This Week in Baseball History

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September 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to 2003 when Greg Maddux became the first pitcher to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons, breaking Cy Young’s record of 15 consecutive seasons. Maddux went on to win 355 games and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. This moment...
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September 03, 2018 - 12:00 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to 2002 when the Oakland A’s set an American League record by extending their winning streak to 20 consecutive games. In front of 55,528 fans, the A’s blew an 11-run lead to the Royals, only to hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th,...
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August 20, 2018 - 12:00 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to 1989 when Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson on a 96 mile per hour fastball to become the first and only Major League player to strike out 5000 batters. The Ryan Express would finish his career with 5,714 career strikeouts, almost 1000 more...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:00 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to 1973 when Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The mandatory five-year waiting period was waived to honor the late Pirates outfielder, who died tragically in a plane crash that was carrying...
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July 16, 2018 - 5:45 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to 1962 when Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd...
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July 09, 2018 - 9:44 am
This week’s look back at Baseball History takes us to the 1934 All-Star Game where Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell faces a starting lineup comprised of nine eventual Hall of Famers. 'King Carl' is up to the unique occurrence in baseball history when he fans the first five batters he faces, Babe Ruth,...
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