On August 30, 2006, Boston right-hander Curt Schilling fans Oakland slugger Nick Swisher with his trademark splitter to record the 3,000th strikeout of his career. Schilling becomes the 14th pitcher to reach the milestone.
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On September 23, 1978, California Angels star Lyman Bostock is killed by a gunman while riding in a car in Gary, Indiana. The 27-year-old Bostock, a .311 career hitter, was batting .296 with the Angels at the time of his death.