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September 15, 2013, 9:47 am

1914 - Roger Peckinpaugh, at 23, was hired to finish the season as manager of the New York Yankees.

1924 - Jim Bottomley went 6-for-6 and batted in a record 12 runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 17-3. His hits included two home runs.

1960 - Warren Spahn, 39, pitched a no-hitter and set an all-time Braves record with 15 strikeouts. Milwaukee beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0.

1965 - Dave Morehead of the Boston Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Morehead walked one batter and struck out.

1975 - The Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field 22-0. It was the most one-sided shutout since 1900. Rennie Stennett had seven hits, including two two-hit innings.

1987 - Joe Carter of the Cleveland Indians became the ninth major leaguer to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season when he stole his career-high 30th base in the fourth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

1988 - Cincinnati's Tom Browning pitched a perfect game as the Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0. Browning struck out eight and allowed eight balls to be hit out of the infield.

1993 - Dave Winfield of the Minnesota Twins became the 19th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits with a single off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley.

1996 - Paul Molitor got his 3,000th career hit, becoming the 21st major leaguer to reach the mark and the first to do it with a triple.

1997 - Philadelphia's Curt Schilling struck out nine in the Phillies' win over the New York Mets to become the 13th pitcher since 1900 with 300 strikeouts in a season.

2000 - Chicago's Sammy Sosa became the third player to hit 50 home runs in three different seasons, joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire. Sosa homered in the Cubs' 7-6 loss to St. Louis, joining McGwire as the only players to hit 50 in three straight years.

2006 - Washington's Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player in major league history to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season in an 8-4 win over Milwaukee. Soriano when he swiped second base, his 40th stolen base, to go along with 45 home runs. Jose Canseco (Oakland, 1988), Barry Bonds (San Francisco, 1996) and Alex Rodriguez (Seattle, 1998) are the others.

2006 - Chone Figgins hit for the cycle in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.

2007 - Jim Thome became the 23rd player - and third this season - to reach 500 home runs. The slugger hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Dustin Moseley to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

2007 - Todd Jones pitched a shaky ninth inning for his 300th career save in Detroit's 6-4 win over Minnesota, becoming the 21st pitcher in major league history to reach the mark.

2009 - Houston hit five solo homers off Reds starter Justin Lehr but it wasn't enough to keep the Astros from their fourth consecutive loss. Jeff Keppinger went deep twice against his former team, and Kaz Matsui, Carlos Lee and Geoff Blum also connected for Houston in a 6-5 loss at Cincinnati.

2011 - Ryan Braun homered twice and became the second player in Brewers history to get 30 homers and steals in a season, as Milwaukee began a final push for its first NL Central title by eliminating defending NL Central champion Cincinnati from playoff contention with a 6-3 win. Braun, who also has 31 steals, joined Tommy Harper as the franchise's only 30-30 players.

Today's birthdays: Gordon Beckham 27; Matt Harrison 28; Brandon Moss 30; Michael Martinez 31; Robin Yount 58.

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