THIS DATE IN BASEBALL
1884 - Pud Galvin pitched the most lopsided no-hitter in major league-history as the Buffalo Bisons routed the Detroit Wolverines 180. It is the second career no-hitter for Galvin. 1910 — Jack Coombs of the Philadelphia A’s and Ed Walsh of the White Sox hooked up in a 16-inning scoreless tie. Coombs struck out 18 and allowed three hits.
1929 — The Cleveland Indians, down to their last out trailing 6-5, scored nine runs in the ninth inning for a 14-6 victory over the New York Yankees.
1953 — New York’s Vic Raschi set a record for a pitcher by driving in seven runs in a 15-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Raschi singled in two in the second inning, doubled in three in the third, and singled home the last two in the eighth.
1963 — New York’s Mickey Mantle, batting for the first time in two months after breaking his left foot, hit a pinch home run as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 for a split of a doubleheader.
1982 — Joel Youngblood became the first player in major league history to play and get a base hit for two different teams in two different cities in the same day. In the afternoon, his hit drove in the winning run for the New York Mets in a 7-4 victory at the Cubs. After the game, he was traded to the Montreal Expos and played that night in Philadelphia. He entered the game in right field in the fourth inning and later got a single.
1985 — Tom Seaver, 40, became the 17th 300-game winner in major-league history with a six-hitter — all singles — as the White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-1 on Phil Rizzuto Day. Seaver walked one and struck out seven, giving him 3,499 in his 19-year career.
2007 — Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in major-league history to hit 500 home runs with a first-inning homer in a 16-8 victory over Kansas City. Rodriguez’ homer came eight days after the slugger celebrated his 32nd birthday, eclipsing Jimmie Foxx (32 years, 338 days). A-Rod became the 22nd player to reach the mark. 2010 — Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run and became the youngest player to attain the milestone. His two-run, first-inning drive off Toronto’s Shaun Marcum put New York ahead, and the Yankees coasted to a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays.