This Date in Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1903 -- The New York Highlanders won their home opener at Hilltop Park, 6-2 over Washington.
1919 -- Philadelphia's Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes pitched complete games in a 9-9, 20-inning tie. Both teams scored three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gave up 22 hits and walked five, while Grimes allowed 15 hits and walked five.
1940 -- James "Tex" Carleton of the Brooklyn Dodgers threw a 3-0 no-hitter at Cincinnati.
1946 -- Bob Feller struck out 11 New York Yankees en route to his second of three career no-hitters, a 1-0 victory at Yankee Stadium.
1961 -- Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit four home runs and drove in eight runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee. Hank Aaron hit two homers for the Braves.
1967 -- Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles combined on a no-hitter in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader. Barber pitched 8 2-3 innings and Miller one-third of an inning.
1988 -- New York and Cincinnati hooked up in a wild game at Riverfront Stadium that the Mets pulled out 6-5, on a delayed call by first base umpire Dave Pallone. The call resulted in a $10,000 fine and 30-day suspension of Reds manager Pete Rose when Pallone accidentally poked Rose in the cheek and Rose shoved Pallone twice.
1999 -- About 3,000 fans wearing T-shirts that said, "$hare the wealth" protested baseball economics at the Yankees-Royals game. The protesters turned their backs when the Yankees batted, then walked out of Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium during the fourth inning. The Yankees began the season with baseball's top payroll at $85.05 million, and the Royals were 25th at $23.8 million.
2009 -- Johnny Damon of New York and Mike Napoli of Los Angeles homered at Yankee Stadium, pushing the number hit there to 28 overall and 19 to right field since the ballpark opened. That set a record for most in the first seven games of a new park, one more than at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati in 2003.
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