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August 23rd

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1958 Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers' 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman's bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig's major league mark of 23. 
1989 The second-longest shutout in big-league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning, giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.

1989 In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos' Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant's behavior at Olympic Stadium. The LA skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the furry creature's running leap onto the visitors' dugout before sneaking back into a front-row seat.

2000 Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to the female couple told to leave Dodger Stadium two weeks ago when some fans complained after the couple shared a celebratory kiss during a game. The pair felt the ejection by eight security guards was discriminatory because their friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not asked to leave.
2013 At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue broadcasting Dodgers' games for his 65th consecutive season. Some of the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters, four by Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron's 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson's dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.

5 Fact(s) Found