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May 19th

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1915 Pirates player-manager Fred Clarke files for the patent for flip down sunglasses that have been designed to be used in the outfield. In addition to the sunglasses, which the future Hall of Famer believes are "good for motorist, too", also creates and will be issued patents for a sliding pad and a mechanical method of positioning the tarpaulin.
1956 Dale Long's eighth-inning Forbes Field's two-run round-tripper against Chicago is the first in a string of eight consecutive games in which the Pirates' first baseman will homer. The Adam, MA native's major league mark will also be accomplished by Don Mattingly (Yankees, 1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (Mariners, 1993).
1981 After giving up a single to leadoff hitter Terry Harper, Pirates' hurler Jim Bibby retires the next 27 Braves en route to a 5-0 one-hitter. The right-hander threw a no-hitter as a rookie with the Rangers.
2000 In the park's last year, Jason Kendall became the first Pirate to hit for the cycle in Three Rivers Stadium. The Pittsburgh backstop has a two-run homer in the first, a single in the second, a double in the third, and a two-run triple in the eighth to join Giant Jeff Kent (1999) as the only player to accomplish the feat in the stadium's 31-year history.

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