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This Day in All Teams History
September 13th

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1883 Cleveland's one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0. The fireballing Irish right-hander lost his left hand to a gun accident earlier in his life.
1902 Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs' infielders have played together. Franklin Pierce Adams' poem, "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," better known as "Tinker to Evers to Chance," immortalizes the legendary double-play trio.
1909 Tigers' outfielder Ty Cobb hits his ninth round-tripper, all of the inside-the-park variety, to win the home run crown. The Georgia Peach will hit 117 round-trippers during his 24-year career but leads the league only this season.
1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins' starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
1932 With their 100th victory, the Yankees clinch the AL pennant when George Pipqras beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first to win pennants in the American and National League.
1933 White Sox veteran hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) are the starting pitchers in a doubleheader split with the A's at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. It will be another 53 seasons before another pair of 40+-year-old teammates (Yankees Tommy John and Joe Niekro) start both ends of a twin bill.
1936 Indians' teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A's at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year-old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.
1945 Only 281 patrons attend the Crosley Field contest to watch the hometown Reds beat New York, 3-2. The Thursday crowd will be the smallest gathering of fans during the 58-year history of the Cincinnati ballpark.
1946 Taking advantage of the left fielder's shallow positioning due to the Boudreau shift, Ted Williams hits his lone career inside-the-park home run, which proves to be the difference in the Red Sox' 1-0 victory over the Indians. The win clinches Boston's first American League pennant since 1918.
1948 Indian right-hander Don Black, while batting in the second inning of the Cleveland Stadium contest against St. Louis, suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The 32-year-old hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.
1949 Ralph Kiner hits four consecutive homers for the second time in his career. After homering in his last two at-bats in the previous game played two days ago, the 26-year-old Pirates slugger goes deep in his first two plate appearances in today's 11-6 victory over Philadelphia at Forbes Field.
1950 Giants' right-hander Sal Maglie's consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirates' outfielder Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly that barely clears the Polo Grounds wall for a home run. The Barber's accomplishment falls four outs shy of the National League record established in 1933 by Carl Hubbell.
1951 At Sportsman's Park, the Cardinals split a three-team twin bill, beating the Giants 6-4 in a re-scheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before, and then the Redbirds are blanked by the Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. The games mark the first time since 1883 that a three-team twin bill takes place.
1953 Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A's. The former Homestead Grays hurler will pitch in only three games for Philadelphia this season, compiling a 2-1 record, finishing his brief three-year stint in the major leagues with a 9-9 mark.
1954 Ted Kluszewski sets a National League record by scoring at least one run in seventeen consecutive games when he crosses the plate in the fourth frame of the Reds' 6-5 loss to the Pirates at Forbes Field. In 1939, Yankees' third baseman Red Rolfe established the major league mark with 18, later equaled in 2000 by Indians' outfielder Kenny Lofton.
1956 Pirates' reliever Elroy Face appears in his ninth consecutive game, setting a major league record surpassed by Mike Marshall (1974) and Dale Mohoric (1986), who both had 13. The record-setting outing will prove less than memorable when the 28-year-old right-hander blows the save and the loss after giving up three ninth-inning hits to the only three batters he faces in the team's 5-4 defeat to the Reds at Forbes Field.
1960 The Dodgers end their historic affiliation with the Montreal Royals, citing low attendance as a factor for leaving the city where Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier in 1946. Next season, after an effort to keep the team in the City of a Hundred Steeples, the Canadian franchise relocates to New York, playing as the Syracuse Chiefs, a farm team for the Minnesota Twins.
1960 In the top of the fifth inning at Crosley Field, Danny Murphy hits a two-out, three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to the Reds. The 18-year-old right-fielder becomes the youngest Cubs player ever to homer.
1963 On Friday the 13th, hard-luck hurler Roger Craig, en route to his 21st loss of the season, allows the game's lone run to score after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning of the Mets' 1-0 loss to Houston at the Polo Grounds. The defeat marks the fifth time the New York right-hander has dropped a 1-0 decision this season.
1964 The Cardinals become only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in the top of the ninth secures St. Louis' place in history.

1965 Facing right-hander Don Nottebart, 34-year-old Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to collect 500 career home runs, blasting a 440-foot shot over the Astrodome's centerfield wall. The 'Say Hey Kid' will hit a league-leading and career-high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.
1968 Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout, blanking Pittsburgh on three singles. The left-hander's 2-0 victory, the Mets' 67th win of the season - a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).
1969 Bobby Bonds, with his first-inning two-run homer in the Giants' 6-4 defeat to the Reds at Candlestick Park, becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club are Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants), and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).
1971 In the nightcap of a twin bill, Frank Robinson joins the 500 home run club with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman in the Orioles' 10-5 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore right fielder connected off Mike Kilkenny for #499 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, a 9-1 Birds' victory.

1978 At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.
1982 In addition to throwing a complete-game shutout to beat St. Louis, 2-0, for his 20th victory of the season, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton also goes deep in the fifth inning of the Veterans Stadium contest. The contest marks the fourth time 'Lefty' has blanked his opponents and homered in the same game, becoming the first pitcher to have accomplished the feat in three different decades.
1983 Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big-league at-bat. The Mets rookie backstop's second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.
1983 Recording his 39th save, Royals' closer Dan Quisenberry breaks John Hiller's single-season record. The submariner gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.
1986 In a 14-1 rout of Minnesota at the Metrodome, the Rangers set a team record with seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O'Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota's starter Bert Blyleven, a future Hall of Famer, is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.
1986 Ruben Sierra becomes the first Ranger player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game when he goes deep off Bill Latham as a right-handed batter in the team's 14-1 rout of the Twins. In the Metrodome contest, featuring a club-record seven home runs, the 20-year-old rookie switch-hitter also hit a round-tripper, facing future Hall of Fame right-hander Bert Blyleven in the third inning.
1989 Jack Morris, earning his 162nd win since the beginning of the 1980 season, beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 3-1. During the eighties, the Tiger right-hander compiles the most victories (162-119) but never finishes higher than third place in the Cy Young Award balloting during the ten years.
1989 Fay Vincent becomes baseball's eighth commissioner, succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, who died of a heart attack 12 days ago. During the first year of his brief three-year tenure in office, the Waterbury, Connecticut native will oversee the postponement of this season's World Series due to the Loma Prieta earthquake, the expulsion of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and the owners' lockout during spring training in 1990.
1991 Blue Jay right-fielder Joe Carter becomes the first player with three consecutive 100 RBI seasons with three different clubs when his fifth-inning infield hit plates Roberto Alomar in the team's 7-6 victory over the A's at the SkyDome. The 31-year-old Oklahoman accomplished the feat last season with the Padres and the Indians in 1989.
1995 Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell, appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals' teammates George Brett and Frank White.
1996 Alex Rodriguez became the first player in Mariners history to collect 200 hits in a season. The 20-year-old Seattle shortstop, who gets an RBI single off Minnesota's Travis Miller in the first inning to reach the milestone, will finish the season with 215 hits and a Major League-leading .358 batting average.
1996 Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club when he homers in the sixth inning of Colorado's 6-3 victory over Houston at Coors Field. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.
1997 Trailing 6-0 and down to their last strike, the Mets rally to tie the Expos, sending the game into extra innings when Carl Everett knots the score with a grand slam. In the 11th frame, Bernard Gilkey ends the contest with a three-run home run, wasting Montreal starter Dustin Hermanson's one-hit, eight-inning performance at Shea Stadium.

1998 Sammy Sosa eclipses a National League record for the most home runs hit at one park by one player set by Ted Kluszewski when he hits his 35th at Wrigley Field, surpassing the former Reds first baseman's 1954 total at Crosley Field. The Cubs' right fielder's 62nd ties Mark McGwire for the league's lead in their historic home run race.
1998 Sammy Sosa's ninth-inning homer in the bottom of the ninth off Eric Plunk helps to tie the game at ten runs apiece in the Cubs' eventual 11-10 extra-inning victory over Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. The round-tripper, his second of the contest, surpasses Roger Maris's single-season mark of 61, tying him with Mark McGwire for the league's lead.
2001 Due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The ninety-one games are re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends, meaning the World Series will likely extend into November for the first time in history.
2002 Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record, playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. Former teammate Cal Ripken previously held the mark.
2002 The U.S. Senate passes S. Res. 327, a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell, planning to retire at the end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.
2003 After signing a one-day contract, Ken Daneyko grounds out to short in his professional baseball debut with the Newark Bears. The former New Jersey Devils defenseman, honored by the team before the game, plays DH against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in a game that started in a driving rainstorm and called immediately after his at-bat.
2004 At Oakland's Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations, and a possible concussion from being struck by a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and several Rangers players, which occurs in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas' Alfonso Soriano's second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.
2005 During the six-run second-inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (rf), and Jayson Werth (cf) contribute to the 6-4 loss to the first-place Padres.
2006 In the Padres' 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37-year-old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the big-league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.
2006 With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and a triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete a natural cycle in his first four at-bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to accomplish the feat, with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.
2007 After 13 years on the job, Terry Ryan announces his resignation as Twins' general manager, effective at the end of the month. The 53-year-old, who will serve as the team's senior advisor to the GM, saw his team win the AL Central last season for the fourth time since 2001.
2008 The Marlins become only the second major league team to have three infielders hit 30 home runs in the same season when Hanley Ramirez goes deep in Florida's 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The Florida shortstop joins teammates first baseman Mike Jacobs and second baseman Dan Uggla to match the feat accomplished in 2001 by A's infielders Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, and Miguel Tejada.
2008 Francisco Rodriguez, striking out Raul Ibanez on a 3-2 changeup in the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Mariners, earns his 58th save to break the single-season record. K-Rod surpasses the mark established in 1990 by White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen.
2009 At the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners' 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas. The right-fielder shared the mark with Wee Willie Keeler, who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.
2011 After getting the first two outs on strikeouts, Mariano Rivera records his 600th career save when catcher Russell Martin throws out Ichiro Suzuki, trying to steal second base for the final out of the game. The 41-year-old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman's major league career record.

2013 In a much-anticipated start, David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, not collecting the victory when San Diego stages a late rally to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25-year-old right-hander from Marietta (GA) surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).
2014 On the AT&T Park's pitching mound, Giants skipper Bruce Bochy hands the ball to his son, Brett, marking the first time an offspring has hurled for a major league team his father managed. The 27-year-old right-hander enters the game with the bases loaded and two out, walking in a run before recording the final out in the sixth inning.

2015 The Braves extend their franchise-record home-game losing streak, dropping a heartbreaking 10-7 decision to the Mets in ten innings for their 12th consecutive loss at Turner Field. Atlanta was leading 7-4 before Daniel Murphy's three-run tied the game after the first two batters were retired in the top of the ninth.
2020 In only his 15th career start, Cubs' right-hander Alec Mills, facing 29 batters, throws the franchise's 16th no-hitter, beating the Brewers at Miller Park, 12-0. The no-no marks the first time both Chicago teams have tossed a hitless game in the same season, with White Sox hurler Lucas Giolito accomplishing the feat against the Pirates on August 25.

(Ed. Note: The game marks the second no-no thrown at the venue but the first with the Brewers on the field. In 2008, the Cubs Carlos Zambrano no-hit the Astros with the ballpark serving as a neutral site after the contest moved from Houston to Milwaukee because of Hurricane Ike.- LP)

2021 In a 15-1 rout of the Rangers at Globe Life Field, Astros outfielder Jose Siri enjoys a 4-for-5 night in his first major league start. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 26-year-old rookie becomes the first major leaguer to collect at least five RBIs, an official stat beginning in 1920, and hit two homers in his first appearance in the starting lineup.

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