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The letter “I’’ on the Big Mac Land sign at Busch Stadium is knocked out by Albert Pujols’s first-inning blast . . .
Bill North’s bat sails onto the infield when he swings and misses the first pitch thrown by Royals rookie reliever Doug Bird, who will be shocked when the A’s center fielder, retrieving his bat, unexpectedly goes to the mound and begins to pummel him . . .
Sal Maglie, obtained on waivers by Cleveland last season from the Giants, is shipped to the Dodgers for a hundred dollars after impressing Brooklyn in an exhibition game . . .
With a double and home run, Roy Campanella drives in all the runs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over the Phillies at Ebbets Field . . .
Cy Young tosses the first perfect game in American League history . . .
Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history . . .
Cliff Melton becomes the first rookie to fan at least 10 batters in his major league debut, finishing with 13 strikeouts in a complete-game loss to the Braves at the Polo Grounds . . .
A shoving match, after a home-plate collision between Lou Piniella and Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, escalates into an ugly bench-clearing brawl . . .
Tom McCraw hits perhaps the shortest home run in baseball history . . .
Cubs right-hander Sam ‘Toothpick’ Jones whiffs Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente, and Frank Thomas to preserve his 4-0 no-hitter against the Pirates . . .
The first eight-hour major league game, which started last night before being suspended in the 17th inning because of a curfew, finally comes to an end when Harold Baines homers . . .
Astros’ Bob Watson scores the major league’s one millionth run . . .
Jeremy Guthrie ties a franchise record by going 16 consecutive starts without a loss for the K.C. Royals . . .
At Brooklyn’s Eastern Park, Lave Cross hits for the cycle when the Phillies pound the Grooms 22-5 . . .
Detroit Tiger Dontrelle Willis wins his first game in nearly 20 months . . .
Dodgers reliever Phil Regan loses his first game in 77 appearances . . .
Max Scherzer ties a major league mark when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game . . .
Cubs’ rookie Kerry Wood ties a major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game as he one-hits the Astros, 2-0 . . .
Francisco Liriano’s first complete game in his six-year major league career is a no-hitter, a 1-0 gem against the White Sox . . .
After almost being scratched due to a sore throat, Tom Phoebus no-hits the Red Sox, 6-0, after the 1:23 rain delay at the start of the game . . .
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