1882 - In what is considered one of the greatest games of the century, Providence beats Detroit 1-0 on an 18th-inning home run by right fielder Old Hoss Radbourn. This National League game will serve as the longest shutout in major league history until September 1, 1967, when San Francisco will blank Cincinnati 1-0 in twenty innings.
1891 - The American Aassociation franchise in Cincinnati folds. Milwaukee of the Western Association is elected to take its place, a move that dooms that minor league. The American Association will be subsumed by the National League over the winter.
1894 - Jack Wadsworth of the National League's Louisville club set a record that still stands by giving up twenty-eight singles in one game.
1920 - Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman died from a beaning by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees on Aug. 16. This was the only on-field fatality in major league history.
1933 - Lou Gehrig plays his 1,308th consecutive game to break Everett Scott's mark as the Browns edge the Yankees 7-6 in ten innings.
1944 - Johnny Lindell of the New York Yankees hit four consecutive doubles in a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Lindell drove in two runs and scored twice.
1948 - Tommy Henrich hits his fourth grand slam of the season to tie the American League mark. Henrich, who broke in with the Yankees in 1937, had never hit a grand slam before this season.
1957 - Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first one breaks her nose, and the second one hits her while she is being removed from her seat on a stretcher. Ironically, she is the wife of Earl Roth, the sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin. The Phils win 3-1 over New York.
1966 - Willie Mays takes second place on the all-time home run list with a fourth-inning blast off Ray Washburn. San Francisco is one-half game out of first place after beating the Cards 4-3.
1972 - Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies won his 15th consecutive game with a 9-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
1973 - Willie Mays hits the 660th, and last, home run of his major league career off Don Gullett of Cincinnati.
1980 - George Brett has four hits and five RBI in Kansas City's 8-3 win over Texas, raising his batting average to .401 and extending his hitting streak to 29 consecutive games.
1990 - In Chicago's 4-2 win over Texas, Carlton Fisk homers off Charlie Hough to become the all-time home run leader (with 187) in White Sox history and the all-time leader in home runs by a catcher (328).
1992 - Kevin Gross pitched a no-hitter as Los Angeles beat San Francisco 2-0 at Dodgers Stadium.