On August 7, 1971, just a week into August, Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s wins his 20th game of the season. The hard-throwing left-hander shuts out the Chicago White Sox, 1-0. Blue will finish the season with 24 wins and will capture both the American League’s MVP and Cy Young awards.
Oakland pitcher Brad Zeigler pitched two innings of scoreless relief to set a record for the most scoreless innings to begin a major league career
July 27, 2008
Wes Ferrell of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first pitcher in the 20th century to win 20 or more games in each of his first four season
August 21, 1932
Atlanta Braves set a major league record by using five relief pitchers in the ninth inning of their game against the St. Louis Cardinals
July 22, 1968
April 5, 1982