On August 29, 1973, Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees collects the only hit of the game against Nolan Ryan. Munson’s first inning pop fly drops between two California Angels fielders. In a questionable scoring decision, Munson’s short outfield popup is ruled a base hit. Ryan allows no hits the rest of the way and settles for a one-hit, 5-0 win.
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
September 14, 1978