TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 17

              1915      Cubs right-hander reliever George Washington Zabel, called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs' 4-3 victory over the Robins at Chicago's West Side Park. 'Zip', establishing the...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 16

              1884      Due to inflammation in his right index finger, Larry Corcoran of the White Stockings (Cubs) pitches both left-handed and right-handed in a game against the Bisons. The natural right-hander hurls ambidextrously for four innings, alternating...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 15

              1925      Entering the bottom of the eighth inning trailing the Indians, 15-4, the A's cross the plate 13 times in the frame. Philadelphia will hold on to the lead in the top of the ninth to defeat Cleveland in an amazing 17-15 come-from-behind victory...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 14

              1870      At the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn, the Cincinnati Red Stockings see their 130 game consecutive winning streak (81 official games and 49 exhibitions) come to an end, losing to the Atlantics in extra innings, 8-7. During the game, in an...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 13

              1905      Giants hurler Christy Mathewson, who, in 1901, became the first rookie in the modern era to throw a no-no, pitches his second career no-hitter, beating the Orphans at Chicago's West Side Grounds, 1-0. Matty and Mordecai Brown match hitless...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 12

            1839      Due to an erroneous eye-witness account, Abner Doubleday is given credit for establishing the first baseball game is played in America. The Hall of Fame, which opens a century later in Cooperstown, celebrates the origin of our national pastime in...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 11

              1904      After pitching nine and a third innings of no-hit baseball, Cubs' hurler Bob Wicker settles for a 1-0, twelve inning one-hit victory over the Giants. Light-hitting outfielder Sam Mertes, for the second time in his career, breaks up an...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 10

              1902      Baseball lifer Horace Fogel, also known for his career as a sportswriter, is fired as the manager of the Giants just 44 games into the season. The 51 year-old former skipper, who will go on to an administrative position with the Phillies, will...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 9

              1914      At the Baker Bowl, Honus Wagner becomes the second player in the history of the game to collect 3000 hits when he doubles off Philadelphia's Erskine Mayer. Cap Anson is the only other major leaguer to amass as many hits. 1919      Dodger...

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