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  • 1979 — At Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers hold Catfish Hunter Day to honor their future Hall of Fame pitcher who will be retiring at the end of the season at the age of 33. A 20-year-old left-hander named Dave Righetti makes his major league debut for the hometown team.
  • 1988 — The Reds’ Tom Browning pitches a perfect game against the Dodgers, striking out eight and allowing only eight balls to be hit out of the infield in his 1 - 0 victory. Over three starts including the perfect game he retires 40 consecutive batters - one shy of a major league record.

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