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Posted: June 27, 2012 at 4 a.m.

1917 Catcher Hank Gowdy of the Boston Braves became the first major league player to enter military service in World War I. 1939 The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves played a 23-inning, 2- tie. Whit Wyatt pitched the first 16 innings for the Dodgers. Both clubs played a 26-inning tie in 1920, also at Braves Field. 1958 Billy Pierce of the Chicago White Sox retired 26 consecutive Washington batters before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald hit a double just inside the right-field line for the only hit. Pierce then struck out Albie Pearson on three pitches and beat the Senators 3-0. 1973 Texas Rangers pitcher David Clyde, 18, pitched 5 innings, struck out 8 and allowed 1 hit in his first major league start. Texas beat the Minnesota Twins -3 before 35,698 fans — the Rangers’ first home sellout at Arlington Stadium. 1980 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss pitched a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in an 8-0 victory at Candlestick Park. 1986 San Francisco rookie Robby Thompson set a major league recor

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