Sunday, April 21, 2013
This Date In Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1876 -- In the first National League game, Joseph Borden of Boston beat the hometown Philadelphia team 6-5.
1898 -- Theodore Breitenstein of the Cincinnati Reds and James Hughes of Baltimore each pitched no-hitters. Breitenstein beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 and Hughes stymied the Boston Braves 8-0.
1903 -- The New York Highlanders lost their first game at Washington 3-1 before 11,950 fans.
1915 -- Pinstripes first appeared on Yankees uniforms.
1922 -- Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hit three home runs against Chicago.
1934 -- Chicago's Lon Warneke pitched his second consecutive one-hitter, beating St. Louis and Dizzy Dean 15-2.
1959 -- The Chicago White Sox scored 11 runs with only one hit in the seventh inning of a 20-6 rout of the Kansas City A's. Johnny Callison had the hit -- a single. In the inning, Chicago was the recipient of 10 walks -- five with the bases loaded -- three Kansas City errors and one hit batsman.
1966 -- The Braves won their first game in Atlanta by beating the New York Mets 8-4.
1970 -- Tom Seaver of the Mets struck out the last 10 Padres he faced for a 2-1 victory over San Diego. He gave up two hits and finished with a total of 19 strikeouts, tying Steve Carlton's major league record.
1982 -- The Atlanta Braves' major league record for the fastest start was stopped at 13 straight victories when they lost 2-1 to the Cincinnati Reds.
1991 -- San Francisco's Robby Thompson hit for the cycle in a 7-5 loss to the San Diego Padres. Thompson tripled in the first, homered in the third singled in the sixth and doubled in the 9th.
1993 -- Chris Bosio pitched a no-hitter in the Seattle Mariners' 7-0 win over the Boston Red Sox.
2006 -- The Milwaukee Brewers became the first major league team in 40 years to hit five home runs in one inning, beating the Reds 11-0. Three other teams have accomplished the feat: the 1939 New York Giants, 1949 Philadelphia Phillies and 1961 San Francisco Giants -- all against Cincinnati as well.
2007 -- The Boston Red Sox hit four straight home runs against the New York Yankees, tying a major league record. Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek connected in a span of 10 pitches during the third inning against Chase Wright, who was making his second major league start for New York. Boston won 7-6.
2008 -- Atlanta's John Smoltz became the 16th pitcher in major league history to reach the 3,000-strikeout plateau in the Braves' 6-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. Smoltz fanned Felipe Lopez in the third inning, his fourth of the game, to reach the mark.
2010 -- The Milwaukee Brewers piled up 25 hits to trounce Pittsburgh 20-0, the most-lopsided loss in Pirates history. Milwaukee matched a club mark for margin of victory and set a record for its biggest shutout win.
Today's birthday: Tyson Ross 26.