This date in baseball – Arkansas Online

This date in baseball – Arkansas Online

This date in baseball

Sept. 26

1961 Roger Maris tied Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old record with his 60th home run, off Baltimore’s Jack Fisher.

1983 Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the second no-hitter of his career by defeating Montreal 3-0.

1993 Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners became the eighth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season with 13 strikeouts in 10 innings of a 3-2, 12-inning loss to Oakland.

2000 The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-1 to clinch the National League East and win their record ninth consecutive division title.

2007 The New York Yankees clinched their 13th consecutive postseason appearance, beating Tampa Bay 12-4.

2007 Michael Young reached 200 hits for the fifth consecutive season with two RBI singles among his three hits and Texas pounded the Los Angeles Angels 16-2. Young joined Wade Boggs and Ichiro Suzuki as the only players since 1940 with five consecutive 200-hit seasons.

2008 The Tampa Bay Rays won their first AL East championship when the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees. They became the first team other than Boston and New York to win the division since Baltimore did it in 1997.

2008 Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki matched Lou Gehrig’s record with his eighth season of at least 200 hits and 100 runs. Suzuki scored his 100th run of the season in the third inning against Oakland. Gehrig reached the marks in 1927-28, 1930-32, 1934 and 1936-37.

2018 Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez started with eight straight strikeouts to
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