Nomar Traded and Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park on This Day in Baseball

Nomar Traded and Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park on This Day in Baseball

Nomar Traded and Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park on This Day in Baseball

July 31 2004 - The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished as the Red Sox shortstop is traded to the Cubs in a four-team deal which includes the Twins and Expos. Chicago first acquires shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Expos for shortstop Alex Gonzalez, relief pitcher Francis Beltran and minor leaguer Brendan Harris. They then pry 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from the Twins for minor league southpaw Justin Jones. Chicago then flips its two new acquisitions to the Bosox for Garciaparra , prospect Matt Murton and cash.

July 31, 1990, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers wins the 300th game of his career. After failing to reach the milestone in his previous start, the 43-year-old Ryan defeats the Milwaukee Brewers, 11-3. Ryan allows only one earned run in seven and two-thirds innings against a lineup that includes Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Gary Sheffield, and Dave Parker.

July 31, 1978 Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games, as the Reds edge the Braves 3 - 2. Rose ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old National League record, achieved when foul balls didn't count as strikes.

July 31, 1972, Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox becomes only the seventh player in major league history to hit two inside-the-park home runs in a game. Allen's two circuit clouts, which come against Bert Blyleven of the Minnesota Twins, help lift the White Sox to an 8-1 victory

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By This Day in Baseball
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012


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