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May 05, 1997


1904--Cy Young of the Red Sox pitched a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell, 3-0. Having pitched nine hitless innings in two previous efforts, he ran his string of hitless innings to 18.

1917--Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox in a 1-0 victory at St. Louis.

1925--Manager Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hit three homers, a double and two singles against the St. Louis Browns.

1933--Pepper Martin of St. Louis hit two doubles, a triple and a home run, leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

1962--Bo Belinsky of the California Angels pitched a no-hitter, beating the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0, at Dodger Stadium. Belinsky struck out nine and walked four.

1978--Pete Rose became the 14th player to get 3,000 hits when he singled against Montreal's Steve Rogers at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.

1980--National League President Chub Feeney suspended Pittsburgh's Bill Madlock for 15 days and fined him $5,000 for shoving his glove in the face of home plate umpire Gerry Crawford.

Today's Birthdays: Charles Nagy, 30.

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