On May 1, 1980 — New York Mets starter Pete Falcone sets a franchise record when he strikes out the first six batters he faces, a group that include Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt among the the half dozen batters, in the team’s 2-1 loss to the Phillies at Shea Stadium. The southpaw’s mark will not be broken until Jacob DeGrom, who will become the National League’s Rookie of the Year, fans eight Miami batters from the start of a 2014 game to tie Jim Deshaies’ major league record.

 


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