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This Day in Dodgers History
July 24th

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1909 At Washington Park, the Superbas sweep a twin bill from the visiting Cardinals with identical 1-0 scores. Brooklyn's southpaw Nap Rucker whiffs 16 Redbirds in one of the contests en route to finishing second in the NL with 200 strikeouts.
1931 For the second time in ten days, Babe Herman hits for the cycle. The Dodger outfielder joins "Long John" Reilly and Bob Meusel as one of only three 'tricyclists' to have collected a single, double, triple, and home run in one game three times.
1965 Unbeknownst to him, Mets skipper Casey Stengel, who compiled a managerial record of 1,905-1,842 with the Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, and Mets, manages his final baseball game, a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium. After leaving a party after midnight at Toots Shor's, the 75-year-old 'Old Perfesser' loses his balance, fracturing his left hip, resulting in his unexpected retirement from the sport.
1968 Chicago reliever Hoyt Wilhelm breaks Cy Young's record when he makes his 907th career appearance, pitching a third of an inning in which he gives up a run on two hits to be on the short side of the team's 3-2 loss to Oakland. The 45-year-old knuckleballer, who will retire in 1972 after pitching in 1,070 games, will finish his 21-year major league career with a 143-122 (.540) won-loss record and 228 saves, hurling for the Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, Braves, Cubs, and Dodgers.
1970 Tommie Agee steals home with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. After reaching on a fielder's choice, the New York center fielder steals second and advances to third on a wild pitch before scoring the winning run with his theft of home plate.

NYT Mets Top Dodgers as Agee Steals Home in the 10th

1977 After Mets' right fielder Bruce Boisclair drops his two-out foul pop-up, Davey Lopes responds with a game-ending three-run home run off Bob Apodaca. The LA second baseman's ninth-inning dramatics provide the Dodgers with a 5-3 win, spoiling Nino Espinosa's opportunity for a complete-game victory needing just one more out before his departure.
1993 Following the game at Dodger Stadium, Vince Coleman tosses an M-80 from a car, resulting in reported injuries to three fans in the Chavez Ravine parking lot, including an 11-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. The Mets' player was a passenger in the 1991 Jeep Cherokee driven by LA outfielder Eric Davis, acknowledging Coleman flipped the firecracker out of his vehicle as a 'joke,' but not into a crowd of people.
1993 In a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, Mets right-hander Anthony Young extends his record losing streak to 27 games. The latest defeat results from the hard-luck hurler walking Dave Hansen in with the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning.
2015 Receiving a standing ovation from the Citi Field crowd, Michael Conforto, the Mets' first-round pick (10th overall) last year, becomes the 1,000th player in Mets history when he makes his major league debut, going 0-3 in the team's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers at Citi Field. Tomorrow, the 22-year-old rookie left fielder will enjoy a 4-for-4 day at the plate, collecting three singles and a double en route to scoring four runs.

2020 For only the second time in baseball history, all four starting infielders are the sons of former major leaguers, when shortstop Bo Bichette (Dante), second baseman Cavan Biggio (Craig), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Vladimir), and third baseman Travis Shaw (Jeff) top the order for the Blue Jays on Opening Day. In 2012, the Dodgers' lineup featured an infield consisting of third baseman Ivan DeJesus Jr. (Ivan), second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. (Jerry), shortstop Dee Gordon (Tom), and first baseman Scott Van Slyke (Andy), with outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. (Tony) patrolling center field.

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