On August 31, 1959, Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers ties the major league record for most strikeouts in a game. Koufax fans 18 San Francisco Giants in a 5-2 Dodger win, matching Bob Feller’s mark and surpassing Dizzy Dean’s National League record. Koufax strikes out 15 of the last 17 batters he faces.
Cy Acosta of the Chicago White Sox becomes the first American League pitcher to bat in a game since the designated hitter
June 20, 1973
August 29, 1973
September 14, 1978