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  • 1941 - The city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania declare a legal holiday to honor Philadelphia Athletics manager on Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park.
  • 1998 – On “Beanie Baby Day” at Yankee Stadium, David Wells pitches the 13th perfect game in modern major league history as the Yankees beat Minnesota, 4 - 0. Wells, whose “perfecto” is the first by a Yankees pitcher since Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series, also sets an American League record by retiring 37 batters in a row, dating back to his start on May 12th against Kansas City. Minnesota shortstop Pat Meares flies out to right fielder Paul O’Neill to complete the perfect afternoon.
  • 2016 - Khris Davis has a three-homer game, including a grand slam as the Athletics defeat the Rangers, 8 - 5. His slam off Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson ends the game with two outs in the bottom of the 9th after a two-run homer by Ian Desmond had put Texas ahead, 5 - 4, in the top of the inning.

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