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The Times-Tribune - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

1955 — Detroit’s Al Ka­line, at the age of 20, be­came the youngest player to win a bat­ting ti­tle, fin­ish­ing his sec­ond sea­son with a .340 av­er­age. Ty Cobb was one day older when he won the crown, bat­ting .350 in 1907, also play­ing for Detroit.

1956 — Sal Maglie of the Brook­lyn Dodgers pitched a 5-0 no-hit­ter against the Philadel­phia Phillies.

1960 — The New York Yan­kees clinched man­ager Casey Sten­gel’s 10th and last Amer­i­can League pen­nant with a 4-3 vic­tory over Bos­ton.

1965 — Satchel Paige, at 60, be­came the old­est player in the ma­jors, tak­ing the mound for Kansas City and pitch­ing three score­less in­nings over the Bos­ton Red Sox. He gave up one hit, to Carl Yas­trzem­ski.

1965 — Wil­lie Mays, who hit 51 home runs in 1955, joined Ralph Kiner as only the Na­tional Lea­guers to have more than one 50-home run sea­son.

1974 — Dr. Frank Jobe trans­planted a ten­don from Tommy John’s right wrist to the Dodger pitcher’s left el­bow. The rev­o­lu­tion­ary ul­nar col­lat­eral liga­ment re­con­struc­tion al­lowed John to win an ad­di­tional 164 games, more than half of his ca­reer to­tal of 288 vic­to­ries.

1984 — Rusty Staub of the Mets be­came the sec­ond player to hit homers as a teenager and past his 40th birthday. Staub’s game-win­ning home run off Larry An­der­son to give the Mets a 6-4 vic­tory over Philadel­phia at Shea Sta­dium. Ty Cobb was the other ma­jor lea­guer to ac­com­plish the feat.

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