This Date In Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1919 -- Babe Ruth won a game on the mound and at the plate. He hit his first career grand slam as the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 6-4.
1932 -- Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit four doubles in one game.
1941 -- Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox won his 20th consecutive game at home, the longest home park streak in the major leagues. Boston beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-2.
1947 -- The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Braves 4-3 in a game that featured 22 hits -- all singles. The Pirates had 12 singles, the Braves 10.
1953 -- In the 13th game of the season, the Milwaukee Braves surpassed their 1952 attendance of 281,278, when they were in Boston.
1959 -- The Detroit Tigers beat the Yankees, 13-6, to place New York in last place for the first time in 19 years.
1978 -- Willie Stargell hit a 535-foot homer off Montreal's Wayne Twitchell -- the longest home run in Montreal's Olympic Stadium -- to highlight the Pirates' 6-0 victory. It was also Stargell's 407th career homer, tying him with Duke Snider on the career list.
1991 -- Jeff Reardon got his 300th save and Steve Lyons and Jack Clark homered as the Boston Red Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0.
1999 -- Robin Ventura became the first major leaguer to hit grand slams in both games of a doubleheader, leading the New York Mets to a sweep over Milwaukee, 11-10 and 10-1. He had two slams in a game for the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 4, 1995.
2006 -- Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list during San Francisco's 4-2, 10-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics.
2009 -- Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury tied a major league record with 12 putouts by an outfielder in a nine-inning game, previously done by Earl Clark of the Boston Braves in 1929 and Lyman Bostock of the Minnesota Twins in 1977. He accomplished the feat in the Red Sox's 8-3 win over Toronto.
2009 -- Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera hit consecutive home runs for the New York Yankees in an 11-4 victory over Baltimore. All three solo shots to right field came in the second inning off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie -- with two strikes.
2011 -- R.A. Dickey regained command of his knuckleball and confounded the New York Yankees for six innings, Daniel Murphy homered and a youthful New York Mets lineup won the Subway Series opener 2-1. The Yankees lost their sixth straight game at home for the first time since 2003.
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