Seattle's Randy Johnson, at 6 feet 10 inches the
tallest pitcher in ML history, pitches the first
Mariners' no-hitter, a 2-0 win over the Tigers.
He walks 6 and strikes out 8.
The Dodgers Ramon Martinez, 22, strikes out 18 Braves
in a 2-0 win. He ties Sandy Koufax's club record
and is one short of the NL mark. Martinez whiffed
none in the 9th inning.
The Braves select Florida high school SS Chipper
Jones with the first pick in the annual free-agent
draft. The A's use their 17th choice to take the much
sought after Todd Van Poppel, passed over because
of his stated intention to pitch at the University
of Texas. The A's change his mind and he signs on
A week after the Mets fire their manager, the
Yankees follow suit. Bucky Dent, the Yank's skipper
for just 89 games, is replaced by Stump Merrill, who
managed the Columbus farm team.
For the 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder
belts 3 HRs in a game, as Detroit beats the Indians
6-4. Fielder is only the 4th AL player to have
two 3-HR games in a season.
Dodger Eddie Murray homers from each side of the
plate for the 10th time in his career (the 2nd time
in 1990) to tie Mickey Mantle's ML record. The Dodgers
beat the Padres 5-4 in 11 innings.
Ageless Nolan Ryan pitches his unprecedented 6th
career no-hitter, striking out 14 batters in a 5-0
win over the A's. He is the first to pitch a
no-hitter for 3 different teams, and the first
to throw a perfecto in 3 different decades.
The Phils Lenny Dykstra's hitting streaks stops
at 23 games, as he goes 0-for-8 in a doubleheader
with Montreal. Dykstra's average drops from .407 to
Orioles SS Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive
game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on
the all-time list. Ripken will need to maintain his
streak into 1995 to pass Lou Gehrig's mark of 2,130.
Kansas City's Willie Wilson steals his 600th career
base in an 11-4 win over California.
Highly touted prospect Steve Avery makes his
ML debut for the Braves and gives up 8 runs in 213
innings. The Reds scalp the Braves 13-4.
The Giants Trevor Wilson no-hits the Padres
for 8 innings before Mike Pagliarulo singles. Wilson
settles for a 6-0 one hitter, the Giants' 14th
win in their last 15 games.
The NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams
for the 1993 season. The price of admission is 95
Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game to break
Al Lopez's NL mark. He goes 0-for-3 in the Giants'
4-3 loss to San Diego.
The last-place Braves fire manager Russ Nixon
and replace him with GM Bobby Cox, who last managed
Toronto in 1985.
Brewers DH Dave Parker gets his 2,500th career hit
in a 5-4 win over the Yankees.
Oakland's Dave Stewart and the Dodgers Fernando
Valenzuela both throw no-hitters today, the first
time this has happened since Hippo Vaughan and Fred
Toney's double no-hitter in 1917. Stewart blanks the
Blue Jays 5-0, and a few hours later Valenzuela
beats the Cardinals 6-0.