MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST NY Yankees                        27 – 17 Baltimore                           25 – 20                 -2.5 Boston                                24 – 21                 -3.5 Tampa Bay                         24 –...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Hot Dogs for Dinner!

NEW YORK TIMES-1935 Night baseball came up from the minors for its first big league tryout tonight, and 25,000 fans and the Cincinnati Reds liked the innovation. Some of the affection of the Reds for the nocturnal pastime was because they defeated the faltering...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Matchless Feller Meets His Match

NEW YORK TIMES-1948 CLEVELAND-Joe DiMaggio drove three successive home runs at Municipal Stadium today before a record gathering of 78,431 fans, to sweep the Yankees to victory over the Indians in the first game of a twin bill. What is believed to be the second...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-THE BAD NEWS TIGERS

NEW YORK TIMES-1912 PHILADELPHIA-Nineteen baseball players, comprising the regular team of the Detroit Tigers, three-time champions of the American League, made baseball history at Shibe Park this afternoon by going on strike and refusing to play the Athletics,...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-THE AGELESS WONDER

NEW YORK TIMES 1991 Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers pitched his seventh and final no-hitter on this date. The following article appeared in The Times two days later. NEW YORK-He is John Wayne with a baseball cap. He is Betty Grable with a magnificent arm. Because he...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Flame Thrower for a New Era

NEW YORK TIMES-1986 Roger Clemens of the Red Sox set a major league record tonight by striking out 20 batters in a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Clemens broke the nine-inning record of 19 strikeouts set by Steve Carlton for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969,...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Tale of the Tape Measure

NEW YORK TIMES-1953 WASHINGTON-Unless and until contrary evidence is presented, recognition for the longest ball ever hit by anyone except Babe Ruth in the history of major league baseball belongs to Mickey Mantle of the Yankees. The 21-year-old athlete today walloped...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS: An Opening Day Jewel

NEW YORK TIMES 1940 Bob Feller of the Indians carved a niche for himself in baseball's hall of fame as the American League season opened today, pitching an amazing no-hit game to defeat the White Sox, 1 to 0, before 14,000 roaring fans. It was the first opening day...

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