On June 10, 2007 39-year-old Masumi Kuwata enters a game for the Pirates. He becomes the oldest major league rookie in 47 years, since Diomedes Olivo debuted – also with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kuwata allows one hit in two innings, but it is a two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez. Ken Takahashi, another veteran of Nippon Pro Baseball, will debut at age 40 in 2009.
August 17, 1967
In a 13 – 1 drubbing by the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Padres second baseman D’Angelo Jimenez comes in to pitch with two outs in the 7th inning. He retires the four batters he faces, but Jeff Suppanallows one run in seven innings, and Raul Ibanez uses a home run and triple to drive in four runs for the Royals.
June 30, 2002
Hee-Seop Choi hits three home runs in his first three at-bats, including a go-ahead solo shot in the 6th inning, to lead the Dodgers past Minnesota, 4 – 3.
June 12, 2005
At At&T park Matt Cain of the Giants throws the 22nd perfect game in major league history, a 10 – 0 win against the Houston Astros. Cain records 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax for the most in a perfect game. he San Francisco right-hander, with the help of two great defensive plays from outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco, becomes the first pitcher in the 129-year history of the franchise. It is the second perfect game this season, following that of Philip Humber on April 21st.
June 13, 2012