TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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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.

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