This Date In Baseball
This Date In Baseball
The Associated Press
Sep. 12, 2018
|Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA|
1925 — Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader to give the Dodgers a 10-1 win.
1932 — The New York Yankees beat Cleveland 9-3 and clinched the American League pennant. Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win flags in both leagues.
1936 — Bob Feller, 17, beat the Philadelphia A's 5-2 on two hits. The Cleveland youngster fanned 17 batters for an American League record.
1958 - The Milwaukee Braves' Warren Spahn becomes the first lefty to win 20 or more games nine times, as he beats St. Louis, 8 - 2. Eddie Plank and Lefty Grove each won 20 games eight times.
1965 — Willie Mays hit his 500th career home run off Houston's Don Nottebart in a 5-1 San Francisco victory.
1971 — Frank Robinson hit his 500th career home run off Detroit's Fred Scherman. The ninth-inning shot gave the Baltimore Orioles a split in a doubleheader against the Tigers.
1978 — The New York Yankees beat the Tigers 7-3 at Detroit to move into sole possession of first place for the first time after being 14 games out on July 19.
1982 - Steve Carlton (20-9) shuts out St. Louis, 2 - 0, on three hits and raps a solo home run to become the major league's first 20-game winner this season.
1986 — Texas hit a club record seven home runs, including two each by Darrell Porter and Ruben Sierra, as the Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 14-1. The Rangers rocked starter Bert Blyleven for five home runs, raising his season total to 44 and breaking an American League record.
1995 — Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker, the middle infield of the Detroit Tigers, set an American League record when they played in their 1,915th game together.
2006 — Gary Matthews Jr. hit for the cycle to lead the Texas Rangers to an 11-3 victory at Detroit.
2008 — Francisco Rodriguez set the major league record with his 58th save this season, closing out the Los Angeles Angels' 5-2 win over Seattle. Rodriguez broke the mark of 57 set by Bobby Thigpen with the Chicago White Sox in 1990.
2009 — Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki became the first player in major league history with at least 200 hits in nine straight seasons. In the nightcap of doubleheader against the Texas, Suzuki beat out a slow roller to shortstop Elvis Andrus to break a tie with Willie Keeler. Keeler did it for eight consecutive seasons (1894-1901).
2011 — Mariano Rivera earned his 600th save, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman's major league record, by closing out the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
2013 — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 50th home run, a tie-breaking solo shot in the eighth inning, and Baltimore erased a 3-0 deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3.
2017 — The Cleveland Indians won their 21st straight game, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set a AL winning-streak record and join only two other teams in the past 101 years to win that many consecutive games. The Indians matched the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest streak since 1900.