On August 26, 1947, Dan Bankhead becomes the first black pitcher in major league history. The former Negro leagues star makes his first appearance with the Brooklyn Dodgers, who previously debuted Jackie Robinson on April 15. Bankhead becomes the first National League pitcher to homer in his first at-bat, but gives up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Ferguson Jenkins of the Texas Rangers becomes the fourth pitcher in history to record 100 wins in each league
May 3, 1980
Mike Schmidt hits his 513th career home run off Atlanta’s Zane Smith to move past Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks into 10th place on the all-time list
July 9, 1987