On September 9, 1987, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros strikes out 16 batters to surpass the 4,500-mark for his career. Ryan strikes out the last five batters-and 12 of the last 13-he faces. At the plate, Ryan drives in the winning run in a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Jack “Brakeman” Taylor of the Chicago Cubs sets a major league record by hurling his 187th consecutive complete game
August 9, 1906
Atlanta Braves set a major league record by using five relief pitchers in the ninth inning of their game against the St. Louis Cardinals
July 22, 1968
June 21, 1901
August 8, 1903