On August 11, 1986, the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates tie a National League record by combining to use 17 pitchers in one game. The Cubs set a new major league mark by using 10 hurlers in the 17-inning loss at Wrigley Field.
New York Mets right-hander Dwight Gooden sets a National League record for most strikeouts by a rookie
September 7, 1984
Rick Rhoden of the New York Yankees becomes the first pitcher to start a game as a designated hitter
June 11, 1988
May 19, 1981