On April 6, 2002 — Highly-touted Japanese pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii makes his major league debut and pitches 5 1/3 scoreless innings‚ striking out 10‚ in Los Angeles’s 9 – 2 win over the Rockies. Brian Jordan backs Ishii with a grand slam to give the loss to Jason Jennings. Relief pitcher Jesse Orosco of the Dodgers scores just the third run of his four-decade major-league career. He last scored while playing for the Mets on July 22‚ 1986.


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box

Support This Day In Baseball on Patreon
Own your favorite day on This Day In Baseball

Baseball Reference April 6
National Pastime April 6
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game