This Date In Baseball – The San Diego Union-Tribune
1916 — The Philadelphia A’s ended their 20-game losing streak, with Joe Bush beating the Detroit Tigers 7-1.
1939 — Red Rolfe of the New York Yankees started a streak of 18 consecutive games in which he scored at least one run. During those games, he scored a total of 30 runs.
1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit home run No. 511 to tie Mel Ott for fourth place on the career list.
1975 — Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers stole his 32nd consecutive base without being caught in a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets, breaking Max Carey’s 1922 record. Lopes tacked on six more steals before being caught on Aug. 24.
1976 — John Candelaria became the first Pirate pitcher in 69 years to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh by blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0. Candelaria’s no-hitter came at Three Rivers Stadium. No Pirate threw a no-hitter at Forbes Field.
1981 — Baseball returned following the strike with the All-Star game in Cleveland before a crowd of 72,086. Gary Carter of the Montreal Expos hit two home runs to give the NL a 5-4 triumph over the AL. Vida Blue became the first pitcher to win an All-Star game in both leagues. His AL victory came in 1971 at Detroit.
1988 — The Chicago Cubs won the first official night game at Wrigley Field by beating the New York Mets 6-4.
2001 — Mike Hampton tied the NL record for pitchers with his seventh homer as the Rockies beat the Cubs 14-5. Hampton’s seventh homer matched the NL mark shared by Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955). The major league record is nine by Cleveland’s Wes Ferrell in 1931.
2002 — Barry Bonds hit his 600th homer, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark. With a 421-foot, solo shot off Pittsburgh’s Kip Wells, the San Francisco Giants slugger joined Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays in the exclusive club.
2009 — Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit consecutive homers in the eighth inning to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory and a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox. It’s the sixth time Damon and Teixeira have hit consecutive homers this year, the most ever for a pair of Yankees in one season.
2011 — Florida’s Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 30 games and Martin Prado hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning for Atlanta to give the Braves a 4-3 win over the Marlins. Uggla tied Andre Ethier for the majors’ longest hitting streak of the season.
Today’s birthdays: Jason Heyward, 26; Drew Butera, 32; Jason Frasor, 38.
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