1875 - Philadelphia's Joe Borden, also known by the name Josephs, pitches the first no-hitter in Major League history, beating the Chicago White Stockings 4-0. The game takes one hour and 35 minutes to play.
1931 - Bob Fothergill of Chicago hit a home run and a triple in an 11-run eighth inning as the White Sox beat the New York Yankees 14-12.
1952 - Rogers Hornsby, after being fired by the St. Louis Browns, replaces another former Brownies manager, Luke Sewell, as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
1971 - Sixteen-time Gold Glove winner Brooks Robinson committed three errors in the sixth inning against the Oakland A's. Frank Robinson's three-run homer in the ninth won the game for the Orioles.
1979 - Dave Kingman of the Chicago Cubs hit three home runs in a game for the second time in the season and became the sixth player in Major League history to accomplish the feat. Kingman's homers weren't enough as the Cubs lost to the New York Mets 6-4.
1983 - American League president Lee McPhail ruled George Brett's "pine tar" home run against New York on July 24 should count. The umpires had disallowed the homer because the pine tar on Brett's bat exceeded the 18-inch limit. The remainder of the game was played on Aug. 18 with the Kansas City Royals beating the Yankees, 5-4.
1989 - Vince Coleman is caught stealing by Nelson Santovenia in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over Montreal, ending his Major League record streak of fifty consecutive stolen bases.
1990 - Shawon Dunston tied a Major League record with three triples and led the Chicago Cubs to a 10-7 win over the Montreal Expos.
1991 - Dennis Martinez pitched a perfect game as the Montreal Expos beat Los Angeles 2-0 at Dodger Stadium.
1993 - Ken Griffey, Jr. tied a Major League record by homering in his eighth consecutive game, but it wasn't enough for the Seattle Mariners in a 5-1 loss to Minnesota.
1993 - Anthony Young's Major League record 27-game losing streak finally ends. The Mets come from behind for a 4-3 win against the Marlins after Young's error allows Florida to take the lead.
1994 - On the night the baseball players set an Aug. 12 strike date, Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers pitched a perfect game for a 4-0 victory over California.
1997 - Milwaukee's Steve Woodard allows one hit and one walk with twelve strikeouts in eight innings in his Major League debut to blank the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. He sets down the final seventeen batters to defeat Roger Clemens, the leading winner in the Major Leagues. In the second game, the Brewers turn their first triple play in more than eighteen years in a 9-3 triumph.
1999 - For the first time in twelve years, the U.S. baseball team beat the world champion Cubans, scoring five runs in the ninth inning for a 10-5 victory at the Pan American Games. Marcus Jensen's three-run homer broke a 5-5 tie.