On June 28, 1986, Phil Niekro of the Cleveland Indians and Don Sutton of the California Angels become the first 300-game winners to face each other during the 20th century. The Angels win the game, 9-3, but neither Sutton nor Niekro is involved in the decision.
Rick Rhoden of the New York Yankees becomes the first pitcher to start a game as a designated hitter
June 11, 1988
Andy Hawkins of the New York Yankees throws no-hit ball over eight innings against the Chicago White Sox, but still loses the game
July 1, 1990
April 18, 1981