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July 15th

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1973 In the game which features Norm Cash trying to use to use a piano leg instead of a bat in the ninth inning, Nolan Ryan batters, en route to striking out 17 batters, becomes the fourth pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same year when the Angels defeat the Tigers, 6-0 in front of 41,411 fans in Detroit. Johnny Vander Meer (1938 Reds), Virgil Trucks (1938 Tigers), and Allie Reynolds (1951 Yankees) have also accomplished the rare feat.
2003 At the All-Star Game played in Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, Angels outfielder Garret Anderson goes 3-for-4, including a two-run homer and a double, helping the American League to beat the NL, 7-6. Pinch-hitting in the eighth inning, Rangers third baseman Hank Blalock hits a go-ahead two-run homer off the usually untouchable reliever of the Dodgers, Eric Gagne.
2006 Vladimir Guerrero knocks in his 1000th career RBI, plating Orlando Cabrera with a two-out single in the first inning as Los Angeles beats the Devil Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 9-2. The 30 year-old Dominican outfielder becomes the seventh-fastest player ever to reach the milestone.
2007 Chone Figgins steals his 187th base in an Angel uniform to break the franchise record. The previous mark was set in 1987 by Gary Pettis, who is in the ballpark as a coach for the visiting Rangers.
2015 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, recently reacquired by the Mets from the Angels after they sold him to the Halos in May, hits three home runs his first three at-bats, helping the team complete a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 5-3 victory at Citi Field. The outfielder’s first three homers of the season mark the tenth time in franchise history a player has a gone deep three times in a game, but the 27 year-old is the first to accomplish the feat at home.

5 Fact(s) Found