The Baltimore Orioles ended their 21-game losing streak with their first victory of the season, 9-0 over the Chicago White Sox on a combined four-hitter by Mark Williamson and Dave Schmidt. The streak is an American League record.
1947 This date was Babe Ruth Day at all MLB parks. A crowd of 58,339 at Yankee Stadium honors the ailing slugger, but the Yankees lose to the Washington Senators 1-0. Ruth would pass away August 16, 1948.
In nine innings the California Angels’ Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners — the 20th time he has had 15 K’s in a game up to that point — but leaves without a decision. Seattle prevails 6-5 in the 12th.
Chris Bosio, a $16 million free agent acquisition of the Seattle Mariners, pays immediate dividends with a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. Bosio fans four and walks two in his 97-pitch masterpiece.
1986 Oakland’s Jose Rijo sets a club record with 16 strikeouts in eight innings as the A’s beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2. The two clubs combine for 30 strikeouts overall, setting the modern major league record for a nine-inning game.
1969 Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in only the 10th game of the Expos’ existence. He would pitch another for the Expos on October 2, 1972 against the New York Mets.