On This Date In Baseball: Cal Ripkin’s Streak Comes to an End
1902 -- Chicago's Jim Callaghan tossed the White Sox's first no-hitter, beating Detroit 2-0.
1908 -- Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox threw his second career no-hitter for a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.
1912 -- The Detroit Tigers snapped Joe Wood's 16-game win streak with a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox.
1924 -- Grover Cleveland Alexander won his 300th game as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Giants 7-3 in 12 innings.
1958 -- Hoyt Wilhelm of the Baltimore Orioles pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium, with the only run coming on a home run by Gus Triandos.
1968 -- Mickey Mantle hit his last home run in the major leagues, a solo shot against Boston's Jim Lonborg. Mantle had 536 homers.
1969 -- Bob Moose of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
1988 -- Wade Boggs became the first player this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons as the Boston Red Sox pounded Toronto 13-2. Boggs also joined Lou Gehrig as the only players to get 200 hits and 100 walks in three consecutive years. 1992 -- Philadelphia second baseman Mickey Morandini made the first unassisted triple play in the National League in 65 years, the ninth in major league history, in the Phillies' 3-2, 13-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
1998 -- Cal Ripken took himself out of the starting lineup and did not play in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees, ending his consecutive-game streak at 2,632 games. After nearly 16 years, Ripken said he decided the time was right to end the streak, which began on May 30, 1982.
2005 -- Colorado tied a franchise record scoring 20 runs on 23 hits in a 20-1 victory over San Diego. Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in a career-high eight runs, tying a franchise record.
2008 -- Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 60th save in Los Angeles' 7-3 victory over Texas.
Today's birthdays: Steve Lombardozzi 24; Ian Desmond 27; Jason Bay 34.
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