On August 8, 1976 — Padres rookie Butch Metzger (10-0) is credited with a 4 – 3 victory over the Astros‚ his 10th win without a defeat. With a victory in each of the previous two seasons as well‚ Metzger’s mark of 12-0 to start a career matches Hooks Wiltse‚ in 1904. Metzger will lose his last four decisions this year.
In the first of two games in Chicago, Sox RF Bill Barrett breaks a 1 – 1 tie with a 9th-inning solo homer of Washington’s Walter Johnson to give the win to Tommy Thomas, 2 – 1. The Senators take the second game, 3 – 2, behind Firpo Marberry.
September 25, 1926
At Candlestick Park, the Giants’ home in San Francisco, the Beatles play their last concert. The “Fab Four” will never perform a scheduled concert again.
August 29, 1966
Justin Verlander throws the sixth no-hitter in Detroit Tigers history. Hitting 100 mph on the radar gun in the 9th inning, he shuts down the Brewers with 12 strikeouts, walking four. Magglio Ordonez makes a sliding catch on a shot by Corey Hart in the 7th to keep hope alive and later catches the final out of the contest. It is Detroit’s first no-hitter in 23 years, the second no-hitter of the season and the first ever at Comerica Park. Bill Hall is never retired despite batting three times against Verlander, drawing walks every time up.
June 12, 2007