1897 - Roger Bresnahan, later a Hall of Fame catcher, made his major-league debut as a pitcher for the Washington Senators by beating the St. Louis Browns, 3-0.
1910 - Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, two amateur teams play a night game in White Sox Park before 20,000. The first American League night game in the park will be in 1939.
1918 - Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in the chemical warfare branch of the Army.
1937 - Brooklyn's Fred Frankhouse pitched a rain-shortened no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. The game was stopped with two out in the eighth inning and the Dodgers leading, 5-0.
1955 - Dodgers bonus baby Sandy Koufax fans 14 Redlegs in a 7-0 win, as the two teams total 23 strikeouts.
1974 - Benny Ayala of the Mets became the first National League player in 13 years to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, connecting against Houston's Tom Griffin in New York's 4-2 victory at Shea Stadium.
1977 - Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat New York, 8-2, at Yankee Stadium.
1978 - Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 200th career home run to become the first major leaguer to have 200 homers and 500 stolen bases.
1982 - Rickey Henderson steals four bases in Oakland's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee to raise his total to 122 and break Lou Brock's single-season record of 118. The record-breaking 119th steal comes off pitcher Doc Medich and catcher Ted Simmons on a third-inning pitchout.
1988 - Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as a manager as Los Angeles tops Philadelphia 4-2.
1990 - The Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed thirty-five minutes when a huge swarm of gnats descends onto the field through the open SkyDome roof. Milwaukee scratches out a 4-2 win.