1952 – Warren Spahn of the Boston Braves knocks out 18 Cubs in a 3-1 15-inning loss to Chicago. Spahn also homered.
1953 – The New York Yankees swept Cleveland, 6-2, 3-0, to extend the team’s winning streak to eighteen straight games.
1963 – Duke Snider hit his 400th career home run to highlight a 10-3 New York Mets triumph over the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
1965 – Jim Maloney struck out 18 and did not touch the New York Mets for 10 innings, but Johnny Lewis’ first home run in the 11th inning gave the Mets a 1-0 victory.
1969 – Reggie Jackson hit 10 runs with two homers, a double and two singles in Oakland’s 21-7 win over the Boston Red Sox. In the eighth, he drove in three runs with a single when he could easily have made second base.
1974 – Nolan Ryan struck out 19 in 12 innings to give the California Angels a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in 15 innings. Cecil Cooper of the Red Sox hit six times.
1978 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds had two hits in a 3-1 triumph over the Chicago Cubs to start his 44-game hitting streak.
1995 – Mike Benjamin went 6-for-7, setting a major league record with 14 hits in three games, and had the game-winning run in the 13th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 .
2002 – Aaron Boone hit a pair of home runs – one to tie the game in the ninth inning and one to win it in the 11th – against Pittsburgh closer Mike Williams as Cincinnati beat the Pirates 4-3.
2002 – With all 14 interleague games – and one NL game – taking place at National League parks, the DH was not employed anywhere in Major League Baseball.
2005 – Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki became the third player since 1900 to reach 1,000 hits in under 700 games when he scored a late first-inning single in Seattle’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia. Suzuki’s 1,000th hit came in his 696th game. Chuck Klein reached the mark in 1933 in 683 games, and Lloyd Waner reached it in 1932 in 686 games.
2013 – Major League Baseball hit the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks hard, handing down eight suspensions and a dozen fines as punishment for a bench clearance fight on June 11. Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy got 10 games and infielder Eric Hinske got five for their roles in the fight.
2019 – Jake Bauers of the Cleveland Indians hits the third round of the season a day after Shohei Otani of the Angels hit the second.
1902 – Corsicana defeats Texarkana 51-3 in a Texas League match. Corsicana’s Nig Clark took advantage of the small park and hit eight homers. Some telegraph operators, thinking there was a mistake, reported the score as 5-3.
1925 – The Philadelphia Athletics entered the last half of the eighth inning trailing 15-4 and scored 13 runs to defeat Cleveland 17-15.
1938 – Four days after throwing a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second straight no-hitter, beating the Dodgers 6-0 in Brooklyn’s first night game.
1952 – The St. Louis Cardinals, down 11-0 in the top of the fifth inning, came back for a 14-12 triumph over the New York Giants in Game 1 of a doubleheader and set a National League record for best comeback.
1963 – San Francisco’s Juan Marichal threw a no-hitter against the Houston Colts for a 1-0 victory, the Giants’ first no-hitter since Carl Hubbell in 1929.
1976 – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros were “rained” at the Houston Astrodome as 10 inches of rain fell on the city. Only members of both teams were able to travel to the stadium. Referees, fans and stadium staff were unable to cross the water.
1980 – Cleveland Indian Jorge Orta had six hits, a double and five singles, and scored four times in a 14-5 triumph over the Minnesota Twins. Toby Harrah had seven RBIs.
1992 – Jeff Reardon broke Rollie Fingers’ career save mark of 341 in saving a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox with a scoreless inning against the New York Yankees.
2002 – A double in the fifth inning of Texas’ 4-0 loss to Houston gave Rafael Palmeiro 1,000 career extra hits. He became the 25th major league player to reach that mark.
2016 – Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki took his Japanese and North American major league career total to 4,257, surpassing Pete Rose’s Major League Baseball record total. Suzuki had two hits for the Marlins in a 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in the Japan Pacific League (1992-00) and 2,979 with Seattle, the New York Yankees and the Marlins. His first hit Wednesday was on a dribbler in the first. His second was a brace in the corner of right field in the ninth.
2016 – Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle in a 9-8, 13 innings win over Cincinnati.
2018 – The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 7-3. The plummeting Mets have lost four straight games, 12 of 13 and 19 of 23. After starting the season 11-1, the Mets (28-38) went from 10 games over .500 to 10 games over . sooner than any team in major league history. The previous mark was held by the 2011 Marlins, who did so in their 76th game.
1916 – Tom Hughes of the Boston Braves threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1938 – Jimmie Foxx didn’t have a chance to hit as the St. Louis Browns walked him six straight. The Boston Red Sox still won, 12-8.
1953 – The St. Louis Browns beat New York 3-1 to snap the Yankees’ 18-game winning streak and end their 14-game losing streak.
1957 – Relief pitcher Dixie Howell hit two 3-inning 2-3 homers which he pitched to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Chicago Senators. Washington.
1971 – The Oakland Athletics hit five solo homers in a 5-1 win over the Washington Senators. Mike Epstein and Joe Rudi had a pair of home runs and Dave Duncan one. Epstein’s home runs came on his first two at-bats to give him four-straight home runs in two games.
1978 – After three near misses in the ninth inning, Tom Seaver threw the first no-hitter of his 12-year career as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.
1991 — Atlanta’s Otis Nixon stole six bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia A’s in 1912. Montreal won the game 7-6.
1992 — Boston’s Mark Reardon became baseball’s all-time leading saver when he defeated the New York Yankees 1-0. Reardon recorded his 342nd save to pass Rollie Fingers.
2001 – John Olerud went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle as Seattle beat the San Diego Padres 9-2. He homered in the ninth to complete the round.
2009 – The San Diego Padres set a major league record with their 12th straight interleague loss when they lost 5-0 to Seattle.
2015 – Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox battled their way to a 9-4 win over Atlanta.
2015 – Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee each hit two of the Orioles’ record eight homers, and Baltimore beat Philadelphia 19-3. The eight homers have been the most scored by the Orioles since moving from St. Louis in 1954.
2019 – An authentic 1928-1930 New York Yankees Babe Ruth jersey sets a record for a baseball memorabilia as it fetches $5.64 million at auction.