View Full Version : Today's Date In Baseball History - May 6th

05-06-00, 09:08 AM
Today in Baseball History
May 6, 2000

A big K-day


Kerry Wood was mowing them down on this date in 1998.

On this date in baseball history, rookie Kerry Wood tied the Major League record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, pitching a one-hitter to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Houston Astros 2-0. The 20-year-old right-hander tied the record set by Boston's Roger Clemens against Seattle in 1986, and matched by Clemens against Detroit in 1996. Wood broke the NL record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, held by Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver and David Cone. Eight of Wood's last nine outs were strikeouts.

Also on this date:
1915 -- As a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth had three hits, in cluding his first Major League home run, off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees, at the Polo Grounds.

1917 -- Bob Groom of the Browns duplicated teammate Ernie Koob's feat of the previous day by pitching a 3-0 no-hit victory against the Chicago White Sox in St. Louis.

1925 -- Shortstop Everett Scott of the New York Yankees ended his streak of 1,307 consecutive games, which started while he was playing for the Boston Red Sox. Scott, who owned the longest playing streak before Lou Gehrig, gave way to Pee Wee Wanninger.

1951 -- Cliff Chambers of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a 3-0 no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves in Boston.

1953 -- Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against 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 the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. The win ended Young's 29-game losing streak as a starter.

Today's birthdays: Mike Kinkade 27; Eddie Perez 32; Willie Mays 69.