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This date in baseball | Raleigh News & Watchers

the 10th of June

1921 – Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees became the home run leader of the baseball career by finishing his 120th in the third inning from Jim Bagby of Cleveland. The Indians took the game 8-6.

1944 – Joe Nuxhall became the youngest player in Major League history at 15 years, 10 months and 11 days when he appeared for the Cincinnati Reds in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

1959 – Cleveland’s Rocky Colavito made four consecutive home runs at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, a tough home run park. Billy Martin and Minnie Minoso also scored the 11-8 victory for the Indians.

1966 – Sonny Siebert of Cleveland threw the only no-hitter of the year when the Indians beat the Washington Senators 2-0.

1972 – Hank Aaron’s Grand Slam brought the Atlanta Braves to a 15-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. It was Aaron’s 649th home run, putting him second on the career home run list, ahead of Willie Mays. It was also his 14th Grand Slam that set Gil Hodges’ NL record.

1997 – Kevin Brown threw a no-hitter and held himself back from a perfect game by hitting a batter in the eighth inning and leading the Florida Marlins 9-0 against the San Francisco Giants.

2005 – Baltimore’s 4-3 win over Cincinnati marked the first time three 500 homer players appeared in the same game – Orioles ‘Sammy Sosa, 580, and Rafael Palmeiro, 559, and the Reds’ Ken Griffey, who did a solo recording in the eighth inning for No. 511.

2006 – Reggie Sanders became the fifth player in Major League history to have 300 homers and 300 stolen bases when he struck a shot in two runs in Kansas City’s 5-9 loss to Tampa Bay. Sanders departed Chad Harville for the ninth year to hit the milestone that joined Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and Bobby Bonds.

2011 – Tony La Russa made his 5,000th game when the St. Louis Cardinals lost 8-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers. La Russa set a record of 2,676-2,324 with the White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals. Only Connie Mack managed more games with 7,755 over 53 years.

2012 – Frankie Vanderka threw a three-hitter, Travis Jankowski had four hits and Stony Brook took an unlikely run in the College World Series with a 7-2 win over LSU in the deciding Superregional Baton Rouge game. Stony Brook became only the second team to open the tournament as No. 4 in the regional round and advance to the World Series. The first was the state of Fresno during its formidable run in 2008 to a national title.

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