» July 9, 1959:
Two 20-year-old Baby BirdsMilt Pappas and Jerry Walkershut out the Senators 80 and 50. The Orioles recall young Brooks Robinson from the minors.
» June 19, 1960: In a brilliant pair of pitching performances, the Orioles Hoyt Wilhelm and Milt Pappas throw shutouts to beat the host Tigers. Wilhelm allows two hits in winning the opener, 20, over Bunning, and Pappas allows three hits in winning the nitecap, 10, over Don Mossi. Gentile and Hansen homer in the opener as Clint Courtney, using the big glove, is twice charged with batter interference, the 1st loading the bases in the 4th.
» July 15, 1960:
Brooks Robinson goes 5-for-5, hitting for the cycle, to lead the Orioles to a 52 win over the White Sox. With three hits yesterday, Robinson has eight straight hits. His 9th inning triple off reliever Turk Lown, seals the win for Milt Pappas over starter Billy Pierce.
» August 28, 1960: In a battle of New York's chief rivals for the American League pennant, Baltimore's Milt Pappas has Chicago down 30 in the 8th. An apparent 3-run home run by Ted Kluszewski is nullified because umpire Ed Hurley calls time just before Pappas delivers. Hurley spotted Floyd Robinson and Earl Torgeson warming up along the RF sideline. The Sox argue for 15 minutes, with Nellie Fox and Al Lopez being tossed, before Klu hits again and lines out. The O's prevail 31 and take over 2nd place, two games behind the Yankees, and the Sox are three 1/2 back.
» September 2, 1960:
Milt Pappas stops New York on three hits -- 2 by Tony Kubek -- to give Baltimore a 50 lead in the first of a 3-game showdown. The Orioles now trail New York by .003.
» September 18, 1960:
Before 53,876 fans, the Yankees sweep the Orioles, winning, 73 and 20. The Yankees sweep the 4-game series and the faltering Birds, now four back, will end up in 2nd place, eight games back. Ralph Terry's two hitter in the nitecap beats Milt Pappas.
» August 27, 1961:
The Orioles Milt Pappas is the whole show as he blanks the Twins, 30. He allows just two hits while belting two homers. Eddie Robinson adds a homer.
» September 20, 1961: The Yankees' 154th game of 1961 (including a tie) is Roger Maris' last chance to beat Babe Ruth, in compliance with Commissioner Ford Frick's statement that, for the record to be broken, Maris must do it in the same number of games as Ruth. Maris' 59th home run of the year, off Milt Pappas, is short of the record, but helps New York beat Baltimore 42, clinching its 26th American League pennant. In 1998, Pappas will state that he told Maris the night before that, if the game's outcome is not on the line, he would throw him nothing but fastballs.
» April 11, 1963:
Baltimore's Milt Pappas spoils New York's home opener, beating them, 41. The only Yankee score is a Mickey Mantle homer.
» May 11, 1963:
The Yankees trounce the Orioles, 111, beating Milt Pappas. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris each homer, the first time this year they've done it together.
» June 5, 1963: Mickey Mantle fractures a bone in his left foot and suffers ligament and cartilage damage to the left knee running into the chain link fence at Baltimore chasing down a Brooks Robinson drive. The Mick will be out for 61 games. Whitey Ford beats Milt Pappas 43, as the Yankees return to first place.
» September 2, 1964:
Milt Pappas keeps Baltimore in first place with a one-hit 20 win against Minnesota. Zoilo Versalles gets the single in the 8th for the only hit.
» December 9, 1965: OF Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles for pitchers Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun and OF Dick Simpson. The Reds Bill DeWitt defends the trade by labeling Robinson "an old 30,"a concept that Robinson will quickly prove wrong.
» August 8, 1967: At Crosley Field, Reds P Milt Pappas allows two hits in beating Houston, 50.
» June 11, 1968: The Reds send P Milt Pappas, pitchers Ted Davidson, and IF Bob Johnson to the Braves for pitchers Tony Cloninger and Clay Carroll and IF Woody Woodward. Davidson, who made 54 relief appearances in 1966, has never been the same since his estranged wife shot him in the stomach prior to the 1967 season.
» June 9, 1969: After President Johnson declares this a national day of mourning in memory of the assassinated Robert Kennedy, the Reds' players threaten to boycott today's doubleheader with the Cardinals. Led by Milt Pappas and Vada Pinson, the team, by a slim majority, votes not to play. A very upset GM Bob Howsam and manager David Bristol call for nine volunteers to play. Pete Rose, Tommy Helms, and Jim Maloney leave the clubhouse and shortly afterwards the rest of the team follows. The Reds take an 80 lead after four innings before the Birds lay 10 runs in the 5th to complete the scoring. It's a reverse in the nitecap as the Cards take a 61 lead, and the Reds score five in the 5th to tie, and once in the 12th inning to win, 76.
» July 23, 1970: At Wrigley, Milt Pappas shuts out the Reds in a Cubs, 10 win. It is the only shutout of the year against the Reds, tying the National League record. Jim McGlothin takes the loss.
» September 29, 1971: In the 6th inning of the Expos 65 win over the Cubs, Ron Hunt is hit by a Milt Pappas pitch. It is the 50th HBP for Hunt in 1971, setting a ML record.
» July 28, 1972: Steve Carlton wins his 10th straight for the last place Phils, beating the Cubs Milt Pappas, 20. Lefty allows four hits and strikes out 7, while setting the club record for consecutive wins.
» September 2, 1972: Milt Pappas of the Cubs hurls a no-hit game in beating the Padres 80. Pappas has a perfect game until pinch-hitter Larry Stahl walks with two outs in the 9th inning. Pappas and C Randy Hundley both said of the pitches to Stahl, "They were so close I don't know how Stahl could take them, but they were balls." Pappas later commented on the plate umpire, "he had a chance to become famous as the umpire in the twelve perfect game in baseball history, but he blew it." Pappas retires former Cub Gary Jestadt to finish the game.
» October 3, 1990:
At Pittsburgh, Frank Viola wins his 20th when the Mets beat the Pirates 63. In front of his hometown fans, New York's Chris Jelic homers, his first, last, and only hit in the majors. It comes off Doug Bair on his last at bat. Buc Jerry Reuss, in his only start this year, gives up one earned run, a home run to Tim Teufel in the 6th, but gets no decision in his last appearance in the majors. Reuss, with four appearances this year, joins the exclusive 4-decade club (1969-90) and also closes out his career with 220 wins, but never 20 in a season, a ML record. Milt Pappas also won 200 that way as did Frank Tanana this year. Tanana will end his career with 233 wins and no 20-win seasons.