2000 — Mark McGwire homered three times and had a career-high seven RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2.

2004 — Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, retiring all 27 hitters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0 slightly less than four months shy of his 41st birthday.

Today's birthdays: Joakim Soria 24; Reggie Jackson 62; Brooks Robinson 71.