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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1965 - In a classic Charlie Finley publicity stunt, Satchel Paige becomes baseball's oldest performer. At 59, Paige hurls the first three innings, garners one strikeout, and allows just one hit, to Carl Yastrzemski.
  • 1981 - Nolan Ryan becomes the first player to pitch five no-hitters, hurling a 5-0 victory over Los Angeles at the Astrodome.

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