|September 16: Today's featured birthday is that of Gary Ross, who turns 73.
- 1924 - At Ebbets Field, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley's three singles, a double, and two home runs produce a major-league record 12 RBI in the St. Louis 17 - 3 win over the pennant-chasing Brooklyn Robins. Brooklyn manager Wilbert Robinson, watching from the dugout, set the previous record with the Orioles in 1892.
- 1937 - Future Hall of Famer Martin Dihigo pitches the first professional no-hit, no-run game on Mexican soil, a 4-0 victory against Nogales at Veracruz.
- 1960 - At the age of thirty-nine, Warren Spahn pitches a no-hitter beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0. The crafty lefty sets an all-time Braves record with 15 strikeouts.
- 1975 - Rennie Stennett ties Wilbert Robinson's ML record, set June 10, 1892, by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game. The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2B collects two hits each in the first and 5th innings, and scores five of his club's runs in a 22 - 0 massacre of the Chicago Cubs, a major-league record for the biggest score in a shut out game in the 20th century.
- 1983 - Yutaka Fukumoto hits his 36th homer to lead off a game, setting a new world record. It will be broken by Rickey Henderson.
- 2002 - Arizona Diamondbacks righty Curt Schilling (pictured) K's his 300th victim to join Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season.
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