On July 27, 1968, Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers earns his 20th victory of the season – a 9-0 shutout of the Baltimore Orioles. The Tiger right-hander is the third pitcher in history to reach the milestone this quickly, with only Rube Marquard (Giants, July 19, 1912) and Lefty Grove (A’s, July 25, 1931) accomplishing the feat earlier in a season.

McLain will go on to win 31 games and capture the American League’s Cy Young Award and MVP Award.