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August 9

1916 – The Philadelphia A’s end their 20-game losing streak as Joe Bush defeats the Detroit Tigers 7-1.

1939 – Red Rolfe of the New York Yankees begins an 18-game scoring streak in which he scores at least one point. During these games, he scored a total of 30 points.

1960 – Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox homered No. 511 to tie Mel Ott for fourth on the all-time list.

1975 – Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers stole his 32nd straight goal without being caught in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets, breaking Max Carey’s 1922 record. Lopes had six more interceptions before being caught on August 24.

1976 – John Candelaria became the first pirate pitcher in 69 years to pitch a no-hitter in Pittsburgh shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0. Candelaria’s hit came at Three Rivers Stadium. No hacker has ever thrown a hit at Forbes Field.

1981 – Baseball returns after the strike with the All-Star Game in Cleveland before a crowd of 72,086. Gary Carter of the Montreal Expos homered twice to give the NL a 5-4 triumph over the AL. Vida Blue became the first pitcher to win an All-Star Game in both leagues. His AL victory came in 1971 in Detroit.

1988 — The Chicago Cubs win the first official night game at Wrigley Field by beating the New York Mets 6-4.

1998 – Dennis Martinez became the winningest Latin pitcher in baseball history, breaking Juan Marichal’s record of 243 wins. Martinez pitched a perfect eighth inning and took the win when Chipper Jones hit a game-breaking two-run single in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held on for the win.

2001 – Mike Hampton tied the NL record for pitchers with his seventh home run as the Rockies beat the Cubs 14-5. Hampton’s seventh homer tied the NL mark shared by Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955). The major league record is nine by Wes Ferrell of Cleveland in 1931.

2002 – Barry Bonds hit his 600th home run, becoming the fourth major league player to hit the mark. With a solo shot from 421 feet wide of Pittsburgh’s Kip Wells, the San Francisco Giants slugger joined Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays in the exclusive club.

2007 — Missed pitcher Rick Ankiel hit a three-run homer to cap off his major league outfield debut in St. Louis’ 5-0 win over San Diego.

2018 – Mookie Betts homered for Boston in the ninth inning to complete his first career run, and Toronto held on to beat the Red Sox 8-5.

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Garland K. Long