This Week in Baseball History

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July 17:  Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak is ended by the Cleveland Indians (1941); Bob Gibson became the second pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 strikeouts (1974).

 July 18:  Ambidextrous Louisville pitcher Tony Mullane begins a game against Baltimore pitching right-handed, then switches to his left hand in the fourth inning (1882). 

Juan MarichalJuly 19: Cleveland SS Neal Ball makes the first unassisted triple lay in MLB history (1909); Rookie Juan Marichal  pitches his first game, a one-hit, 2-0 victory over Philadelphia (1960). 

July 20: Brooklyn’s Dazzy Vance strikes out 17 in a 10-inning Dodgers win against Chicago (1925). 

July 21:  A 24-inning game between the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics ends in a 1-1 tie (1945); Hank Aaron hits his 700th home run (1973). 

July 22:  The Braves set a MLB record by using five pitchers in the ninth inning in a 5-4 win against St. Louis (1967). 

July 23:  Harry Stovey of Boston’s Players League team becomes the first player to reach 100 home runs (1890). 



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