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Pitches - Notable Historical Events

Cy YoungMay 1, 1891

Walter JohnsonApr 15, 1911

Ty CobbSep 1, 1918

Ted WilliamsAug 24, 1940

Mickey MantleJun 20, 1956

Roger MarisOct 14, 1964

Nolan RyanJun 3, 1989

Whitey FordJul 19, 1990

Roger ClemensAug 11, 1993

Greg MadduxJul 22, 1997

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Pitches - Historical Events
Date Event
1875-05-11

George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout

1880-06-12

John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0

1880-06-17

John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo

1883-08-23

Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)

1885-10-15

Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season

1890-08-06

Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game

1891-05-01

Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

1904-05-05

Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)

1904-09-30

White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days

1907-08-11

St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn

1908-08-13

Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

1910-08-30

Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11

1911-04-15

Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

1915-06-23

Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0

1916-07-14

St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston

1916-09-14

Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game

1917-07-01

Reds' Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates

1917-09-03

Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader

1918-05-15

Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

1918-09-01

Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

1919-06-28

Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees

1920-02-10

Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball

1921-06-06

Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

1921-07-29

Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn

1922-05-01

Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game

1923-05-02

Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

1926-04-13

At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

1926-08-28

Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)

1930-10-04

A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series

1934-03-20

Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Phila A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers

1934-03-21

Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play

1939-08-30

NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)

1940-08-24

Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

1942-05-30

Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1

1942-08-23

Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

1943-05-31

Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters

1943-06-04

St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter

1944-08-10

Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0

1945-08-19

Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins

1948-08-13

Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

1956-06-20

At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

1956-10-08

Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

1959-05-26

Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

1959-09-11

Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0

1960-08-18

Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies

1961-04-28

Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0

1961-05-03

Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter

1962-05-01

Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start

1962-08-13

Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously

1964-04-18

Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches

1964-06-21

Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH

1964-10-14

Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1965-09-09

Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)

1965-09-25

60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings

1966-09-29

Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season

1967-06-30

Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils

1967-08-11

Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches

1967-08-26

Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland

1968-05-08

Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)

1968-06-04

Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings

1968-06-08

Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning

1968-08-25

NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered

1969-07-24

Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

1970-05-10

Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

1972-10-02

Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0

1977-07-24

Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen

1979-04-10

J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome

1980-04-26

Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

1980-07-06

Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)

1981-05-08

Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record

1981-05-15

Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto

1982-04-05

Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season

1983-09-25

Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0

1984-09-30

California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0

1987-05-28

Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn

1987-07-12

Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief

1987-08-03

Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose

1988-09-16

Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0

1988-09-16

Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA

1989-06-03

Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

1990-06-11

Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

1990-07-06

After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

1990-07-19

Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

1991-05-01

Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

1991-07-28

Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

1991-08-06

Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

1992-09-26

1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates

1993-05-29

Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm

1993-08-11

Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

1993-09-04

Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium

1993-09-22

Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1994-07-28

Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game

1995-07-14

Ramon Martinez pitches a 7-0 no-hitter against the Marlins

1997-07-22

Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

1997-08-19

NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim

1998-05-17

David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins

2008-09-19

Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

2010-10-06

Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds

2012-04-21

Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners

2012-06-01

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals

2012-06-13

San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

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Pitches - Birthdays
Date Event
1984-9-07

Johnny Martini, Heaven's Hard Pitches

1985-10-24

Zach Copeland, Pitches in Stitches


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