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 March 8, 1938, Lou Gehrig rejects the latest contract offer from the New York Yankees-a one-year deal worth $39,000. Four days later, Gehrig will agree to the same Yankee offer and end his spring training holdout.