1980 — Bill Gullickson struck out 18 — the most ever by a rookie — as the Montreal Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
1997 — Mark McGwire joined Babe Ruth in 1927-28 as the only players in major league history with consecutive 50-homer seasons by hitting a 446-foot shot off Shawn Estes in the third inning of St. Louis' game against at San Francisco.
2000 — Arizona's Randy Johnson became the 12th player to reach the 3,000 strikeout plateau, fanning a season-high 14 in seven innings as the Diamondbacks lost to Florida 4-3 in 12 innings. Johnson also recorded his 300th strikeout for the third consecutive season and the fourth time overall. Nolan Ryan is the only other pitcher to accomplish the feat.