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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: September 6, 2006, 2:07 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

MLB • There were seven shutouts in the major leagues on Tuesday night. It was the seventh time in major league history that there were seven or more shutouts in one day and it was one shy of the record for blankings in a single day. There were eight shutouts on June 4, 1972.

Five of the eight shutouts on June 4, 1972 were complete games: Catfish Hunter (Oakland), Tom Timmerman (Detroit), John Curtis (Boston), Bob Gibson ...

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