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1960 April 24: The Yankees score 8 runs against the Orioles before the first out is made. The Orioles hit grand slams in the 8th and 9th innings but the Yankees hold on to win 15-9.
1960 May 7: Dodgers catcher Norm Sherry belts in 11th inning home run to give his relief pitching brother Larry a 3-2 win against the Phillies.
1960 June 17: Ted Williams hits career home run number 500 of Cleveland's Wynn Hawkins as the Red Sox win 3-1 at Cleveland.
1960 September 2: In the first game of a double header, Ted Williams homers off Don Lee of the Senators. Williams had homered against Lee's father Thornton 20 years earlier.
1960 September 15: Willie Mays has a record tying 3 triples against the Phillies. His triple in the 11th inning gives the Giants an 8-6 win. For the day, he had 5 hits, no homers.
1961 April 15: The Pirates beat the Dodgers 4-1 in Pittsburgh. The teams combine for 9 double plays tying a 1929 record for a nine inning game.
1961 April 26: Roger Maris hits his first home run of his 61 off Tiger pitcher Paul Foytack. Mantle adds two homers as well as the Yankees win 13-10 at Tiger Stadium.
1961 May 9: Jim Gentile of the Orioles hits consecutive grand slam homers (off two different pitchers) in the first and second innings in a game against the Twins. He later adds a sac fly for his 9th RBI as the Orioles win 13-5.
1961 August 23: The Giants rout the Reds 14-0 and in the process hit 5 home runs in the ninth inning. The outburst sets a record with 27 total bases in one inning.
1961 October 1: Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run mark after he deposits a Tracy Stallard pitch into the right field stands at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 1-0.
1962 April 17: The Cubs tie the National League record by using 5 pitchers in the 8th inning of a 10-6 loss to the Pirates.
1962 May 12: Mets reliever Craig Anderson wins both games of a doubleheader versus the Braves. He will not win another major league game as he drops his next 19 decisions, 16 of them this season.
1962 June 17: Mets first baseman Marv Throneberry hits an apparent triple versus the Cubs, but on the appeal play he is called out for missing both first and second base. Cubs win the game 8-7.
1962 June 24: The Tigers and Yankees play a 7 hour, 22 inning marathon. Jack Reed hits a home run, the only one of his career, to give the Yankees a 9-7 win. Rocky Colavito has 7 hits for the Tigers in a losing effort.
1962 July 18: The Twins score 11 runs in the first inning in a 14-3 laugher over the Indians. The inning would be historic as the Twins hit 2 grand slams in the inning, the first time its been done in the American League. Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew have the honors, while Indians pitcher Jim Perry is the victim.
1962 August 19: Elston Howard has 2 homers and 8 RBI's, Bill Skowron has a homer and 4 RBI's, Mickey Mantle has a grand slam, 2 stolen bases and 7 RBI's in a 21-7 Yankees laugher over the A's. The A's hit 3 consecutive homers in the 7th inning.
1962 September 12: Sentors pitcher Tom Cheney strikes out 21 Oriole batters in a 16 inning game at Baltimore. Bud Zipfel's home run off Dick Hall gives the Senators the 2-1 win. Cheney's strikeout feat set the major league record, however he was quickly forgotten after winning only 19 major league games.
1962 September 30: A's pitcher Bill Fischer walks Detroit outfielder Bubba Morton on 4 straight pitches. The walk ends the record string of 84 1/3 innings without allowing a base on balls. He also suffers the loss 6-1.
1962 September 30: The Cubs turn a triple play and beat the Mets 5-1. The loss gives the Mets loss number 120, a 20th century record. Catcher Joe Pignatano hits into the triple play in his final big league at bat.
1963 April 16: The Angels equal a major league mark by using 9 pitchers in a 13 inning game against the Twins at Minnesota. It does no good as the Angels lose 11-10.
1963 May 3: In his only at bat of the season, Orioles pitcher Les Narum hits a home run off Tigers pitcher Don Mossi.
1963 June 23: Jimmy Piersall of the Mets hits his 100th major league home run and celebrates by running around the bases backwards .The Phillies pitcher was Dallas Green.
1963 June 27: The Tigers Norm Cash achieves a rarity by playing an entire game at first base without a chance in a 10-6 loss to the Twins.
1963 August 8: Frank Howard and Moose Skowron hit back to back pinch hit homers for the Dodgers, only the second time this has ever occurred. The Cubs hold on and win 5-4 at Wrigley Field.
1963 August 20: The Mets Grover Powell beats the Phillies 4-0 shutout in his first major league start, this would be his only big league win.
1963 September 6: Baseball historian Lee Allen says the Indians-Senators game is the 100,000th in Major league history. Bennie Daniels is the winner as the Senators roll 7-2.
1963 September 15: In a game versus the Pirates, the San Francisco Giants outfield was manned entirely by brothers. Jesus, Felipe and Matty Alou also batted back to back to back in the 8th inning. All three hit groundouts in the 13-5 Giants win.
1963 September 27: The Houston Colt 45's lost 10-3 to the Mets. Their lineup features 9 rookies. At age 17, pitcher Jay Dahl loses in his only major league game. Joe Morgan and Rusty Staub will go on to play a combined 45 years.
1963 September 30: Houston outfielder John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only major league game. He also has 2 walks, drives in 3 runs and scores 4. His brother Tom Paciorek will begin his career in 1970.
1964 April 21: All runs score on home runs as the Pirates win 8-5 at Wrigley Field.
1964 June 21: On Father Day at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning pitches the first perfect game (win) since 1922. For good measure he has a double and a couple RBI's. Phillies win 6-0.
1964 July 4: Manny Ramirez who went the entire 1963 season without a homer, hits 3 and goes 4 for 4 for Kansas City versus Baltimore.
1964 July 10: Jesus Alou goes 6 for 6 as the Giants beat the Cubs 10-3. His 6 hits, 5 singles and a home run, all came off different Cub pitchers.
1964 July 18: At Cincinnati, Pete Rose hits the only grand slam of his career in the Reds 14-3 win against the Phillies.
1964 August 30: Milwaukee and San Francisco combine to use a record 15 pinch hitters in two 9 inning games.
1964 September 12: The Orioles Frank Bertaina and the A's Bob Meyer duel in the major leagues 7th double one hitter. Bertaina prevails 1-0 for his only decision of the year.
1964 September 13: St. Louis scores in each inning in a game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. This was the first time this had been done since June 1, 1923.
1964 September 17: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle each have 3 hits in the 6-2 win over the Angels. Mantle gets his 2,000 hit and his 450th home run.
1965 April 17: Don Drysdale ties a major league record by striking out 4 Phillies in the 2nd inning, but also gives up 2 home runs to lose 3-2.
1965 May 25: Nine different Twins and Red Sox hit home runs tying a record. Minnesota wins 17-5.
1965 June 15: Tigers pitcher Denny McLain makes a first inning relief appearance and fans the first 7 batters he faces. He has 14 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings as the Tigers rally to beat the Red Sox 6-5.
1965 July 20: Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside the park grand slam aiding his cause to defeat the Red Sox 6-3. This is the first inside the park job by a pitcher since 1910.
1965 August 19: Reds pitcher Jim Maloney no hits the Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field. He yields 10 walks but fans 12 in 10 innings.
1965 September 9: Dodger Sandy Koufax and Cub Bob Hendley each have no hitters through 6 innings with the Dodgers leading 1-0. Koufax finishes off his no hitter, his 4th career, while the Dodgers muster a single in the 7th inning. Dodgers make their 5th inning run hold up and win 1-0, with the teams combining for the 1 hit and 1 man left on base.
1965 September 13: Willie Mays smashes home run number 500 of Houston pitcher Don Nottebart. Giants win 5-1.
1965 September 25: Satchel Paige, at age 59, pitches the first three innings against the Red Sox. He yields no runs and just one hit (Carl Yastrzemski). The Red Sox get to reliever Don Mossi and beat Kansas City 5-2.
1966 May 29: Ron Santo's 10th inning home run gives the Cubs a 3-2 over Atlanta. The day before he hit a 12th inning 3 run shot to help the Cubs win 8-5.
1966 June 5: In a 10-5 Pirates win over Houston, Willie Stargell goes 5 for 5, giving him 9 consecutive hits in 2 days.
1966 June 9: The Twins set an American League mark by blasting 5 home runs in the 7th inning to rally and beat the A's 9-4. Catfish Hunter takes the loss.
1966 July 3: Pitcher Tony Cloninger hits 2 grand slams and drive in 9 runs as the Braves beat the Giants at Candlestick Park 17-3. Cloninger is the only National League player to hit 2 in a game and his 9 RBI's in a game is a record for pitchers.
1966 August 12: Pittsburgh beats the Reds 13-11 in 13 innings as the teams combine for 11 home runs.
1966 August 26: With Baltimore trailing Boston 2-0 in the 9th inning, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell blast to back to back pinch hit home runs off Lee Stange to tie the game. This is only the third time in major league history this has happened. Baltimore eventually wins 3-2 in 12 innings.
1966 September 15: Seven pitchers are used by the A's in a 11 inning 1-0 shutout of the Indians.
1966 September 16: The Mets and Giants tie a major league record by using 8 pinch hitters in the 9th inning as the Mets win 5-4. Willie McCovey has a homer, judged to be the longest hit at Candlestick Park.
1966 September 20: Orioles Tom Phoebus throws his 2nd straight shutout in his second major league game beating the A's 4-0.
1967 April 14: Red Sox rookie Billy Rohr debuts at Yankee Stadium. He takes a no hitter into the 9th inning but Elston Howard lines a 2 out, 3-2 pitch for a single. The Red Sox win the game 3-0. Rohr only gets 2 more major league victories.
1967 May 10: In the 8th inning against Jim Bunning of the Phillies, Hank Aaron hits his only inside the park home run of his career.
1967 May 14: Mickey Mantle connects off Orioles pitcher Stu Miller for career home run number 500 in a 6-5 Yankee win.
1967 June 4: Curt Flood's record string of 568 straight chances (covering 227 games) without an error ends when he drops a fly ball during a 4-3 win over the Cubs at St. Louis.
1967 June 12: The Senators and the White Sox match up in the longest night game in major league history. After 6 hours and 38 minutes, the Senators prevail 6-5 when Paul Casanova, who caught the entire game, singles in the winning run in the bottom of the 22nd.
1967 July 14: Eddie Mathews becomes the 7th member of the 500 home run club connecting off loser Juan Marichal as the Astros beat the Giants 8-6.
1967 August 18: Tony Conigliaro of the Red Sox is beaned by the Angels Jack Hamilton, hit on the left cheek bone, below the eye. He will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968.
1967 September 1: Cincinnati's Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with the bases loaded in the 21st inning to give the Giants 1- 0 victory at Candlestick Park. Twenty scoreless innings ties the major league mark that was set in 1918.
1967 September 7: The Giants tie their own National League record by using 25 players in a 15 inning 3-2 win over the Astros.
1967 September 11: Houston ties the National League record by using 8 pitchers in a 9 inning game. The beat the Cubs 11-10 at the Astrodome.
1968 April 15: The Astros score an unearned run in the 24th inning to beat the Mets 1-0 after 6 hours and 6 minutes. It is the longest National League game played to completion, the longest major league night game for innings, and is the only game played scoreless through 23 innings.
1968 May 8: Jim "Catfish" Hunter of Oakland pitches become the youngest pitcher (age 22) to pitch a perfect game. He fans11 Twins in the 3-0 gem. For good measure he gets three hits and four RBIs. This is also the first regular season perfect game in the American League in 46 years.
1968 May 30: Don Drysdale's shutout streak apparently ends when Dick Dietz is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 9th inning, but umpire Harry Wendelstedt rules Dietz did not try to avoid the pitch. The Dodgers win 3-0 and Drysdale picks up his 5th consecutive shutout.
1968 June 8: Don Drysdale pitches 4 shutout innings before finally allowing a run after 58 2/3 shutout innings on Howie Bedell's sacrifice fly, his only RBI of the season. Drysdale breaks Walter Johnson's shutout innings streak from 1913. The Dodgers hold on and win the game 5-3.
1968 June 24: Detroit right fielder Jim Northrup becomes the 6th American League player to hit 2 grand slams in one game, connecting in the 5th inning off pitcher Eddie Fisher and in the 6th inning off Billy Rohr as the Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3.
1968 July 1: A 1st inning wild pitch by Bob Gibson ends his 47 2/3 consecutive shutout innings streak. The Cardinals beat the Dodgers 8-1 in Los Angeles. Gibson will go on and pitch another 23 innings before giving up a run.
1968 July 11: Cubs pitcher Bill Hands strikes out for the 14th straight time in the 2-0 Cubs win against the Mets. The 14 straight strikeouts are a major league record.
1968 July 14: Hank Aaron smashes his 500th career home run.
1968 July 14: Houston's Don Wilson strikes out 18 batters in a 5-4 win at Cincinnati tying the major league mark set by Bob Feller. Wilson gets a no decision in the game.
1968 August 21: Jim Merritt loses his shutout in the 9th when Mickey Mantle hits a pinch hit home run. The home run ties Jimmy Foxx at 534. Merritt and the Twins win 3-1.
1968 September 14: Denny McLain becomes the first 30 game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934. The Tigers beat the A's 5-4.
1968 September 18: At Candlestick Park, the Cardinals Ray Washburn makes ML history when he throws the 2nd consecutive no hitter in one park in a 2-0 victory over the Giants.. The day before, Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry no hits the Cardinals 1-0 on the same field.
1969 April 8: Expansion teams Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres get off to good starts as all win their first regular season games.
1969 April 8: Tony Conigliaro starts his first game for the Red Sox since his 1967 beaning. He hits a 2 run 10th inning home run to give the Red Sox a brief lead, then he scores the winning run in the 12th inning.
1969 April 27: Harmon Killebrew smashes his 400th career home run as the Twins beat the White Sox 4-3.
1969 April 27: Willie McCovey hits 3 homers in each game of a doubleheader sweep against the Astros.
1969 May 4: The Astros tie a major league record by turning 7 double plays in a 3-1 win against the Giants .Astros 1st baseman Curt Blefary participates in all of them.
1969 May 13: Ernie Banks has 7 RBI's, including his 1500th hit in the Cubs 19-0 laugher versus the Padres. This matches the biggest shutout margin in baseball history.
1969 May 18: Rod Carew steals second, third and home in Minnesota's 8-2 loss to the Tigers. Cesar Tovar steals third and home that same inning. The embarrassed battery is Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan.
1969 May 24: Padres rookie John Sipin debuts with a pair of triples, only the 4th player to do so, in a 7-5 victory over the Cubs. They are the only 2 he hits in his 68 game career.
1969 June 14: Reggie Jackson of Oakland has his biggest batting day as he knocks in 10 runs with two homers, a double, and two singles against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Oakland wins 21-7.
1969 June 21: Minnesota scores a club record 11 runs in the 10th inning at Oakland. It matches the Yankees 12th inning of a game in 1928 for most runs for one team in extra innings. The Twins win this one 14-4.
1969 June 28: San Diego suffers another 19-0 shutout, this time at the hands of Don Drysdale and the Dodgers.
1969 July 9: With one out in the 9th inning, the Cubs' Jimmy Qualls hits a single to break up Tom Seaver's 4-0 near perfect game at Shea Stadium.
1969 August 3: Minnesota Twin Rich Reese hits a pinch hit grand slam off Oriole Dave McNally in the 7th inning. The Twins go on and win behind Jim Kaat 5-2. This snaps McNally's 17 game winning streak over two seasons. The loss gives him a record of 15-1.
1969 August 19: Cub Ken Holtzman tosses a 3-0 no hitter against Atlanta. It is the first no hitter thrown without benefit of a strikeout since 1923. Ron Santo belts a 3 run home run for the Cubs.
1969 September 5: Billy Williams has all 4 of Chicago's hits, as the Cubs lose 9-2 to Stave Blass and the Pirates. The 4 hits sets a National League record for most hits in a game with no other hits.
1969 September 14: The Royals use a major league record 27 players in a 11-4 loss to the Angels at California.
1969 September 15: Steve Carlton of the Cardinals fans 19 Mets but loses, 4-3, as Ron Swoboda drives in all four runs with two homers.
1969 September 22: Willie Mays uncorks his 600th career home run off Padres pitcher Mike Corkins. The Giants take the game 4-2.
1969 September 23: Dodger John Miller hits a home run in his final major league at bat. His only other home run was in 1966, his first major league at bat.