On August 16, 1968, Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers wins his 25th game. The controversial right-hander shuts out the Boston Red Sox, 4-0, and improves his road record to 16-0. In the same game, Tigers catcher Bill Freehan is hit with pitches in three consecutive at-bats, tying a major league mark.
Jack “Brakeman” Taylor of the Chicago Cubs sets a major league record by hurling his 187th consecutive complete game
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April 30, 1974