On March 25, 1910, the Chalmers Auto Company of Detroit agrees to award a new car to the player who owns the highest average at season’s end. Nap Lajoie will win a disputed batting title over Ty Cobb in a controversial finish, but Chalmers will award cars to both men in an effort to save face.
Edwin Jackson throws the 4th no-hitter of the season as the Diamondbacks defeat their brethren from the 1998 expansion, the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 – 0. Jackson needs 149 pitches to complete the game, after struggling with his control early on and walking 7 in the first three innings, but manager A.J. Hinch decides to leave him in the game to grab his chance at history. It is the second time the Rays are no-hit this year, having been the victims of Dallas Braden’s perfect game six weeks ago.
June 25, 2010
Derek Dietrich continues his unlikely homer binge as he hits three, all two-run shots, in leading the Reds to an 11 – 6 win over the Pirates. With 17 homers this year, he has already topped his career high, and 12 of his last 17 hits have gone over the fence. For the Pirates, rookie Kevin Newman hits his first career homer, a grand slam off Lucas Sims.
May 28, 2019
At Fenway Park, Rick Wise tosses his 2nd one-hitter this month as the Red Sox top the Orioles, 2 – 0. Paul Blair’s 6th-inning single is the only hit.
June 29, 1976
The Mariners spot the Yankees four runs, then hammer starter Jimmy Key and five other pitchers for 19 hits to win, 10 – 5. Seven Mariners collect two or more hits, and Edgar Martinez drives in four runs. A wild Key takes his 5th straight loss, while Yankee reliever Mariano Rivera records four outs to stretch his runless innings to 21 2/3. The Yanks will place Key on the disabled list.
May 15, 1996