Thursday’s History

1941 – Joe DiMaggio extends his consecutive-game hitting streak to 45 by hitting a home run off Boston’s Dick Newsome, surpassing Willie Keeler’s all-time record.

1950 – Bob Feller, wins his 200th major-league game, a 5-3 Cleveland win over Detroit in the second game of a doubleheader split.

1963 – At 12:31 A.M. in San Francisco, Willie Mays homers off Warren Spahn in the bottom of the 16th inning to give Juan Marichal a 1-0 victory in the National League’s longest game ended by a home run.

1970 – Detroit’s Joe Niekro no-hits the Yankees until Horace Clarke singles in the ninth inning as the Tigers win 5-0. This is the third time in the month that Clarke has broken up a no-hitter, having spoiled bids by Kansas City’s Jim Rooker (June 4) and Boston’s Sonny Siebert (June 19).

1986 – After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his first loss as Toronto scores three times in the eighth inning to down Boston 4-2. Clemens was one game short of the American League record for consecutive wins at the start of a season.

1987 – Jim Eisenreich, making a comeback after being forced out of the major leagues by a nervous disorder in 1984, hits his first Major League home run since 1982 to lead the Royals to a 10-3 win over his former club, the Twins.