On September 25, 1917, future Yankee Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto was born in Brooklyn. Rizzuto played on 10 pennant-winning teams in a 13-year career interrupted by service in World War II.
Baltimore C Dave Duncan ties the major-league record with four consecutive doubles during an 8 – 2 win over first-place Boston. Compounding the loss, Boston P Dick Pole suffers a broken cheek when he is hit by a line drive off the bat of 1B Tony Muser.
June 30, 1975
Tom Sheehan becomes the oldest person to debut as a major league manager. The 66 year-old replaces fired Giant skipper Bill Rigney, resulting with the then second-place club finishing the season fifth, 16 games behind Pittsburgh.
June 18, 1960
The Red Sox score 8 times in the 1st inning, including three runs on a homer by David Ortiz, chasing starter Zach Britton on their way to a 10 – 3 win over the Orioles. In the 8th, Big Papi charges the mound against Baltimore reliever Kevin Gregg, missing with a couple of punches after being brushed back on two consecutive pitches and then being berated by Gregg for failing to run out the ensuing pop-up. Both benches empty and when order is restored, Ortiz, Gregg, Boston C Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Oriole reliever Jim Johnson have all been ejected.
July 8, 2011