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Events

1897

1929

1931

  • Babe Herman hits for the cycle. He would go on to hit for the cycle again in the next two games setting a major league record.

1933

  • The first major league All-Star Game was announced. It was scheduled for July 6 and was to be played at Cominskey Park in Chicago.

1934

1942

  • New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II.

1956

  • For the third time in his career, Mickey Mantle hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game.

1988

  • Dave Stewart commits his 12th balk, setting a major league record. He would go on to balk 16 times over the course of the season.

1990

  • Ryne Sandberg's record setting errorless game streak comes to an end after 123 games and 584 chances. He shattered the record of Joe Morgan which was set at 91 games.

1998

1999

  • Luis Gonzalez extends his hitting streak to 30 games with a first inning home run. The streak is tied for the longest of the decade.

2000

2004

2008

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