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 March 7, 1902, Hall of Famer James “Pud” Galvin dies at the age of 45. Galvin won 361 games over a 14-year career, placing him in a tie for sixth on the all-time list for most wins. In 1883 and ’84, Galvin won a combined 92 games.