1925 _ Cleveland's Tris Speaker got his 3,000th career hit, off Tom Zachry, in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators.

1961 _ Roger Maris hit his first home run of the season at Yankee Stadium (fourth overall) on his way to a record 61.

1963 _ Don Nottebart pitched Houston's first no-hitter as the Colt .45's defeated the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 4-1.

1970 _ Hank Aaron scratched out an infield single against Cincinnati's Wayne Simpson to become the ninth player with 3,000 hits. The hit came in the nightcap of the Atlanta Braves' doubleheader loss to the Reds in Cincinnati.

1979 _ Dave Kingman of the Cubs hit three home runs and Mike Schmidt of the Phillies hit two as Philadelphia beat Chicago 23-22 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. Bill Buckner had a grand slam and had seven RBIs for Chicago. The game included 11 home runs and 50 hits.

1992 _ Toronto surpassed the 1-million mark in attendance earlier than any team in major league history. It took the Blue Jays 21 dates to draw 1,006,294. The previous record was shared by the 1991 Blue Jays and the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers.

1998 _ David Wells pitched the 13th perfect game in modern major league history as the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0.

2002 _ Arizona's Erubiel Durazo hit three home runs, a double and drove in nine runs as the Diamondbacks, defeated Philadelphia 12-9.

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