Major League Baseball in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 157 of 157


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-05-13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-05-30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-08-25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1986-09-21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • 1986-09-29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • 1987-07-16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 1987-08-30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-09-09 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1987-09-16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • 1988-11-05 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988-11-06 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • 1988-11-07 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1988-11-09 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1988-11-10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • 1988-11-12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • 1990-07-29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 1990-07-31 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1991-04-08 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
  • 1991-06-19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • 1991-07-08 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • 1991-08-07 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • 1991-08-17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • 1991-09-18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 1992-02-01 Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history ($4.7 mil with Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1992-09-19 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds
  • 1993-05-26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1996-09-18 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1997-03-19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
  • 1997-05-27 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • 1998-05-06 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
  • 2000-09-19 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
  • 2001-10-04 Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season
  • 2001-10-05 Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home run, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB single season record
  • 2002-05-01 San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman sets MLB record for saves for one team (321)
  • 2002-09-08 Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay
  • 2002-09-09 Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record
  • 2004-04-13 Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing his godfather Willie Mays on the MLB all-time list
  • 2004-05-01 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets MLB record for being intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (repeated 22 Sept 2004)
  • 2004-09-17 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy
  • 2006-05-28 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the SF Giants breaks Hank Aaron's MLB record by hitting his 756th career home run.
  • 2007-08-22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • 2009-07-23 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0
  • 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
  • 2012-10-28 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
  • 2013-09-20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • 2013-10-23 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series
  • 2013-10-24 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • 2013-10-26 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1

  • 2014-10-29 Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP
  • 2014-11-13 Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season
  • 2017-04-26 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 2017-09-19 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals
  • 2018-05-08 Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 114 of 114

  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-11-30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1972-04-24 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972-05-01 Bobby Chouinard, baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Phillipines
  • 1972-09-05 Jimmy Haynes, Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1977-09-09 Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-09-09 Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-12-02 Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • 1979-09-11 Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1982-01-31 Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
  • 1983-09-09 Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1983-10-26 Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1984-12-19 Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1991-05-01 Marcus Stroman, American MLB pitcher (Gold Glove 2017), born in Medford, New York

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