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Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run . . .
John W. Taylor goes the distance but takes the loss when the Orphans are defeated by the Beaneaters at Boston’s South End Grounds . . .
Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century (video) . . .
The Cubs honor 97-year-old Lennie Merullo, who receives a rousing ovation when he tosses the ceremonial first pitch . . .
Randy Johnson becomes the first Mariner in franchise history to pitch a no-hitter . . .
Jacoby Ellsbury sets a single-game franchise record when he steals five bases in the Red Sox’ 9-2 victory over Philadelphia . . .
For the first time since the start of the season, a span of forty-one games, Don Kessinger does not reach base . . .
The fifth longest consecutive game streak in baseball history comes to an end at 1,152 when Miguel Tejada sits out when Baltimore plays the Diamondbacks in Arizona . . .
Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1‚862nd career game . . .
Twenty-one teams miss an opportunity to draft 17-year-old high school standout Mike Trout, who in three years will become an impact player in the American League during his rookie season . . .
Myril Hoag becomes first Yankee in franchise history to collect six hits in one game, a major league record of six singles . . .
The Astros use their top pick, the No. 1 overall selection, to draft Cal State Fullerton infielder Phil Nevin over Derek Jeter, a shortstop from Kalamazoo Central High . . .
Willie Mays connects for his first major-league hit, a home run off Braves pitcher Warren Spahn . . .
Joe Pepitone homers twice to become the second player in Yankee history to hit two home runs in the same inning . . .
In his first major league start Von McDaniel two-hits the Dodgers at Busch Stadium‚ 2-0 . . .
Juan Marichal no-hits Houston, 1-0, to become the first Giants pitcher in 34 years to accomplish the feat . . .
Dodger manager Chuck Dressen tells Cal Abrams if the benchwarmer wants to stay with the team that he will need to verbally taunt the manager of the opposing club . . .
Alan Zinter, a product of the University of Arizona, is selected by the Mets in the first round of the amateur draft, 24th pick overall . . .
Carl Hubbell’s consecutive-game winning streak, compiled over two seasons, ends at 24 . . .
During the nightcap of a doubleheader, Joe Sewell strikes out twice facing White Sox lefty Pat Caraway in Cleveland’s 5-2 victory over Chicago . . .
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