On May 29, 1905, Brooklyn Robins right-hander Elmer Stricklett throws a “mystery pitch” – believed to be a spitball – in a game against the New York Giants. Some historians regard the five-foot, six-inch Stricklett as the first pitcher to throw a spitball in a major league game.
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals becomes the 16th major leaguer to join the 500-home run club
August 5, 1999
August 29, 1973