At Swampoodle Grounds in Washington, D.C., James Francis Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys becomes baseball's first pitcher to record his 300th victory when he defeats the hometown Senators, 5-1. The 31-year-old 'Pud,' a workhorse who will win 20 games ten of the 14 seasons he plays in the big leagues, will end his career with 361 victories.
July 28, 1890
Giants hurler Mickey Welch joins Pud Galvin and Tim Keefe in becoming baseball's third hurler to record his 300th victory. After today's 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh, the 31-year-old Brooklyn native will win only seven more games before ending his 13-year career next season.
June 4, 1890
Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th victory. 'Sir Timothy,' who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.
June 2, 1891
Reds' right-hander Charley Radbourn earns his 300th victory, beating the Beaneaters at Boston's South End Grounds, 10-8. 'Old Hoss,' who will finish 484 of the 497 games he starts, will end his 11-year career this season with 309 victories.
John Clarkson becomes the fifth pitcher in major league history to record his 300th victory when the Spiders beat the Pirates, 3-2, at Cleveland's League Park. The 31-year-old right-hander will compile a 328-178 record during his 12-year Hall of Fame career in the big leagues.
July 7, 1900
By defeating the Cubs, 11-4, Beaneaters' hurler Kid Nichols takes only nine seasons to get his 300th victory. The 30-year-old righty will amass 361 wins during his 15-year career and remain the youngest player to accomplish the feat.
July 12, 1901
At Boston's Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, Cy Young of the Americans seven-hits the A's, 5-3, to win his 300th victory. The 34-year-old will win an additional 211 games to establish an amazing major league record of 511 career victories.
June 13, 1912
In the top of the ninth inning with no outs at New York's Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson strands a runner on third base to record his 300th victory when the Giants edge the Cubs, 3-2. During his 17-year major league career, 'Big Six' will compile a 373-188 record.
September 11, 1915
Eddie Plank of the Federal League's St. Louis Terriers records his 300th victory when he defeats the Newark Peppers 12-5. The future Hall of Famer (1946) is the ninth player and first southpaw to reach this milestone.
Beating the Tigers in relief at Griffith Stadium 9-8, Senator right-hander Walter Johnson registers his 300th victory. Although the 'Big Train' hurled for mostly losing teams during his 21-year career, he compiled 417 victories, including winning 20-games or more for ten consecutive seasons (1910-1919).
September 20, 1924
The 37-year-old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance to earn his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. 'Old Pete' will collect 373 wins during his 20-year career with National League teams, including stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis.
July 25, 1941
On his third try, Lefty Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history since 1901 to earn his 300th victory. The 41-year-old Red Sox southpaw joins Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Eddie Plank in reaching the milestone when he beats Cleveland, 10-6, giving up 12 hits for his last victory in the big leagues.
August 11, 1961
In front of packed County Stadium in Milwaukee, Warren Spahn scatters six hits to beat the Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th victory. *The 40-year-old Braves' southpaw, who finishes his career with 363 wins, the most of any left-hander in the game's history, is the thirteenth major league hurler to reach the milestone.
July 13, 1963
At the age of 43, Early Wynn pitches the first five innings to record his 300th victory when the Indians down the Kansas City A's, 7-4. The win will be the future Hall of Famer's last in the major leagues, and he will finish his 23-year career with a 300-244 record.
May 6, 1982
Gaylord Perry becomes the 15th major league player to win his 300th victory when he beats the Yankees at the Kingdome, 7-3. The 'Ancient Mariner' will end his 22-year career with 314 victories.
September 23, 1983
With a 6-2 win over the team that traded him, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander, who will compile a 241-161 (.600) record during his 15-year tenure with his new club, to Philadelphia for Rick Wise in 1972.
October 6, 1985
On the last day of the season, Yankee knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes the 18th and oldest player in major league history to win his 300th victory when he blanks the Blue Jays, 8-0. The forty-six-year and 188 days old pitcher, who will win 318 games, also surpasses Satchel Paige (46 years, 75 days) to become the most senior pitcher to throw a big-league shutout.
August 4, 1985
In a 4-1 complete-game victory at Yankee Stadium, White Sox right-hander Tom Seaver becomes the 17th player in major league history to record his 300th victory, limiting the Bronx Bombers to six hits, all singles. Owner George Steinbrenner becomes irate when the fans start chanting 'Let's Go Mets,' as an homage to the beloved right-hander, who spent 12 years with his team's crosstown rivals.
June 18, 1986
Angels' hurler Don Sutton becomes the 19th major league pitcher to earn his 300th victory when the Alabama native three-hits the Rangers, 4-1. The 43-year-old right-hander will finish with 324 wins during his 23-year playing career.
At County Stadium, Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan gets his 300th victory, defeating the Brewers, 11-3. The 43-year-old from Alvin (TX) will compile 324 wins during his 27-year big league career.
June 13, 2003
On his fourth attempt, 40-year-old Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher, the first since 1990, to record his 300th victory, tossing 6.2 innings in the Yankees' 5-2 interleague victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning, when Edgar Renteria swings through a full-count fastball, the 'Rocket' also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record his 4000th career strikeout.
August 7, 2004
In less than a masterful performance, Greg Maddux pitches five innings to register his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants, 8-4. The 38-year-old is the 22nd pitcher to reach the plateau, and many believe he may be the last to reach this coveted milestone.
August 5, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Tom Glavine, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, becomes the 23rd player in major league history to win his 300th victory. The crafty southpaw, the fifth lefty to reach the milestone, limits the Cubs to six hits and a walk in 6.1 innings as the Mets bang out 16 hits and beat Chicago in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game, 8-3.
June 4, 2009
In the opener of a twin bill, Randy Johnson gives a solid six-inning performance in the Giants' 5-1 victory over the Nationals to earn his 300th victory. The 'Big Unit' becomes the 24th pitcher to accomplish the feat and the first to reach the milestone on his first attempt since Tom Seaver beat the Yankees in 1985.
September 25, 2018
After whiffing Marlins rookie Austin Dean after a ten-pitch at-bat, Max Scherzer strikes out his 300th batter of the season. In his final appearance of the year, a 9-4 victory at Nationals Park, the Washington ace fans ten hitters to precisely reach the plateau in the team's, becoming just the third pitcher to accomplish the feat in the past 15 years.