On June 4 1972 — A major league record eight shutouts are pitched in 16 major league games: five in the American League, three in the National League. Two are recorded by the Oakland Athletics, who sweep a pair from the Baltimore Orioles by identical 2 – 0 scores.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

SABR Games Project

National Pastime June 4

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