This Day In Baseball June 19
Recapping events that took place in the baseball world on this day
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different events and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, We offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on June 19 in baseball history.
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Notable Events and Chronology for June 19
6/19/1924 – With the Giants playing the Braves in Boston, the home team mixed up their batting order at the start of the game. After the leadoff batter had grounded out, Ray Powell came to the plate one spot early and also grounded out. The Giants pointed that out to Umpire Hank O’Day and he declared the proper batter, Les Mann, out and the inning over. The Giants beat the Braves, 4-1.
At Ebbets Field, Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory. A third-inning walk to the opposing pitcher, William Ramsdell, which accounts for the only runner to reach base, may have been a result of skipper Chuck Dressen telling the 25 year-old right-hander to speed up his pitches due to an impending storm.
Ted Williams, held hitless for three straight games, blasts a pair of towering home runs as the Red Sox overpower Cleveland, 11 – 8. The Associated Press reports: “Williams leaned into a fastball by rookie fireballer Herb Score for a 450-foot drive into the dead centerfield bleachers in the 5th inning to end a hitless string at ten official times at bat. In the 8th inning, he connected again for a 430-foot drive into the right field stands off the veteran Bob Feller.”
At Fenway Park, In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch-hit home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston. He is the 11th player to homer in his first career atbat and the homer will be the first of 16 round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit coming off the bench during his 13-year career in Detroit.
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.
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.
Carl Yastrzemski (2), Bernie Carbo (2), and George Scott (1) of the Boston Red Sox hit five home runs in an 11 – 1 triumph over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The five home runs give the Red Sox a major league record 16 in three games. Boston hit six homers on June 17th and five on June 18th, also against the Yankees. The Yankees hit no homers in the three-game series.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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