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Events

1918

1920

1922

  • Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel returned to the Yankees lineup. They had been suspended on October 16, 1921.

1925

1941

1946

  • Chicago Cubs pitcher, Claude Passeau, committed an error for the first time in 273 chances. He had gone nearly five years without making one.

1947

1948

  • The New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, 13-2. Joe DiMaggio was 5-5 in the game, hitting 4 extra base hits for the 4th time in his career and hitting for the cycle for the second time. He had 2 homers and drove in 6.

1959

  • The New York Yankees fell to 12-19 on the year with a 13-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers. It would be the first time that they were in last place since May 25, 1940, nearly 19 years previous. They would rebound to finish 79-75, third in the AL.

1983

1984

1985

  • A game between the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers is rained out. It was the first rainout in the major leagues that season, halting a record streak of 485 games played without one.

1987

  • The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-1 to end their 12 game losing streak and bring their record to 21-15. They had begun the season with 13 straight wins.

1988

  • Mike Schmidt hit a 2-run blast off of Andy Hawkins. The homerun was the 535th of his career, moving him into 8th place on the all-time list.

1991

1995

  • Marty Cordova hit his 5th homerun in 5 games as he ties a rookie record for homers in consecutive games.

1997

  • Frank Thomas reached base safely for the 15th consecutive plate appearance. In the 15 trips to the plate, over 4 games, he was 10-10 with 5 BB's.

1999

  • Robin Ventura, playing third base for the New York Mets, hit a grandslam in both games of a doubleheader, becoming the first player in major league history to do so.

2000

2001

  • Barry Bonds became the 13th player in major league history to hit a home run in 4 consecutive at bats.

2004

2006

Births

1963

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