» August 28, 1970:
Jerry Reuss allows two hits and the Cards beat the host Dodgers, 1–0, when Joe Torre belts a 9th inning home run off Don Sutton. It is Reuss' 2nd two hitter this month, having beaten the Expos 4–0 on August 9.
» September 23, 1970:
The Cardinals dent the pennant aspirations of the Cubs, stopping them twice by identical 2–1 scores. Bob Gibson and Jerry Reuss are the hurlers for the Birds.
» September 5, 1971:
Cardinal pitcher Jerry Reuss is a winner, 12–5, in a duel with Chicago's Fergie Jenkins. Jenkins gives up home run to Matty Alou in the contest and now all three Alou brothers have hit dingers off him.
» April 15, 1972:
The Astros acquire P Jerry Reuss, a .500 pitcher for three years with the Cardinals, for Scipio Spinks and Lance Clemons.
» June 18, 1972: Larry Bowa's 9th-inning double is the Phillies' only hit as the Astros Jerry Reuss hurls a 10–0 shutout. Tomorrow, Houston's Larry Dierker will also spin a one-hitter.
» October 31, 1973: The Astros trade P Jerry Reuss to the Pirates for C Milt May. Reuss will finally put it all together in Pittsburgh and win 58 games in four seasons.
» June 9, 1974: Richie Zisk of Pittsburgh hits for the cycle and the Pirates roll over the Giants, 14–1. Jerry Reuss is the winner.
» June 27, 1980: The Dodgers Jerry Reuss pitches an 8–0 no-hitter against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Reuss, who strikes out only two but doesn't walk a batter, is deprived of a perfect game when SS Bill Russell throws wildly to 1B on Jack Clark's easy grounder in the first inning.
» September 19, 1980: The Reds light up Jerry Reuss (17-6) for eight runs in two innings, en route to a 10–7 win over the Dodgers. Reuss serves up a grand slam to Johnny Bench, the 9th slam off him this year, a National League record. Steve Garvey and Ron Cey solo for the Dodgers.
» October 4, 1980:
The Dodgers break a 1–1 tie on a 4th inning home run from Steve Garvey to beat the Astros 2–1. Loser Nolan Ryan goes 11–10, while Jerry Reuss wins his 18th. Houston now leads by one game with one to play.
» April 9, 1981: Pressed into service on Opening Day when scheduled starter Jerry Reuss pulls a calf muscle, Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela shuts out the Astros 2–0 on five hits in his first ML start.
» October 11, 1981:
After being down two games to none, LA shuts out Houston 4–0 behind Jerry Reuss to take the playoff.
» June 11, 1982: Jerry Reuss pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season, allowing a leadoff double to the Reds Eddie Milner in the first inning, then retiring the next 27 batters for an 11–1 victory. It is the 2nd time in his career that Reuss has missed a perfect game by one batter.
» July 25, 1982: Steve Carlton pitches his 50th career shutout, a 1–0 five-hitter against the Dodgers and Jerry Reuss.
» August 18, 1982: In the completion of a game suspended the previous day after 17 innings, the Dodgers beat the Cubs 2–1 in 21 innings despite running out of position players and having to use pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Bob Welch in the outfield. Jerry Reuss pitches the final four innings for the win, then starts the regularly scheduled game and wins again 7–4.
» August 24, 1983:
Cubs Chuck Rainey is one out away from a no-hitter when the Reds Eddie Milner singles to center on the first pitch. Rainey settles for a 3–0 one-hitter, his first complete game of the season. For Milner, this is the 3rd of five instances that he will collect his team's only hit in a game, a ML mark he'll share with Cesar Tovar. The other solos are Dickie Noles and Jerry Reuss (1982), Len Barker & Donnie Moore (1984) and Alejandro Pena (1986).
» July 26, 1985:
In a 10–0 blanking of the Cubs, LA's Pedro Guerrero is 2-for-2 to complete an on-base streak of 14, setting a National League record. The streak, which began on the 23rd includes two singles, three doubles, two homers, six walks, and a hit by pitch. He'll be 1-for-3 tomorrow. Jerry Reuss scatters seven hits in the shutout and is backed by three homers, including a grand slam by Mike Marshall, a 3-run shot by Brock and a 2-run homer by Guerrero.
» May 9, 1988: Jerry Reuss picks up his 200th career victory with 71/3 shutout innings in Chicago's 3–0 win over Baltimore.
» October 3, 1990:
At Pittsburgh, Frank Viola wins his 20th when the Mets beat the Pirates 6–3. 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.