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CalifYanksFan
05-15-00, 10:06 AM
Today in Baseball History
May 14, 2000

Big Train steams along

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Walter Johnson started his Major League career in 1907.

On this day in 1913, Washington's Walter Johnson gave up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns, ending his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators won 10-5. It was a Major League record that stood for 55 years.

Exactly seven years later, Johnson defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-8 for his 300th career victory. He would end his career seven years later with 416, second only to Cy Young's 511.

Also on this date:
1914 -- Jim Scott of the Chicago White Sox pitched nine innings of no-hit ball against the Washington Senators, but lost 1-0 by giving up two hits in the 10th.

1950 -- Pittsburgh first baseman Johnny Hopp hit two home runs and four singles in six at-bats, leading the Pirates to a 16-9 victory against the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Chicago.

1972 -- In his first game with the New York Mets, Willie Mays hit a fifth-inning home run off Don Carrithers for the difference in a 5-4 triumph over the San Francisco Giants.

1977 -- Jim Colborn of the Kansas City Royals no-hit the Texas Rangers for a 6-0 victory.

1988 -- Jose Oquendo became the first non-pitcher in 20 seasons to get a decision, taking the loss in the 19th inning when Ken Griffey's two-out, two-run double led the Atlanta Braves past the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5.

1989 -- Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher in a Major League game in nine years when he caught the ninth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Mike Squires caught two games with the Chicago White Sox in 1980, and Dale Long caught two for the Chicago Cubs in 1958.

Today's birthdays: Roy Halladay 23; Brad Rigby 27; Larry Sutton 30.

NewYorkIrish
05-16-00, 08:44 PM
May 14, 1957 - the illustrious diehard Yankee fan NewYorkIrish is born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Thousands cheer.

Butnud
05-16-00, 08:53 PM
1989 -- Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher in a Major League game in nine years when he caught the ninth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Mike Squires caught two games with the Chicago White Sox in 1980, and Dale Long caught two for the Chicago Cubs in 1958.

I( am a lefty so I thought that he was a kewl thing to post of my own. I know the above psot stats it, but I find it kewl. Lefties are very rare, but they can be the most dominating.

Look at Pettite..
Look at Tino...

AnskyGal7
05-16-00, 09:24 PM
I believe tino is a righty, he just bats left.

Butnud
05-16-00, 10:13 PM
oops,
my fault.
i was just watching Tino and he was a lefty at the time.
So that is where I thought he was lefty, plus I am really tired.

Again I am sorry....

penguin4
05-16-00, 11:32 PM
1996- Dwight "Doc" Gooden of the Yankees pitches a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners, winning 4-0.

The last batter in that game popped up to Jeter at short, and Derek said that if he didn't catch that ball he'd "have to find another job". Anyone remember who he was? It won me a book on the Yankees' 1996 season!:D