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1913 In a game which features President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first pitch, Washington's Walter Johnson gives up an unearned run in the first inning of the home opener, but the 'Big Train' will not yield another tally for 56 innings. The Senators beat the team now known as the Yankees, 2-1, switching from the Highlanders, the nickname the team had used since the franchise moved from Baltimore to New York for the 1903 season.
1962 At Colt Stadium in Houston, thanks to a pair of three-run home runs by Roman Mejias, the Colt .45's, in their first ever major league game, defeat the Cubs, 11-2. Former Yankee hurler Bobby Shantz gets the win for the new franchise on the owner Judge Hofheinz's 50th birthday.

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1976 With the bases loaded and the Brewers trailing the Yankees by three runs, Don Money blasts Dave Pagan’s 1-0 pitch deep into the left-field bleachers for an apparent walk-off grand slam. After the outfielder circles the bases, the home run is nullified when New York manager Billy Martin vehemently charges the field insisting a timeout had been called before the pitch by first base umpire Jim McKean, who initially denies the skipper’s claim, but then admits he had, leading to Milwaukee’s eventual 9-7 heartbreaking loss.
1980 At Arlington Stadium's season opener, Jon Matlack and Yankee southpaw Ron Guidry match zeroes for nine innings. In the 12th, with his 1978 Opening Day nemesis, Richie Zisk, at the plate, Goose Gossage allows Mickey Rivers to score the game's only run from third base when his first and only pitch is wild, giving the Rangers a 1-0 victory.
1989 Dave Stieb pitches his third one-hitter in his past four starts when the Blue Jays beat the Yankees in the Bronx, 8-0. The 30 year-old right-hander had also limited Baltimore and Cleveland to a lone hit during his last two starts the previous season.
1992 Dave Eiland hits his only big league home run in his first major league at-bat and becomes the first hurler to accomplish the feat which also allows a homer to the first batter he faced in the major leagues. In 1988, as a rookie for the Yankees, the Padres right-hander gave up a round-tripper to Paul Molitor, who was the first batter he faced in his big league debut.
2015 The Red Sox take six hours and 49 minutes to beat New York at Yankee Stadium, making the contest the longest game in franchise history. The 19-inning victory lasts 14 minutes longer to complete than a 2001 loss to the Rangers in Texas.

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