August 18, 2006
Jered Weaver, blanking the Mariners for seven innings at Angel Stadium, joins Whitey Ford (Yankees, 1950) to become only the second American League rookie to begin a career with nine straight victories as a starter. The 23-year-old Angel will need to win his next four games to match the mark established by Hooks Wiltse, who started his freshman season in 1904 with 13 consecutive wins.
August 17, 1973
At Shea Stadium, 42-year-old Willie Mays hits his 660th and final home run of his career off Cincinnati’s Don Gullett. The Mets first baseman, who played 21 seasons roaming the outfield for the Giants before coming home to New York last season, is third on the all-time home run career list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (703).
MLB suspends Urena 6 games for hitting Acuna: undefined