On June 26, 1961 * At Los Angeles’s Wrigley Field, Angel reliever Art Fowler, who has allowed just one hit in his last 12 innings, serves up a 9th-inning home run to Bill Skowron as New York wins, 8 – 6. Mickey Mantle adds an earlier homer, off Ken McBride, and Whitey Ford wins his 13th. Yogi Berra collects his 2,000th career hit, all as a Bronx Bomber. To celebrate the achievement a huge cake is rolled out.