Monday, June 2, 2014

Big Things Happening on June 2; Browns Pitcher Steals Home

This was a big day in baseball history, over a number of years. 
On this day in 1903, the Pittsburgh Pirates won a tripleheader against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In 1925, New York Yankee Lou Gehrig played the first game in what would become his streak of 2,130 straight games.
In 1950, pitcher Harry Dorish of the St. Louis Browns stole home plate against the Washington Senators. No American League pitcher has stolen home since.
In 1958, Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson hit into the first of his four career triple plays, a major league record.
Also in 1958, New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford struck out six consecutive batters, tying the then-American League record for the second time, having struck out six in a row in 1956.
In 1989, Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hit for the cycle — a single, double, triple and home run.
In 1990, Seattle Mariner Randy Johnson pitched a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory against the Detroit Tigers.

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