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This Day in Dodgers History
August 9th

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1975 At Shea Stadium, Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base without being caught, breaking Max Carey's 1922 record in the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over New York. Vince Coleman will break the Dodger second baseman's mark in 1989.
1976 John Candelaria becomes the first Pirate since 1907 to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh. Nick Maddox threw the first and only Buc home no-hitter until the 'Candyman' beat the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium.

(Ed. Note: There was never a no-hitter in the 61-year history of spacious Forbes Field. -LP)

2001 Mike Hampton ties the National League record for pitchers with his seventh homer when he goes deep off Felix Heredia in the Rockies' 14-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Colorado southpaw equals the mark established by Dodger hurlers Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955) and is two shy of the major league standard set by Wes Ferrell, playing for the Indians in 1931.
2008 The team honors their greatest outfielders as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration commemorating the Giants' move to San Francisco. Barry Bonds, believed not to be there, receives a standing ovation from the surprised fans when he is announced and takes part in the ceremony telling the crowd, "It feels awful to me not to be in uniform, and the Dodgers are right here."
2013 The Dodgers rally for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, overcoming a six-run, seventh-inning deficit, for their fifth walk-off victory of the season. The team's 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay is their 11th consecutive win in one-run games, defeating ten different clubs.

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