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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tillman, Bucs, Gordon

On this date in 2009, Mariano Rivera became the second pitcher to record 500 major league saves, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Rivera, who also hit his first career RBI on this date, joined Trevor Hoffman at the 500 save plateau.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: A’s, Asche, Orioles

On this date in 1998, Michael Bouton penned an open letter to the Yankees in the New York Times, asking the franchise to reconsider their ban on his father, Jim Bouton.  As Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes, the Father’s Day letter worked when Bouton was welcomed back to Yankee Stadium the following month for Old Timers’ Day.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Taillon, Orioles, Red Sox

On this date in 2002, history was made as there was no designated hitter used in a full slate of games for the first time since 1972, as Leo Panetta of National Pastime writes.  That’s because that day saw 14 inter-league contests all played in National League parks. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cole, Trumbo, Trout

On this date in 1989, the same game was played partly outdoors and partly indoors for the first time in major league history when the Blue Jays beat the Brewers, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  The SkyDome’s retractable roof was open to start the game but had to be closed in the fifth inning due to rain.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cruz, Rays, Red Sox

On this date in 1980, Gary Carter hit the second  inside-the-park home run of his career, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Carter would later belt a homer out of the ballpark as well, but that still wasn’t enough to lead the Expos to victory as they lost to the Cardinals, 8-6.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..


Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Angels, Melancon, A’s

On this date in 1986, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels decided to imitate another tyrannical New York boss.  In the show’s season finale, Michaels fired a drunk Billy Martin after he slurred one of his lines (as a part of a sketch, of course), as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. In retaliation, Martin set fire to Michaels’ dressing room at the end of the show to close out the season.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Miller, Yankees, Bogaerts

On this date in 2000, Rickey Henderson reached agreement on a deal with the Mariners, Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. Henderson, who was released earlier in the year by the Mets, hit a lead-off home run in his first at-bat for Seattle.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Glanville, D’Backs, Angels

On this date in 2008, Greg Maddux won the 350th game of his career as a member of the Padres, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  The 42 year-old became the ninth pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone as he gave up just three hits across six innings.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Jimenez, D’Backs, Blue Jays

On this date in 1988, Pete Rose became the first manager to be suspended for an on-field incident, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  National League president Bart Giamatti issued a thirty day suspension for the Reds skipper’s shoving of umpire Dave Pallone.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Owings, Balfour, Blue Jays

On this date in 2006, Julio Franco became the second oldest player to steal a base at the the age of 47, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  In 1909, Arlie Latham, who played two games at second base for the Giants, swiped a sack at the age 49.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..