1897 - Charles "Duke" Farrell, Washington catcher, sets a major league record by throwing out eight Orioles trying to steal second base. The Senators lose anyway 6-3.
1959 - At Yankee Stadium, Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games comes to an end when he makes an error in a 7-6 loss to the Indians.
1963 - Sandy Koufax returns to the rotation from a circulatory ailment in his left index finger and throws a no-hitter against the visiting first place Giants. The Man With The Golden Arm walked two, fanned four, and improved his record to 4–1.
1972 - The Giants trade future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the Mets for minor league pitcher Charlie Williams and cash.
1977 - With the Braves mired in a 16-game losing streak, owner Ted Turner takes over as field manager. After the Braves lose again 2-1, Turner is relieved of his new job by N.L. president Chub Feeney. A league rule prohibits a manager from owning a financial interest in his club.
1980 - Thirty-nine-year-old Pete Rose steals second, third, and home in one inning for the Phillies. The last National Leaguer to pull this feat was Jackie Robinson in 1954.
1984 - The Tigers improve their record to 26-4 with an 8-2 win over the Angels and establish a new record for the best 30-game start in major league history, eclipsing the 25-5 mark set by the Dodgers in 1955.
1990 - Citing a no-trade clause in his contract, Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield refuses to report to the Angels after being traded for Mike Witt. Winfield will eventually accept the trade on May 16, ending his often stormy relationship with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
1996 - Al Leiter pitches the first no-hitter in Marlins history. After two walks and a hit batsman in the first three innings, Leiter retires the last 20 batters in a 6-0 gem.