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August 18th

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1996 After arriving at the ballpark feeling ill, Padres' third baseman Ken Caminiti, refusing to be taken out of the lineup, goes on to hit two home runs and drives in four runs in the team's 8–0 win over the Mets at Mexico's Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey. The eventual National League MVP, a food poisoning and dehydration victim, recovers when he receives two liters of fluids and eats a Snickers bar before the game starts.
2002 In a pregame ceremony, Tommie Agee is inducted posthumously into the Mets Hall of Fame. The Mets' center fielder, best remembered for his two great catches in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series, played five seasons for the team, beginning in 1968.
2011 Mike Jacobs becomes the first professional baseball player suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone. The 30-year-old Rockies minor league first baseman, a former player for the Mets, Marlins, and Royals, receives a 50-game suspension for using HGH.

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