer ends his career with 311 victories, of which 198 came wearing a Met uniform. 2002 – A saddened Joe Girardi, the Cubs’ player rep, informs the Wrigley Field crowd the scheduled game between...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 21

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1964 – On an unseasonably warm Father’s Day, Phillies’ hurler Jim Bunning becomes the first modern pitcher to toss a no-hitter in both leagues when he throws a perfect game to beat the Mets, 6-0. Gus Triandos also becomes the first catcher to handle a no-hitter in both leagues. 1986 – Bo Jackson signs a three-year contract to...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 20

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 2004 – On Father’s Day with his dad in attendance, 34 year-old Ken Griffey, Jr. blasts a sixth-inning Matt Morris fastball over the right field wall at Busch Stadium for his 500th career home run. The Reds’ center fielder becomes the twentieth Major Leaguer, and the sixth youngest, to reach the milestone. 2007 – Connecting on...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 19

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1963 – In his first major league at bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston at Fenway Park. The homer will be the first of 16 pinch round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit during his 13-year career in Detroit. 1990 – Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1‚862nd...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 18

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1973 – On Father’s Day, the A’s stage a Mustache Day promotion, giving fans with hair above their upper lip free admission into the ballpark. Charlie Finley offers his players a $300 bonus for growing facial hair for the event, and all do except Vida Blue, who is still bitter about his recent contract negotiations with the team...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 17

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1960 – Ted Williams becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 500 career home runs when he goes deep off Tribe’s moundsman Wayne Hawkins. ‘Teddy Ballgame’s’ two-run blast proves to be difference when the Red Sox beat the Indians at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, 3-1. 2004 – At New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium, the Nashua...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 16

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1992 – During a pregame ceremony at Anaheim Stadium, the Angels become the first of three teams to retire Nolan Ryan’s number. The hard throwing right-hander, who compiled a 138-121 record along with a 3.06 ERA in 291 games with California, will also have his number retired by the Astros and Rangers in 1996. 1996 – At the age of...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 15

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1963 – At Candlestick Park, Juan Marichal no-hits Houston, 1-0, to become the first Giants hurler in 34 years, and the first since the franchise moved to San Francisco, to accomplish the feat. The 25 year-old Dominican native outduels Colt .45’s right-hander Dick Drott, who tosses a complete game three-hitter, yielding the game...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 14

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1974 – Nolan Ryan, throwing an unbelievable 235 pitches, whiffs 19 batters in 13 innings, including Cecil Cooper six consecutive times, in the Angels’ 15-inning, 4-3 victory over Boston in Anaheim. The right-hander’s performance will be the first of three 19-strikeout outings the Texan throws this season. 1990 – The National...
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Dock Ellis Heading to the Big Screen

It’s been 47 years since Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter high on LSD. Monday, it was announced that the story was heading to the big screen…with O’Shea Jackson, Jr. tabbed to play the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher. According to Deadline, Ice Cube’s company Cube Vision is set to produce the flick. “Part of Cube Vision’s mission is to bring compelling, provocative and timely...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 12

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1970 – Dock Ellis throws a 2-0 no-hitter against the Padres in San Diego during the first game of a twin bill. The former Pirates’ right-hander, who became an advocate of anti-drug programs, claims he was under the influence of LSD while tossing the most memorable game in his career. 1996 – Marge Schott is forced to relinquish...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 11

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1938 – In the first of two consecutive no-hitters he will hurl, Johnny Vander Meer keeps the Bees hitless in Cincinnati’s 3-0 victory at Crosley Field. The Reds southpaw, in the first night game played in Brooklyn, continues his no-no mojo four days later by beating the Dodgers, 6-0, without giving up a hit in the Ebbets Field contest...
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High School Senior Borrows Oscar Gamble Quote

You know that thing when your high school asks you for a quote to appear under your picture in the yearbook? So does Gabriel Silvan. The senior from Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, wanted to be unique…so he did we all would do. He tweeted at rapper T-Pain. This is where it gets good. The Grammy Award winner responded and, even better, provided Silvan with a quote...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June10

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1944 – Six weeks shy of his 16th birthday, Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest person to play in a Major League contest in this century. After being called in the ninth inning into a 13-0 rout by the Cardinals at Crosley Field, the 15 year-old high school southpaw, who will stay in the Reds organization for over sixty years, becoming...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 9

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1946 – Ted Williams clouts the farthest home run ever hit at Fenway Park, a shot estimated to have traveled 502 feet before striking the straw hat of a fan sitting in seat 21 in the 37th row in of section 42 in right field. The seat will be painted red to commemorate the location of the Splendid Splinter’s Ruthian blast, although...
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John McCain Blames Diamondbacks for Poor Performance

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing with James Comey got under way Thursday and among those addressing the former FBI Director…John McCain. The longtime Senator’s questions were, ummm…interesting and, at times, bordered on rambling. But, it turns out, McCain has a logical explanation. Baseball. Now, to be clear, the Arizona Diamondbacks game didn’t get over...
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TODAY IN BASEBALL: June 8

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1979 – Dan Marino and John Elway are selected fourth and seventeenth, respectively, by the Kansas City Royals during the free-agent baseball draft. The two future NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks will never appear in the major leagues, but Elway, after being redrafted by the Yankees, will play 42 games for Oneonta in the New York-Penn...
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