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Jered Weaver joins Whitey Ford to become only the second AL rookie to begin a career with nine straight victories as a starter . . .
Buster Posey gets the largest up-front bonus in major league history when he agrees to a $6.2 million signing deal with the Giants . . .
At Crosley Field, Braves’ pitcher Charles ‘Red’ Barrett throws only 58 pitches, beating the Reds 2-0 . . .
Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th major leaguer to collect 3,000 hits when he legs out a seventh inning triple . . .
San Francisco’s Willie McCovey hits his 18th career grand slam . . .
Tony Womack of the Pirates establishes a new major league mark by not grounding out into a double play in 888 consecutive at-bats, breaking the record . . .
Yankees trade Jay Buhner in exchange for Ken Phelps which would later be immortalized in a “Seinfeld” episode . . .
A foul ball off the bat of Phillies’ Richie Ashburn breaks the nose of Alice Roth, the wife of an editor for Philadelphia’s Bulletin . . .
John Quinn, at the age of 49, is the oldest player to win a major league game . . .
John Candelaria becomes the first Pirate since 1907 to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh . . .
Adrian Beltre becomes only the fourth player in baseball history to hit for the cycle three times . . .
Jason Giambi (42 years, 6 months, 22 days) becomes the oldest major leaguer to hit a walk-off homer . . .
Braves pitcher Warren Spahn homers off Mets right-hander Craig Anderson to set the National League record for homers hit by a pitcher . . .
Hideki Matsui, leading off the sixth inning in Oakland’s 7-5 victory in Detroit, hits his 500th career home run . . .
Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning . . .
21 year-old White Sox southpaw Wilson Alvarez becomes the 16th rookie to throw a no-hitter . . .
Angels third baseman Doug DeCinces hits three home runs in a game for the second time in less than a week . . .
Joe DiMaggio makes one of the most memorable catches in Yankee Stadium history . . .
The Mets’ Anthony Young’s record-setting 27-game losing streak comes to an abrupt end . . .
George Brett hits a leadoff homer in the seventh to complete the cycle . . .
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