1907 – Roger Bresnahan of the New York Giants becomes the first major league catch to wear shin guards.
1912 – Rube Marquard of the New York Giants starts a winning series of 19 games with an 18-3 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1961 – The Los Angeles Angels won their first major league game, 7-2 against the Orioles in Baltimore. Ted Kluszewski had two homers for the Angels.
1962 – The New York Mets play their first game and lose 11-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Stan Musial of the Cardinals has achieved three successes and has tied the career record of Mel Ott & # 39; s National League with his 1859th run. The Mets would lose their first nine games on the road for a record 40-120.
1969 – The Seattle Pilots play their first game, with Gary Bell closing the White Sox 7-0 at Sicks Stadium.
1990 – Mark Langston makes his debut with the Angels joining Mike Witt without batting an eye while California beats Seattle Mariners 1-0.
1996 – Greg Maddux's record of road victories ended at 18 in a row with a 2-1 defeat by the San Diego Padres. He had been 18-0 with an ERA 0.99 in 20 regular season starts since he lost to Montreal on June 27, 1994.
2008 – Jacob Priday of Missouri set a Big 12 Conference record, hitting four home runs against Texas in a 31-12 defeat. The senior went 5-for-5, drove in nine runs and scored six times.
2011 – Sam Fuld scored four extra-base hits and drove in three runs to help Tampa Bay come out of a crash in season one with a 16-5 win over the Boston Red Sox. Fuld, needing a single to complete the cycle, doubled in the left corner of the field in his last a-bat in the ninth.
2017 – Yoenis Cespedes hit three of New York's New Yorkers to support Matt Harvey, while the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies for 14-4. Lucas Duda hit two homers and Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d Arnaud also went to New York.
Today's birthday: Kenta Maeda, 31.
1906 – Johnny Bates of Boston became the first modern player to hit a home run in his first major bat league. Irv Young allowed a success when Boston beat Brooklyn 2-0.
1909 – The Philadelphia Athletics opens Shibe Park with an 8-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Shibe Park was the first stage in concrete and steel.
1911 – Washington senators open Griffith Stadium with an 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.
1912 – Tinker-Evers-Chance's double-game combination of the Chicago Cubs played its last league game together.
1927 – Bill Terry of the New York Giants hits the first Grand Slam ever hit on the opening day. The Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-7.
1955 – In their first game in Kansas City, the transplanted Athletics defeats the Detroit Tigers 6-2 at the municipal stadium. The room crowd of 32,147 was the largest crowd paid for any event in Kansas City.
1960 – The San Francisco Giants beat the beginning of the game St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in the first game at Candlestick Park.
1965 – The first National League home run in the Houston Astrodome was hit by Bob Bruce's Richie Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-0 win over Astros.
1966 – A crowd of 50,671 welcomes the Braves in Atlanta, but Willie Stargell wins the occasion with a two-shot homer in the 13th inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 victory.
1980 – With a spectacular show of power, Cecil Cooper and Don Money hit every major slam in the second inning of the 18-1 route of the Boston Red Sox in Milwaukee.
1992 – Matt Young of Boston launched eight innings without a shot in Cleveland but lost 2-1. In the second game, the Indians managed only two successes out of Roger Clemens to establish a major record in the league for the fewest hits (2) in a doubleheader.
1994 – Scott Cooper hit the loop and drove in five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox on a 22-11 route to the Kansas City Royals. Cooper went 5-for-6 with two doubles and completed the cycle with a single in the ninth.
2018 – Shohei Ohtani hit a triple based on the bases in the seventh inning of Los Angeles to five, helping the Angels to beat the Kansas City Royals by 7-1 for their fifth consecutive victory. The launcher-outfielder was tied to Mike Trout for the Angels advantage with 11 RBIs in 26 at-bats.
Today's birthdays: Tomas Nido, 25 years old; Brad Brach, 33 years old.
1914 – The first game of the federal league was played in Baltimore and the Terrapins defeated Buffalo, 3-2, behind Jack Quinn. An estimated crowd of 27,000 stood at 15 rows outside the camp to watch Major League Baseball return to Baltimore.
1933 – Sammy West of St. Louis went 6-for-6 in an 11-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox. He had five singles and a double of Ted Lyons.
1953 – For the first time in half a century, a new city was represented in American or national leagues. The Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee and opened in Cincinnati, where Max Surkont defeated the Reds, 2-0.
1954 – Henry Aaron made his league debut in the left field for the Milwaukee Braves and went 0-for-5 in a 9-8 defeat against the Cincinnati Reds. Jim Greengrass of Cincinnati scored four doubles in his first game of the top flight.
1963 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds triples the Pittsburgh Bob Friend for his first success in the league.
1972 – Ends the player's first attack in baseball history.
1984 – Pete Rose of Montreal gets his 4,000th success, a double pitcher from Philadelphia Jerry Koosman. Success came exactly 21 years after his first success. Rose would have scored on Tim Raines one-on-one, slipping home to give Montreal a 4-1 lead in their eventual 5-1 victory.
1987 – The San Diego Padres set a major record in the league when the first three hitters in the lower half of the first inning hit Homer off San Francisco, their home debut. The Padres, 2-0 down, came from Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk.
1993 – Lee Smith becomes the all-time leader, while the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers for 9-7. Smith got the 358th, overtaking Jeff Reardon of the Cincinnati Reds.
1999 – Texas hunter Ivan Rodriguez played nine races in the Rangers 15-6 victory in Seattle.
2004 – San Francisco's Barry Bonds hits his 661th homer, beating Willie Mays to take third place on the baseball career list.
2009 – Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle while the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Randy Johnson and San Francisco for 11-1.
2009 – Jody Gerut christened the Mets' new home, Citi Field, with a homer leadoff in San Diego's 6-5 victory over New York. Gerut's shot by Mike Pelfrey marked the first time in history that the first batsman was eliminated in a regular season game in an important championship.
2011 – A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice, but failed to reach a verdict on the three leaders at the center of accusations that he deliberately used steroids and growth hormone and lied to a grand jury.
2018 – Houston's Gerrit Cole beat 14 career hitters in seven innings to lead the Astros to a 3-2 win against the Texas Rangers. Cole joined Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in Major League history to score at least 11 in three consecutive starts to start a season. Cole also set an important record in the league with 36 strikeouts in his first three starts with a new team, surpassing Randy Johnson in 1999 with Arizona (34).
Today's birthday: Koda Glover, 26; Lorenzo Cain, 33 years old; Hunter Pence, 36; Steve Pearce, 36 years old.