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All-time perfect games in MLB history

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Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

:: RARE FEATS ::

"When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying," said Don Larsen, who threw the only perfecto in postseason history for the Yankees vs. the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

While there have been many other close calls -- including the Pirates' Harvey Haddix's 12 innings of perfect baseball in 1959 before losing the game in the 13th inning, and the Tigers' Armando Galarraga losing his in 2010 on a clearly missed umpire's call at first base on what would have been the final out of the game -- here are the only 23 men who have been perfect from the first out until the last:

• Felix Hernandez, Aug. 15, 2012
Mariners vs. Rays, 1-0

Video: TB@SEA: Felix freezes Rodriguez to seal perfect game
• Matt Cain, June 13, 2012
Giants vs. Astros, 10-0

Video: HOU@SF: Cain retires Castro to finish up perfect game
• Philip Humber, April 21, 2012
White Sox at Mariners, 4-0

Video: CWS@SEA: Humber fans Ryan to complete perfect game
• Roy Halladay, May 29, 2010
Phillies at Marlins, 1-0

Video: PHI@FLA: Halladay closes out a perfect game
• Dallas Braden, May 9, 2010
Athletics vs. Rays, 4-0

Video: TB@OAK: Korach calls Braden's perfect game in Oakland
• Mark Buehrle, July 23, 2009
White Sox vs. Rays, 5-0

Video: Remembering Buehrle's perfect game from 2009

• Randy Johnson, May 18, 2004
D-backs at Braves, 2-0

Video: ARI@ATL: Johnson records final out of perfect game

• David Cone, July 18, 1999
Yankees vs. Expos, 6-0

Video: MON@NYY: Cone throws a perfect game against Montreal

• David Wells, May 17, 1998
Yankees vs. Twins, 4-0

Video: MIN@NYY: The last out of David Wells' perfect game

• Kenny Rogers, July 28, 1994
Rangers vs. Angels, 4-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Rogers hurls a perfect game vs. the Angels

• Dennis Martinez, July 28, 1991
Expos at Dodgers, 2-0

Video: MON@LAD: Dennis Martinez completes a perfect game

• Tom Browning, Sept. 16, 1988
Reds vs. Dodgers, 1-0

Video: LAD@CIN: Tom Browning completes perfect game

• Mike Witt, Sept. 30, 1984
Angels at Rangers, 1-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Witt completes perfect game against Rangers

• Len Barker, May 15, 1981
Indians vs. Blue Jays, 3-0

Video: TOR@CLE: Tribe pitcher Barker completes perfect game

• Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968
Athletics vs. Twins, 4-0

• Sandy Koufax, Sept. 9, 1965
Dodgers vs. Cubs, 1-0

Video: CHC@LAD: Scully calls final out of Koufax perfecto

• Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964
Phillies at Mets, 6-0

Video: PHI@NYM: Bunning completes perfect game with K

• Don Larsen, Oct. 8, 1956
Yankees vs. Dodgers, 2-0

Video: 1956 WS Gm5: Don Larsen tosses a perfect game

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0

• Addie Joss, Oct. 2, 1908
Naps vs. White Sox, 1-0

• Cy Young, May 5, 1904
Americans vs. Athletics, 3-0

• John Ward, June 17, 1880
Grays vs. Bisons, 5-0

• Lee Richmond, June 12, 1880
Ruby Legs vs. Blues, 1-0

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

All-time rookie no-hitters in MLB history

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Throwing a no-hitter is hard enough for a crafty veteran. But doing it as a rookie? Well, that puts you into some of the most elite company in the game's history.

Throwing a no-hitter is hard enough for a crafty veteran. But doing it as a rookie? Well, that puts you into some of the most elite company in the game's history.

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Only 22 big leaguers have accomplished the feat, and it's a wonder that the number is that large. It's tough enough to be pitching at big league parks for the first time against hitters you've only ever seen before on TV. 

"I'm still not sure what just happened. It's awesome," the Giants' Chris Heston said after becoming the most recent member of the fraternity in 2015. "Definitely something I'll remember forever. Just to even have the opportunity to be out there, I'm really blessed. It was a lot of fun."

Here is the complete list of pitchers who, like Heston, pulled off a no-no in their first year:

• Chris Heston, June 9, 2015
Giants at Mets, 5-0 Coverage >

Video: Heston throws a no-hitter on the biggest stage

• Clay Buchholz, Sept. 1, 2007
Red Sox vs. Orioles, 10-0

Video: BAL@BOS: Buchholz no-hits O's in second career start

• Anibal Sanchez, Sept. 6, 2006
Marlins vs. D-backs, 2-0

Video: ARI@FLA: Anibal Sanchez no hits the D-Backs

• Bud Smith, Sept. 3, 2001
Cardinals at Padres, 4-0

Video: STL@SD: Bud Smith completes no-hitter against Padres

• Jose Jimenez, June 25, 1999
Cardinals at D-backs, 1-0

Video: STL@ARI: Jose Jimenez completes a no-hitter

• Wilson Alvarez, Aug. 11, 1991
White Sox at Orioles, 7-0

Video: CWS@BAL: Alvarez hurls a no-hitter against the O's

• Mike Warren, Sept. 29, 1983
Athletics vs. White Sox, 3-0

• Jim Bibby, July 30, 1973
Rangers at Athletics, 3-0

• Steve Busby, April 27, 1973
Royals at Tigers, 3-0

• Burt Hooton, April 16, 1972
Cubs vs. Phillies, 4-0

• Vida Blue, Sept. 21, 1970
Athletics vs. Twins, 6-0

• Don Wilson, June 18, 1967
Astros vs. Braves, 2-0

• Bo Belinsky, May 5, 1962
Angels vs. Orioles, 2-0

• Sam Jones, May 12, 1955
Cubs vs. Pirates, 4-0

• Bobo Holloman, May 6, 1953
Browns vs. Athletics, 6-0 (first career start)

• Bill McCahan, Sept. 3, 1947
Athletics vs. Senators, 3-0

• Vern Kennedy, Aug. 31, 1935
White Sox vs. Indians, 5-0

• Paul Dean, Sept. 21, 1934
Cardinals at Dodgers, 3-0

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0 (PG)

• Jeff Tesreau, Sept. 6, 1912
Giants at Phillies, 3-0

• Nick Maddox, Sept. 20, 1907
Pirates vs. Superbas, 2-1

• Christy Mathewson, July 15, 1901
Giants at Cardinals, 5-0

• Bumpus Jones, Oct. 15, 1892
Reds vs. Pirates, 7-1, 5-0

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

MLB pitchers who have won the Triple Crown

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Unlike the batter's Triple Crown, where the rare combination of hitting for power and a high average led to a nearly five-decade gap between the most recent two winners, the pitcher's Triple Crown is slightly more common, with winners in each league as recently as 2011.

Unlike the batter's Triple Crown, where the rare combination of hitting for power and a high average led to a nearly five-decade gap between the most recent two winners, the pitcher's Triple Crown is slightly more common, with winners in each league as recently as 2011.

:: RARE FEATS :: 

However, leading one's league in wins, ERA and strikeouts isn't exactly a walk in the park. Even with Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw both accomplishing the feat in 2011, it has only happened five times since the turn of the century.

"I think that a starting pitcher has to do something special to be as valuable or more so than a position player," Verlander said after also winning the American League MVP Award during his Triple Crown season."You have to have a great impact almost every time out to supersede [position players], and it happens on rare occasions, and I guess this year was one of those years."

In the entire decade of the 1980s, Dwight Gooden was the only pitcher to win the Triple Crown. In the '70s, Steve Carlton was the lone hurler to do it. And other than Sandy Koufax -- a three-time Triple Crown winner from 1963-66 -- no pitcher led his league in all three categories from Hal Newhouser in '45 until Carlton's epic '72 season.

Here is the complete list of 27 pitchers who have won the Triple Crown, including just 22 since 1901:

• Justin Verlander, 2011, Tigers (24 wins, 2.40 ERA, 250 K's) 

Video: Verlander is unanimous pick for 2011 AL Cy Young

• Clayton Kershaw, 2011, Dodgers (21 wins, 2.28 ERA, 248 K's)

Video: LAD@SD: Kershaw earns his 21st win of the season
• Jake Peavy, 2007, Padres (19 wins, 2.54 ERA, 240 K's)
• Johan Santana, 2006, Twins (19 wins, 2.77 ERA, 245 K's)
• Randy Johnson, 2002, D-backs (24 wins, 2.32 ERA, 334 K's)
• Pedro Martinez, 1999, Red Sox (23 wins, 2.07 ERA, 313 K's)
• Roger Clemens, 1998, Blue Jays (20 wins, 2.65 ERA, 271 K's)
• Roger Clemens, 1997, Blue Jays (21 wins, 2.05 ERA, 292 K's)
• Dwight Gooden, 1985, Mets (24 wins, 1.53 ERA, 268 K's)
• Steve Carlton, 1972, Phillies (27 wins, 1.97 ERA, 310 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1966, Dodgers (27 wins, 1.73 ERA, 317 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1965, Dodgers (26 wins, 2.04 ERA, 382 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1963, Dodgers (25 wins, 1.88 ERA, 306 K's)
• Hal Newhouser, 1945, Tigers (25 wins, 1.81 ERA, 212 K's)
• Bob Feller, 1940, Indians (27 wins, 2.61 ERA, 261 K's)
• Bucky Walters, 1939, Reds (27 wins, 2.29 ERA, 137 K's)
• Lefty Gomez, 1937, Yankees (21 wins, 2.33 ERA, 194 K's)
• Lefty Gomez, 1934, Yankees (26 wins, 2.33 ERA, 158 K's)
• Lefty Grove, 1931, Athletics (31 wins, 2.06 ERA, 175 K's)
• Lefty Grove, 1930, Athletics (28 wins, 2.54 ERA, 209 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1924, Senators (23 wins, 2.72 ERA, 158 K's)
• Dazzy Vance, 1924, Robins (28 wins, 2.16 ERA, 262 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1920, Cubs (27 wins, 1.91 ERA, 173 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1918, Senators (23 wins, 1.27 ERA, 162 K's)
• Hippo Vaughn, 1918, Cubs (22 wins, 1.74 ERA, 148 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1916, Phillies (33 wins, 1.55 ERA, 167 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1915, Phillies (31 wins, 1.22 ERA, 241 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1913, Senators (36 wins, 1.14 ERA, 243 K's)
• Christy Mathewson, 1908, Giants (37 wins, 1.43 ERA, 259 K's)
• Rube Waddell, 1905, Athletics (27 wins, 1.48 ERA, 287 K's)
• Christy Mathewson, 1905, Giants (31 wins, 1.28 ERA, 206 K's)
• Cy Young, 1901, Americans (33 wins, 1.62 ERA, 158 K's)
• Amos Rusie, 1894, Giants (36 wins, 2.78 ERA, 195 K's)
• John Clarkson, 1889, Beaneaters (49 wins, 2.73 ERA, 284 K's)
• Tim Keefe, 1888, Giants (35 wins, 1.74 ERA, 335 K's)
• Old Hoss Radbourn, 1884, Grays (59 wins, 1.38 ERA, 441 K's)
• Tommy Bond, 1877, Red Stockings (40 wins, 2.11 ERA, 170 K's)

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

Players with two home runs in an inning

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Connecting for a homer is a difficult enough feat in baseball. Getting the chance at a second at-bat in an inning, and then going yard again is a truly remarkable -- and historic -- achievement. 

Connecting for a homer is a difficult enough feat in baseball. Getting the chance at a second at-bat in an inning, and then going yard again is a truly remarkable -- and historic -- achievement. 

:: Rare feats ::

"The best inning of my life," Adrian Beltre said after going deep twice in the fourth inning on Aug. 22, 2012. "I didn't even know I had two in one inning. It's kind of cool."

Here is a list of every player to accomplish the feat, including Fernando Tatis, who collected eight RBIs on two swings in the third inning for the Cardinals on April 23, 1999, to become the only player in Major League history with two grand slams in one inning:

• Mark Trumbo, Orioles, April 15, 2016 (seventh inning), Watch >
• Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, July 26, 2013 (seventh inning) Watch >
• Adrian Beltre, Rangers, Aug. 22, 2012 (fourth inning) Watch >
• Kendrys Morales, Angels, July 30, 2012, (sixth inning) Watch >
• Pablo Sandoval, Giants, Sept. 18, 2011 (fourth inning) Watch >
• Juan Uribe, Giants, Sept. 23, 2010 (second inning) Watch >
• Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, Oct. 4, 2009 (sixth inning) Watch >
• Michael Cuddyer, Twins, Aug. 23, 2009 (seventh inning) Watch >
• David Ortiz, Red Sox, Aug. 12, 2008 (first inning) Watch >
• Jim Edmonds, Cubs, June 21, 2008 (fourth inning) Watch >
• Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, Sept. 5, 2007 (seventh inning) Watch >
• Magglio Ordonez, Tigers, Aug. 12, 2007 (second inning) Watch >
• Bengie Molina, Giants, May 7, 2007 (fifth inning) Watch >
• Julio Lugo, Devil Rays, July 22, 2006 (fifth inning) Watch >
• Juan Rivera, Expos, June 19, 2004 (second inning) Watch >
• Reggie Sanders, Pirates, Aug. 20, 2003 (fifth inning) Watch >
• Mark Bellhorn, Cubs, Aug. 29, 2002 (fourth inning) * Watch >
• Aaron Boone, Reds, Aug. 9, 2002 (first inning) Watch >
• Carl Everett, Rangers, July 26, 2002 (seventh inning) Watch >
• Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox, July 23, 2002 (Game 1, third inning) Watch >
• Jared Sandberg, Devil Rays, June 11, 2002 (fifth inning) Watch >
• Mike Cameron, Mariners, May 2, 2002 (first inning) Watch >
• Bret Boone, Mariners, May 2, 2002 (first inning) Watch >
• Eric Karros, Dodgers, Aug. 22, 2000 (sixth inning) Watch >
• Fernando Tatis, Cardinals, April 23, 1999 (third inning) Watch >
• Gary Sheffield, Marlins, July 13, 1997 (fourth inning) Watch >
• Mike Lansing, Expos, May 7, 1997 (sixth inning)
• Mark McGwire, Athletics, Sept. 22, 1996 (fifth inning) Watch >
• Dave Nilsson, Brewers, May 17, 1996 (sixth inning)
• Sammy Sosa, Cubs, May 16, 1996 (seventh inning) Watch >
• Jeff King, Pirates, April 30, 1996 (fourth inning) Watch >
• Jeff King, Pirates, Aug. 8, 1995 (second inning)
• Jeff Bagwell, Astros, June 24, 1994 (sixth inning) Watch >
• Joe Carter, Blue Jays, Oct. 3, 1993 (second inning) Watch >
• Carlos Baerga, Indians, April 8, 1993 (seventh inning) * Watch >
• Ellis Burks, Red Sox, Aug. 27, 1990 (fourth inning)
• Dale Murphy, Braves, July 27, 1989 (sixth inning)
• Andre Dawson, Expos, Sept. 24, 1985 (fifth inning)
• Von Hayes, Phillies, June 11, 1985 (first inning) Watch >
• Ray Knight, Reds, May 13, 1980 (fifth inning)
• Andre Dawson, Expos, July 30, 1978 (third inning)
• Cliff Johnson, Yankees, June 30, 1977 (eighth inning)
• Willie McCovey, Giants, June 27, 1977 (sixth inning)
• Lee May, Astros, April 29, 1974 (sixth inning)
• John Boccabella, Expos, July 6, 1973 (Game 1, sixth inning)
• Willie McCovey, Giants, April 12, 1973 (fourth inning)
• Rick Reichardt, Angels, April 30, 1966 (eighth inning)
• Joe Pepitone, Yankees, May 23, 1962 (eighth inning)
• Jim Lemon, Senators, Sept. 5, 1959 (third inning)
• Al Kaline, Tigers, April 17, 1955 (sixth inning)
• Sid Gordon, Giants, July 31, 1949 (Game 2, second inning)
• Andy Seminick, Phillies, June 2, 1949 (eighth inning)
• Joe DiMaggio, Yankees, June 24, 1936 (fifth inning)
• Hank Leiber, Giants, Aug. 24, 1935 (second inning)
• Hack Wilson, Giants, July 1, 1925 (Game 2, third inning)
• Bill Regan, Red Sox, June 16, 1928 (fourth inning)
• Kenny Williams, Browns, Aug. 7, 1922 (sixth inning)
• Jake Stenzel, Pirates, June 6, 1894 (third inning)
• Bobby Lowe, Beaneaters, May 30, 1894 (Game 2, third inning)
• Charley Jones, Red Stockings, June 10, 1880 (eighth inning)

* Baerga and Bellhorn are the only players in history to homer from both sides of the plate in one inning.

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

Players with home run in first at-bat

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The Yankees had a pair of rookies achieve the amazing feat of homering in their first back, doing it in back-to-back at-bats on Aug. 13, 2016, when Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge became the first teammates in Major League history to accomplish it in a game.

The Yankees had a pair of rookies achieve the amazing feat of homering in their first back, doing it in back-to-back at-bats on Aug. 13, 2016, when Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge became the first teammates in Major League history to accomplish it in a game.

:: RARE FEATS ::

"It was exciting," Judge said. "Tyler went out there and he got down, 0-2, really quick, but he battled and had a great at-bat and was able to hit one out. I was ecstatic on deck and I was like, 'I've just got to make contact now.'

"What a day. That's all I can really say."

Here is a complete list of those players, with the 28 who homered on the first pitch they saw denoted with an asterisk.

• Paul DeJong, Cardinals, May 28, 2017 Watch >
• Aaron Judge, Yankees, Aug. 13, 2016 Watch >
• Tyler Austin, Yankees, Aug. 13, 2016 Watch >
• Willson Contreras, Cubs, June 19, 2016 * Watch >
• Daniel Norris, Tigers, Aug. 19, 2015 Watch >
• Eddie Rosario, Twins, May 6, 2015 * Watch >
• Jorge Soler, Cubs, Aug. 27, 2014 Watch >
• Jurickson Profar, Rangers, Spet. 2, 2012 Watch >
• Eddy Rodriguez, Padres, Aug. 2, 2012 Watch >
• Starling Marte, Pirates, July 26, 2012 * Watch >
• Brett Pill, Giants, Sept. 6, 2011 Watch >
• Tommy Milone, Nationals, Sept. 3, 2011 * Watch >
• Brandon Guyer, Rays, May 6, 2011 Watch >
• J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays, Aug. 7, 2010 * Watch >
• Daniel Nava, Red Sox, June 12, 2010 * Watch >
• Starlin Castro, Cubs, May 7, 2010 Watch >
• Luke Hughes, Twins, April 28, 2010 Watch >
• Jason Heyward, Braves, April 5, 2010 Watch >
• John Hester, D-backs, Aug. 28, 2009 Watch >
• Gerardo Parra, D-backs, May 13, 2009 Watch >
• Jordan Schafer, Braves, April 5, 2009 Watch >
• Mark Saccomanno, Astros, Sept. 8, 2008 * Watch >
• Luis Montanez, Orioles, Aug. 6, 2008 Watch >
• Mark Worrell, Cardinals, June 5, 2008 Watch >
• Elijah Dukes, Devil Rays, April 2, 2007 Watch >
• Josh Fields, White Sox, Sept. 18, 2006 Watch >
• Charlton Jimerson, Astros, Sept. 4, 2006 Watch >
• Kevin Kouzmanoff, Indians, Sept. 2, 2006 * Watch >
• Adam Wainwright, Cardinals, May 24, 2006 * Watch >
• Mike Napoli, Angels, May 4, 2006 Watch >
• Jeremy Hermida, Marlins, Aug. 31, 2005 Watch >
• Mike Jacobs, Mets, Aug. 21, 2005 Watch >
• Andy Phillips, Yankees, Sept. 26, 2004 * Watch >
• Greg Dobbs, Mariners, Sept. 8, 2004 Watch >
• Hector Luna, Cardinals, April 8, 2004 Watch >
• Kazuo Matsui, Yankees, April 6, 2004 * Watch >
• Dave Matranga, Astros, June 27, 2003 Watch >
• Miguel Olivo, White Sox, Sept. 15, 2002 Watch >
• Marcus Thames, Yankees, June 10, 2002 * Watch >
Gene Stechschulte, Cardinals, April 1, 2001 *
• Chris Richard, Cardinals, July 17, 2000 * Watch >
• Keith McDonald, Cardinals, July 4, 2000 Watch >
• Alex Cabrera, D-backs, June 26, 2000 Watch >
• Esteban Yan, Devil Rays, June 4, 2000 Watch >
• Guillermo Mota, Expos, June 9, 1999 Watch >
• Carlos Lee, White Sox, May 7, 1999 Watch >
• Marlon Anderson, Phillies, Sept. 8, 1998 Watch >
• Brad Fullmer, Expos, Sept. 2, 1997 Watch >
• Dustin Hermanson, Expos, April 16, 1997 Watch >
• Jermaine Dye, Braves, May 17, 1996 Watch >
• Jon Nunnally, Royals, April 29, 1995 Watch >
• Garey Ingram, Dodgers, May 19, 1994
• Mitch Lyden, Marlins, June 16, 1993
• Jay Gainer, Rockies, May 14, 1993 *
• Jim Bullinger, Cubs, June 8, 1992 *
• Dave Eiland, Padres, April 10, 1992 Watch >
• Jose Offerman, Dodgers, Aug. 19, 1990 Watch >
• Junior Felix, Blue Jays, May 4, 1989 *
• Ricky Jordan, Phillies, July 17, 1988 Watch >
• Jay Bell, Indians, Sept. 29, 1986 *
• Terry Steinbach, A's, Sept. 12, 1986
• Will Clark, Giants, April 8, 1986
• Andre David, Twins, June 29, 1984
• Mike Fitzgerald, Mets, Sept. 13, 1983
• Carmelo Martinez, Cubs, Aug. 22, 1983
• Gary Gaetti, Twins, Sept. 20, 1981
• Tim Wallach, Expos, Sept. 6, 1980
• Dave Machemer, Angels, June 21, 1978
• Al Woods, Blue Jays, April 7, 1977 * Watch >
• Johnnie LeMaster, Giants, Sept. 2, 1975
• Dave McKay, Twins, Aug. 22, 1975
• Jose Sosa, Astros, July 30, 1975
• John Montefusco, Giants, Sept. 3, 1974
• Reggie Sanders, Tigers, Sept, 1, 1974
• Benny Ayala, Mets, Aug. 27, 1974
• Don Rose, Angels, May 24, 1972 *
• Gene Lamont, Tigers, Sept. 2, 1970
• Joe Keough, A's, Aug. 7, 1968
• Rick Renick, Twins, July 11, 1968
• John Miller, Yankees, Sept. 11, 1966
• Brant Alyea, Senators, Sept. 12, 1965 *
• Bill Roman, Tigers, Sept. 30, 1964
• Bert Campaneris, A's, July 23, 1964 *
• Gates Brown, Tigers, June 19, 1963
• Buster Narum, Orioles, May 5, 1963
• John Kennedy, Senators, Sept. 5, 1962
• Bob Tillman, Red Sox, May 19, 1962
• Cuno Barragan, Cubs, Sept. 1, 1961
• Don Leppert, Pirates, June 18, 1961
• Frank Ernaga, Cubs, May 24, 1957
• Bill White, Giants, May 7, 1956
• Chuck Tanner, Braves, April 12, 1955 *
• Wally Moon, Cardinals, April 13, 1954
• Hoyt Wilhelm, Giants, April 23, 1952
• Bob Nieman, Browns, Sept. 14, 1951
• Ted Tappe, Reds, Sept. 14, 1950
• Ed Sanicki, Phillies, Sept. 14, 1949
• Les Layton, Giants, May 21, 1948
• George Vico, Tigers, April 20, 1948 *
• Dan Bankhead, Dodgers, Aug. 26, 1947
• Eddie Pellagrini, Red Sox, April 22, 1946
• Whitey Lockman, Giants, July 5, 1945
• Hack Miller, Tigers, April 23, 1944
• Buddy Kerr, Giants, Sept. 8, 1943
• Paul Gillespie, Cubs, Sept. 11, 1942
• Clyde Vollmer, Reds, May 31, 1942 *
• Bill LeFebvre, Red Sox, June 10, 1938
• Ernie Koy, Dodgers, April 19, 1938
• Heinie Mueller, Phillies, April 19, 1938
• Gene Hasson, A's, Sept. 9, 1937
• Ace Parker, A's, April 30, 1937
• Eddie Morgan, Cardinals, April 14, 1936 *
• Gordon Slade, Dodgers, May 24, 1930
• Clise Dudley, Dodgers, April 27, 1929 *
• Earl Averill, Indians, April 16, 1929
• Walter Mueller, Pirates, May 7, 1922 *
• Luke Stuart, Browns, Aug. 8, 1921
• Johnny Bates, Beaneaters, April 12, 1906
• Bill Duggleby, Phillies, April 21, 1898
• Joe Harrington, Beaneaters, Sept. 10, 1895

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

Players with at least 30 HR by All-Star Game

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When a player approaches 30 homers at the All-Star break -- the unoffical, if not actual, midpoint of the season -- the excitement of a potential 60-plus-homer season really swings into gear.

When a player approaches 30 homers at the All-Star break -- the unoffical, if not actual, midpoint of the season -- the excitement of a potential 60-plus-homer season really swings into gear.

:: RARE FEATS ::

"I think it's something definitely to be proud of," said Chris Davis, who tied the American League record with 37 home runs before the break in 2013. 

Here are the players, including many of greatest sluggers in MLB history, who have done it:

• Barry Bonds, 2001 Giants, 39 
• Chris Davis, 2013 Orioles, 37
• Mark McGwire, 1998 Cardinals, 37 
• Reggie Jackson, 1969 Athletics, 37
• Luis Gonzalez, 2001 D-backs, 35 
• Ken Griffey Jr., 1998, Mariners, 35
• Frank Howard, 1969 Senators, 34
• Sammy Sosa, 1998 Cubs, 33 
• Ken Griffey Jr., 1994 Mariners, 33
• Matt Williams, 1994 Giants, 33
• Mark McGwire, 1987 Athletics, 33
• Roger Maris, 1961 Yankees, 33
• Albert Pujols, 2009 Cardinals, 32 
• Sammy Sosa, 1999 Cubs, 32
• Frank Thomas, 1994 White Sox, 32
• Jose Bautista, 2011 Blue Jays, 31 Watch >
• David Ortiz, 2006 Red Sox, 31
• Jose Canseco, 1999 Devil Rays, 31
• Mark McGwire, 1997 Athletics, 31
• Kevin Mitchell, 1989 Giants, 31
• Mike Schmidt, 1979 Phillies, 31
• Willie Mays, 1954 Giants, 31
• Aaron Judge, 2017 Yankees, 30 Watch >
• Miguel Cabrera, 2013 Tigers, 30 Watch >
• Alex Rodriguez, 2007 Yankees, 30
• Jim Thome, 2006 White Sox, 30
• Barry Bonds, 2003 Giants, 30
• Mark McGwire, 2000 Cardinals, 30
• Greg Vaughn, 1998 Padres, 30
• Ken Griffey Jr., 1997 Mariners, 30 
• Brady Anderson, 1996 Orioles, 30
• Dave Kingman, 1976 Mets, 30
• Willie Stargell, 1973 Pirates, 30
• Willie Stargell, 1971 Pirates, 30
• Willie McCovey, 1969 Giants, 30
• Harmon Killebrew, 1964 Twins, 30

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

Immaculate innings: 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches

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Three up, three down, with all three batters struck out on three pitches each.

Three up, three down, with all three batters struck out on three pitches each.

:: RARE FEATS ::

While the "Immaculate Inning" isn't nearly as rare as it once was -- there were none from 1929-52 and eight alone in 2017 -- any pitcher who can plow through a big league lineup on nine straight strikes deserves a special place in the record book.

"I've been pitching seven or eight years, and I just [didn't] know what [an immaculate inning] is," Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said after tossing one in 2017. "But now I know, and it's awesome."

Here are the pitchers who have accomplished the impressive feat:

Zac Rosscup, Dodgers, Aug. 19, 2018
Ninth inning vs. the Mariners: Kyle Seager, Ryon Healy, Cameron Maybin Watch >

German Marquez, Rockies, Aug. 8, 2018
Fourth inning vs. the Pirates: Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco Watch >

Max Scherzer, Nationals, June 5, 2018
Sixth inning vs. the Rays: Johnny Field, Christian Arroyo, Daniel Robertson Watch >

Kevin Gausman, Orioles, April 23, 2018
Seventh inning vs. the Indians: Yonder Alonso, Yan Gomes and Bradley Zimmer Watch >

Rick Porcello, Red Sox, Aug. 9, 2017
Fifth inning vs. the Rays: Trevor Plouffe, Wilson Ramos and Mallex Smith Watch >

• Jose Alvarado, Rays, Aug. 4, 2017
Ninth inning vs. the Brewers: Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar and Hernan Perez Watch >

• Dellin Betances, Yankees, Aug. 2, 2017
Eighth inning vs. the Tigers: Jim Adduci, Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera Watch >

• Carlos Carrasco, Indians, July 7, 2017
Fifth inning vs. the Tigers: Nicholas Castellanos, Mikie Mahtook and Jose Iglesias Watch >

• Kenley Jansen, Dodgers, May 18, 2017
Ninth inning vs. the Marlins: Derek Dietrich, J.T. Riddle and Ichiro Suzuki Watch >

• Max Scherzer, Nationals, May 14, 2017
Fifth inning vs. the Phillies: Cesar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr Watch >

• Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox, May 11, 2017
Ninth inning vs. the Brewers: Hernan Perez, Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana Watch >

• Drew Storen, Reds, April 18, 2017
Ninth inning vs. the Orioles: Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy and Hyun Soo Kim Watch >

• Juan Nicasio, Pirates, July 4, 2016
Eighth inning vs. the Cardinals: Stephen Piscotty, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina Watch >

• Santiago Casilla, Giants, May 17, 2015
Ninth inning vs. the Reds: Marlon Byrd, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce Watch >

• Mike Fiers, Brewers, May 7, 2015
Fourth inning vs. the Dodgers: Enrique Hernandez, Carlos Frias and Joc Pederson Watch >

• Brandon McCarthy, Yankees, Sept. 17, 2014
Seventh inning vs. the Rays: Wil Myers, Nick Franklin and Matt Joyce Watch >

• Carlos Contreras, Reds, July 11, 2014
Seventh inning vs. the Pirates: Jordy Mercer, Jeff Locke and Gregory Polanco Watch >

• Rex Brothers, Rockies, June 14, 2014
Eighth inning vs. the Giants: Michael Morse, Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco Watch >

• Garrett Richards, Angels, June 4, 2014
Second inning vs. the Astros: Jon Singleton, Matt Dominguez and Chris Carter Watch >

• Justin Masterson, Indians, June 2, 2014
Fourth inning vs. the Red Sox: Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore and Stephen Drew Watch >

• Cole Hamels, Phillies, May 17, 2014
Third inning vs. the Reds: Zack Cozart, Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier Watch >

• Brad Boxberger, Rays, May 8, 2014
Sixth inning vs. the Orioles: Steve Pearce, Jonathan Schoop and Caleb Joseph Watch >

• Steve Delabar, Blue Jays, July 30, 2013
Eighth inning vs. the Athletics: Adam Rosales, Coco Crisp and Chris Young Watch >

• Ivan Nova, Yankees, May 29, 2013
Eighth inning vs. the Mets: Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Ruben Tejada Watch >

• Wade Miley, D-backs, Oct. 1, 2012
Third inning vs. the Rockies: Jonathan Herrera, Drew Pomeranz and Josh Rutledge Watch >

• Clay Buchholz, Red Sox, Aug. 16, 2012
Sixth inning vs. the Orioles: Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Chris Davis Watch >

• Juan Perez, Phillies, July 8, 2011
Tenth inning vs. the Braves: Jason Heyward, Nate McLouth and Wilkin Ramirez Watch >

• Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals, May 6, 2011
Second inning vs. the Marlins: Mike Stanton, Greg Dobbs and John Buck Watch >

• Rafael Soriano, Rays, Aug. 23, 2010
Ninth inning vs. the Angels: Erick Aybar, Mike Napoli and Peter Bourjos Watch >

• Ross Ohlendorf, Pirates, Sept. 5, 2009
Seventh inning vs. the Cardinals: Khalil Greene, Julio Lugo and Jason LaRue Watch >

• A.J. Burnett, Yankees, June 20, 2009
Third inning vs. the Marlins: Josh Johnson, Chris Coghlan and Emilio Bonifacio Watch >

• Felix Hernandez, Mariners, June 17, 2008
Fourth inning vs. the Marlins: Jeremy Hermida, Jorge Cantu and Mike Jacobs Watch >

• Rich Harden, Athletics, June 8, 2008
First inning vs. the Angels: Maicer Izturis, Howie Kendrick and Garret Anderson Watch >

• Buddy Carlyle, Braves, July 6, 2007
Fourth inning vs. the Padres: Khalil Greene, Russell Branyan and Jose Cruz Jr. Watch >

• Rick Helling, Brewers, June 20, 2006
First inning vs. the Tigers: Curtis Granderson, Placido Polanco and Ivan Rodriguez Watch >

• LaTroy Hawkins, Cubs, Sept. 11, 2004
Ninth inning vs. the Marlins: Jeff Conine, Juan Encarnacion and Alex Gonzalez Watch >

• Ben Sheets, Brewers, June 13, 2004
Third inning vs. the Astros: Pete Munro, Craig Biggio and Jose Vizcaino Watch >

• Brandon Backe, Astros, April 15, 2004
Eighth inning vs. the Brewers: Bill Hall, Scott Podsednik and Craig Counsell Watch >

• Brian Lawrence, Padres, June 12, 2002
Third inning vs. the Orioles: Brook Fordyce, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Melvin Mora Watch >

• Pedro Martinez, Red Sox, May 18, 2002
First inning vs. the Mariners: Ichiro Suzuki, Mark McLemore and Ruben Sierra Watch >

• Byung-Hyun Kim, D-backs, May 11, 2002
Eighth inning vs. the Phillies: Scott Rolen, Mike Lieberthal and Pat Burrell Watch >

• Jason Isringhausen, Cardinals, April 13, 2002
Ninth inning vs. the Astros: Daryle Ward, Jose Vizcaino and Julio Lugo Watch >

• Randy Johnson, D-backs, Aug. 23, 2001
Sixth inning vs. the Pirates: Tony McKnight, Gary Matthews Jr. and Jack Wilson Watch >

• Ugueth Urbina, Expos, April 4, 2000
Ninth inning vs the Dodgers: Dodgers' F.P. Santangelo, Devon White and Mark Grudzielanek* Watch >

• B.J. Ryan, Orioles, Sept. 5, 1999
Sixth inning vs. the Indians: Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome and Richie Sexson

• Shane Reynolds, Astros, July 15, 1999
First inning vs. the Tigers: Juan Encarnacion, Brad Ausmus and Bobby Higginson

• Jesus Sanchez, Marlins, Sept. 13, 1998
Third inning vs. the Braves: Tony Graffanino, Greg Maddux and Walt Weiss Watch >

• Randy Johnson, Astros, Sept. 2, 1998
Sixth inning vs. the Braves: Javy Lopez, Andruw Jones and Greg Colbrunn

• Orel Hershiser, Giants, June 16, 1998
Fourth inning vs. the Rockies: Ellis Burks, Vinny Castilla and Todd Helton

• Mike Mussina, Orioles, May 9, 1998
Ninth inning vs. the Devil Rays: Fred McGriff, Paul Sorrento and Rich Butler

• Jimmy Key, Orioles, April 14, 1998
Second inning vs. the White Sox: Robin Ventura, Magglio Ordonez and Ray Durham

• Doug Jones, Brewers, Sept. 23, 1997
Ninth inning vs. the Royals: Johnny Damon, Scott Cooper and Rod Myers

• Roger Clemens, Blue Jays, Sept. 18, 1997
First inning vs. the Red Sox: Nomar Garciaparra, John Valentin and Mo Vaughn

• Mike Magnante, Astros, Aug. 22, 1997
Ninth inning vs. the Rockies: Ellis Burks, Harvey Pulliam and Jeff Reed

• Todd Worrell, Dodgers, Aug. 13, 1995
Ninth inning vs. the Pirates: Mark Johnson, Angelo Encarnacion and Steve Pegues

• Stan Belinda, Royals, Aug. 6, 1994
Ninth inning vs. the Mariners: Eric Anthony, Chris Howard and Luis Sojo

• Mel Rojas, Expos, May 11, 1994
Ninth inning vs. the Mets: David Segui, Todd Hundley and Jeff McKnight

• Trevor Wilson, Giants, June 7, 1992
Ninth inning vs. the Astros: Jeff Bagwell, Eric Anthony and Rafael Ramirez

• Pete Harnisch, Astros, Sept. 6, 1991
Seventh inning vs. the Phillies: Wes Chamberlain, Dickie Thon and Jose DeJesus

• David Cone, Mets, Aug. 30, 1991
Fifth inning vs. the Reds: Herm Winningham, Randy Myers and Mariano Duncan Watch >

• Andy Ashby, Phillies, June 15, 1991
Fourth inning vs. the Reds: Hal Morris, Todd Benzinger and Jeff Reed

• Jeff Montgomery, Royals, April 29, 1990
Eighth inning vs. the Rangers: Pete Incaviglia, Geno Petralli and Thad Bosley

• Rob Dibble, Reds, June 4, 1989
Eighth inning vs. the Padres: Carmelo Martinez, Mark Parent and Garry Templeton

• Jeff Robinson, Pirates, Sept. 7, 1987
Eighth inning vs. the Cubs: Leon Durham, Andre Dawson and Rafael Palmeiro

• Danny Jackson, Royals, Oct. 24, 1985
Seventh inning vs. the Cardinals: Terry Pendleton, Tom Nieto and Brian Harper Watch >

• Ron Guidry, Yankees, Aug. 7, 1984
Ninth inning vs. the White Sox: Carlton Fisk, Tom Paciorek and Greg Luzinski

• Joey McLaughlin, Braves, Sept. 11, 1979
Seventh inning vs. the Giants: Larry Herndon, Greg Johnston and Johnnie LeMaster

• Lynn McGlothen, Cubs, Aug. 25, 1979
Third inning vs. the Giants: Larry Herndon, Joe Strain and Jack Clark

• Pedro Borbon, Reds, June 23, 1979
Ninth inning vs. the Giants: Mike Sadek, Gary Lavelle and Billy North

• Bruce Sutter, Cubs, Sept. 8, 1977
Ninth inning vs. the Expos: Ellis Valentine, Gary Carter and Larry Parrish

• Nolan Ryan, Angels, July 9, 1972
Second inning vs. the Red Sox: Carlton Fisk, Bob Burda and Juan Beniquez

• Milt Pappas, Cubs, Sept. 24, 1971
Fourth inning vs. the Phillies: Greg Luzinski, Don Money and Mike Anderson

• John Strohmayer, Expos, July 10, 1971
Fifth inning vs. the Phillies: Mike Ryan, Woodie Fryman and Denny Doyle

• Bill Wilson, Phillies, July 6, 1971
Eighth inning vs. the Braves: Darrell Evans, Hal King and Earl Williams

• Bob Gibson, Cardinals, May 12, 1969
Seventh inning vs. the Dodgers: Len Gabrielson, Paul Popovich and John Miller

• Nolan Ryan, Mets, April 19, 1968
Third inning vs. the Dodgers: Claude Osteen, Wes Parker and Zoilo Versalles

• Al Downing, Yankees, Aug. 11, 1967
Second inning vs. the Indians: Tony Horton, Don Demeter and Duke Sims

• Bob Bruce, Colt .45s, April 19, 1964
Eighth inning vs. the Cardinals: Bill White, Charlie James and Ken Boyer

• Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, April 18, 1964
Third inning vs. the Reds: Leo Cardenas, Johnny Edwards and Jim Maloney

• Tony Cloninger, Braves, June 15, 1963
Eighth inning vs. the Phillies: Tony Gonzalez, Clay Dalrymple and Ruben Amaro

• Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, April 19, 1963
Fifth inning vs. the Colt .45s: Bob Aspromonte, Jim Campbell and Turk Farrell

• Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, June 30, 1962
First inning vs. the Mets: Richie Ashburn, Rod Kanehl and Felix Mantilla

• Jim Bunning, Tigers, Aug. 2, 1959
Ninth inning vs. the Red Sox: Sammy White, Jim Mahoney and Ike Delock

• Robin Roberts, Phillies, April 17, 1956
Sixth inning vs. the Dodgers: Carl Furillo, Charlie Neal and Sandy Amoros

• Billy Hoeft, Tigers, Sept. 7, 1953
Seventh inning vs. the White Sox: Jim Rivera, Mike Fornieles and Chico Carrasquel

• Lefty Grove, Athletics, Sept. 27, 1928
Seventh inning vs. the White Sox: Moe Berg, Tommy Thomas and Johnny Mostil

• Lefty Grove, Athletics, Aug. 23, 1928
Second inning vs. the Indians: Ed Morgan, Luther Harvel and Martin Autry

• Dazzy Vance, Dodgers, Sept. 14, 1924
Second inning vs. the Cubs: Sam Bohne, Bubbles Hargrave and Eppa Rixey

• Sloppy Thurston, White Sox, Aug. 22, 1923
Twelfth inning vs. the Athletics: Beauty McGowan, Chick Galloway and Sammy Hale

• Joe Oeschger, Braves, Sept. 8, 1921
Fourth inning vs. the Phillies: Bevo LeBourveau, Cy Williams and Ed Konetchy

• Pat Ragan, Dodgers, Oct. 5, 1914
Eighth inning vs. the Braves: Possum Whitted, Butch Schmidt and Red Smith

• Rube Waddell, Athletics, July 1, 1902
Third inning vs. the Orioles: Billy Gilbert, Harry Howell and John Cronin

• John Clarkson, Beaneaters, June 4, 1889
Third inning vs. the Quakers: Jim Fogarty, Sam Thompson and Sid Farrar

* Urbina is often listed as having completed an immaculate inning, but video of his outing shows that he threw a ball on a 0-2 count to the first batter he faced.

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.