Friday, July 15, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 15

2009 Pedro Martinez signs a one year deal with Philadelphia
2008 AL beats NL 4-3 in 15 innings, longest All-Star game (4 hours, 50 minutes) – most combine steals 7 (AL had 6)
2007 Philadelphia loses a franchise record 10,000th game – they have won 8,810
2005 Orioles Rafael Palmeiro gets his 3,000th hit – only 3 others have 3,000 hits and 500 HRs (Aaron, Mays, and Eddie Murray)
1999 Barry Bonds is walked intentionally for a MLB record 294th time – passes Hank Aaron
1993 Cal Ripken Jr. hits his 278th HR – MLB record for shortstops – passes Ernie Banks
1989 Jeff Reardon gets his 250th save – ends with 367
1988 Red Sox manager Joe Morgan makes his debut – Red Sox sweep a double header – Clemens strikes out 14 KC batters
1978 Larry Milbourne of Seattle lifts them to a 7-6 win over Cleveland – he hit a HR from both sides of the plate and these were his only HRs of the season on 234 at bats
1972 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd no hitter of the season – struck out 17 Detroit batters
1969 President Nixon is in attendance as Detroit pulls off a triple play, but Washington wins 7-3
1967 Royals pinch runner Allan Lewis ties MLB record with 2 steals in one inning by a pinch runner
1961 Arnold Palmer (284) wins the 90th British Open
1960 Orioles Brook Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1935 Alex Karras was born

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