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ON THIS DATE ... Last Updated: May 26, 2008 - 1:02 PM


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MAY 26 (1959) - Haddix* - May 26, 2008 - 10:38 PM
Harvey Haddix comes so close.
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MAY 25 (2002) - Green* - May 25, 2008 - 10:24 PM
Green goes yard, a bunch
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MAY 24 (1935) - Lights* - May 24, 2008 - 5:16 AM
MLB's first night game
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MAY 23 (1901) - 4X2* - May 23, 2008 - 5:14 AM
4 home runs in one game twice in same month
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MAY 22 (1963) - Mantle* - May 22, 2008 - 8:23 PM
The longest home run Mickey ever hit.
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MAY 21 (1943) - Quick* - May 21, 2008 - 4:49 AM
The quickest night game in the American League.
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MAY 20 (1945) - One arm* - May 20, 2008 - 10:20 PM
Pete Gray's day.
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MAY 19 (1981) - Leadoff* - May 19, 2008 - 12:23 AM
Jim Bibby just misses a perfect game.
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MAY 18 (1957) - Curfew* - May 18, 2008 - 9:35 PM
Beating the curfew.
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MAY 17 (1979) - 23 to 22* - May 17, 2008 - 4:42 AM
Cubs score 22 and lose.
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MAY 16 (1939) - Night* - May 16, 2008 - 3:03 AM
American League plays first night game.
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MAY 15 (1912) - Cobb* - May 15, 2008 - 8:56 PM
Ty Cobb being himself.
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MAY 14 (1927) - Collapse* - May 14, 2008 - 9:56 PM
Stands collapse in Philadelphia.
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MAY 13 (1958) - Stan* - May 13, 2008 - 9:55 PM
Stan the Man reaches 3,000
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MAY 12 (1926) - Train* - May 12, 2008 - 9:54 PM
Walter Johnson reaches 400
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MAY 11 (1977) - Turner* - May 11, 2008 - 2:57 AM
Ted Turner: manager for a day
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MAY 10 (1967) - Inside* - May 10, 2008 - 4:13 AM
Aaron hits his only home RUN
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MAY 9 (1984) - Marathon* - May 9, 2008 - 4:03 AM

The longest game in American League history.

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MAY 8 (1947) - Welcome* - May 8, 2008 - 8:03 PM
An anti-Jackie Robinson strike thwarted.
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MAY 7 (1957) - Score* - May 7, 2008 - 7:56 PM
Herb Score's promising career dealt a violent blow.
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MAY 6 (1964) - Roof* - May 6, 2008 - 7:51 PM
Dave Nicholson puts one on Comiskey's roof.
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MAY 5 (1975) - DR* - May 5, 2008 - 7:42 PM
Charley Finley tries the DR (Designated Runner).
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MAY 4 (1871) - Game 1* - May 4, 2008 - 8:23 PM
The first major league baseball game is played.
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MAY 3 (1951) - RBI* - May 3, 2008 - 9:36 AM
A week's worth of RBI in one inning!
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MAY 2 (1939) - Gehrig* - May 2, 2008 - 9:28 AM

Gehrig's streak ends.

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MAY 1 (1969) - No-hitters* - May 1, 2008 - 9:24 AM
Reds and Astros trade no hitters.
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APRIL 30 (1961) - Say Hey* - Apr 30, 2008 - 4:20 AM
Mays goes long 4 times.
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APRIL 29 (1936) - Elia* - Apr 29, 2008 - 10:34 PM

Lee Elia gets livid...

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APRIL 28 (1956) - Robinson* - Apr 28, 2008 - 9:47 PM
Frank Robinson starts his career with a bang.
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APRIL 27 (1947) - Goodbye* - Apr 27, 2008 - 9:39 PM
Babe Ruth says goodbye.
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APRIL 26 (1961) - Maris* - Apr 26, 2008 - 11:39 PM
Maris starts his journey toward 61
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APRIL 25 (1995) - Comeback* - Apr 25, 2008 - 7:23 PM
The strike ends
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APRIL 24 (1907) - Numbers* - Apr 24, 2008 - 7:17 PM
Numbers appear on uniforms.
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APRIL 23 (1952) - Hoyt* - Apr 23, 2008 - 3:40 AM
A pitcher who wisely stuck to his day job.
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APRIL 22 (1886) - Seniors* - Apr 22, 2008 - 11:11 PM
The National League is born
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APRIL 21 (1934) - Spy* - Apr 21, 2008 - 7:09 PM
A spy in the major leagues.
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APRIL 20 (1939) - The Kid* - Apr 20, 2008 - 7:04 PM
A star is born.
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APRIL 19 (1996) - Mercy* - Apr 19, 2008 - 7:00 PM
26 to 7, and it ain't a football score!
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APRIL 18 (1923) - Stadium* - Apr 18, 2008 - 6:52 PM
Yankee Stadium opens.
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APRIL 17 (1953) - Mick* - Apr 17, 2008 - 6:44 PM

Mantle hits one 565 feet, allegedly.

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APRIL 16 (1929) - First first* - Apr 16, 2008 - 6:29 PM
Beginning a career with a home run
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APRIL 15 (1947) - Jackie* - Apr 15, 2008 - 9:40 PM

Jackie Robinson takes the field

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APRIL 14 (1993) - Aussies* - Apr 14, 2008 - 10:16 PM
The first Australian battery
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APRIL 13 (1914) - Rebels* - Apr 13, 2008 - 8:49 PM

A 3rd major league gives it a try.

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APRIL 12 (1960) - The Stick* - Apr 12, 2008 - 9:19 PM

First game at Candlestick.

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APRIL 11 (1961) - Angels* - Apr 11, 2008 - 9:13 PM
An expansion team that plays anything like an expansion team.
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APRIL 10 (1953) - Beer* - Apr 10, 2008 - 2:30 PM
MLB says no to beer.
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APRIL 9 (1965) - The Dome* - Apr 9, 2008 - 2:26 PM
The Harris County Domed stadium opens.
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APRIL 8 (1974) - 715* - Apr 8, 2008 - 2:21 PM
Aaron breaks the record.
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APRIL 7 (1958) - Coliseum* - Apr 7, 2008 - 2:08 PM

A great ball park - for football.

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APRIL 6 (1973) - The DH* - Apr 6, 2008 - 1:25 PM
The Designated Hitter rule takes affect.
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APRIL 5 (1993) - Expansion* - Apr 5, 2008 - 12:51 PM
Major league baseball expands.
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APRIL 4 (1974) - Aaron* - Apr 4, 2008 - 12:45 PM
Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record.
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APRIL 3 (1987) - A tale* - Apr 3, 2008 - 8:08 PM
Dennis Eckersley: A tale of two careers
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APRIL 2 (1908) - The myth* - Apr 2, 2008 - 2:40 AM

MLB declares Abner Doubleday invented the game.  

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APRIL 1 (1996) - McSherry* - Apr 1, 2008 - 10:06 PM
A respected umpire takes his last breath on the field.
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MARCH 31 (1996) - A-Rod* - Mar 31, 2008 - 5:49 AM
Earliest opener & A-Rod
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MARCH 30 (1992) - Sammy* - Mar 30, 2008 - 5:49 AM
Sosa traded by the Sox to the Cubs
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MARCH 29 (1867) - Cy* - Mar 29, 2008 - 5:49 AM

Denton Young is born on an Ohio farm

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MARCH 28 (1985) - Sidd* - Mar 28, 2008 - 5:48 AM
The story of Sidd Finch
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MARCH 27 (1902) - Cubs* - Mar 27, 2008 - 5:47 AM
How the Cubs became the Cubs
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MARCH 26 (1974) - Louie* - Mar 26, 2008 - 5:42 AM
Aparicio retires
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MARCH 25 (1985) - Lights* - Mar 25, 2008 - 5:47 AM
Cubs strike out over lights - for now
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MARCH 24 (2001) - Dove* - Mar 24, 2008 - 5:46 AM

Randy Johnson fastball kills a bird

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MARCH 23 (1990) - Howie* - Mar 23, 2008 - 5:44 AM
The Steinbrenner-Winfield feud heats up
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MARCH 22 (1993) - Tragic* - Mar 22, 2008 - 5:44 AM
Boat accident kills 2 Cleveland Indian pitchers
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MARCH 21 (1977) - Bird* - Mar 21, 2008 - 5:43 AM

Mark Fidrych's career short but sweet

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MARCH 20 (1953) - Minor* - Mar 20, 2008 - 5:40 AM

The trials and tribulations of the minor leagues

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MARCH 19 (1965) - Quinlan* - Mar 19, 2008 - 2:44 PM
Broadcaster killed in auto accident
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MARCH 18 (1953) - Move* - Mar 18, 2008 - 5:11 PM
The move is on
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MARCH 17 (1871) - Pro* - Mar 17, 2008 - 9:50 PM

An historic meeting at Collier's Cafe

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MARCH 16 (2006) - Classic* - Mar 16, 2008 - 5:09 PM

The U-S eliminated from classic

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MARCH 15 (1945) - Spring* - Mar 15, 2008 - 5:10 PM
Spring training wartime restrictions
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MARCH 14 (1947) - Al* - Mar 14, 2008 - 11:16 PM
Gionfriddo's catch
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MARCH 13 (1954) - Aaron* - Mar 13, 2008 - 11:15 PM

Door opens for Aaron

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MARCH 12 (1903) - NY* - Mar 12, 2008 - 11:15 PM
Yankees not one of the first
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MARCH 11 (1901) - Chief* - Mar 11, 2008 - 11:02 PM
The story of "Chief Tokohoma"
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MARCH 10 (1995) - MJ* - Mar 10, 2008 - 10:18 PM

Michael just says no

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MARCH 9 (1897) - Indian* - Mar 9, 2008 - 8:30 PM

Cleveland picks a name

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MARCH 8 (1889) - Spalding* - Mar 8, 2008 - 12:12 AM
Spalding in Paris
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MARCH 7 (1955) - Frick* - Mar 7, 2008 - 9:50 AM
Commissioner wants spitball back
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MARCH 6 (2006) - Kirby* - Mar 6, 2008 - 8:59 PM

Kirby Puckett dies unexpectedly

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MARCH 5 (1973) - Swap* - Mar 5, 2008 - 12:50 AM
Yankees pitchers trade wives
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MARCH 4 (1927) - Horace* - Mar 4, 2008 - 12:00 AM
The father of Japanese baseball dies
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MARCH 3 (1953) - Veeck* - Mar 3, 2008 - 11:59 PM
One door closes another opens
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MARCH 2 (1927) - Pay Day* - Mar 2, 2008 - 11:49 PM
Ruth highest paid, for a while
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MARCH 1 (1969) - Mantle* - Mar 1, 2008 - 10:41 PM
Mantle retires
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MAY 26 (1959) - Haddix*
MAY 25 (2002) - Green*
MAY 24 (1935) - Lights*
MAY 23 (1901) - 4X2*
MAY 22 (1963) - Mantle*
MAY 21 (1943) - Quick*
MAY 20 (1945) - One arm*
MAY 19 (1981) - Leadoff*
MAY 18 (1957) - Curfew*
MAY 17 (1979) - 23 to 22*
MAY 16 (1939) - Night*
MAY 15 (1912) - Cobb*
MAY 14 (1927) - Collapse*
MAY 13 (1958) - Stan*
MAY 12 (1926) - Train*
MAY 11 (1977) - Turner*
MAY 10 (1967) - Inside*
MAY 9 (1984) - Marathon*
MAY 8 (1947) - Welcome*
MAY 7 (1957) - Score*
MAY 6 (1964) - Roof*
MAY 5 (1975) - DR*
MAY 4 (1871) - Game 1*
MAY 3 (1951) - RBI*
MAY 2 (1939) - Gehrig*
MAY 1 (1969) - No-hitters*
APRIL 30 (1961) - Say Hey*
APRIL 29 (1936) - Elia*
APRIL 28 (1956) - Robinson*
APRIL 27 (1947) - Goodbye*
APRIL 26 (1961) - Maris*
APRIL 25 (1995) - Comeback*
APRIL 24 (1907) - Numbers*
APRIL 23 (1952) - Hoyt*
APRIL 22 (1886) - Seniors*
APRIL 21 (1934) - Spy*
APRIL 20 (1939) - The Kid*
APRIL 19 (1996) - Mercy*
APRIL 18 (1923) - Stadium*
APRIL 17 (1953) - Mick*
APRIL 16 (1929) - First first*
APRIL 15 (1947) - Jackie*
APRIL 14 (1993) - Aussies*
APRIL 13 (1914) - Rebels*
APRIL 12 (1960) - The Stick*
APRIL 11 (1961) - Angels*
APRIL 10 (1953) - Beer*
APRIL 9 (1965) - The Dome*
APRIL 8 (1974) - 715*
APRIL 7 (1958) - Coliseum*
APRIL 6 (1973) - The DH*
APRIL 5 (1993) - Expansion*
APRIL 4 (1974) - Aaron*
APRIL 3 (1987) - A tale*
APRIL 2 (1908) - The myth*
APRIL 1 (1996) - McSherry*
MARCH 31 (1996) - A-Rod*
MARCH 30 (1992) - Sammy*
MARCH 29 (1867) - Cy*
MARCH 28 (1985) - Sidd*
MARCH 27 (1902) - Cubs*
MARCH 26 (1974) - Louie*
MARCH 25 (1985) - Lights*
MARCH 24 (2001) - Dove*
MARCH 23 (1990) - Howie*
MARCH 22 (1993) - Tragic*
MARCH 21 (1977) - Bird*
MARCH 20 (1953) - Minor*
MARCH 19 (1965) - Quinlan*
MARCH 18 (1953) - Move*
MARCH 17 (1871) - Pro*
MARCH 16 (2006) - Classic*
MARCH 15 (1945) - Spring*
MARCH 14 (1947) - Al*
MARCH 13 (1954) - Aaron*
MARCH 12 (1903) - NY*
MARCH 11 (1901) - Chief*
MARCH 10 (1995) - MJ*
MARCH 9 (1897) - Indian*
MARCH 8 (1889) - Spalding*
MARCH 7 (1955) - Frick*
MARCH 6 (2006) - Kirby*
MARCH 5 (1973) - Swap*
MARCH 4 (1927) - Horace*
MARCH 3 (1953) - Veeck*
MARCH 2 (1927) - Pay Day*
MARCH 1 (1969) - Mantle*