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...1965 - In the third inning of a game against Los Angeles, pitcher Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants hits catcher John...1989 - Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters in a 2-0 loss to the Oakland...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/today-sports-history
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Iwakuma fans 11, Mariners top Phillies

...PHILADELPHIA - The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there.Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11...have lost six of their last eight.The Mariners needed three pitchers in the ninth to preserve the victory. The last of the trio...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/iwakuma-fans-11-mariners-top-phillies
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Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3

...with the eighth ERA in baseball but there were more than 100 pitchers with more victories. Hamels didn't have his best stuff against...Andres Blanco hit a liner off Paxton's left ankle. The pitcher retrieved the ball but threw it away to put runners on second...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21/nieves-hamels-lead-phillies-past-marin
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Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

...Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. "She's a phenomenal pitcher, but I think her best sport is basketball. In a year or so...won't be something new because there's an all-star female pitcher in their league back home.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/philadelphias-mone-davis-knows-hoops-t
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Davis inspires girls to dream with Little League star-power

...One day we might want to be like her," said Aubrey, a pitcher. "I might want to throw 70 [mph] one day."A woman playing...operations for the Baltimore Orioles, has said that a female pitcher would have a shot if she developed a nasty knuckleball or other...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21/davis-inspires-girls-dream-little-leag
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Today in Sports History

...the world record in the mile run with a time of 4:16.71 in Zurich.1990 - Kelly Craig becomes the first female starting pitcher in Little League World Series history, opening for Trail, British Columbia. She fails to retire any of the three batters...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21
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Mo'ne trying to find some peace amid all the attention

...the two stadiums.The boys are charismatic and cute, but none is more darling than Mo'ne, Wednesday night's starting pitcher. The adoration for her has reached a fever pitch."It is kind of creepy," Davis said during a rare quiet moment after...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/mone-trying-find-some-peace-amid-all-a
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Pure Sole: 5-for-5

...that year."We saved Staton for that game, he was really our only hope," Sitka coach Ed Conway said. "He was a bulldog pitcher on the mound for us. He carried us. He was fearless for us. We loved him over here. He was just such a good kid, even...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/5-5
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Today in Sports History

...pinch-hitter for Frank Saucier of the St. Louis Browns. Gaedel, wearing No. 1/8, walks on four pitches by Detroit Tigers pitcher Bob Cain and is taken out for pinch-runner Jim Delsing. The gimmick by Browns owner Bill Veeck was later outlawed.1981...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-19
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Young, Mariners shut down Tigers 8-1

...race," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. "That's a tall order. It's not always going to come up roses for a young pitcher in that situation."Ray got into trouble in the first inning, when he hurt himself by a balk when he lost focus in mid-delivery...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-18/young-mariners-shut-down-tigers-8-1
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