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October 5, 1888
At Swampoodle Grounds in Washington, D.C., James Francis Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys becomes baseball's first pitcher to record his 300th victory when he defeats the hometown Senators, 5-1. The 31 year-old 'Pud', a workhorse who will win 20 games 10 of the 14 seasons he plays in the big leagues, will end his career with 361 victories.
July 28, 1890
Giants hurler Mickey Welch joins Pud Galvin and Tim Keefe in becoming baseball's third hurler to record his 300th victory. After today's 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh, the 31 year-old Brooklyn native will win only seven more games before ending his 13-year career next season.
June 4, 1890
Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th victory. 'Sir Timothy', who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.
June 2, 1891
Reds' right-hander Charley Radbourn earns his 300th victory, beating the Beaneaters at Boston's South End Grounds, 10-8. 'Old Hoss,' who will finish 484 of the 497 games he starts, will end his 11-year career this season with 309 victories.
September 21, 1892
At Cleveland's League Park, John Clarkson of the Spiders beats the Pirates 3-2 to become the fifth pitcher in major league history to record his 300th victory. The 31 year-old right-hander will compile a 328-178 record during his 12 year Hall of Fame career in the big leagues.
July 7, 1900
By defeating the Cubs, 11-4, Beaneaters' hurler Kid Nichols takes only nine seasons to get his 300th victory. The 30 year-old righty will amass 361 victories during his 15-year career and will remain the youngest player ever to accomplish the feat.
July 12, 1901
At Boston's Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, Cy Young of the Americans seven-hits the A's, 5-3, to win his 300th victory. The 34 year-old will win an additional 211 games to establish an amazing major league record of 511 career victories.
June 13, 1912
In the top of the ninth inning with no outs at New York's Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson strands a runner on third base to record his 300th victory when the Giants edge the Cubs, 3-2. During his 17-year major league career, 'Big Six' will compile a 373-188 record.
September 11, 1915
Eddie Plank of the Federal League's St. Louis Terriers records his 300th victory when he defeats the Newark Peppers 12-5. The future Hall of Famer (1946) is the ninth player and first southpaw to reach this milestone.
May 14, 1920
Beating the Tigers in relief at Griffith Stadium 9-8, 32 year-old Senator right-hander Walter Johnson registers his 300th victory. Although the 'Big Train' hurled for mostly losing teams during his 21-year career, he will compile 417 victories, including winning 20-games or more for ten consecutive seasons (1910-1919).
September 20, 1924
The 37 year-old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance to earn his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. 'Old Pete' will collect 373 victories during his 20-year career with National League teams, which includes stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis.
July 25, 1941
On his third try, Lefty Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history since 1901 to earn his 300th victory. The 41 year-old Red Sox southpaw joins Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Eddie Plank in reaching the milestone when he beats Cleveland, 10-6, giving up 12 hits for his last victory in the big leagues.
August 11, 1961
In front of packed County Stadium in Milwaukee, Braves lefty Warren Spahn scatters six hits to beat the Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th victory. The 40 year-old southpaw, who will finish his career with 363 wins, the most of any left-hander in the history of the game, is the thirteenth major league hurler to reach the milestone.
July 13, 1963
At the age of 43, Early Wynn pitches the first five innings to record his 300th victory when the Indians down the Kansas City A's, 7-4. The win will be the future Hall of Famer's last in the major leagues, and he will finish his 23-year career with a 300-244 record.
May 6, 1982
Gaylord Perry becomes the 15th major league player to win his 300th victory when he beats the Yankees at the Kingdome, 7-3. The 'Ancient Mariner' will end his 22-year career with 314 victories.
September 23, 1983
With a 6-2 win over the team which traded him, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander to Philadelphia for Rick Wise.
October 6, 1985
On the last day of the season, Yankee knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes the 18th and oldest player in major league history to win his 300th victory when he blanks the Blue Jays, 8-0. The forty-six year and 188 days old pitcher, who will win 318 games, also surpasses Satchel Paige (46 yrs, 75 days) to become the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout in the big leagues.
August 4, 1985
White Sox right-hander Tom Seaver becomes the 17th player in major league history to record his 300th victory when he six-hits New York at Yankee Stadium, 4-1. All of the Bronx Bombers hits are singles.

June 18, 1986
Angels' hurler Don Sutton becomes the 19th major league pitcher to earn his 300th victory when the Alabama native three-hits the Rangers, 4-1. The 43 year-old right-hander will finish with a total of 324 victories during his 23-year playing career.
September 9, 1988
In his final major league game, Bruce Sutter, who missed all of last season due to shoulder problems, notches his 300th career save. The 35 year-old future Hall of Fame closer becomes the third reliever to reach the milestone when he retires the Padres in order in the 11th inning of the Braves' 5-4 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium.
July 31, 1990
At County Stadium, Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan gets his 300th victory, defeating the Brewers, 11-3. The 43 year-old from Alvin, Texas will compile 324 victories during his 27-year big league career.
August 25, 1991
At Busch Stadium, Lee Smith becomes the fifth major leaguer to record his 300th save when he pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over L.A. The Louisiana native will retire with the most saves in major league history with 478, compiled during 18 seasons with eight different teams
May 11, 1996
On 'John Franco Day,' the New York veteran reliever is ejected from the game, along with eight other players, as the result of participating in a fifth-inning bench-clearing brawl at Shea Stadium. Prior to the game the Mets celebrated their closer's recent 300th career save, but his unavailability in the ninth leads to three hurlers combining to give up the tying runs in the team's eventual 7-6 walk-off victory over Chicago.
July 1, 1997
Collecting his 26th save in 27 chances this season, Randy Myers records the 300th save of his career when he strikes out the side in the Orioles' 4-1 victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The 34 year-old closer, who will finish with 347 saves during his 19 years in the major leagues with six different teams, is the ninth reliever and the second southpaw in the history of the game to reach the milestone.
September 11, 1999
Facing just one batter, Doug Jones records his 300th career save when he gets the final out in the A's 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. The 42 year-old right-handed reliever, the 11th closer to reach the milestone, will retire at the end of next season with 303 saves.
August 6, 2002
Robb Nen becomes the 16th major leaguer to record his 300th career save when he closes the Giants' 11-10 victory over the Cubs at Pacific Bell Park. The 32 year-old reliever, who will not pitch again after this season due to multiple surgeries for a torn rotator cuff, is the youngest closer to reach the milestone.
June 13, 2003
On his fourth attempt, 40 year-old Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher, the first since 1990, to record his 300th victory, tossing 6.2 innings in the Yankees' 5-2 inter-league victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning, when Edgar Renteria swings through a full-count fastball, the 'Rocket' also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record his 4000th career strikeout.
August 7, 2004
In less than a masterful performance, Greg Maddux pitches five innings to register his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants, 8-4. The 38 year-old is the 22nd pitcher to reach the plateau and many believe may be the last to reach this coveted milestone.
August 5, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Tom Glavine, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, becomes the 23rd player in major league history to win his 300th victory. The crafty southpaw, the fifth lefty to reach the milestone, limits the Cubs to six hits and a walk in 6.1 innings as the Mets bang out 16 hits and beat Chicago in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game, 8-3.

June 4, 2009
In the opener of a twin bill, Randy Johnson gives a solid six-inning performance in the Giants' 5-1 victory over the Nationals to earn his 300th victory. The 'Big Unit' becomes the 24th pitcher to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the milestone on his first attempt since Tom Seaver beat the Yankees in 1985.

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