ON THIS DATE IN BASE­BALL

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1931 — Bob Fothergill hit a home run and a triple in an 11-run eighth in­ning. The White Sox set an Amer­i­can League record by record­ing 12 hits in the in­ning and beat the New York Yan­kees 14-12.

1940 — King Kong Keller hit three homers to give the New York Yan­kees a 10-9 win over the White Sox in the first game of a dou­ble­header split.

1951 — Clyde Vollmer of Bos­ton hit a grand slam in the 16th in­ning, the lat­est hit in a ma­jor league game. The Red Sox beat the Cleve­land In­di­ans, 8-4, in 16.

1958 — For the sixth time in his ca­reer, Mickey Man­tle hit home runs from both sides of the plate. New York beat the Ath­let­ics 14-7.

1971 — Six­teen-time Gold Glove win­ner Brooks Robin­son com­mit­ted three er­rors in the sixth in­ning against the Oak­land A’s. Frank Robin­son’s three-run homer in the ninth won the game for the Ori­oles.

1976 — John Odom (five in­nings) and Fran­cisco Bar­rios (four in­nings) com­bined on a no-hit­ter as the White Sox beat Oak­land 2-1.

1983 — AL Pres­i­dent Lee McPhail ruled that Ge­orge Brett’s “pine tar” home run against New York on July 24 should count. The um­pires had dis­al­lowed the homer be­cause the pine tar on Brett’s bat ex­ceeded the 18-inch limit. The rest of the game was played Aug. 18 with the Kansas City Roy­als beat­ing the Yan­kees, 5-4.

1990 — Sha­won Dun­ston tied a ma­jor-league record with three triples and led the Cubs to a 10-7 win over the Mon­treal Ex­pos.

1991 — Den­nis Martinez pitched a per­fect game, send­ing the Mon­treal Ex­pos past Los An­ge­les 2-0 at Dodger Sta­dium.

1993 — Ken Grif­fey Jr. tied a ma­jor league record by home­r­ing in his eighth con­sec­u­tive game, but it wasn’t enough for the Seat­tle Mariners in a 5-1 loss to the Min­nesota Twins.

2009 — White Sox ace Mark Buehrle set a ma­jor-league record by re­tir­ing 45 straight bat­ters. Com­ing off a per­fect game in his last start against Tampa Bay, Buehrle re­tired the first 17 Twins to sur­pass the record of 41 straight set by and San Fran­cisco’s Jim Barr in 1972 and tied by team­mate Bobby Jenks, a re­liever, in 2007. The streak ended with two outs in the sixth and Min­nesota went on to win 5-3.

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