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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Aiken, A’s, Montero

On this date in 2004, at Wrigley Field, Albert Pujols went 5-for-5, including three home runs and five RBIs, as the Cardinals beat the Cubs, 11-8.  The Redbird first baseman’s first three-homer career game helped St. Louis to erase a six run deficit.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Miley, Blue Jays, Tanaka

On this date in 2012, Zack Greinke became the first pitcher to start three consecutive games in the same season since Red Faber did so for the White Sox in 1917.  The Brewers’ right-hander was the starting pitcher in the team’s final two games before the All-Star break. Greinke started the Saturday prior to the break only to be ejected for arguing a close call at first base after throwing just four pitches, so manager Ron Roenicke let him start the next day’s game.  Greinke then made it three straight starts when he took the mound to begin the second half of the season for the Brew Crew.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Thatcher, Melvin

On this date in 2003, Tampa Bay skipper Lou Piniella was a man of his word.  The manager promised his club that if they won three in a row he’d dye his hair and after the Devil Rays topped the White Sox the night before, Lou become a blond.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Verlander, Lough, Cano

On this date in 1897, the Chicago Colts (Cubs) of the National League set the record for most runs scored in a game by one team when they clobbered the Louisville Colonels, 36-7.  The Cardinals beat the Phillies 28-6 at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl in 1929 to set the modern NL mark.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Sabean, Buehrle, Duffy

On this date in 2012, Jim Thome set a major league mark with his 13th career walk-off home run, a solo shot over the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Phillies a dramatic 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay.  Before the historic round-tripper at Citizens Bank Park, the 41-year-old five-time All Star had shared the record with five Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Frank Robinson.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Rays, Markakis

On this date in 2005, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor George Pataki, and team officials to announce plans for a new ballpark in the Bronx. The Yankee-financed $800MM facility seats north of 50K was heavily influenced by ‘The House that Ruth Built” including limestone walls and the familiar copper frieze.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, D’Backs, O’s

On this date in 2010, the much anticipated big league debut of Stephen Strasburg lived up to its hype.  The 21-year-old struck out 14 Pirates batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory in Washington, D.C.  That strikeout tally set a new record for Washington that still stands today, not counting the Expos years.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Buehrle, Markakis, Strasburg

On this date in 1920, an accomplished pitcher by the name of Babe Ruth, acquired from Boston in the offseason, hit cleanup in the Yankees’ lineup and also got the win when he tossed four innings as the starter in the team’s 14-7 victory over Washington at the Polo Grounds. During his 15 years with New York, Ruth will took the mound five times for the club, including a complete-game victory in 1933.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Polanco, Pollock, Giants

On this date in 1999, the Diamondbacks tied a 68-year old major league record when their catcher, Damian Miller, starts three double plays. Arizona’s 3-2 victory over San Diego at Bank One Ballpark also featured two 100-mph pitches thrown by southpaw Randy Johnson.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Towers, Rogers, Joba

On this date in 2004, at the age of 40, southpaw Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher to ever throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The ‘Big Unit’ joined Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and created the longest time span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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