On July 4,1934 In a Negro National League game, Satchel Paige pitches a 4 – 0 no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Crawfords against the Homestead Grays in Pittsburgh, with only a walk and an error spoiling a perfect game. He strikes out 17. Josh Gibson is his catcher, the only time in Negro league history in which battery-mates in a no-hitter are both members of the Hall of Fame, something which has never happened in the white majors. Legend claims that Paige then drives to Chicago to shut out the Chicago American Giants, 1 – 0, in 12 innings, giving him two shutouts in two different cities in the same day, but the claim has since been disproved. The no-hitter, however, is documented.
At Fenway Park, the Yankees lose to the Red Sox, 10 – 4, with the Sox being led by Clyde Vollmer’s grand slam in the 1st inning. Vollmer had a two-run triple in yesterday’s 6 – 2 win over the Yankees.
July 7, 1951
Johan Santana’s streak of 22 straight starts of allowing three or fewer runs comes to an end when the southpaw gets the victory in the Twins’ 8-4 victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. Last season’s Cy Young Award winner has the second longest streak of giving fewer than four runs in consecutive outings, trailing only Dwight Gooden’s 24 in 1985.
April 5, 2005
The Twins win their eighth consecutive game when they blank the A’s at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7-0. Minnesota will not win another game until July 22, dropping their next nine decisions, a dubious feat the streaky team also accomplished in April.
July 9, 1987
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