Today in history

July 04, 2000

1905: The Athletics scored two runs in the 20th inning, giving Rube Waddell a 4-2 victory over Cy Young of the Red Sox. Both pitchers went the distance. Young did not allow a walk.

1908: George Wiltse of the Giants pitched a 10-inning, 1-0 no-hitter against the Phillies.

1912: George Mullin of the Tigers celebrated his 32nd birthday by no-hitting the Browns.

1925: Two of the great left-handers - Herb Pennock of the Yankees and Lefty Grove of the Athletics -hooked up in a pitcher's duel that New York won, 1-0, in 15 innings. Pennock gave up four hits and walked none.

1939: Jim Tabor of the Red Sox hit three home runs, including two grand slams, in an 18-12 triumph over the Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader.

1976: The Phillies' Tim McCarver lost a grand slam when he passed Garry Maddox on the basepaths. The Phillies still beat the Pirates, 10-5.

1983: Dave Righetti of the Yankees pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

1984: Phil Niekro of the Yankees struck out five Rangers and became the ninth pitcher to pass the 3,000 strikeout mark. Victim No. 3,000 was Larry Parrish.

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