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Today in Major League Baseball

| Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007

Seasons

Sept. 9

1914 - George Davis of the Boston Braves pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.

1922 - Baby Doll Jacobson hit three triples to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1936 - The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees finished 19 1/2 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in team history.

1945 - Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader.

1948 - Rex Barney of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 2-0 no-hit victory against the New York Giants on a rainy day at the Polo Grounds.

1965 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tossed his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed one hit -- a double by Lou Johnson.

1987 - Nolan Ryan struck out 16 to pass 4,500 for his career as the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-2. Ryan struck out 12 of the final 13 batters and fanned Mike Aldrete to complete the seventh for his 4,500th strikeout.

1992 - Robin Yount became the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Yount singled to right center off Cleveland's Jose Mesa in the seventh inning.

1998 - The New York Yankees officially clinched the AL East title, the earliest in AL history, beating the Boston Red Sox, 7-5. The Yankees improved to 102-41 -- 20 1/2 games ahead of second-place Boston.

2001 - Barry Bonds hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season. The third was a three-run shot in the 11th inning that lifted San Francisco over the Colorado Rockies, 9-4. Bonds broke Roger Maris' record of 61 for most homers in a season by a left-handed hitter.

2003 - Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels hit grand slams as Philadelphia routed Atlanta, 18-5.

2004 - Joe Randa had six hits and tied a major league record with six runs, and Alex Berroa hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs in Kansas City's 26-5 victory over Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader. Randa became the first AL player to have six hits and six runs in the same nine-inning game.

2006 - Brandon Webb pitched a one-hitter to lead Arizona to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis.

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