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Mariano Rivera

Let’s Go Mo

Mariano Rivera, the Yankees pitcher, notched his 602nd save, broke Trevor Hoffman’s MLB record and became the all-time leader in saved games.

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Joe DiMaggio

The Yankee Clipper

Hit me baby one more time- Joe DiMaggio, sets an amazing hitting record – hits in 56 consecutive games. The hitting streak ended at the game vs. Cleveland. DiMaggio played for the Yankees 1736 games and led the team to 9 world titles.

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Chicago Cubs

116 Wins Record

01/01/1906- Once upon a time Chicago Cubs ruled the league. In 1906 they set a new season league record- winning 116 games (out of 152). They lost the championship that year, but won the title in 1907 and 1908.

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David Wells

David Wells

David Wells, the Yankees pitcher, becomes the 15th player to pitch a perfect game. He did that in a game vs Minnesota Twins. It’s hard to believe, but Wells says he made his perfect game while being hung over.

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Kirk Gibson

Despite the pain

Dodgers’ Kirk Gibson hits a home run in the first game of the 1988 world series. Gibson, hobbled by an injured right knee, made a surprise appearance in the bottom of the 9th inning and led his team to victory.

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Jackie Robinson, a true American hero

Robinson- Dodgers

Jackie Robinson Signs with Brooklyn Dodgers and breaks the color barrier in baseball. Robinson becomes the first ever African American to acquire a Major League Baseball paycheck.

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Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds- 762

Let send this ball home for the last time, Barry Bonds- The San Francisco Giants hitter Barry Bonds, hits his 762 and final home run and sets a new MLB record. A month before that bonds hit his 756 HR and broke the previous record set by Hank Aaron.

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Boston Red Sox

The Curse is broken

2004 was the Boston year- Boston Red Sox Win First World Series Since 1918. The St. Louis Cardinals gave up to our title hunger and lost the series 4:0. Did someone missed the victory parade? don’t think so.

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Roger Maris

Roger Maris Hits 61

Roger Maris, the Yankees’ batter, hits his 61st home run in the season on a game vs the Boston Red Sox (on the last day of that season), setting a new single-season record.

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By Gary Soup - originally posted to Flickr as Rickey Henderson, 1983, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10865002

Rickey Steals Bases

It did not take long for Rickey Henderson to learn that his greatest asset was his speed. In 24 years career, Henderson set the MLB record for most stolen bases – 1,406.

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By Jerry Reuss - 1996 New York 8 (Joe Girardi), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31650200

Joe Girardi in 1989

On October 5th, 1989, rookie catcher Joe Girardi started his first playoff game and never looked back. An illustrious career followed him, but it is important to remember one’s roots; here are Joe Girardi’s.

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Bill Mazeroski

Mazeroski Does It!

There have been many crucial homeruns hit in World Series play, but Bill Mazeroski’s blast is the only walk-off homer in the seventh game in the history of the game.

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By Silent Sensei from Santa Cruz, USA - Oakland A's, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27702619

McGwire hits 70

At that eventful night during the 1998 MLB season, in the final game of St. Louis Cardinals for that year, their star player Mark McGwire became the first person to score 70 home runs in a single season.

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Ripken’s record

In the game, Cal Ripken went 2 for 4, by hitting a home run and a double in the same game. Ripken hit a HR in 2130th consecutive game. Earlier Ripken also broke Ernie Banks’ record.

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George Brett

The Pine Tar Game

The Royals against the Yankees, At the top of the 9th inning, George Brett hits a two-run home run, which got the Royals up by 5-4. but the umpires nullified Brett’s home run due to too much pine tar on his bat.

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By Silent Sensei from Santa Cruz, USA - Oakland A's, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27702619

Big Mac Hits #62

Mark McGwire marked this sport event as a grand one by his record breaking 62nd home run when he hit the pitch by Chicago Cubs’ Steve Trachsel over the left-field wall. He became the new single season’s homerun champion in the game of baseball.

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