Tag: June 19

1972 – Larry Dierker hurls a one-hitter to blank the Mets, 3-0 . Duffy Dyer’s third-inning single is the lone blemish on Dierker’s night. Tommy Helms delivers four hits to lead the Houston offense. The day before, Jerry Reuss had tossed a one-hitter at the Phillies. The back-to-back one-hitters tie a major league mark and establish a club record. 

1972 – Larry Dierker hurls a one-hitter to blank the Mets, 3-0 . Duffy Dyer’s third-inning single is the lone blemish on Dierker’s night. Tommy Helms delivers four hits to lead the Houston offense. The day before, Jerry Reuss had tossed a one-hitter at the Phillies. The back-to-back one-hitters tie a major league mark and establish a club record. 

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1967 – Julio Gotay, filling in at second base while Joe Morgan is on military leave, goes 5-for-5 but the Cardinals outlast Houston, 5-4, in eleven innings. His last hit plates Bob Aspromonte to send the game to overtime. Roger Maris hits the game-winner off Barry Latman. Curt Flood ends it with a rare outfield unassisted double play, snaring a sinking liner by Bob Lillis then trotting to second base to double off Jim Landis. 

1967 – Julio Gotay, filling in at second base while Joe Morgan is on military leave, goes 5-for-5 but the Cardinals outlast Houston, 5-4, in eleven innings. His last hit plates Bob Aspromonte to send the game to overtime. Roger Maris hits the game-winner off Barry Latman. Curt Flood ends it with a rare outfield unassisted double play, snaring a sinking liner by Bob Lillis then trotting to second base to double off Jim Landis. 

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1962 – Bob Aspromonte celebrates his 24th birthday with two hits and two runs scored as the Colts subdue the Giants, 6-4. Hal Smith homers. Dick Farrell escapes a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to save it for Dave Giusti.

1962 – Bob Aspromonte celebrates his 24th birthday with two hits and two runs scored as the Colts subdue the Giants, 6-4. Hal Smith homers. Dick Farrell escapes a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to save it for Dave Giusti.

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1980 – Nolan Ryan and Joe Sambito team up to one-hit St. Louis, 2-0. Struggling with the flu, Ryan lasts seven innings before bowing out. Garry Templeton’s third-inning double is the only Cardinal hit. Jose Cruz drives in both Astro runs with a single and sacrifice fly. 

1980 – Nolan Ryan and Joe Sambito team up to one-hit St. Louis, 2-0. Struggling with the flu, Ryan lasts seven innings before bowing out. Garry Templeton’s third-inning double is the only Cardinal hit. Jose Cruz drives in both Astro runs with a single and sacrifice fly. 

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Rookie 1B Cody Bellinger hits a pair of homers in the Dodgers’ 10 – 6 win over the Mets. In doing so, he overtakes both Wally Berger (in 1930) and Gary Sanchez (in 2016), who had hit 20 homers in their first 51 major league games, as he now has 21 long balls. That total leads the National League even though Bellinger spent the first three weeks of the season in the minors.

On June 19, 2017 Rookie 1B Cody Bellinger hits a pair of homers in the Dodgers’ 10 – 6 win over the Mets. In doing so, he overtakes both Wally Berger (in 1930) and Gary Sanchez (in 2016), who had hit 20 homers in...

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In one of the rare highlights for the Braves this season, Julio Teheran pitches a one-hitter for a 6 – 0 win as the Braves complete a three-game sweep of the Mets at Citi Field. Michael Conforto’s 3rd-inning single is the only baserunner for New York, while the resurgent Freddie Freeman matches a career-high with four hits for Atlanta.

On June 19, 2016 In one of the rare highlights for the Braves this season, Julio Teheran pitches a one-hitter for a 6 – 0 win as the Braves complete a three-game sweep of the Mets at Citi Field. Michael Conforto’s...

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After being suspended from baseball last season, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th major leaguer to collect his 3,000th hit when he blasts a first-inning solo home run to right field off a 95-mph fastball thrown by Detroit ace Justin Verlander in the team’s 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers’ DH joins Derek Jeter, the last person to reach the magic number, and Wade Boggs as the only players to hit a round-tripper to reach the historic milestone.

After being suspended from baseball last season, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th major leaguer to collect his 3,000th hit when he blasts a first-inning solo home run to right field off a 95-mph fastball thrown by Detroit ace Justin Verlander in the team’s 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers’ DH joins Derek Jeter, the last person to reach the magic number, and Wade Boggs as the only players to hit a round-tripper to reach the historic milestone.

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In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown Ballpark’s “Caucasian Heritage Night” scheduled for August 10 after the event stirred an outcry on social media. The team issued an apology, stating the intentions of the misconstrued promotion was to make fun of everyday normalcies, as evidenced by the planned festivities that included serving burgers on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise and showing clips from Seinfeld and Friends about TV characters trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge.

On June 19, 2015 In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown...

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In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown Ballpark’s “Caucasian Heritage Night” scheduled for August 10 after the event stirred an outcry on social media. The team issued an apology, stating the intentions of the misconstrued promotion was to make fun of everyday normalcies, as evidenced by the planned festivities that included serving burgers on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise and showing clips from Seinfeld and Friends about TV characters trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge.

In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown Ballpark’s “Caucasian Heritage Night” scheduled for August 10 after the event stirred an outcry on social media. The team issued an apology, stating the intentions of the misconstrued promotion was to make fun of everyday normalcies, as evidenced by the planned festivities that included serving burgers on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise and showing clips from Seinfeld and Friends about TV characters trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge.

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“@Yankeefan98 I’ll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.” – Zack Hample, a Tweet from the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit. Zack Hample, the author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work, catches Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, a first-inning solo home run to right field off Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Hample, not a big fan of the New York slugger, will hold on to the historic horsehide for a week, before receiving perks from the Yankees for catching the ball, including getting the team to donate a significant amount of money to Pitch In for Baseball, a children charity that gives equipment to the underprivileged kids.

“@Yankeefan98 I’ll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.” – Zack Hample, a Tweet from the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit. Zack Hample, the author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work, catches Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, a first-inning solo home run to right field off Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Hample, not a big fan of the New York slugger, will hold on to the historic horsehide for a week, before receiving perks from the Yankees for catching the ball, including getting the team to donate a significant amount of money to Pitch In for Baseball, a children charity that gives equipment to the underprivileged kids.

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A moment of silence is held in all Italian ballparks to mark the death of Giulio Glorioso, who led the Italian Baseball League 10 times in both wins and strikeouts, as well as twice in batting average. Glorioso won four pitching Triple Crowns and was an inaugural member of the Italian Baseball Hall of Fame.

On June 19, 2015 A moment of silence is held in all Italian ballparks to mark the death of Giulio Glorioso, who led the Italian Baseball League 10 times in both wins and strikeouts, as well as twice in batting average. Glorioso...

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The Blue Jays may be in first place in the AL East, but the New York Yankees remain a nemesis. Today, they lose their 16th straight game at New Yankee Stadium, 6 – 4, a streak dating back to 2012. David Phelps is the winner as the Yanks complete a three-game sweep that bring them to within a game and a half of Toronto.

On June 19, 2014 The Blue Jays may be in first place in the AL East, but the New York Yankees remain a nemesis. Today, they lose their 16th straight game at New Yankee Stadium, 6 – 4, a streak dating back to 2012. David...

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Mark Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the team growing up, will receive a $6.35 million signing bonus, which is significantly less than the assigned slot value of $7.8 million.

On June 19, 2013 Mark Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the...

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The Rangers finally get a win from a starting pitcher this month, as Justin Grimm is the winner in today’s 9 – 4 defeat of the A’s. The win comes by the skin of its teeth though, as Grimm is trailing 3 – 2 when he leaves after five innings, having just given up a three-run homer to Chris Young. However, his teammates rally for a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning, and the bullpen preserves the lead until the end of the game. The Rangers had gone 17 straight games since Derek Holland had last won as a starter on May 31st, setting an unenviable team record.

On June 19, 2013 The Rangers finally get a win from a starting pitcher this month, as Justin Grimm is the winner in today’s 9 – 4 defeat of the A’s. The win comes by the skin of its teeth though, as Grimm is...

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Joel Peralta of the Rays enters a game against the Nationals in relief of David Price in the 8th inning, but is ejected before throwing a pitch for having pine tar on his glove. It is Nats manager Davey Johnson, Peralta’s former skipper, who advises umpire Tim Tschida to check the pitcher’s glove, giving rise to suspicion that the hurler may have been a habitual offender in this respect. The ejection comes with an automatic ten -game suspension. The Rays still manage to win the game, 5 – 4.

On June 19, 2012 Joel Peralta of the Rays enters a game against the Nationals in relief of David Price in the 8th inning, but is ejected before throwing a pitch for having pine tar on his glove. It is Nats manager Davey Johnson,...

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Asdrubal Cabrera hits a walk-off two-run homer off fireballer Aroldis Chapman in the 10th inning to give Cleveland a come-from-behind 3 – 2 win over the Reds. Nick Hagadone had put the Reds ahead in the top of the inning with a pair of wild pitches that allowed Chris Heisey to score. The win puts the Indians back in first place in the AL Central.

On June 19, 2012 Asdrubal Cabrera hits a walk-off two-run homer off fireballer Aroldis Chapman in the 10th inning to give Cleveland a come-from-behind 3 – 2 win over the Reds. Nick Hagadone had put the Reds ahead in the...

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The Marlins lose again, this time 2 – 1 to the Rays, when James Shields pitches a complete game. Before what turns out to be the team’s 18th loss in its last 19 games, After less than one season in the dugout, Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigns as the manager of the struggling last-place Marlins. During his brief tenure with Florida, the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history compiled a 78-86 record with the team.. Bench coach Brandon Hyde is at the helm for today’s loss.

On June 19, 2011 The Marlins lose again, this time 2 – 1 to the Rays, when James Shields pitches a complete game. Before what turns out to be the team’s 18th loss in its last 19 games, After less than one season in...

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The Cardinals beat the Royals, 4 – 3, on Skip Schumaker’s walk-off home run in the 9th inning, but are more concerned about a wrist injury sustained by All-Star 1B Albert Pujols in the 6th inning as he attempts to make a tag on Wilson Betemit. Pujols’ glove hand slams into Betemit and he falls to the ground in pain with what is first diagnosed as a sprained wrist. Tests conducted the next day will reveal a fracture.

On June 19, 2011 The Cardinals beat the Royals, 4 – 3, on Skip Schumaker’s walk-off home run in the 9th inning, but are more concerned about a wrist injury sustained by All-Star 1B Albert Pujols in the 6th inning as...

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The Twins have to fight all game to end up 13 – 10 winners over the Phillies. Trailing by 5 runs after 8 innings, they score 5 runs in the 9th, one in the 10th and 3 more in the 11th to win the game. Delmon Young delivers the game-winning hit with an infield single in the 11th; other highlights include a pinch homer by Jim Thome in the 9th and another by Drew Butera in the 10th, the first long ball of the rookie’s career. Joe Mauer hits a homer of his own in the 9th, a two-run shot against Phillies closer Brad Lidge that ties the game at 9-all.

On June 19, 2010 The Twins have to fight all game to end up 13 – 10 winners over the Phillies. Trailing by 5 runs after 8 innings, they score 5 runs in the 9th, one in the 10th and 3 more in the 11th to win the...

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To celebrate the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Marlins give away 15,000 vuvuzelas, the loud plastic trumpets whose drone has dominated soccer broadcasts for the past week, for their game against the Rays. The Rays emerge with an ear-shattering, 11-inning, 9 – 8 victory in which James Shields has to make the first relief appearance of his career for Tampa Bay. The Rays draw a team-record 12 walks in a game that features 16 different pitchers.

On June 19, 2010 To celebrate the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Marlins give away 15,000 vuvuzelas, the loud plastic trumpets whose drone has dominated soccer broadcasts for the past week, for their game...

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Kevin Millwood, signed in the off-season to be the Orioles’ ace, finally records his first win of the year for the last-place team, after 8 straight defeats. It’s a hard slog, as the O’s prevail, 5 – 4, over San Diego and Millwood needs the help of three relievers, including Alfredo Simon, who picks up the save in his return from the disabled list.

On June 19, 2010 Kevin Millwood, signed in the off-season to be the Orioles’ ace, finally records his first win of the year for the last-place team, after 8 straight defeats. It’s a hard slog, as the O’s...

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6/19/2010 – The Rays were playing the Marlins in an Inter-League contest in South Florida. To start the top of the ninth, the Marlins made three defensive changes. In the bottom of the frame, Brian Barden came to the plate to start the inning and walked on a 3-2 count. Rays manager Joe Madden talked with HP umpire Lance Barksdale about the Marlins hitting out of order. Because Barden batted out of turn Barksdale made him leave first base and the proper batter, Wes Helms, was called out with an automatic putout to the catcher. Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez came out and argued for a long time with Barksdale, who ejected Gonzalez. There was a long discussion between Gonzalez, Barksdale and crew chief Tom Hallion. After the game, Gonzalez insisted that Barksdale did not correctly write down what Gonzalez said were the batting positions for the substitutes.

6/19/2010 – The Rays were playing the Marlins in an Inter-League contest in South Florida. To start the top of the ninth, the Marlins made three defensive changes. In the bottom of the frame, Brian Barden came to the plate to start the inning and walked on a 3-2 count. Rays manager Joe Madden talked with HP umpire Lance Barksdale about the Marlins hitting out of order. Because Barden batted out of turn Barksdale made him leave first base and the proper batter, Wes Helms, was called out with an automatic putout to the catcher. Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez came out and argued for a long time with Barksdale, who ejected Gonzalez. There was a long discussion between Gonzalez, Barksdale and crew chief Tom Hallion. After the game, Gonzalez insisted that Barksdale did not correctly write down what Gonzalez said were the batting positions for the substitutes.

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The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by Pittsburgh, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.

The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by Pittsburgh, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.

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The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by Pittsburgh, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.

On June 19, 2010 The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by...

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Marcus Thames hits a pair of two-run home runs as Detroit beats Milwaukee, 10 – 4, in a rain-shortened game that ends with one out in the bottom of the 7th, after being delayed for more than two hours in the 4th. Zach Miner picks up the win in relief in the wild game in which video replay reviews deprive Dusty Ryan of an apparent home run in the 1st but grant one to Miguel Cabrera two innings later.

On June 19, 2009 Marcus Thames hits a pair of two-run home runs as Detroit beats Milwaukee, 10 – 4, in a rain-shortened game that ends with one out in the bottom of the 7th, after being delayed for more than two hours in...

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In the first contest of a doubleheader, Levi Maxwell of the Winston-Salem Dash no-hits the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a 7-inning game. It is the first Carolina League no-hitter in three years and the first for a Winston-Salemteam since 2001.

On June 19, 2009 In the first contest of a doubleheader, Levi Maxwell of the Winston-Salem Dash no-hits the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a 7-inning game. It is the first Carolina League no-hitter in three years and the first for...

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John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons.

John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons.

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The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the previous record of 21 during a stretch spanning over the 2000-01 seasons.

On June 19, 2008 The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the...

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In his first minor league appearance, 22 year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr., facing the Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, pitches a scoreless ninth inning that includes striking out a very frustrated Ralph Henriquez to end the game. Delaying the game to adjust his shin guard each time he changes batter boxes, the switch-hitter is told by the umpiring crew to first select from which side of the plate he intended to hit, and that the pitcher would then be allowed to declare with which arm he would pitch.

On June 19, 2008 In his first minor league appearance, 22 year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr., facing the Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, pitches a scoreless ninth inning that...

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John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons.

On June 19, 2008 John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth...

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On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an inter-league contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if the tonight’s starter, Johan Santana, throws a complete-game shutout. The left-hander from Venezuela will shave the broadcaster’s head after going the distance in Minnesota’s 9-0 victory over New York’s National League team.

On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an inter-league contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if the tonight’s starter, Johan Santana, throws a complete-game shutout. The left-hander from Venezuela will shave the broadcaster’s head after going the distance in Minnesota’s 9-0 victory over New York’s National League team.

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On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an inter-league contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if the tonight’s starter, Johan Santana, throws a complete-game shutout. The left-hander from Venezuela will shave the broadcaster’s head after going the distance in Minnesota’s 9-0 victory over New York’s National League team.

On June 19, 2007 On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an inter-league contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if the tonight’s starter, Johan Santana,...

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2007 – Jong-beom Lee, considered by some to be the best all-around position player in the history of the Korea Baseball Organization, is sent to the minor leagues as the 37-year-old is hitting under the Mendoza Line. His manager reports that he had asked Lee to retire before he would go into decline but Lee had refused.

On June 19, 2007 2007 – Jong-beom Lee, considered by some to be the best all-around position player in the history of the Korea Baseball Organization, is sent to the minor leagues as the 37-year-old is hitting under...

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During a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Adding insult to injury, the future Mets infielder also suffers a broken ankle on the play when he unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting hit by the 87-mph fastball thrown by Matt Manship.

On June 19, 2003 During a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Adding insult to injury, the future Mets...

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Reds hurler Paul Wilson, who is trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle Farnsworth and then charges the mound, where he is pummeled by the Cubs reliever, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.

Reds hurler Paul Wilson, who is trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle Farnsworth and then charges the mound, where he is pummeled by the Cubs reliever, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.

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Reds hurler Paul Wilson, who is trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle Farnsworth and then charges the mound, where he is pummeled by the Cubs reliever, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.

On June 19, 2003 Reds hurler Paul Wilson, who is trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle...

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At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. The Indians DH’s home run heroics prove not to be enough when Minnesota beats the Tribe, 10-9, in 12 innings.

On June 19, 2001 At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. The Indians...

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At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. The Indians DH’s home run heroics prove not to be enough when Minnesota beats the Tribe, 10-9, in 12 innings.

At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. The Indians DH’s home run heroics prove not to be enough when Minnesota beats the Tribe, 10-9, in 12 innings.

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Ted ‘Double Duty’ Radcliffe becomes the oldest player to ever appear in a professional baseball game. At the of age 96 in a Northern League game, the former Negro League takes the mound for the Schaumburg Flyers and throws one pitch to Fargo-Moorhead DH Matt Faulken, before leaving the game to a standing ovation at Alexian Field.

On June 19, 1999 Ted ‘Double Duty’ Radcliffe becomes the oldest player to ever appear in a professional baseball game. At the of age 96 in a Northern League game, the former Negro League takes the mound for the...

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Cardinals infielder Ozzie Smith, considered the best all-time defensive shortstop, announces he will retire at the end of the season. In his first year of eligibility, the writers elect the 15-time All-Star infielder will to the Hall of Fame.

On June 19, 1996 Cardinals infielder Ozzie Smith, considered the best all-time defensive shortstop, announces he will retire at the end of the season. In his first year of eligibility, the writers elect the 15-time All-Star...

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In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 is in attendance at Al Lang Stadium to see 18 year-old right-hander Pablo Ortega throw the first pitch in franchise history.

On June 19, 1996 In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 is in attendance at Al Lang Stadium to see...

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In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 is in attendance at Al Lang Stadium to see 18 year-old right-hander Pablo Ortega throw the first pitch in franchise history.

In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 is in attendance at Al Lang Stadium to see 18 year-old right-hander Pablo Ortega throw the first pitch in franchise history.

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Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite the fact he is under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will contribute to the team’s tremendous success in the late 90’s.

On June 19, 1995 Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite the fact he is under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will...

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Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite the fact he is under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will contribute to the team’s tremendous success in the late 90’s.

Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite the fact he is under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will contribute to the team’s tremendous success in the late 90’s.

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Wally Kaname Yonamine, three-time batting champ, and former Central League MVP, becomes the first American to be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame as a player. The Hawaiian native, who also played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, was the first American to join a team in Japan after World War II.

On June 19, 1994 Wally Kaname Yonamine, three-time batting champ, and former Central League MVP, becomes the first American to be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame as a player. The Hawaiian native, who also played...

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  • Cookie Lavagetto breaks up no hitter with a walk off in the 1947 world series
    On October 3, 1947, in the 1947 World Series @ Ebbets Field - Cookie Lavagetto of the Brooklyn Dodgers breaks up Bill Bevens’ no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth, Lavagetto pinch-hitting for Eddie Stanky, hits a two-out ninth-inning double giving the “Bums” a dramatic and unlikely 3-2 win over the New York Yankees […]
  • Vida Blue on the CBS Evening News June 26 1971
    On June 2, 1971, this clip was Originally aired of Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s was in the midst of setting the baseball world on its ear when this story aired. Interviews with Blue’s mother is included as are clips of him pitching against the Kansas City Royals. Royals manager Bob Lemon and first […]
  • Jackie Robinson is elected to the Hall of Fame
    On January 23 1962 -- Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. Jackie Robinson burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball's color barrier and bringing the Negro leagues' electrifying style of play to the Majors. He quickly became baseball's top drawing card and a […]
  • RIP Hank Aaron - Vin Scully calls #715
    On January 22 2021 At age 86 Hank Aaron passes away. Aaron is one of the most respected players in baseball history and on April 8 1974 he broke Babe ruth's home record.  Here is the call by Vin Scully.   
  • New York Mets Clinch the Division Title
    In the inaugural season of divisional play, the Mets clinch the first-ever National League East title. Gary Gentry fires a four-hitter, blanking the Cardinals, 6-0, in front of a frenzied Shea Stadium crowd, which spills onto the field en masse after the game to celebrate their team's amazing accomplishment. More information about todays events, players, […]
  • 1937 All Star Game Dizzy Dean takes one on the toe
    More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and season -  (www.thisdayinbaseball.com)   Join our Baseball Community – Join a community of baseball fans just like you - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/join-the community   Hosted by This Day In Baseball – Learn more about the hosts of todays show https://thisdayinbaseball.com/about-us/   Support this Show  –  Post or […]
  • Sonny Siebert fires no hitter June 10 1966 Full Radio Broadcast
    On June 10, 1966 At Cleveland Stadium Sonny Siebert pitches a no-hitter against the Washington Senators and Leon Wagner homers off loser Phil Ortega as first-place Cleveland wins, 2 – 0. The right-hander strikes out seven batters, walking only one, in his Cleveland Stadium gem. It will be the only No Hitter of the season.   More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and […]
  • Vin Scully on the Call May 14 1957 Dodgers vs Braves
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  • Willie Mays Makes The Catch Game 1 1954 World Series
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  • Lefty Gomez pitches the Yankess to the 1936 World Title
    October 6, 1936 Yankees at Giants World Series Game 6 The Giants loaded the bases in the first off Lefty Gomez on a single and two walks before Mel Ott drove in two with a double, but Jake Powell's home-run after a two-out triple off Freddie Fitzsimmons tied the game in the second. Next inning, […]

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