On August 12, 1912 — Chicago Cubs owner Charles Murphy hints that the Cards and other clubs go easy against John McGraw’s Giants. Later Phils owner Horace Fogel‚ a former Giants manager whose ownership of the Phils is seen as a front for Murphy and financial backer Charles Raft of Cincinnati, OH, echoes the accusation and charges National League umpires with favoring the Giants. It will lead to Fogel’s being expelled from the NL.
Johan Santana shuts out the Dodgers, 5 – 0, allowing 3 hits over 8 innings. It is the Dodgers’ seventh consecutive loss. Ike Davis hits a three-run homer for the Mets.
June 30, 2012
In a scoreless tie, Expo hurler Pedro Martinez hurls nine perfect innings against the Padres. After Montreal goes ahead in the top of the tenth inning, the 23 year-old Dominican right-hander gives up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the bottom of the frame but gets the 1-0 victory when Mel Rojas secures the final three outs for a save.Martinez becomes the second pitcher in history, after Harvey Haddix, to have a perfect game broken up in extra innings.
June 3, 1995
Browns OF Sammy West equals the major-league record with four extra-base hits in a 12-inning, 10 – 9 win over the White Sox. He hits one double, two triples, and a home run.
August 5, 1933
Opposing his younger brother, Joe, Phil Niekro goes the distance to get the victory when the Braves beat the Cubs at Atlanta Stadium, 8-3. Joining Jesse and Virgil Barnes, who face one another five times as starters in the 1920’s, the Niekros become the second pair of siblings to start in the same major league game.
July 4, 1967
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