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 2, 1970, future Hall of Famer Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs sets a National League record by playing in his 1,117th straight game. The next day, Williams will ask manager Leo Durocher to sit him down, ending the streak.