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JULY 29 1908 - Rube Waddell struck out 16 as the St. Louis Browns beat the Philadelphia A's 5-4. 1915 - Honus Wagner, 41, became the oldest player to hit a grand slam as Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn 8-2. The grand slam was an inside-the-park homer. Wagner remained the record holder until 1985, when Tony Perez hit one the day before his 43rd birthday. 1983 - Steve Garvey of the San Diego Padres ended his NL record of 1,207 consecutive games. The streak ended when he dislocated his thumb in a collision with Atlanta pitcher Pascual Perez.
2003 - Boston's Bill Mueller became the first player in major-league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a game and connected for three homers in a 14-7 win at Texas. 2006 - Tomas Perez tied a major-league record with four doubles, going 5-for-5 and leading the Devil Rays to a 19-6 rout of the New York Yankees. THIS DATE IN BASEBALL THIS DATE IN BASEBALL
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