Wacky Wednesday

August 26, 2002
MLB.com streams a game on the internet for the first ever time. 30,000 fans watch the Yankees defeat the Rangers 10-3.

August 25, 1992
After a more than lengthy journey, the Astros return home for the first time in 26 games. The 26-game road trip is the longest in MLB history. The trip lasted so long because the Republican National Convention was held in the Astrodome.

August 24, 2007
The Yankees and Tigers end an 11-inning marathon game at 3:30 a.m. due to a four hour rain delay before the game.

August 23, 2009
Reserve infielder Eric Bruntlett makes the second ever unassisted triple play to finish a ballgame against the lowly Mets.
August 23, 2006
The Royals become the second ever team to score 10 runs in the first inning and lose the game. They lost 15-13 to the Tribe in extra innings.

August 22, 2007
The Rangers become the first team in the majors to score 30 runs in a single game since before 1900. The 30 runs was part of a double header in which the Rangers also scored nine in the night game combining for 39 runs in one day, the most in the history of baseball. This was a dark day for Oriole fans…

August 21, 2007
Mark Reynolds’ record-tying streak of nine consecutive plate appearances with a strike out ends when he gets hit by a pitch by Dave Bush.

August 20, 2008
Umpires sign an agreement to allow instant replay for home runs hit near the foul pole.


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