This date in base­ball

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

1908 John Lush threw a six-in­ning no-hit­ter as the St. Louis Car­di­nals beat the Brook­lyn Dodgers 2-0. It was Lush’s sec­ond no-hit­ter against the Dodgers.

1933 Pinky Hig­gins of the Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics hit for the cy­cle and drove in five runs in a 12-8 vic­tory over the Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors. Hig­gins had a two-run triple in the sec­ond in­ning and a two-run dou­ble in the third. Af­ter ground­ing out in the fifth, Hig­gins hit a solo home run in the seventh and fin­ished with a sin­gle in the ninth.

1952 Satchel Paige, 46, be­came the old­est pitcher in ma­jor-league his­tory to pitch a com­plete game or a shutout when he beat Vir­gil Trucks and the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in 12 in­nings.

1972 At­lanta’s Hank Aaron hit his 660th and 661st ca­reer home runs to break Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs with one club. The 661st came in the 10th in­ning to give the Braves a 4-3 vic­tory over the Cincin­nati Reds.

1981 As a re­sult of a seven-week strike, ma­jor league base­ball play­ers ap­proved a split-sea­son for­mat. The New York Yan­kees, Oak­land A’s, Philadel­phia Phillies and Los An­ge­les Dodgers were de­clared the first-half cham­pi­ons and au­to­mat­i­cally qual­i­fied for the di­vi­sional series.

1985 The Ma­jor League Base­ball Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion went on strike.

1986 The Texas Rangers beat the Bal­ti­more Orioles 13-11 in a record-set­ting bat­tle of grand slams. Texas’ Toby Har­rah hit a grand slam in the sec­ond in­ning be­fore Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer con­nected for grand slams in Bal­ti­more’s nine-run fourth.

1988 Rich Gos­sage reg­is­tered his 300th ca­reer save as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadel­phia Phillies 7-4. 1999 Tony Gwynn went 4 for 5, sin­gling in his first at-bat, to be­come the 22nd ma­jor lea­guer to reach 3,000 hits, as the San Diego Padres beat the Mon­treal Ex­pos 12-10. 2001 Bos­ton’s Scott Hat­te­berg per­formed the ul­ti­mate base­ball op­po­site. Hat­te­berg hit a grand slam one at-bat af­ter lin­ing into a triple play as the Red Sox de­feated the Texas Rangers 107. Hat­te­berg lined into a triple play in the fourth in­ning and in the sixth he hit his sec­ond ca­reer grand slam to move Bos­ton ahead for good. 2002 At 32, Robb Nen be­came the youngest player to record 300 saves, as San Fran­cisco beat the Chicago Cubs 11-10.

2007 St. Louis tied a ma­jor league record with 10 con­sec­u­tive hits in a 10-run fifth in­ning, with pitcher Braden Looper and Aaron Miles get­ting two apiece in a 10-5 vic­tory over San Diego. TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS John Gant 25; Wilmer Flores 26; Jake McGee 31.

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