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  • 1901 — At Boston, Cy Young goes 15 innings to defeat Detroit, 2 - 1, for his 25th win of the year.
  • 1982 — In a 5 - 4 loss to the Brewers, the A’s Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s 1974 single-season record of 118 stolen bases. By stealing a total of four bases, Rickey ends the day with 122 and will finish the season with 130.

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