1956 - A.L. umpire Frank Umont is the first to wear glasses in a regular season game when he officiates a contest between Detroit and Kansas City. The former NFL tackle (New York Giants) still presents an intimidating appearance to most players and fans.
1957 - Cubs pitchers walk nine Reds in the fifth inning, an N.L. mark, as Cincinnati wins 9-5. Moe Drabowsky starts with four walks, Jackie Collum adds three, and Jim Brosnan passes two.
1958 - Lee Walls hit three homers and drove in eight runs as the Chicago Cubs shelled the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at the Coliseum.
1962 - Sandy Koufax ties the modern major league record he shares with Bob Feller by fanning 18 Cubs in nine innings. The Dodgers win 10-2.
1965 - New York's Casey Stengel recorded his 3,000th victory as a manager as the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6.
1966 - The Braves' 5-2 win at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader is an N.L.-record 18th straight home win against the Mets. Home for the first 17 of those wins was Milwaukee.
1978 - In nine innings the Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners — the 20th time he has had 15 K's in a game — but leaves without a decision. Seattle prevails 6-5 in the 12th.
1996 - Greg Myers and Paul Molitor each had five RBIs as the Minnesota Twins set a team record for runs and routed the Detroit Tigers 24-11. It was the most runs against the Tigers in 84 years, matching the mark set in a 24-2 loss to the Philadelphia Athletics on May 18, 1912, when Detroit's regular players went on strike, forcing the team to use players from semipro teams and St. Joseph's College.