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Gary Nolan becomes only the second pitcher in baseball history to strike out 200 batters in a season as a teenager . . .
Future Hall of Fame first baseman Roger Connor becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam . . .
19-year-old Babe Ruth of the AAA Providence Grays hits the first home run in his professional career . . .
Kevin Kouzmanoff becomes the third player in major league history to hit a grand slam in his first career at bat . . .
Yankee rookie Atley Donald throws a recorded pitch at 94.7 mph to establish a new record for a fast ball . . .
Baltimore Oriole Paul Blair hits a rare inside-the-park grand slam . . .
Jason Jennings gets off to an impressive start by going 3-for-5 at the plate while tossing a complete-game shutout . . .
Eddie Collins becomes the first player to steal six bases in one game twice . . .
Braves’ pitcher George ‘Iron’ Davis no-hits the Phillies at Boston’s South End Grounds . . .
Yankees’ Sam Jones no-hits the A’s, 2-0 at Shibe Park . . .
Wade Boggs loses the International League batting title when he grounds out to first base in his final at-bat of the season . . .
Jackie Robinson hits for the backward cycle when he homers in the first inning, triples in the fourth, doubles in the sixth, and completes the rare event with a single in the eighth . . .
Grady Sizemore becomes the second Cleveland Indian and 14th AL member of the 30-30 club . . .
In the 14th inning of the 1-0 Mariners’ victory over Chicago, Adrian Beltre, who scores the winning run, is hit below the belt by a ninth-inning ground ball scorched by Alexei Ramirez . . .
Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw becomes the first 20-game winner of the season when the team routs Chicago 14-5 . . .
Senators’ sensation Walter Johnson throws a shutout against the Yankees for the third consecutive game . . .
Indians’ Kenny Lofton’s ties a 1939 major league record set by the Yankees’ Red Rolfe for scoring in eighteen consecutive games . . .
White pitcher Sox Vern Kennedy becomes the sixth rookie to throw a no-hitter . . .
White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox sets a record when he goes 98 games — 396 at-bats — without striking out . . .
Ed Halicki, in the second game of a doubleheader sweep, no-hits the Mets, 6-0 . . .
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