This Day In Baseball June 12
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Events for June 12
After piloting the team for 13 seasons, Charlie Grimm ends his tenure as the Braves manager by splitting a doubleheader with the Cubs. The 19,802 fans in attendance at Braves Field give the skipper, who will stay in the organization as Boston’s vice-president, a long standing ovation when he takes his position in the third base coaching box for the last time.
Braves’ right-hander Jim Wilson beats future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts when he no-hits the Phillies, 2-0. The one hour and forty-three minute contest at County Stadium, the major league’s only no-no this season, is the first for the franchise since the team relocated from Boston following the 1952 season.
6/12/1955: In what would have been the second game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, Wally Post of Cincinnati homered off Ron Negray of the Phillies in the first with one out and two on base. Andy Seminick homered off Rudy Minarcin in the bottom of the second with one out and no one on base. The game was washed out in the bottom of the third inning.
1956 – Roberto Clemente’s 5th-inning, two-out, two-run rope into Crosley Field’s right-centerfield bleachers vaults Pittsburgh past Cincinnati both in the game and in the standings, transforming a 3 – 2 deficit into a 4 – 3 lead and pushing Pittsburgh to the head of the class, atop the National League by half a game over the newly-demoted Redlegs.
1957 – Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals plays in his 823rd game for a new National League record consecutive game streak. The mark beats Gus Suhr’s old record. Cardinals hurler Larry Jackson beats the Philadelphia Phillies, 4 – 0, to improve his record to 8-2. He has now beaten every National League team this season.
Despite giving up a hit in the bottom of the sixth in the Giants’ 3-0 victory over Philadelphia, Mike McCormick is credited with a no-hitter when the game is rained out, and the inning is never completed, statistically erasing the hit. Due to a rule change in 1991 that mandates a game must last for at least nine innings for the hitless effort to be called an official no-hitter, the right-hander’s five-inning rain-shortened outing no longer appears in the record book as a no-no.
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