On December 14, 1980, Elston Howard, the first black player to play for the New York Yankees, dies of heart failure at the age of 51. Howard won the 1963 Most Valuable Player Award for the Yankees.
Phillies rookie 2B Freddy Galvis is suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a synthetic steroid.
June 19, 2012
In the fifth inning of an eventual 2-1 Rays’ loss to Arizona, Evan Longoria confronts B.J. Upton in the dugout after the outfielder doesn’t appear to hustle after Rusty Ryal’s deep drive to left-center field, allowing the hit to become a triple. The nose-to-nose exchange becomes heated, and Upton, who takes exception to his third baseman’s criticism, needs to be restrained by teammates.
June 27, 2010
Rick Reuschel is the hard-luck loser to Dennis Blair in the Cubs’ 12 – 2 loss to the Expos. Montreal scores 10 unearned runs.
June 25, 1975