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  • 1916 – Babe Ruth outduels Walter Johnson in a 1-0 game that lasted 13 innings

  • 1939 – Comiskey Park holds its first night game as the White Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 5-2

  • 1964 – Mayor Daley declares “Ernie Banks Day” in Chicago

  • 1975 – Orioles manager Earl Weaver was ejected from both games in a doubleheader

  • 1984 – Pete Rose becomes player-manager for the Reds after being traded to Cincinnati from Montreal

  • 1990 – Mark McGwire becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 30 or more home runs in each of his first four seasons

  • 1990 – Phillies pitcher Terry Mulholland throws a no-hitter against the Giants

  • 1993 – Nolan Ryan picks up career win #324, which would be his final win

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  • 1997 – The Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda’s jersey

  • 1999 – Chuck Finley strikes out four battings in one inning, becoming the first player in MLB history to do that twice in a career

  • 2003 – Mets pitcher Tom Glavine gets his 250th career win

  • 2006 – The Cubs and Astros combine to use 18 pitchers and 46 position players in an 18 inning game

  • 2011 – Jim Thome, then with the Twins, hits career home runs #599 & #600 in one game

  • 2012 – “The King” Felix Hernandez throws the 23rd perfect game in baseball history