1. 1904: Cy Young throws the first perfect game of the modern era.
It was on this day back in 1904 that famous Boston Red Sox pitcher, Cy Young, threw a perfect game and the second of three career no-hitters. The difference between a no-hitter and perfect game is that in a perfect game there are no base runners at all, no walks, no hits, no runs. The perfect game is something every pitcher dreams of but very few actually achieve. Young was facing the Detroit Lions on the day he got his perfect game. The previous perfect game was thrown 24 years prior in 1880 by Montgomery Ward. Young would go on to retire in 1912 pitching in a record 906 games throughout his 22 year career. He is still considered the winningest pitcher in MLB history.