This Week in Baseball History

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June 26:  Derek Jeter is born in 1974.

June 27:  The first night game is played at Cleveland Stadium (1910).

June 28:  The Polo Grounds open in Brooklyn (1911). 

June 29:  Willie Mays hits three home runs in one game (1961); Willie Stargell hits his 400th home run (1977); Dave Stewart and Fernando Valenzuela both throw no-hitters (1990). 

June 30:  Forbes Field opens in Pittsburgh (1909); Riverfront Stadium opens in Cincinnati, with Hank Aaron hitting the first run in the stadium (1970); Larry Doby becomes the first black manager for the Chicago White Sox and the second black manager in American League history (1977); Eddie Murray gets his 3,000th career home run (1995).

July 1:  Walter Johnson throws his first no-hitter (1920); Roy Campanella makes his debut with Brooklyn (1948).

July 2:  Bob Feller wins his 200th game (1950); Jose and Ozzie Canseco are born in 1964.



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