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Events

1917

  • Walt Cruise hit the first home run out of Braves Field.

1925

  • Ty Cobb became the first major league baseball player to hit 1,000 extra-base hits.

1929

1939

1959

  • In one of the greatest games ever pitched, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws 12 perfect innings, but loses the game to the Boston Braves, 1-0 when the Braves score a run in the 13th
  • Martians invade Commiskey Park. Four midgets, dressed as aliens, land on the field in a helicopter in a publicity stunt concocted by Bill Veeck.

1976

  • Ken Brett tosses 8.2 no-hit innings before Jerry Remy reaches first when he hits a slow roller down the thirdbase line that thirdbaseman, Jorge Orta doesn't field, hoping it will go foul.

1980

1988

1989

1990

1993

2000

  • A fan jumps from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium and lands on the screen behind home plate during a New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox game. The fan claims there was no alcohol involved (yeah, right) and did the stunt on a dare.

2004

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates' Daryle Ward hits for the cycle in the Pirates' 11-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. It has been done 23 times in Pittsburgh history and 243 times in the majors since 1882. Ward joins his father, Gary Ward, to become the first father-son combination in major league history to hit for the cycle. The senior Ward accomplished the feat on September 18, 1980, for the Minnesota Twins.

2006


Debuts

1896

  • The first American intercollegiate bicycle race was held (in Manhattan Beach, NY)

1923

  • The first Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance was run.


Births

1939

1955

1975

Deaths

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