On June 4 1987 — 1987 – In a College World Series matchup between Stanford and Oklahoma State‚ OSU pitcher Jack McDowell retires Robin Ventura three times to put the Stanford sophomore’s 58-game batting streak in jeopardy. Facing reliever Al Osuna in the 9th‚ Ventura hits a sharp grounder that is bobbled twice by the second baseman allowing Ventura to reach second. It is ruled an error, ending the streak. OSU wins‚ 6 – 2‚ but on June 7‚ Stanford will beat McDowell 9 – 5 wo win its second national championship.

 


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