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This Day in Dodgers History
May 1st

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1906 At Brooklyn's Washington Park, Philadelphia southpaw John Lush strikes out 11 batters en route to throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the Superbas, a team known as the Dodgers beginning in 1911. There will not be another no-hitter by a Phillies pitcher until Jim Bunning's perfect game against the Mets in 1964.
1965 Tommy Davis, trying to break up a double play, dislocates and breaks his ankle sliding into second base in the fourth inning of the team's 4-2 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The two-time National League batting champ plays in only one other game this year, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the season finale. 
1972 Philadelphia starter Dick Selma goes the distance, three-hitting the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 2-1. The victory is the fifth consecutive complete game thrown by a Phillies starter, with Steve Carlton, Woody Fryman, Barry Lersch, and Bill Champion finishing their game without help from the bullpen.
1974 The commissioner's office suspends 16 Dodger players and three coaches for entering the stands on May 16 during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans. The suspensions, totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches, are the harshest penalty ever handed down by major league baseball.
2000 Thanks to Quilvio Veras' third-inning homer, the Braves establish a modern franchise record with the team's 14th straight victory, beating the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 2-1. In 1891, the Boston Beaneaters won 18 consecutive contests, setting the all-time club mark.
2009 With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Duaner Sanchez walks Russell Martin, who checks his swing on a full count with the bases loaded, bringing home the winning run in L.A.'s 1-0 triumph over the Padres. The win keeps the Dodgers undefeated at home, extending their streak at Chavez Ravine to 8-0 thanks to their 'walk-off' victory. 
2012 With the final payment received on the record $2.15-billion purchase price, Frank McCourt's turbulent era of the Dodger ownership ends. The team's new ownership group, fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming club president Stan Kasten, includes Mark Walter, the CEO of Guggenheim Financial, who arranged the financing and holds a controlling interest in the franchise.

(Ed. Note: The sale of the team makes NBA superstar Magic Johnson the first black owner in MLB history. - LP)

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