|This Date In Baseball|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:53|
By The Associated Press
1919 - Bert Adams of the Philadelphia Phillies tied a National League record for catchers as he recorded seven assists in one game.
1926 - Ted Lyons of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 6-0 victory was achieved in 1 hour, 7 minutes.
1931 - Babe Ruth hit his 600th home run as the Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 11-7.
1947 - The first Little League World Series was at Williamsport, Pa. The Maynard Midgets of Williamsport won the series.
1972 - Steve Carlton of Philadelphia had his 15-game winning streak snapped when Phil Niekro and the Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings.
1975 - Pitching brothers Rick and Paul Reuschel of the Chicago Cubs combined to throw a 7-0 shutout against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rick went 6 1-3 innings and Paul finished the shutout for the first ever by two brothers.
1982 - Milwaukee pitcher Rollie Fingers became the first player to achieve 300 career saves as the Brewers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2.
1986 - Spike Owens had four hits and became the first major league player in 40 years to score six runs in a game as the Boston Red Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 24-5 with a 24-hit attack.
1999 - Sammy Sosa hit his major-league leading 50th and 51st home runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Sosa, who hit 66 homers last season, became the fourth player to post consecutive 50-homer seasons, joining Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr. and Babe Ruth.
2005 - Mike Jacobs of the New York Mets homered in his first major league at-bat during a 7-4 loss to Washington. Jacobs is the 90th player to homer in his first major league at-bat.
2007 - Garret Anderson of the Los Angeles Angels drove in a team-record 10 runs in an 18-9 rout of the New York Yankees. Anderson hit a grand slam, a three-run homer, a two-run double and an RBI double to become the 12th player in major league history to have 10 RBIs in a game.
2007 - Arizona's Mark Reynolds tied the major league record for consecutive strikeouts by a nonpitcher when he fanned in his ninth straight plate appearance in a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee. Reynolds struck out in his first two at-bats against Dave Bush to match the record. Bush hit Reynolds with a pitch in the sixth, ending the streak.
2010 - Washington's Stephen Strasburg was injured for the second time in a month and exited early, this time wincing with a strained tendon in his right forearm, as the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1.
2011 - Johnny Damon lost a grand slam to a video review in the seventh inning, then hit a game-ending home run in the ninth that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Seattle Mariners 8-7. Damon connected for a leadoff shot in the ninth on the first pitch from Dan Cortes. The Rays trailed 5-4 in the seventh when Damon launched a drive to right-center field. First ruled a home run, the umpires changed the call to a three-run double after a video review.
2011 - Luis Perez pitched brilliantly in his first big league start, combining with Casey Janssen on a one-hitter, and Jose Bautista connected for his majors-best 36th home run to give Toronto a 1-0 win over Oakland.
Today's birthdays: Tim Collins, 24; J.D. Martinez, 26; B.J. Upton, 29; Jason Marquis, 35.