This Date In Baseball
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1932 -- Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick hit his sixth pinch home run of the season, a major league record, in the ninth inning to spark the Dodgers to a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field.
1947 -- Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit two home runs -- his seventh and eighth in four games -- for a major league record.
1962 -- Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators set a record by fanning 21 Baltimore Orioles in a 16-inning game, which he won 2-1.
1976 -- Minnie Minoso singled in three at bats as the designated hitter for the Chicago White Sox. At 53, he became the oldest player to get a hit in a regulation game.
1984 -- Dwight Gooden broke the rookie strikeout record, fanning 16 Pittsburgh Pirates to give him 251, six more than Herb Score had in 1955. Gooden broke the record by striking out Marvell Wynne in the sixth inning.
1996 -- Seattle's Alex Rodriguez set a major league record for a shortstop with his 88th extra base hit in an 8-5 win over Kansas City.
1996 -- Bernie Williams drove in eight runs with two home runs and a single to lead the New York Yankees to a 12-3 victory over Detroit.
2002 -- Chicago outhit Cincinnati 22-17 but lost to the Reds 15-12. The last major league team to get 22 hits and lose a nine-inning game was Oakland on April 27, 1980. The Athletics lost that game 20-11 at Minnesota.
2006 -- Bobby Abreu hit a three-run homer and three-run double during a nine-run first inning and finished with a career-high seven RBIs in the New York Yankees' 12-4 rout of Tampa Bay.
2006 -- Atlanta's streak of 14 consecutive division titles ended when the New York Mets rallied to beat Florida 6-4.
2008 -- Jorge Cantu hit his 25th homer in Florida's 2-1 victory over Washington, making the Marlins the first team in Major League history to have four infielders hit at least 25. Mike Jacobs (32), Dan Uggla (30), Hanley Ramirez (29) and Cantu have accounted for 116 of the Marlins 188 homers this season.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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