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1962 Keeping a Laotian prince waiting in the White House, President Kennedy opens up Washington's new $23-million D.C. Stadium by tossing the ceremonial first pitch. Despite a rain delay, JFK stays for the entire game and enjoys seeing Mickey Vernon's Senators beat the Tigers, 4-1.
2005 Juan Pierre's consecutive innings streak comes to an end at 1700 as his name is not in the starting lineup of Florida. The Marlins' center fielder, whose consecutive game streak stays intact at 340 by entering the contest as an eighth-inning defensive replacement, joins Cal Ripken (Orioles, 1983-86) and Travis Fryman (Tigers, 1995) as the only big leaguers to play every inning for his team during a season.

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