On July 9, 1969, Tom Seaver of the New York Mets comes within two outs of pitching a perfect game. Pitching with one out in the ninth inning in front of a record crowd at Shea Stadium, Seaver surrenders a bloop single to Jimmy Qualls of the Chicago Cubs. Seaver will settle for a one-hitter.
September 3, 1927
Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates tie a National League record by combining to use 17 pitchers in one gam
August 11, 1986
Rick Rhoden of the New York Yankees becomes the first pitcher to start a game as a designated hitter
June 11, 1988