This Week in Baseball History

Larry Doby in 1953All facts are from and

June 19
1903:  Lou Gehrig is born in New York.
1989:  Dwight Gooden wins his 100th career game.

June 20
1970:  Frank Robinson hits two grand slams in one game.
1982:  Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th major league game.

June 21
1946:  Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians.
1950:  Jo DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit.
1994:  David Nied pitches the first complete-game shutout in Colorado Rockies history.

June 22
1891:  Thomas Lovetts throws the first no-hitter in Brooklyn Dodgers history.

June 23
1962:  Larry Doby signs with the Chunichi Dragons, becoming the first former leaguer (along with Don Newcombe) to play for a Japanese team.
1988:  George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the fifth time.

June 24
1947:  Jackie Robinson steals home for the first time.  He’d do it 18 more times in his career.
1970:  The Reds play their final game at Crosley Field.
1979:  Rickey Henderson makes his major league debut for the Oakland A’s and steals his first base.
1984: Cleveland Pitcher Bert Blyleven records six putouts in a 9-inning game.

June 25
1968:  Bobby Bonds debuts with San Francisco and hits a grand slam on his third at-bat.
1988:  Cal Ripken, Jr., plays in his 1,000th consecutive game.


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