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1914 Against the Giants, control artist Babe Adams of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches an entire 21-inning game without issuing a single walk. The contest, which is the longest game in big league history without a base-on-balls, is decided by Larry Doyle's home run in the top of the frame, giving Rube Marquard, who also goes the distance, the 3-1 victory.
1936 Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak, spanning over two seasons, begins with a 6-0 victory over the Pirates. 'King Karl' will not be defeated until Memorial Day next season.
1979 At Seattle's Kingdome, Pirates outfielder Dave Parker, who cuts down Brian Downing at home with an amazing throw, is named the All-Star Game's MVP when the National League wins its eighth straight Mid-Summer Classic. In the 7-6 victory over the Junior Circuit, Mets outfielder Lee Mazzilli homers to tie the game in the eighth, and then walks in the ninth to bring in the eventual winning run.


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