Saturday, October 14, 2006

October 14 in Baseball History

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2004 - The Mariners beat the Athletics‚ 6-3. Ichiro Suzuki gets his 199th single of the season to break Wee Willie Keeler's old mark.

1990 - The Blue Jays' 6-4 win over the Yankees is watched by 49‚902 at the SkyDome‚ giving Toronto a ML-season attendance record. The Jays will finish the season with 58 consecutive sellouts and a total attendance of 3‚885‚284.

1986 - The Mets clinch the NL East Championship with a 4-2 win over the Cubs at Shea Stadium as Dwight Gooden tosses a 6-hitter. The Mets will win 108 games this season‚ most in the NL since the 1975 Reds.

1984 - Reggie Jackson hits his 500th career home run in the 7th inning off Bud Black‚ but the Royals beat California 10-1 to move into first place in the AL West. Jackson is the 13th player in ML history to hit 500 home runs.

1947 - Second place Boston splits with the Browns‚ losing 9-4‚ then winning 4-0 on Joe Dobson's 1-hitter. Judnich's single is the only hit.

1935 - Dodger OF Len Koenecke‚ dropped by the team‚ and put off an American Airline flight for drunkenness in Detroit‚ hires a private plane to fly him to Buffalo‚ where he had played previously. During the flight he tries to take over the controls and gets into a fight with the pilot. He dies after the co-pilot hits him over the head with a fire extinguisher.

1934 - At Cleveland‚ 18-year-old Senators rookie Reese Diggs stops the Indians‚ 13-6. Pete Sosko leads the 21-hit Nat attack with 5 hits. Diggs allows 8 hits‚ including homers by Averill and P Bob Weiland to win the complete game. It'll be Diggsy's only ML win.

1921 - The Giants win their 10th in a row over the Pirates‚ and their 10th straight‚ 6-1. They will go on to finish 4 in front of the Pirates.

1920 - The Tigers Bobby Veach and the Giants George Burns hit for the cycle‚ the only time it has ever happened twice in the same day. The Giants beat Pittsburgh in 10 innings‚ 4-3‚ as Burns adds a 2nd double to his cycle. Detroit‚ behind Veach's 6-for-6‚ outlasts Boston‚ 14-13‚ in 12 innings‚ despite a major-league record 20 Bosox batters receiving walks. Eight Tigers walk off to set another ML record of 28 walks in an extra-inning game. Veach's hits come off Bosox hurlers Sam JonesHarry Harper‚ and Ben Karr.

1897 - Baltimore wins its 12th straight game‚ 11-6 over the Philadelphia Athletics.
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