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May 26, 1990

(AP) _ Dennis McGann of the New York Giants stole five bases to set a major league record.

1937 - Carl Hubbell, working relief for the New York Giants, won his 24th consecutive game over two seasons, beating the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. The string had started on July 17, 1936.

1955 - Norm Zauchin of the Boston Red Sox drove in 10 runs with three homers and double in the first five innings of a 16-0 rout of the Washington Senators.

1960 - Baltimore catcher Clint Courtney used the ″big mitt″ for the first time to catch knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm. The mitt, designed by Paul Richards, was 50 percent larger than the standard catchers mitt. Nothing got by Courtney as the Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2.

1968 - Montreal and San Diego were awarded National League franchises as the league expanded for the first time in seven years.

Today’s Birthdays: Mark Clear 34, Edwin Nunez 27.

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