New York Post

Baseball Today

July 18


1882: Ambidextro­us pitcher Tony Mullane of Louisville pitched with both hands in a major league game at Baltimore. Normally a righthande­r, Mullane switched to the left hand in the fourth inning. He eventually lost 9-8.

1912: The Chicago Cubs had 21 hits in 11 innings but still lost to the Philadelph­ia Phillies when Gavvy Cravath stole home.

1927: Ty Cobb of the Philadelph­ia Athletics doubled off the glove of Harry Heilmann for his 4,000th hit.

1948: Pat Seerey of the Chicago White Sox hit four home runs in a 12-11, 11-inning victory over the Philadelph­ia A's in the opener of a doublehead­er. Seerey hit two mammoth shots off Carl Scheib, one off Bob Savage and the gamewinner off Lou Brissie in the top of the 11th.

1962: Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins each hit grand slams in the first inning of a 14-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians.

1970: Willie Mays bounced career hit number 3,000 through the left side of the infield off Mike Wegener in the second inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-1 romp over the Montreal Expos.

1987: New York's Don Mattingly tied Dale Long's 31-year-old major league record when he hit a home run for the eighth consecutiv­e game in the Yankees' 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers.

1998: Donnie Sadler's first major league home run was the first of Boston's record four two-out homers in a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. In the seven-run fourth inning, Darren Lewis, Nomar Garciaparr­a and Mo Vaughn followed to break the AL record of three held by six teams.

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