On August 18, 2006, Angel pitcher Jared Weaver wins his ninth game since being called up to the big leagues in May. With a 9-0 record to start his career, the righty becomes the first hurler since Whitey Ford to start his career with that many wins without a loss. Weaver will suffer a defeat in his next start.
On September 24, 2006, closer Trevor Hoffman of the Padres sets an all-time record when he records his 479th save in a 2-1 victory for San Diego over Pittsburgh. The right-hander eclipses the record previously held by Lee Smith.
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On September 23, 1962, Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers breaks Ty Cobb’s modern day record for most steals in a single season. Wills steals three bases against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving him a record-setting 97 for the season.