TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1901 — Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his first of two career no-hitters, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0.
1969 — Cincinnati’s Lee May hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the Atlanta Braves.
1969 — Rod Carew stole home off Chicago’s Gerry Nyman in the Minnesota Twins’ 6-2 victory.
1973 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 17 batters and threw his second no-hitter of the year, beating Detroit, 6-0.
1980 — Johnny Bench broke Yogi Berra’s record for home runs by a catcher as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Montreal Expos, 12-7.
1990 — Chicago’s Bobby Thigpen became quickest to reach 30 saves in a season as the White Sox beat the New York Yankees, 8-5.
1999 — After 22 ½ years in the dreary Kingdome, Seattle finally played a home game outdoors, moving into a $517.6-million ballpark with a retractable roof.
2003 — Anaheim’s Garret Anderson went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double, and the American League beat the National League in the all-star game, 7-6.
2005 — Baltimore’s Rafael Palmeiro became the 26th player to reach 3,000 career hits. 2006 — For the first time in nearly three decades, a full day of major-league baseball games were played without a save recorded.
2007 — The Philadelphia Phillies lost their 10,000th game, 10-2 to St. Louis.
2008 — Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young’s sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, giving the American League a 4-3 victory in the all-star game at Yankee Stadium.
2011 — Atlanta earned the 10,000th win in franchise history with an 11-1 rout of Washington.
Nolan Ryan oftheCalifornia Angels struck out 17 batters and threw his second no-hitter ofthe year, beating Detroit, 6-0, 43 years ago today.