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This Day in Dodgers History
May 31st

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1937 In Game 1 of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak, compiled over two seasons, ends at 24 when the Dodgers, led by Babe Phelps' 5-for-6 performance, defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 10-3. 'King Carl' is honored between games when Babe Ruth presents the southpaw with the 1936 National League's MVP Award.
1948 Tommy Lasorda, best known as the Dodgers' Hall of Fame skipper, strikes out 25 batters and collects the game-winning hit when the Schenectady Blue Jays defeat the Amsterdam Rugmakers, 6-5, in 15 innings. The promising southpaw, who goes the distance in the CanAm minor-league contest played in McNearney Stadium, believes he probably threw more than 300 pitches during the game.
1964 The Mets execute an unusual 6-6-3 triple play in the 14th frame of a 23-inning 8-6 loss to the Giants when shortstop Roy McMillan snares Orlando Cepeda's line drive, tags second base to double off Jesus Alou and then throws to first, catching Willie Mays off base for the third out. The play is the team's second triple-killing in the franchise's brief history, pulling one off against the Dodgers in 1962, the team's inaugural season.
1965 For the first time in history, an all-switch-hitting infield starts a big-league game. The Dodgers field Wes Parker at first base, Jim Lefebvre at second, Maury Wills at shortstop, and Jim Gilliam at third in the nightcap's 6-1 loss visiting Reds.
2012 With their 6-2 victory, the Brewers beat the Dodgers for the fourth consecutive day, making the Brew Crew the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series at Chavez Ravine since the Rockies accomplished the feat in August of 1993. The victories also mark the franchise's first sweep of the LA team.

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