Los Angeles Times
ON THIS DATE
■ 1924 — Jim Bottomley went six for six and batted in a record 12 runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 17-3. His hits included two home runs.
■ 1926 — The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 23-3 at the Baker Bowl. The Cardinals scored 12 runs in the third inning to set a franchise record.
■ 1939 — The New York Yankees clinched their fourth successive pennant with a win over Detroit. It was the 11th pennant overall.
■ 1957 — The Los Angeles City Council approved a 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for a ballpark for the Dodgers. The club’s obligation was to finance a public recreation area.
■ 1960 — Warren Spahn, 39, pitched a no-hitter and set a Braves record with 15 strikeouts. Milwaukee beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0.
■ 1965 — Dave Morehead of the Boston Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Morehead walked one batter.
■ 1975 — The Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field 22-0. It was the most one-sided shutout since 1900. Pittsburgh’s Rennie Stennett tied a major league mark established in 1892 going seven for seven in a nine-inning game. The Pirates’ second baseman got two hits in one inning twice.
■ 1988 — Cincinnati’s Tom Browning pitched a perfect game as the Reds beat the Dodgers 1-0. Browning struck out eight and allowed eight balls to be hit out of the infield.
■ 1993 — Dave Winfield of the Minnesota Twins became the 19th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits. Winfield singled off Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley in a 5-1 win at home.
■ 1996 — Minnesota’s Paul Molitor got his 3,000th hit, becoming the 21st major leaguer to reach the mark, in a 6-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
■ 2000 — Chicago’s Sammy Sosa became the third player to hit 50 home runs in three seasons, joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire. Sosa homered in the Cubs’ 7-6 loss to St. Louis, joining McGwire as the only players to hit 50 in three straight years.
■ 2006 — Washington’s Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player in major league history to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season in an 8-4 win over Milwaukee. Soriano when he swiped second base, his 40th stolen base, to go along with 45 home runs.
■ 2006 — Chone Figgins hit for the cycle in the Angels’ 12-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.
■ 2007 — Jim Thome became the 23rd player — and third of the season — to reach 500 home runs. The slugger hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Dustin Moseley to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-7 victory over the Angels.