This Date in Baseball - May 15
1918 Washington's Walter Johnson pitched a 1-0 18-inning victory over lefty Williams of the Chicago White Sox,who also went the distance.
1941 Joe DiMaggio began his 56 game hitting streak against Chicago's Eddie Smith going 1 for 4.
1960 Don Caldwell became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his first start after being traded. Chicago Cubs beat the St.Louis Cardinals 4-0 at Wrigley Field.
1973 Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched the first of his record seven no-hitters,beating Kansas City Royals 3-0. Ryan tossed a second gem two months later.
1981 Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians pitched the first perfect game in 13 years as the Tribe blanked the Blue Jays at Municipal Stadium.
1993 The Montreal Expos retired their first number. No 10 for Rusty Staub.
2005 Morgan Ensburg hit three homeruns and finished 4 for 4 with 5 RBIs in Houston's 9-0 win over San Francisco Giants.
2005 New York's Tino Martinez hit 2 homeruns in the Yankees 6-4 victory over Oakland, giving Martinez eight homers in his last eight games.
2011 Jose Bautista clubbed 3 homeruns for the first time in his career,adding to his major league leading total(16) and sending the Toronto Blue Jays to an 11-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.