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Sept. 1 1958 — Vinegar Bend Mizell of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by walking nine batters and tossing a shutout. Mizell beat Cincinnati 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.1963 — Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals allowed six hits, drove in two runs with a triple and stole home in a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Simmons' steal of home is the last by a pitcher.1975 — Tom Seaver struck out Manny Sanguillen in the seventh inning to become the first pitcher to strike out at least 200 batters in eight consecutive seasons. Seaver recorded 10 strikeouts in the Mets' 3-0 triumph over Pittsburgh.1998 — Mark McGwire broke Hack Wilson's 68-year-old National League record for home runs in a season, hitting his 56th and 57th in the St. Louis Cardinals' victory over the Florida Marlins.1999 — Twenty-two of baseball 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union's failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract.2001 — Rafael Palmeiro drove in three runs for Texas, including a two-run homer in an 8-7 loss to Kansas City. Palmeiro became the fourth player in major league history to record seven straight seasons of at least 35 home runs and 100 RBIs. The other three are Jimmie Foxx (1932-40), Babe Ruth (1926-32) and Sammy Sosa (1995-01).2002 — Miguel Tejada hit a game-ending three-run homer to power Oakland to a 7-5 win over Minnesota for the Athletics' 18th straight victory.