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1980 April 12: In his first game in the National League since 1971, Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan hits his first career home run, a 3 run shot off Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton. Ryan leaves the game with a 5-4 lead, but the Dodgers prevail 6-5 in 17 innings.
1980 April 12: The Brewers tie a major league record with 2 grand slams in the 2nd inning of a 16-1 rout of the Red Sox. Cecil Cooper connects off pitcher Mike Torrez, then later Don Money cashes in against Chuck Rainey.
1980 April 22: The Cubs rally from trailing 12-5 to beat the Cardinals 16-12 at Wrigley Field. Barry Foote's 2 out grand slam in the bottom of the 9th inning is the game winner. Foote has a career game, with 4 hits, 2 home runs and 8 RBI's. Ivan DeJesus hits for the cycle for the Cubs.
1980 April 23: Angels pitcher Bruce Kison loses a no hitter as the Twins Ken Landreaux hits a double with one out in the 9th inning. This will be the first game of Landreaux's 31 game hit streak. Angels hold on and win 17-0.
1980 May 13: Ray Knight busts out of an 0 for 15 slump with 2 home runs in the 5th inning of a 15-4 rout over the Mets. He also becomes the first Red to hit 2 home runs in one inning.
1980 May 31: Ken Landreaux's 31 game hit streak comes to an end, as he is 0 for 4 in an 11-4 loss to Scott McGregor and the Orioles. It was the longest hitting streak in the American League since Dom DiMaggios's 34 game hit streak in 1949.
1980 May 31: The Boston Red Sox club 6 home runs, 4 in one inning, 3 in succession but still get routed 19-8 to the Brewers.
1980 June 15: Cleveland's Jorge Orta goes 6 for 6 in a 14-5 win over the Twins. This ties the American League record for hits in a 9 inning game. Of the 6 hits, only his double was for extra bases.
1980 June 20: Five foot, four inch Freddie Patek belts 3 home runs in the Angels 20-2 romp over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Patek finishes the season with 5 home runs.
1980 July 4: Nolan Ryan fans the Reds Cesar Geronimo to reach career strikeout number 3,000. Ryan doesn't do much else as he's roughed up for 6 runs in 4 innings as the Astros lose 6-1.
1980 August 20: Tom Brookens, the Tigers number 8 hitter, goes 5 for 5 with a triple and a home run. He also starts a triple play in an 8-6 win over the Brewers.
1980 September 10: Expos pitcher Bill Gullickson sets a major league rookie record by striking out 18 Cubs. The Expos win 4-2 at Olympic Stadium.
1980 September 17: After surrendering a 2 run blast to Rusty Staub, the A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in the 9th inning, ending his string of 22 consecutive complete games. A's hold on and win 6-4 over Texas.
1980 September 20: With 2 weeks remaining in the season, George Brett goes 0 for 4 in a 9-0 loss to the A's. This brings his average to .396. He will not threaten .400 again and finishes the season batting .390.
1980 October 5: On the final day of the season, Mariners pitcher Mike Parrot surrenders an RBI double in the bottom of the 9th to the Rangers Johnny Grubb. The game ends and the season ends with Parrott losing his 16th game in a row after winning on Opening Day.
1981 April 29: Steve Carlton gets career strikeout number 3,000 as the Phillies beat the Expos 6-2. He is the first left hander in history to reach this mark.
1981 April 18: Reds Tom Seaver strikes out Keith Hernandez in the 4th inning of a 10-4 loss to the Cardinals, becoming the 5th pitcher in history with 3,000 career strikeouts.
1981 April 27: Fernando mania hits a fever pitch at Dodger Stadium as a sellout crowd watches the 20 year old rookie pitch his 4th shutout in 5 starts, 5-0 over the Giants. Valenzuala is 5-0 with a 0.20 ERA and is batting .438.
1981 June 12: A work stoppage cancels 706 games (38 percent of the season) and doesn’t resume again until August 10.
1981 September 26: Nolan Ryan no hits the Dodgers 5-0 to become the only major league pitcher to toss 5 career no hitters.
1982 April 5: Jim Kaat, at age 43, pitches one inning for the Cardinals in the season opening 14-3 rout of the Astros. Kaat sets a major league record for pitchers with 24 consecutive seasons playing.
1982 April 20: The Braves break the modern major league record for consecutive wins to start a season with their 12th win, a 4-2 victory over the Reds. Steve Bedrosian picks up his first career win. Tomorrow the streak ends as the Reds win 2-1.
1982 May 6: Mariners pitcher Gaylord Perry picks up career win number 300 beating the Yankees 7-3 at the Kingdome. He is the first pitcher to reach 300 wins since Early Wynn did it in 1963.
1982 May 25: Cub Fergie Jenkins strikes out Garry Templeton to record career strikeout number 3,000. Cubs still lose 2-1 to the Padres.
1982 June 4: Brad Havens and Terry Felton combine to shut out the Orioles 6-0 and end the team record of 14 straight losses. The struggling Twins were 3-26 in May.
1982 June 14: The Cubs beat the Phillies 12-11 to snap a 13 game losing streak which tied the club record set in 1944. The Cubs made every effort to give this one away committing 6 errors.
1982 June 18: Reggie Jackson collects career hit number 2,000, a solo home run off White Sox pitcher Dennis Lamp. Angels win the game 7-2.
1982 August 4: Joel Youngblood become the first major league player to play for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day, and collects a hit in each game. After going 1 for 2 against the Cubs, he's traded and flies to Philadelphia to play for the Expos against the Phillies. He enters the game in the 6th inning and gets a hit off Stave Carlton.
1982 August 11: Twins pitcher Terry Felton loses to the Angels 6-3. He is now 0-11 for the season, worse yet he is 0-14 for his career, a major league record for futility to start a career. Even worse, he never wins a big league game and finishes with an 0-16 record.
1982 August 18: In the completion of the yesterdays 17 inning suspended game, the Dodgers outlast the Cubs 2-1 in 21 innings despite running out of position players. Fernando Valenzuela and Bob Welch end up as outfielders in the win. The regularly scheduled game ends with a conventional 9 inning, 7-4 Dodger win. Jerry Reuss is the winner.
1982 August 27: Rickey Henderson steals 4 bases in Oakland's 5-4 loss to the Brewers to raise his total to 122. His 1st stolen base of the day breaks Lou Brock's single season record of 118. The record breaking steal comes off pitcher Doc Medich and catcher Ted Simmons on a 3rd inning pitchout.
1983 April 15: Tiger pitcher Milt Wilcox is one out away from a perfect game when pinch hitter Jerry Hairston singles. This is only the 3rd time in major league history a perfect game is spoiled with one out to go. Wilcox's 1 hitter beats the White Sox 6-0.
1983 April 23: Nolan Ryan strikes out Expo Brad Mills to record his 3,509th strikeout. The whiff breaks Walter Johnson's all time career mark. Astros also celebrate with a 4-2 win. Steve Carlton will pass Johnson's mark May 20.
1983 May 4: Johnny Bench collects career hit number 2,000 off Steve Carlton. Bench and the Reds lose 9-4 to the Phillies.
1983 May 16: The Twins rally with 4 homers in the 9th inning, 2 solo shots and 2 two run home runs, but still fall short and lose 7-6 to the A's.
1983 May 18: White Sox pitcher Rich Dotson throws a one hitter against the Orioles. The one hit is Dan Ford's solo home run in the 8th inning, Sox lose 1-0.
1983 May 25: Pirate pitchers Jim Bibby and Jim Wynn combine to walk 7 consecutive batters in the 3rd inning of a 6-0 loss to the Braves. This ties a major league record set in 1909 by Senators pitcher Dolly Gray.
1983 June 24: Brewers pitcher Don Sutton records his 3,000 strikeout in a 3-2 win over the Indians at County Stadium. He is the 8th pitcher to record 3,000 strikeouts.
1983 July 3: The Rangers explode for 12 runs in the 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's, setting a new major league record for runs in a single extra inning.
1983 July 20: Phillies pitcher Charles Hudson is 2 outs away from a no hitter versus the Astros. Craig Reynolds gets a bloop single, then Denny Walling and Dickie Thon each connect for homers. Hudson regroups and wins 10-3.
1983 July 24: The infamous 'Pine Tar Game'. George Brett's 9th inning 2 out 2 run home run off Yankee pitcher Rich Gossage gives the Royals a 5-4 lead. Billy Martin points out the pine tar on the bat exceeds the limits allowed. The home run is disallowed and the Royals protest. The protest is upheld and the game will be continued August 18 with the home run to count.
1983 August 6: Walt Terrell becomes the first pitcher in 5 years to hit 2 home runs on one game, belting a pair of 2 run home runs off Fergie Jenkins to lead the Mets past the Cubs 4-1.
1983 August 18: In the continuation of the 'Pine Tar Game', Hal McRae strikes out to finish off the top of the 9th inning. Dan Quisenberry retires the Yankees in order to preserve the 5-4 Royals win. The 'game' lasts 12 minutes and only 16 pitches in front of 1,245 fans. This is the only game scheduled at the stadium that day.
1983 August 24: Pete Rose does not play in the Phillies 5-3 loss to the Giants, ending his consecutive games played streak at 745. Manager Paul Owens planned on using Rose as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning, but Joel Youngblood ends the game with a 2 run home run off Stave Carlton in the bottom of the 9th inning.
1983 September 20: The Tigers smash 10 consecutive hits on the way to an 11 run 1st inning against the Orioles. The barrage ties the American League record which stood since 1901. Detroit wins 14-1 in a 5 inning rain shortened game.
1983 September 23: Steve Carlton collects his 300th career win in a 6-2 win over the Cardinals.
1984 April 13: Pete Rose gets career hit number 4,000 exactly 21 years after his first hit.
1984 May 2: Lamarr Hoyt faces 27 batters in a 3-0 one hitter against the Yankees. Don Mattingly who has the only hit, a 7th inning single, is erased on a double play.
1984 May 11: The Tigers beat the Angels 8-2 and improve their record to 26-4. This is the best 30 game start in major league history, topping the 1955 Dodgers' 25-5 record. Eleven days later they are 35-5.
1984 May 12: Reds pitcher Mario Soto is one out away from tossing a no hitter against the Cardinals. George Hendrick hits a home run to tie the game at 1. The Reds tally a run in the bottom half that gives Soto and the Reds 2-1.
1984 May 23: Dodger Fernando Valenzuela outduels Steve Carlton and the Phillies and wins 1-0. Fernando fans 15 while allowing only 3 hits. A week ago, Carlton tagged Valenzuela for a grand slam in a 7-2 Phillies win.
1984 June 9: Greg Luzinski becomes only the 10th player in history to hit grand slams in consecutive games. He connects off the Twins Mike Walters in the 7th inning of an 8-4 White Sox win. Yesterday Frank Viola serves up the grand slam in the 6-1 White Sox win.
1984 June 9: Pete O'Brien's sacrifice fly gives Texas a 4-3, 12 inning win over the A's. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th, A's left fielder Garry Hancock catches O'Brien's deep fly ball, then intentionally drops it when he realizes he is in foul territory. The umpires rule the catch was made and Wayne Tolleson scores from third base with the winning run.
1984 June 23: Cub Ryne Sandberg goes 3 for 6 with a game tying home runs off Cardinals stopper Bruce Sutter in both the 9th and 10th innings of a game at Wrigley Field. Sandberg drives in 7 runs in the Cubs 12-11 win in 11 innings. Cardinal Willie McGee hits for the cycle and knocks in 6 runs.
1984 June 29: Twins rookie Andre David hits a 2 run home run in his first major league at bat off of Tigers ace Jack Morris. The Twins win 5-3 and David never hits another home run in his short career.
1984 July 4: Phil Niekro fans 5 Rangers in a 5-0 Yankees win. In the process, he becomes the 9th pitcher to collect his 3,000th strikeout.
1984 September 17: Reggie Jackson hits career home run number 500 of Royals pitcher Bud Black. This was the only run that Black allows and the Royals cruise over the Angels 10-1.
1984 September 16: Met phenom Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 batters for the 2nd straight game.to tie a major league record for strikeouts in consecutive games. However, Gooden balks home the winning run in the 8th inning as the Phillies win 2-1.
1984 September 18: The Tigers clinch the American League East division with a 3-0 win over the Brewers. They become only the 4th team to be in first place every day of the season, as they join the 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees and the 1955 Dodgers.
1984 September 30: On the final day of the season, Angels hurler Mike Witt pitches a 1-0 perfect game over the Rangers. The 10 strikeout, 97 pitch gem is the first in Angels history.
1985 May 1: Blue Jays Jimmy Key beats the Royals 6-3 to become the first left-handed starter to win for the Jays since 1980, a span of 614 games.
1985 May 13: Trailing the Twins 8-0 after 2 innings, the Yankees rally to win 9-8. Don Mattingly's 2 out 3 run homer in the bottom of the 9th off Ron Davis wins it.
1985 May 20: The Indians - Brewers game is rained out in Cleveland. This is the first rainout of the season and ends a record string of 458 games played since Opening Day without a rainout.
1985 June 12: White Sox pitcher Bruce Tanner, son of Pirates manager Chuck Tanner, beats the Mariners in his major league debut 6-3. It is his only major league win.
1985 June 15: Seattle's infield records 21 assists in a 2-1 win over the Royals. This ties the major league record last accomplished in 1935 by the Brooklyn Dodgers. In two months, the Mariners will amazingly tie it again versus the Angels.
1985 July 11: Nolan Ryan fans the Mets Danny Heep in the 6th inning to become the only man to reach 4,000 strikeouts. The Astros beat the Mets 4-3, with Ryan getting no decision.
1985 August 4: Rod Carew collects his 3,000 hit, a bloop single off Twins pitcher Frank Viola. Angels celebrate and win 6-5.
1985 August 10: Dave Kingman belts career home run number 400, a 2 run shot in the 1st inning off Mariners pitcher Matt Young. The A's go on and win 11-5 at Seattle.
1985 August 26: Eddie Murray hits home runs and drives in 9 runs in the Orioles 17-3 rout of the Angels.
1985 September 11: Pete Rose becomes baseballs all-time hit leader in the first inning of a Reds 2-0 win over the Padres at Riverfront Stadium. Hit number 4,192 is off of Padres pitcher Eric Show and breaks Ty Cobb's major league mark which stood since 1928.
1985 September 19: Vince Coleman steals his 100th base and Tom Herr drives in his 100th RBI, but the Cardinals lose to the Phillies 6-3.
1985 September 24: Expo Andre Dawson belts 3 home runs including a pair of 3 run shots in a 12 run 5th inning to lead Montreal to a 17-15 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
1985 October 6: On the final day of the season, Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 300th career game. The 8-0 shutout over the Blue Jays also makes Niekro the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout.
1986 July 6: Bob Horner of the Atlanta Braves, becomes and remains the only player to hit four home runs in a game his team lost. His 6 RBI's arnet enough as Montreal beats host Atlanta 11-8. Expos pitcher Andy McGaffigan has a gaff and serves up three of Horner's homers.
1986 April 7: On Opening Day at Tiger Stadium, Boston's Dwight Evans achieves a major league first by hitting a home run off Jack Morris on the first pitch of the season. Later, Tiger Kirk Gibson hits 2 home runs himself and the Tigers prevail 6-5.
1986 April 8: On Opening Day at the Kingdome, Mariner Jim Presley hits a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game at 4 against the Angels. He isn't done as he connects in the 10th with a 2 out grand slam and an 8-4 Mariner win.
1986 April 19: A's pitcher Jose Rijo strikes out 16 Mariners in 8 innings during a 3-2 A's win. The 2 clubs combine for a major league record of 30 strikeouts in a 9 inning game.
1986 April 29: Roger Clemens, at age 23, sets a major league record for strikeouts in a game as he fans 20 Mariners in a 3-1 Red Sox win. The previous mark of 19 was held by Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton and Tom Seaver. Clemens allows no walks and only 3 hits, and has an 8 consecutive strikeout flurry.
1986 May 25: George Brett collects career hit number 2,000 off Bryan Clark in Kansas City's 2-1 win over the White Sox. Brett was 1 for 7 in the 17 inning marathon that featured Scott Bankhead's first major league win.
1986 June 1: George Brett hits career home run number 200 in the 8th inning off Rangers rookie pitcher Mitch Williams. Another Rangers rookie, Ruben Sierra, gets his first major league hit, a 3 run home run. Royals win 5-3.
1986 June 2: The A's draw 7 walks in a 7 run first and win 7-1 over the Tigers.
1986 June 8: In the longest 9 inning game in American League history to date, the Orioles outlast the Yankees 18-9. The 4 hour, 16 minute game features 9 pitchers, 36 hits and 16 walks.
1986 June 18: California's Don Sutton notches career victory number 300 beating the Rangers 3-1 on 3 hits.
1986 June 23: The Phillies rout the Cubs 19-1 at Veterans Stadium. They set a club record with 11 doubles and Juan Samuel cracks two 3 run homers.
1986 June 27: Giant second baseman Robbie Thompson is caught stealing 4 times in the Giants 7-6, 12 inning win over the Reds. Bo Diaz throws him out in the 4th. 6th, 9th and 11th innings.
1986 August 1: Bert Blyleven tosses a 2 hit, 15 strikeout gem against the A's. In the process, he becomes the 10th pitcher to collect his 3,000 strikeout. Kirby Puckett hits for the cycle for good measure as the Twins romp 10-1.
1986 August 6: In a wild game that features a major league record 3 grand slams, the Rangers score 7 runs in the last 2 innings to beat the Orioles 13-11. The Orioles rally from a 5-0 deficit with 2 grand slams in a 9 run 4th inning. This is only the 5th time in major league history a team has hit 2 grand slams in one inning. Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer do the damage.
1986 August 29: The Angels rally for 8 runs in the bottom of the 9th, with the final blow a 2 out Dick Schofield grand slam off of the Tigers Willie Hernandez. Angels 13, Tigers 12.
1986 September 14: Giants catcher Bob Brenly subs at third base and ties a major league record by committing 4 errors in one inning. However, at the plate he makes up for it with a homer in the 5th, a game tying 2 run single in the 7th and a 2 out game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th. Giants beat the Braves 7-6.
1986 September 21: In his major league debut, San Diego's Jimmy Jones pitches a 5-0, one hitter against the Astros allowing only a 3rd inning triple by opposing pitcher Bob Knepper
1986 October 2: Mike Scott strikes out 8 Giants, in a 2-1 Astros victory to run his season total to 306, joining Sandy Koufax and J.R. Richard as the only National League pitchers to fan 300 batters in one season. After clinching the NL West title a week ago with a no hitter, he goes into the 7th inning with a no-no, but Will Clark doubles to break it up.
1987 April 18: Mike Schmidt hits career home run number 500, a 3 run shot off of Pirate pitcher Don Robinson at Three Rivers Stadium. The blast gives the Phillies an 8-6 win.
1987 May 9: After going 15 years without one, Chris Speier hits his 2nd grand slam in a week to lead the Giants to a 9-4 over the Pirates.
1987 May 19: Despite getting a club record 13 strikeouts from pitcher Ted Higuera, Milwaukee loses its 12th straight game 5-1 to the White Sox. The Brewers who started the season with 13 straight wins are now 20-15.
1987 June 3: The Cubs rout the Astros 22-7 at Wrigley Field. The teams combine for 3 grand slams, tying the major league record that stood less than a year.
1987 June 14: Mike Schmidt hits 3 home runs to lead the Phillies to an 11-6 win over the Expos. His 2nd home run is his 2,000 career hit.
1987 June 28: After hitting 3 homers the previous game, the A's rookie Mark McGwire hits 2 more in a 10-0 A's rout. This ties the major league record of 5 home runs in 2 games.
1987 July 18: Don Mattingly hits a home run in his 8th consecutive game, tying the major league record set by Dale Long of the Pirates of 1956. The Rangers celebrate with a 7-2 win. Tomorrow the streak ends as the Rangers win 20-3.
1987 July 31: Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Baltimore to an 8-4 win over Texas.
1987 August 10: Cardinals first basemen Jack Clark sets a National League record by drawing a walk in his 16th consecutive game. The Cardinals beat the Pirates 6-0.
1987 August 26: Paul Molitor goes 0 for 4 in Milwaukee's 1-0, 10 inning win over the Indians ending his hitting streak at 39 consecutive games. This was the longest streak in the American League since Joe DiMaggio's 56 game streak in 1941. Molitor goes 0 for 4 against John Farrell and is on deck when Rick Manning gets the game winning hit.
1987 August 30: With knuckleballer Charlie Hough, Rangers catcher Gino Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls in a 7-0 loss to the Tigers. A week earlier with Hough on the mound, Petralli allows 5 passed balls.
1987 September 5: Carlton Fisk hits his 300th career home run off Danny Jackson, but the White Sox lose to the Royals 4-2.
1987 September 14: In an 18-3 rout of the Orioles, the Blue Jays erupt for a major league record 10 home runs. Ernie Whitt leads with 3, while Oriole Mike Hart hits one to tie the major league record of 11 home runs for two teams.
1987 October 3: Benito Santiago goes 0 for 3 against Orel Hershiser in San Diego's 1-0 win over the Dodgers ending his major league rookie record hitting streak at 34 consecutive games. Santiago's streak is also the longest ever by a catcher.
1988 April 20: The Orioles set the major league record for losses at the start of a season, falling to 0-14 with an 8-6 loss to the Brewers. They surpass a record that stood since the 1920 Tigers.
1988 April 29: The Orioles beat the White Sox 9-0 at Comisky Park ending its now American League record losing streak at 21 games. Mark Williamson gets the win to end the streak.
1988 May 14: Infielder Jose Oquendo become the first non pitcher in 20 years to get a decision in the Cardinals 7-5, 19 inning loss to the Braves. The Cardinals had used 7 pitchers when Oquendo was brought in to pitch in the 16th inning. He shut out the Braves for 3 innings, before surrendering the game winning runs.
1988 May 28: Seattle's infield records 22 assists in a 6-1 over the Yankees, a major league record.
1988 May 28: In his first start since 1981, Milwaukee's Odell Jones no hits the Indians for 8 1/3 innings before allowing a pinch hit single by Ron Washington. Dan Plesac saves the 2-0 victory.
1988 June 6: Tom Browning no hits the Padres for 8 1/3 innings before allowing a single to Tony Gwynn, but finishes with an easy 12-0, 1 hitter.
1988 June 11: Designated Rick Rhoden hits a sacrifice fly in New York's 8-6 win over the Orioles. He is the first pitcher to start a game as a designated hitter since the rule was adopted in 1973.
1988 June 12: Robin Yount hits for the cycle leading Milwaukee to a 16-2 rout of the White Sox.
1988 July 27: Tommy John achieves what is believed to be a first, when he commits 3 errors on one play in the Yankees 16-3 rout of the Brewers.
1988 August 11: After going 225 at bats, Gary Carter hits his 300th career home run as the Mets beat the Cubs 9-6.
1988 August 12: The Red Sox beat the Tigers 9-4 at Fenway Park for their 23rd consecutive win at home, breaking the American League record held by the 1931 A's. Two days later the now 24 consecutive game streak ends with a 18-6 loss to the Tigers.
1988 September 12: Baltimore's Eddie Murray collects his 2,000 career hit in a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox.
1988 September 16: Reds pitcher Tom Browning pitcher the 14th perfect game in major league history, striking out 7 in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers. Tracy Woodson strikes out to end the only no hitter in the majors this season.
1988 September 28: In his last start of the regular season, Orel Hershiser pitches 10 shutout innings to extend his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 59, breaking Dodger Don Drysdale's major league record. However, The Padres win 2-1 in 16 innings on a home run by Mark Parent.
1988 September 30: Dave Stieb is one out away from a no hitter for the second consecutive game but falls short again when Oriole Jim Traber bloops a single. He finishes with his second consecutive 1 hitter in the Jays 4-0.
1989 April 6: In his first start of the season, Orel Hershiser gives up a run in the 1st inning of a 4-3 loss to the Reds to end his major league record consecutive scoreless inning streak at 59.
1989 April 10: Dave Stieb pitches a one hitter against the Yankees, giving him three 1 hitters in his last 4 starts dating back to last September. Blue Jays win 8-0.
1989 April 28: Nelson Liriano breaks up a no hitter in the 9th inning for the second time in 6 days ending Kirk McCaskill's bid with a pinch hit double. Angels hold on and win 9-0.
1989 May 11: The Tigers, with the worst record in the majors, lose 3-1 to their Toledo farm club. .The Mud Hens winning pitcher is 40 year old Johnny Wockenfuss who never pitched in his 12 year major league career.
1989 May 23: Cleveland loses to Detroit 7-2 to drop its record to 21-22, but remains in 1st place by percentage points. It is the latest in a season a sub .500 team has ever been in 1st place.
1989 June 2: Eric Davis hits for the cycle in the Reds 9-4 win over the Padres, becoming the first Red to do so since Frank Robinson in 1959.
1989 June 3: Houston beats Los Angeles 5-4 in 22 innings in a game that takes 7 hours and 14 minutes to complete. When the Dodgers run of players, third baseman Jeff Hamilton becomes the losing pitcher and pitcher Fernando Valenzuela finishes the game at third base.
1989 June 4: The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 13-11 in 12 innings after trailing 10-0 after 6. It is the biggest lead the Red Sox have ever blown and is also their 12th consecutive loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
1989 June 8: After taking a 10-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning (the Pirates best inning since 1942), the Pirates lose to the Phillies 15-11.
1989 June 12: Cardinals utility man Tim Jones plays catcher during a 10-3 loss to the Cubs, becoming the first player the with the name 'Jones' to catch in the major leagues this century.
1989 June 13: San Diego's Jack Clark strikes out 4 times in a 9-6 loss to the Reds giving him a major league record 9 strikeouts in 2 games. He fanned 5 times against the Giants on June 11.
1989 June 24: Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals his 39th and 40th consecutive bases in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates. This breaks the major league record set by Davey Lopes in 1975. He is finally caught stealing July 28, by Expos catcher Nelson Santovenia ending the record streak at 50.
1989 June 25: The Mets defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over the Phillies, tying a major league record set by the 1945 Indians. New York pitchers retire the Phillies on 13 strikeouts, 12 fly outs and 2 ground outs to first base.
1989 July 17: White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk gets his 2,000 career hit in a 7-3 win over the Yankees.
1989 August 3: The Reds score 14 runs in the 1st inning of an 18-2 massacre of the Astros. Major league records set in the outburst are most hits in an inning (16), most players with 2 hits in an inning (7) and most singles in an inning (12). Mariano Duncan and Luis Quinones tie a major league record by batting 3 times in one inning.
1989 August 15: Ranger Charlie Hough pitches his 2nd career one hitter and gets his 2nd career 1 hit loss 2-0 to the Mariners. Hough walks 5, balks and throws a wild pitch while the Rangers collect 13 hits but no runs, 1 hit shy of the major league record while being shutout.
1989 August 22: Indian Felix Fermin ties the major league record with 4 sacrifice bunts in a 3-2, 10 inning win over the Mariners. He is the first player to accomplish the feat since Ray Chapman in 1919
1989 August 23: Rick Dempsey homers off of Dennis Martinez in the top of the 22nd inning to break up a scoreless tie and give the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Expos. Expos pitcher issue no walks.
1989 August 30: The Cardinals leave 16 runners on base in a 2-0 13 inning loss to the Reds, setting a major league record for runners left on base in a shutout.