This Week in Baseball History

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June 13, 1948: Babe Ruth’s number is retired on the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium.

June 13, 1999: Cal Ripken gets six hits and scores 5 runs for the Baltimore Orioles against the Atlanta Braves.

June 14, 1952: Warren Spahn strikes out 18 in a 15 inning game for the Boston Braves.

June 15, 1980: Jorge Orta of the Cleveland Indians hits six singles in one game.

June 16, 1978: Tom Seaver becomes the first Cincinnati Reds pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Riverfront Stadium.

June 17, 1880: The second perfect game in MLB was thrown (the first came in June 12).

June 17, 1915: George Zabel makes the longest relief appearance in MLB history when he relieves an injured starter in the first inning and goes on to pitch 18 1/3 innings.

June 18, 1970: Willie Mays gets his 3,000th hit.

June 19, 1977: Jim Colborn of the Kansas City Royals pitches the first no-hitter at Royals Stadium.


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