This Date in Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1947 -- Cincinnati's Ewell Blackwell tossed a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves.
1950 -- In the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians scored 14 runs in the first inning for an American League record as they trounced the Philadelphia A's 21-2.
1953 -- At Fenway Park, Dick Gernert's home run highlighted the 17-run, 14-hit seventh inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 23-3. Gene Stephens collected three hits and Sammy White scored three runs in the big inning, while Tom Umphlett reached base three times.
1960 -- The San Francisco Giants fired Bill Rigney and selected Tom Sheehan as manager. At 66 years, 2 months and 18 days, Sheehan was the oldest man to debut as a manager of a major league team.
1975 -- Fred Lynn batted in 10 runs with three homers, a triple and a single in the Boston's 15-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Lynn's 16 total bases tied an AL record.
1986 -- California's Don Sutton pitched a three-hitter for his 300th career victory as the Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-1. The 41-year-old right-hander became the 19th pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games.
2002 -- Luis Castillo tied Rogers Hornsby's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the sixth inning to make it 33 games in a row, in a 2-1 Florida win over Cleveland.
2005 -- Atlanta's Julio Franco, 46, hit two homers in a game for the first time since Sept. 12, 1996, becoming the second-oldest player to homer in major league history. Jack Quinn was a week shy of his 47th birthday when he homered in 1930.
2009 -- The Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees 3-0 after the start of the game was delayed for 5½ hours by rain. Scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m., the game did not begin until 6:31 p.m. Craig Stammen pitched 6 1-3 innings to earn his first major league victory in the first game without a homer at the new Yankee Stadium.
Today's birthday: Chris Coghlan 26.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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