FIRSTS/LASTS: 1976 - Present

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1976 July 20: Hank Aaron hits his LAST home run in the major leagues, number 755 off Angels hurler Dick Drago.
1976 September 18: In his LAST appearance in a major league game as a player, Cleveland manager Frank Robinson pinch hits in the 8th inning and singles off Oriole hurler Rudy May.
1976 October 3: Hank Aaron singles in his FINAL major league at bat while driving in his final RBI. Hank and the Brewers lose the game to the Tigers 5-2.
1977 April 6: Joe Rudi of the California Angels hits the FIRST home run at the new Kingdome. The Mariners lose their inaugural home game 7-0.
1977 April 15: Ellis Valentine of the Expos hits the FIRST home run at Olympic Stadium> The Phillies won the game though 7-2.
1977 April 18: Eddie Murray hits the FIRST of his 504 long balls against Indians pitcher Pat Dobson.
1979 Don Kessinger was the LAST player/manager in the American League. He was 46-60 before being replaced by Tony LaRussa.
1979 April 28: Oriole Eddie Murray hits his FIRST career grand slam in a 6-4 win over the White Sox.
1979 June 24: Rickey Henderson plays in his FIRST big league ball game. He has a single and a double in 4 at bats. He also collects his FIRST stolen base.
1979 September 15: Red Sox Bob Watson becomes the FIRST player to hit for the cycle in each league. The Red Sox cruise over the Orioles 10-2.
1979 September 23: Lou Brock steals the LAST base of his career, number 938 in a 7-4 Cardinals win over the Mets.
1980 May 3: Giants first baseman Willie McCovey hits his LAST career home run off Expos pitcher Scott Sanderson.
1980 October 4: Willie Wilson becomes the FIRST player ever to be credited with 700 at bats in one season. Wilson and the Royals pound the Twins 17-0.
1981 April 9: Pressed into service on Opening Day, scheduled starter Jerry Reuss pulls a calf muscle, Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela shuts out the Astros 2-0 on 5 hits in his FIRST major league start.
1981 August 24: In his FIRST major league game, Kent Hrbek homers in the 12th inning to give the Twins a 3-2 over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
1982 June 22: Wade Boggs hits his FIRST major league home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Tigers.
1983 October 2: Carl Yastrzemski plays in his LAST big league ballgame. He plays left field and goes 1 for 3 as the Red Sox beat the Indians 3-1 at Fenway Park.
1984 May 20: Roger Clemens notches his FIRST major league win. He pitches 7 innings and fans 7 Twins, in the 5-4 Red Sox win.
1985 June 11: Von Hayes becomes the FIRST player to ever to hit 2 home runs in the 1st inning. His solo blast and grand slam cap off a 9 run first inning. Phillies bomb the Mets 26-7 and are the most runs scored in the National League since 1944.
1985 October 2: Darrell Evans of the Tigers becomes the FIRST player to hit 40 home runs in each league. Evans hit 41 for Atlanta in 1973.
1986 June 4: Bobby Bonds goes 4 for 5 and belts his FIRST major league home run off Atlanta's Craig McMurtrey. Pittsburgh cruises 12-3.
1986 July 6: Atlanta slugger Bob Horner becomes the FIRST player to hit 4 home runs in a game that his team loses. The Expos outslug the Braves 11-8.
1986 August 25: Mark McGwire belts his FIRST major league home run off Tigers pitcher Walt Terrell. The A's go on to win 8-4 at Tiger Stadium.
1987 April 15: Juan Nieves throws the FIRST no hitter in Brewers history, 7-0 at Baltimore. Milwaukee is now 9-0 on the young season.
1987 May 9: Eddie Murray from each side of the plate for the second consecutive game, a major league FIRST.
1987 July 5: A's slugger Mark McGwire becomes the FIRST rookie to have 30 home runs by the All Star break.
1987 September 27: Phil Niekro make his LAST major league appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings in the Braves 15-6 loss to the Giants.
1988 September 24: A's slugger Jose Canseco becomes the FIRST player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season. Jose has a home run and 2 steals in the A's 9-8 triumph over the Brewers in 14 innings.
1989 April 10: Ken Griffey Jr., hits his FIRST major league home run in Seattle's 6-5 win over the White Sox.
1989 April 10: Eddie Murray hits his FIRST National League home run, a grand slam in the top of the 9th inning to lead the Dodgers to a 7-4 win over the Giants.
1989 June 21: Sammy Sosa hits his FIRST major league home run off of Roger Clemens at Fenway Park.
1989 April 16: Kelly Gruber becomes the FIRST Blue Jay to hit for the cycle as Toronto outslugs Kansas City 15-8
1990 The Mariners Alvin Davis hits the LAST home run ever hit at Comisky Park.
1990 April 14: Bret Saberhagen gets the win and Mark Davis gets the save as the Royals beats Toronto 3-1. It is the FIRST time ever that 2 reigning Cy Young Award winners have figured in the same victory.
1990 August 28: Frank Thomas hits his FIRST major league home run against Twins pitcher Gary Wayne. White Sox lose though 12-6.
1990 June 2: Randy Johnson pitches the FIRST Mariners no hitter, a 2-0 win over the Tigers. He walks 6 and fans 8.
1990 August 15: Mark McGwire becomes the FIRST player to hit 30 home runs in each of his first 4 seasons. His 30th today is a game winning grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to lead the A's over Boston 6-2.
1991 Tigers second baseman "Sweet" Lou Whitaker hit the LAST home run at the storied Memorial Coliseum in Baltimore.
1994 July 28: Kenny Rogers becomes the FIRST left handed pitcher in AL history to throw a perfect game as he turns one in against the Minnesota Twins. Rangers win 4-0.
1999 The Cleveland Indians become the FIRST team to score 1,000 runs on a 162 game schedule.
2000 September 28: The Reds beat the Brewers 8-1 in the LAST game at Milwaukee's County Stadium. The Reds Sean Casey hits the parks last home run.
2000 September 29: The Baltimore Orioles become the first team in American League history to score 10 runs or more in an inning two consecutive games. They do it against the Yankees, who today clinch the American League East with the 13-2 loss.