This Date in Baseball; May 6

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October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry waves to fans during the World Series victory parade for the San Francisco Giants at Market Street. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports1915  - As a pitcher for Boston,Babe Ruth collected 3 hits including his first major league homerun when he connected off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.
1953 - Bobo Holloman of the St.Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hitter agaimst the Philadelphia Athletics in his first major league start. He never pitched another complete game in the majors

1982 - Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th major league pitcher with 300 victories when he defeated the New York Yankees 7-3 at the Kingdome

1994 - Anthony Young won as a starter for the first time in more than two years as theChicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. This win ended Young's 29 game losing streak as a starter.
1998 - Rookie Kerry Wood tied the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a 9-inning game,pitching a one-hitter to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 2-0. The 20 year old tied the record set by Boston's Roger Clemens over Seattle in 1986 and matched by Clemens against Detroit in 1996. Wood broke the NL record of 19 strikeouts in a 9-inning game held by Steve Carlton,Tom Seaver and David Cone.

2005 - San Diego's Trevor Hoffman beczme the tgird pitcher in major league history to reach 400 saves joining Lee Smith(478) andJohn Franco (424).
2009 - The Los AngelesDodgers broke the modern major league record for home winning sreak to start the season with their 13th straight victory,10-3 over the WashingtonNationals. The Dodgers surpassed the 12-0 record of the 1911 Detroit Tigers.
2012 - The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-6 in 17 innings in the first major league game since 1925 in which bothteams put in a position player on the mound. Baltimore designated hitter Chris Davis overcame an 0-for-8 day at the plate by pitching 2 scoreless innings getting the victory over Darnell McDonald,an outfielderBoston called upon once the Red Sox bullpen was depleted. Adam Jones hit a three run homer in the top of the 17th off McDonald.

Today's Birthday: Willie Mays,83.
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