Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ty Cobb Reaches 4,000 Hits & Cy Young Reaches 500 Wins

July 19, 1909 - Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball pulled off the first unassisted triple play in modern Major League history.

July 19, 1910 - Cy Young registered his 500th career victory as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators 5-4 in eleven-innings.

July 19, 1927 - Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics doubled for his 4,000th hit.

July 19, 1933 - Rick Ferrell of the Boston Red Sox hit a home run off brother Wes, pitching for the Cleveland Indians. Wes also homered in that game, marking the only time the two connected in the same contest.

July 19, 1960 - Juan Marichal broke in with the San Francisco Giants by pitching a one-hit, 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 19, 1974 - Dick Bosman of the Cleveland Indians pitched a no-hit, 4-0 victory over the world champion Oakland A's.

July 19, 1982 - In the first Old-timer's All-Star Classic, played at Washington's RFK Stadium before 29,000 fans, the American League won 7-2. Luke Appling, 75, led off for the American League and hit a home run over the shortened left-field fence off Warren Spahn.

July 19, 1989 - Cleveland's Joe Carter had the fourth three-home run game of his career, tying Lou Gehrig's American League record, and drove in six runs, powering the Indians past the Minnesota Twins 10-1.

July 19, 1994 - The Kingdome, home of the Seattle Mariners, was closed after four ceiling tiles fell nearly 180 feet into the stands behind home plate. The Mariners were forced into a 22-day road trip before the season was cut short by the players' strike.

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