This Date In Baseball

Updated: September 8, 2013, 9:43 AM ET
Associated Press

Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

Sept. 9

1914 -- George Davis of the Boston Braves pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader. Davis' no-hitter was the first thrown at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.

1922 -- Baby Doll Jacobson hit three triples to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1936 -- The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees finished 19½ games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in team history.

1945 -- Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader.

1948 -- Rex Barney of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 2-0 no-hit victory against the New York Giants on a rainy day at the Polo Grounds.

1965 -- Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tossed his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory, while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed one hit -- a double by Lou Johnson.

1987 -- Nolan Ryan struck out 16 to pass 4,500 for his career as the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. Ryan struck out 12 of the final 13 batters and fanned Mike Aldrete to complete the seventh for his 4,500th strikeout.

1992 -- Robin Yount became the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Yount singled to right center off Cleveland's Jose Mesa in the seventh inning.

1998 -- The New York Yankees officially clinched the AL East title, the earliest in AL history, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-5. The Yankees improved to 102-41 -- 20½ games ahead of second-place Boston.

2001 -- Barry Bonds hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season. The third homer was a three-run shot in the 11th inning lifting San Francisco over the Colorado Rockies 9-4. Bonds broke Roger Maris' record of 61 for most homers in a season by a left-handed hitter.

2003 -- Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels hit grand slams as Philadelphia routed Atlanta 18-5.

2004 -- Joe Randa had six hits and tied a major league record with six runs, and Alex Berroa hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs in Kansas City's 26-5 victory over Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader. Randa became the first AL player to have six hits and six runs in the same nine-inning game.

2006 -- Brandon Webb pitched a one-hitter to lead Arizona to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis.

2007 -- Milwaukee became the third team in major league history to open a game with three straight home runs when Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun connected off Cincinnati's Phil Dumatrait in a 10-5 victory. Weeks and Braun each hit two home runs and J.J. Hardy homered and hit two doubles -- all in the first four innings.

2007 -- Detroit's Curtis Granderson joined Willie Mays and Frank "Wildfire" Schulte as the only players in major league history with 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a season when he stole a base in the first inning of Detroit's 14-7 loss to Seattle.

2012 -- B.J. Upton hit three home runs and James Shields threw a two-hitter to lead Tampa Bay past Texas 6-0. Upton hit solo homers in the first, fourth and sixth innings.

Today's birthdays: Will Middlebrooks 25; Michael Bowden 27; Brett Pill 29; Edwin Jackson 30.


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