1995 - Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's streak with
1974 - Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's all-time home
1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American
1998 - Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa surpass
Roger Maris' single
home run record.
1939 - Lou Gehrig retires with his "luckiest
man" farewell speech.
1985 - Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the all-time
1941 - Ted Williams is the last man to post
a .400 average.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games.
1988 - Kirk Gibson's pinch-hit homer sends LA
on its way to a
1991- Nolan Ryan pitches his seventh career no-hitter.