1905 - The New York Highlanders find themselves a little short on infielders, so right fielder Willie Keeler, who is left-handed, plays second base in both halves of a twin bill.
1914 - Roger Peckinpaugh, at twenty-three, was hired to finish the season as manager of the New York Yankees.
1919 - Dutch Ruether beats the Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati's first pennant since American Association days.
1924 - Jim Bottomley went six-for-six and batted in a record twelve runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 17-3. His hits included two home runs.
1940 - Rookie Johnny Lucadello of the St. Louis Browns hits home runs from each side of the plate against the New York Yankees in a 16-4 Browns win. Only Wally Schang, in 1916, had accomplished the same feat in the American League. Mickey Mantle in 1955 will be the next American League player to do it. These are the only home runs Lucadello hits all year.
1957 - The Los Angeles City Council approves a 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for a Dodger stadium if the club will finance a public recreation area.
1960 - Warren Spahn, thirty-nine, pitched a no-hitter and set an all-time Braves record with fifteen 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.
1968 - American League President Joe Cronin fires umpires Al Salerno, an eight-year veteran, and Bill Valentine, with seven years. They say they have been fired for activities related to starting an umpires union.
1975 - The Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field 22-0. It was the most one-sided shutout since 1900. Rennie Stennett had seven hits, including two two-hit innings.
1979 - Willie Wilson hits his fifth inside-the-park homer of the season in a 6-3 loss to Seattle at Kansas City. It is the most inside-the-park-homers in a season since Kiki Cuyler hit eight for the Pirates in 1925.
1987 - Joe Carter of the Cleveland Indians became the ninth Major Leaguer to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season when he stole his career-high 30th base in the fourth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
1988 - Cincinnati's Tom Browning pitched a perfect game as the Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0. Browning struck out eight and allowed only 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 with a single off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley.
1995 - Greg Maddux of the Braves sets a Major League record with his 17th consecutive road victory in a 6-1 triumph over the Reds.
1996 - Paul Molitor got his 3,000th career hit, becoming the 21st Major Leaguer to reach the mark and the first to do it with a triple.
1997 - Philadelphia's Curt Schilling struck out nine in the Phillies win over the New York Mets to become the 13th pitcher since 1900 with 300 strikeouts in a season.