On June 13 1967, “Clemente’s Rifle Wing Amazes Fans, Shoots Down Cardinals,” reads The Sporting News’s headline. Les Biederman adds: “The fans who take their baseball through the newspapers and via the scores on radio and television miss the thrill and excitement of watching all the skills of Roberto Clemente. It’s almost impossible to describe properly the tremendous arm and the magnetic glove possessed by the Pirate star. Ordinarily, Clemente shouldn’t have many assists because so few teams will take chances on his rifle arm. Last night, Clemente staged a dazzling show from right field against the Cardinals.” The Cards score all seven runs and gather 10 of their 14 hits in the first three frames off Woody Fryman. Clemente holds the score down by nailing two runners at the plate on miraculous assists, nailing Orlando Cepeda and Bobby Tolan at home in the first two innings innings, but Cepeda manages to outrun Clemente’s arm in scoring on a sacrifice fly by Dal Maxvill in the third, and Tim McCarver follows him home when the throw bounces away from catcher Jerry May. The Cards win, 7 – 5.
June 28, 1979
With Rocky Colavito on the bench because of poor hitting, the Tigers sweep the visiting Red Sox, 6 – 2 and 5 – 2. Boston has now lost nine straight and will extend that to 10 games before winning. Jim Bunning and Hank Aguirre notch the wins, as the Hubmen strand 15 runners in the nitecap.
May 22, 1960
Miguel Tejada is suspended for 105 games, one of the longest in baseball history, after he reportedly tested positive on multiple occasions this season for Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit disorder. The 39 year-old Royals infielder, a six-time All-Star, apologizes to the organization, his teammates, and the Kansas City fans, explaining his medical condition requires medication, but that he was wrong to take it while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.
August 17, 2013
The Phils’ injury-plagued C Darren Daulton suffers another season-ending injury when he uses his left collarbone to catch a foul tip off the bat of Jeff Conine. Daulton will be out the rest of the season. Florida beats the Phils, 2 – 1, as Jeff Mutis wins his first and only game in the National League.
June 28, 1994