1941: On his third try, Lefty Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history to earn his 300th victory. The 41-year old Red Sox southpaw joins Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Eddie Plank in reaching the milestone when he beats Cleveland, 10-6, giving up 12 hits for his last victory in the big leagues.
1962: At Sportsman's Park, Stan Musial surpasses Giants' legend Mel Ott as the National League’s all-time RBI leader. ‘Stan the Man’s’ two-run home run off Don Drysdale in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers gives the Cardinals’ right fielder 1,862 career runs with the Redbirds.
1977: With his 2,881st career hit, Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as the all-time hit leader among switch-hitters.
1978: Pete Rose’s third inning Shea Stadium single to left off Mets righty Craig Swan establishes a National League record for hits in consecutive games. The Reds infielder has hit safely in 38 games breaking Tommy Holmes’ mark set as a member of the Boston Braves in 1945.
2010: Chris Coghlan seriously injures himself when he tries to smash a shaving-cream pie in Wes Helms’s face after his teammate hit a single to give the Marlins a 5-4 walk-off victory over Atlanta. The 2009 NL Rookie of the Year will go on the disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee, and miss the remainder of the season. [bOuch!![/b]