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- 1870 - In what is considered by many historians the greatest baseball game of the 19th century, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball's first all-professional team sees their winning streak stopped at 89 in a wild 11-inning battle with the Atlantic of Brooklyn team, 8 - 7. The game is tied 5 - 5 after nine innings of play, and the Atlantic players are happy to have a draw but Cincinnati captain Harry Wright insists that the game be played to a decision. The Red Stockings score twice in the 11th inning, but the Atlantic come back with three in their half to win. The game is notable as being the first extra-inning game between professional clubs, and as one of the lowest-scoring games of its day. As is the practice of the day, Atlantic continues to bat after having clinched the game, but no further runs are scored.
- 1876 - George Hall of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the first major league player to hit for the cycle. He will also become the first player to be banned, along with others, for throwing a 3 1/2 game lead with 12 games to go in 1877.
- 1933 - Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak stays intact, even though he and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy are thrown out of a game. McCarthy is suspended for three games but not Gehrig, whose streak, now at 1,249, continues.
- 1952 - Boston Braves pitcher Warren Spahn ties the National League record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts in an 15-inning, 3 - 1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Spahn's home run is the only Braves run. On the same day, Braves scout Dewey Griggs signs Hank Aaron to a contract.
- 1963 - Duke Snider hits his 400th career home run off Bob Purkey to highlight a 10 - 3 triumph by the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
- 1965 - Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds no-hits the New York Mets for 10 innings and ties a National League record with 18 strikeouts in an extra-inning game, but loses the game when Johnny Lewis hits a lead-off home run in the 11th inning that gives the Mets a 1 - 0 win.
- 1966 - The Miami Marlins and St. Petersburg Cardinals play the longest game in organized baseball history up to that point, needing 29 innings for Miami to prevail, 4 - 3. The game ends in the early hours of June 15th, after 6 hours and 59 minutes. It remains the longest game ever played without interruption, and only the longest game in baseball history, begun on April 18, 1981 but completed a number of weeks later, has gone more innings since.
- 1969 - Reggie Jackson of the Oakland Athletics collects 10 RBI with two home runs, a double and two singles against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. In the 8th inning, Jackson drives in three runs with a single when he easily could have made second base. Oakland wins, 21 - 7.
- 1974 - At Anaheim Stadium, Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Boston Red Sox batters in 13 innings, including Cecil Cooper six consecutive times, to help the California Angels to a 4 - 3 victory in 15 innings. Barry Raziano is the winner in two innings of relief and Luis Tiant takes the loss in 14 1/3 innings, after Denny Doyle doubles home Mickey Rivers with the winning run.
- 1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds has two hits in a 3 - 1 triumph over the Chicago Cubs to start a 44-game hitting streak.
- 1979 - Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants hits his 513th home run, off Dennis Lamp, establishing him as the National League all-time left-handed home run leader, but the Chicago Cubs beat the Giants, 8 - 6, at Candlestick Park.
- 1985 - Coming out of retirement, manager Earl Weaver returns to the Baltimore Orioles' dugout, replacing Joe Altobelli. Weaver led Baltimore to four American League titles from 1968 to 1982.
- 1995 - Mike Benjamin goes 6 for 7, setting a major league record with 14 hits in three games, and drives in the winning run in the 13th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs, 4 - 3. A career .186 hitter in his first six seasons, Benjamin is 14 for 18 in that stretch.
- 1996 - Cal Ripken, Jr. sets a new consecutive games record by playing in his 2,216th consecutive game. The previous mark of 2,215 was held by Hiroshima Carp third baseman Sachio Kinugasa while playing in the Japanese Central League.
- With all 14 interleague games - and one National League game - taking place in NL parks, a designated hitter is not used in a full slate of major league games for the first time since 1972. Visiting pitchers will have plenty of opportunities to swing the bat as there is not a home game scheduled in American League parks for 10 consecutive days.
- Aaron Boone hits a pair of home runs, one in the 9th inning to tie the game and one to win it in the 11th, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 - 3.
- 2003 - Fred McGriff goes 2 for 4 after being activated from the disabled list by the Dodgers. It was his first trip to the DL during his 18-year career.
- Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners becomes the third major leaguer since 1900 to reach 1,000 hits in fewer than 700 games when he singles in the bottom of the 1st inning in the Mariners' 3 - 1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Suzuki's 1,000th hit comes in his 696th game. Chuck Klein reached the mark in 1933 in 683 games, and Lloyd Waner reached it in 1932 in 686 games.
- Chris Carpenter pitches a one-hitter and strikes out 10 to lead the Cardinalsto a 7 - 0 win over Toronto.
- 2006 - Steve Finley hits his 300th career home run as the San Francisco Giants beat the host Arizona Diamondbacks, 11 - 4. Finley, who has 316 career stolen bases, becomes the sixth member of the exclusive 300 HR/300 SB club, joining teammate Barry Bonds, his father Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Willie Mays and Reggie Sanders.
- 2009 - The Yakult Swallows set a Nippon Pro Baseball record with hits in 11 straight at-bats in a 14 - 10 win over the Orix Buffaloes. Norichika Aoki begins the inning with a single off Yoshihisa Hirano. Aaron Guiel, Yuichi Matsumoto, Shinya Miyamoto, Jamie D'Antona, Ryoji Aikawa, Keizo Kawashima, Shinichi Takeuchi and Hiroyasu Tanaka connect for 8 hits in a row, off Hirano and his successors on the mound, Akio Shimizu and Masanobu Okubo. Takashi Kamoshida walks Aoki, then gives up a grand slam to Guiel. Yasushi Iihara pinch-hits for Matsumoto and doubles to run the streak to 11 before Kamoshida retires Miyamoto. Yakult scores 10 runs in the inning and Guiel finishes the day with 6 RBI.
- Nippon Pro Baseball decides to adopt the Mizuno ball for use by all teams next season. This year, as in prior ones, home teams get to decide which ball to use, with four different suppliers being used this season.
- The game between the Blue Jays and the Padres in Petco Park is interrupted in the 8th inning by an earthquake that registers 5.9 on the Richter scale. However, as there is no damage, the game resumes after a very brief interruption, with Toronto winning, 6 - 3, behind two homers by John Buck and 3 RBI by Aaron Hill.
- For the first time in over 60 years, two players with 5,000+ career at-bats and a .330+ career average meet in a major league contest - Albert Pujols of the Cards versus Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners. The last such matchup had occurred in 1942 with Joe Medwick and Paul Waner.
- Justin Verlander comes within 5 outs of pitching his second no-hitter of the season in leading the Tigers into first place in the AL Central with a 4 - 0 win over Cleveland. He strikes out 12 in pitching a two-hit shutout, with Orlando Cabrera's 8th-inning single the first safety of the night against his overwhelming stuff.
- In spite of a stiff back which forces him to leave the game in the 8th inning, Cole Hamels is dominant for the Phillies in earning his 9th win, 9 - 1 over the Marlins, to join teammate Roy Halladay for the National League lead. Hamels is helped by five homers, two-run shots by Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, and two solo blasts by Domonic Brown. Florida has now lost 11 of its last 12 games.
- 2012 - Rob Cordemans strikes out 9 and allows 3 hits and no runs in 6 2/3 IP as the Amsterdam Pirates beat the Vaessen Pioniers, 10-2; Wesley Connor hits a 3-run homer. Cordemans gets his 150th Hoofdklasse win, tying Bart Volkerijk for the all-time league record.
- 1847 - Dick McBride, pitcher (d. 1916)
- 1861 - Charlie Buffinton, pitcher, manager (d. 1907)
- 1869 - Harvey Watkins, manager (d. 1949)
- 1871 - Charles Barrett, scout (d. 1939)
- 1872 - Doc Parker, pitcher (d. 1941)
- 1876 - Mike Donahue, college coach (d. 1960)
- 1882 - Mike Cunningham, pitcher (d. 1969)
- 1887 - Walt Tragesser, catcher (d. 1970)
- 1889 - Bill Harper, pitcher (d. 1951)
- 1889 - Ray Morgan, infielder (d. 1940)
- 1890 - Jack Reis, pitcher (d. 1939)
- 1891 - Frank Withrow, catcher (d. 1966)
- 1895 - Ike Davis, infielder (d. 1984)
- 1898 - Bill Doran, infielder (d. 1978)
- 1898 - Joe Rue, umpire (d. 1984)
- 1899 - William Pierson, pitcher (d. 1959)
- 1909 - Si Burick, writer and announcer (d. 1986)
- 1914 - George Myatt, infielder, manager (d. 2000)
- 1917 - Ray Hoffman, infielder (d. 2008)
- 1917 - Hal Manders, pitcher (d. 2010)
- 1919 - Isamu Fukushi, NPB pitcher (d. 1944)
- 1922 - Bud Hardin, infielder (d. 1997)
- 1925 - Fenton Mole, infielder
- 1926 - Don Newcombe, pitcher; All-Star
- 1928 - Herb Plews, infielder
- 1933 - Jim Constable, pitcher (d. 2002)
- 1935 - Neil Wilson, catcher
- 1936 - Glen Rosenbaum, coach
- 1937 - Johnny Weekly, outfielder (d. 1974)
- 1942 - Juan Rios, infielder (d. 1995)
- 1950 - Bill Fahey, catcher
- 1953 - Luis Aponte, pitcher
- 1953 - Mark Lee, pitcher
- 1956 - Mike Grace, infielder
- 1957 - Greg Brock, infielder
- 1957 - Tony Castillo, catcher
- 1960 - Mike Laga, infielder
- 1960 - Pat Larkin, pitcher
- 1962 - Steve Moses, minor league outfielder
- 1966 - Randy Tomlin, pitcher
- 1967 - Jerry Spradlin, pitcher
- 1967 - George Tsamis, pitcher
- 1967 - Brian Turang, outfielder
- 1968 - Nolan Lane, minor league outfielder
- 1969 - Tom Houk, minor league infielder
- 1971 - Tomonori Maeda, NPB outfielder
- 1971 - Elpidio Pinto, Panamanian national team pitcher
- 1974 - Ed Campaniello, minor league outfielder
- 1974 - Evan Thomas, minor league pitcher
- 1975 - Peter Munro, pitcher
- 1976 - Julio Raudez, Nicaraguan national team pitcher
- 1976 - Lester Victoria, minor league pitcher
- 1978 - Edgar Gonzalez, infielder
- 1982 - Mike Hollimon, pitcher
- 1983 - Gabriel Alfaro, minor league pitcher
- 1984 - Jesus Guzman, infielder
- 1984 - Joo-hwan Na, KBO infielder
- 1985 - Michael Jones, minor league infielder
- 1986 - Luke Greinke, minor league pitcher
- 1986 - Tim Smith, minor league outfielder
- 1987 - Jakub Hajtmar, minor league infielder
- 1988 - Louise Harris, Women's Baseball World Cup pitcher
- 1906 - Mike Sullivan, pitcher (b. 1866)
- 1918 - George Wheeler, pinch hitter (b. 1881)
- 1926 - Johnny Beall, outfielder (b. 1882)
- 1928 - Con Daily, catcher (b. 1864)
- 1935 - Walt Kuhn, catcher (b. 1884)
- 1937 - Bert Miller, pitcher (b. 1875)
- 1943 - Fred Kommers, outfielder (b. 1886)
- 1949 - Charlie Moran, catcher (b. 1878)
- 1953 - Harry Williams, writer; minor league executive (b. 1878)
- 1959 - Ed Cotter, infielder (b. 1904)
- 1966 - Bill Walker, pitcher; All-Star (b. 1903)
- 1970 - Webbo Clarke, pitcher (b. 1928)
- 1973 - Fred Johnson, pitcher (b. 1894)
- 1973 - Twink Twining, pitcher (b. 1894)
- 1980 - Johnny Hodapp, infielder (b. 1905)
- 1982 - Red Evans, pitcher (b. 1906)
- 1983 - Speed Martin, pitcher (b. 1893)
- 1984 - Duke Markell, pitcher (b. 1923)
- 1985 - Don McShane, minor league infielder and manager (b. 1905)
- 1989 - Pat Capri, infielder (b. 1918)
- 1994 - Monte Weaver, pitcher (b. 1906)
- 1996 - Makoto Hosaka, stadium company president; Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
- 2005 - Bob Lennon, outfielder (b. 1928)
- 2009 - Raymond Theobald, minor league player (b. 1925)
- 2009 - Hal Woodeshick, pitcher; All-Star (b. 1932)
- 2010 - Oscar Azócar, outfielder (b. 1965)
- 2011 - Gary Grudzinski, minor league pitcher (b. 1962)
- 2012 - Al Brancato, infielder (b. 1919)