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This Day in Baseball History
July 10th

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1911 After being ejected for disputing a called third strike, Sherry Magee knocks out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with just one punch. The National League suspends the star Phillies flychaser for the rest of the season, but he misses only 36 games due to an appeal.
1911 When umpire Bill Klem stops the Phillies-Cardinals contest to have an unruly fan banned from the Baker Bowl, the removal marks the first expulsion of a patron from a game. At the time, the standard practice was to use bodyguards after the contest to protect the arbitrators rather than risk the crowd's ire by ousting one of their own.
1914 Although limited to one hit, the Yankees beat the Indians at the Polo Grounds, 1-0, when darkness postpones the second game of a twin bill after five and a half innings. The next time the team wins a game while being one-hit will occur again in 102 years with a 1-0 nine-inning victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
1917 Thanks to Ray Caldwell's nine and two-thirds innings of five-hit relief, the Yankees beat the Browns in St. Louis, 7-5, in a 17-inning game. Later in the day, the St. Louis police arrest the hard-living right-hander, charging him with grand theft for allegedly stealing a diamond ring from a woman.
1920 Tris Speaker, who has collected 11 consecutive hits, is finally thwarted by Washington hurler Tom Zachary. The "Grey Eagle's" effort establishes a record that will last until 1938, when the Red Sox third baseman Pinky Higgins hits 12 knocks in a row.
1928 Although the Indians banged out 14 hits, the team fails to score a run in a 9-0 nightcap loss to the Senators in a Griffith Stadium twin bill. The Tribe becomes only the second club blanked after collecting that many hits.
1932 Indians' flychaser Johnny Burnett, in 11 at-bats, collects a record nine hits in an 18-inning game where the A's outscore the Tribe, 18-17. A's right-hander Ed Rommel, replacing Lew Krausse in the second inning, gives up a record 29 hits in 17 innings in relief to get the victory, his 171st and final major league win, when manager/owner Connie Mack, trying to save train fare, brings only two pitchers.
1934 At the All-Star Game played in New York's Polo Grounds, Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell faces a starting lineup comprised of nine eventual Hall of Famers. After giving a single and a walk to his first two batters, King Carl consecutively fans Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin.

1935 In the fourth evening contest ever played in major league history, Babe Herman becomes the first player to hit a home run during a night game. The Reds' cleanup hitter's seventh-inning round-tripper off Dutch Leonard contributes to the 15-2 rout over the Brooklyn at Crosley Field.
1935 Galveston Buccaneers right-hander Ed Cole throws the first perfect game in Texas League history, beating the Tulsa Oilers at Moody Park, 1-0. Bill McGhee's inside-the-park home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning accounts for the contest's only run.
1936 At Forbes Field, Chuck Klein becomes the first National League player to hit four home runs in one game this century. The Phillies' 36-year-old outfielder's offensive outburst, which includes his final round-tripper on the first pitch in the tenth inning, powers Philadelphia's 9-6 victory over Pittsburgh.
1943 The eventual 23-6 rout of the Pirates at Ebbets Field begins ten minutes late when some of the Dodgers, led by infielder Arky Vaughan, threaten not to play to protest manager Leo Durocher's suspension of Bobo Newsome. In a few days, Newsome, who had argued with his skipper over a pitch selection in a previous game, is traded to the Browns for Archie McKain and Fritz Ostermueller.
1947 Home plate umpire Jocko Conlan asks Reds hurler Bucky Walters to make the calls at first base when some of his crew fails to show for a rescheduled contest between Cincinnati and Boston necessitated by a rainout on May 1. Dick Culler covers third base with second base remaining without an arbitrator in the hometown's 6-4 victory at Braves Field.
1947 During the first game of a twin bill in front of 47,871 Tribe fans, Don Black retires the final ten A's batters he faces to record the first no-hitter in the history of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. The crowd, the largest ever to witness a no-hitter, endures the rain and six walks as the Indians right-hander completes the 3-0 victory, the eighth no-no in franchise history.
1951 In the second All-Star Game played in Detroit, the National League beat their AL rivals at Briggs Stadium, 8-3. Although their team's circuit loses, the 52,075 Motor City fans witness home runs hit by hometown favorites George Kell and Vic Wertz.
1953 With Roy Campanella's second-inning home run off Giants hurler Sal Maglie, the Dodgers establish a National League record, homering in their 24th consecutive game, one shy of the major league mark set by the 1941 Yankees. Campy's homer, his 22nd of the season, is the only run Brooklyn scores as the Giants extend their winning streak to seven with the 6-1 victory at Ebbets Field.
1962 John F. Kennedy returns to D.C. Stadium and becomes the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game, a 3-1 National League victory. In April, JFK, who will stay for the entire contest, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Senators' home opener, the first game in Washington's new $24-million ballpark.

1968 The American League and National League agree on next year's expansion and playoff format. Each league will divide its twelve teams into two six-team divisions, playing a best-of-five game league championship series to determine the pennant winner.
1972 Phillies owner Bob Carpenter announces Paul Owens, named the GM five weeks ago, will become the team's manager, replacing a visibly upset Frank Lucchesi, who guided the team this season to the worst record in baseball, winning only 26 of 76 contests. The new skipper, known as the Pope, will use the opportunity to better evaluate his last-place team before returning to the front office next year, before building Philadelphia into pennant contenders within three seasons.
1979 With his team trailing the Padres 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs at Veterans Stadium, Phillies pinch-hitter Del Unser hits a three-run walk-off home run, giving the team a 6-5 comeback victory. The dramatic dinger makes Del Unser only the second player in major league history to hit a homer in three consecutive at-bats as a pinch-hitter, a feat also accomplished by Lee Lacy of the Dodgers last season.
1984 At San Francisco's Candlestick Park, Dodger southpaw Fernando Valenzuela and Mets rookie Dwight Gooden combine to strike out six consecutive American League All-Stars on the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's memorable 1934 Midsummer Classic performance of setting down five future Hall of Famers on strikes. At 19, Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player to participate in an All-Star Game.
1984 The National League beats the Junior Circuit at Candlestick Park, 3-1. Home runs by Expos' catcher Gary Carter, the game's MVP, and Braves' outfielder Dale Murphy prove to be the difference in the 55th Midsummer Classic.
1986 A very disappointed Oil Can Boyd (11-6, 3.71) begins shouting and throwing clothes in the clubhouse after learning KC manager Dick Howser had not selected him as one of the eight pitchers to make the American League All-Star team. The inconsolable Red Sox right-hander, who will storm out of Fenway Park before the team's scheduled game against California, will be suspended, without pay, for three days for his tirade.
1986 After allowing three runs in the top of the twelfth, the Red Sox score four times in the bottom of the inning, with the final tally coming on a walk-off bases-loaded balk. The winning run in Boston's 8-7 improbable victory over the Angels when home plate ump Joe Brinkman rules Todd Fischer moved his hands after coming to a set position before delivering the first pitch of his outing, ending the Fenway contest without throwing a ball.
1999 At Leland's 'Hero's Auction' of sports memorabilia held in New York, Carlton Fisk's 12th inning Game 6 home run ball, to end one of the most dramatic games in World Series history, is sold for $113,273. Reds' left fielder George Foster retrieved the historic horsehide after it hit the Fenway foul pole, deciding to sell the 1975 souvenir, realizing the ball's potential value after Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball sold for almost $3 million.
2001 In his final All-Star appearance, Cal Ripken is named the MVP of the game. The Orioles shortstop's home run and consecutive dingers from Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez power the AL to its fifth victory in a row, beating the National League at Seattle's Safeco Field, 4-1.
2001 Derek Jeter becomes the first Yankee to homer in an All-Star Game in 42 years when he goes deep, leading off the sixth inning off Jon Lieber at Safeco Field. Yogi Berra was the last Bronx Bomber to accomplish the feat, homering off Don Drysdale in 1959.

2007 The Clemente Museum, housed in the historic Engine House 25 in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, opens its doors to the public. The meticulously renovated firehouse features a wealth of baseball memorabilia, photographs, literature, and art that captures Roberto Clemente's career with the Pirates, his personal life, and the humanitarian causes he championed.

(Ed. Note: Our thanks to Rich Beleski for making us aware of this treasure in Pittsburgh. -LP)

Roberto Clemente Museum

Roberto Clemente Museum by Keith Kelly

2009 Beating the Padres 8-0 at AT&T Park, Giants' southpaw Jonathan Sanchez throws the first no-hitter in franchise history since John "The Count" Montefusco accomplished the feat in 1976. The 22-year-old, a replacement for an injured Randy Johnson, sees his bid for a perfect game end when third baseman Juan Uribe makes an error in the eighth inning.
2010 In his 19th season, Arthur Rhodes becomes the longest-tenured major leaguer to go to an All-Star Game for the first time. The 40-year-old Reds southpaw reliever, who does not play in the Midsummer Classic, surpasses the 1988 selection of 18-year veteran Doyle Alexander for the dubious distinction.
2013 David Ortiz establishes a new record for career hits by a designated hitter when he doubles in the second inning of the Red Sox' 11-4 victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. 'Big Papi' surpasses Harold Baines with his 1,689th hit as a DH.

2017 Aaron Judge, overcoming 22 first-round round-trippers from Justin Bour and a dozen blasts from Cody Bellinger in the second, slams 11 homers in the finals to defeat Miguel Sano, becoming the first rookie to win the All-Star Home Run Derby outright. The Yankees outfielder hit 47 long balls that traveled 3.9 miles, including back-to-back dingers of 507 and 513 feet.

(Ed. Note: Angels' freshman Wally Joyner was a co-champion in 1986 -LP).

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