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2019 The Rangers Joey Gallo drives in a run on this first career sacrifice fly ending his MLB record of 1,145 at-bats without a sac fly. Sacrifice flys became a statistic in 1954.
2016 Jake Arrieta tosses the first no-hitter of the 2016 campaign as the Cubs hammer the Reds 16-0. Through his first four starts Arrieta is 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA.
2012 29-year old Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox throws a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners. Humber will finish the 2012 season with a 5-5 record and a 6.44 ERA. By the end of the 2013 season Humber will be out of baseball.
2002 Rafael Furcal of the Atlanta Braves ties a modern major league record by hitting three triples against the Florida Marlins.
1991 In what some claim is the greatest extra inning comeback in major league history, the Pittsburgh Pirates score six runs in the bottom on the 11th inning to beat the Chicago Cubs. Earlier in the game the Pirates rallied from a 7-2 deficit to tie the game in the ninth. The final score was 13-12.
1982 The Braves beat the Reds, making this their 13th consecutive win to start the season. The record will be equaled in 1987 by the Milwaukee Brewers and in 2023 by the Tampa Bay Rays.
1972 The Texas Rangers play their first home game in franchise history as the beat the California Angels 7-6. After that 1971 season the Washington Senators moved to Texas.
1966 The Chicago Cubs acquire a 23-year old pitcher who had only pitcher 14 major league innings. His name, Ferguson Jenkins. To acquire the future Hall of Famer the Cubs dealt, pitchers Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson along with outfielder Adolfo Phillips and first baseman John Hernstein to the Phillies. Jenkins would go on to throw nearly 2,700 innings for the Cubs accumulating 52.9 WAR with a 3.20 ERA.