This Date in Baseball - Aug. 20
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Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
1912 _ Washington’s Jay Cashion pitched a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.
1945 _ Tommy Brown, 17 years, 8 months, 14 days, of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the youngest major league player to hit a home run when he connected in Ebbets Field against Preacher Roe of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1961 _ The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Braves 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader to snap a 23-game losing streak, a modern record.
1974 _ Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 19 Tigers in a 1-0, 11-inning loss to Detroit. It was the third time this season that Ryan struck out 19 batters in a game.
1985 _ Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets struck out 16 batters in a 3-0 victory over San Francisco, the first NL pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons.
1995 _ Jose Mesa of the Cleveland Indians picked up his 37th save in 37 opportunities, setting a major league record as the Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5.
Today’s birthdays: T.J. Tucker, 24; Todd Helton, 29; Jose Paniagua, 29; Mike Porzio, 30; Andy Benes, 35.