2th of June
1928 – The Boston Braves’ Les Bell scored three home runs and a triple at Braves Field, but the Cincinnati Reds got away with a 20-12 triumph.
1928 – The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. All runs came from three pinch hit home runs.
1941 – Lou Gehrig died in New York at the age of 37.
1949 – The Philadelphia Phillies score five homers in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Andy Seminick hit two and Del Ennis, Willie Jones, and Schoolboy Rowe hit one each. Seminick had returned home earlier in the game.
1959 – The Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game at Comiskey Park was postponed for almost half an hour when a swarm of mosquitoes overwhelmed the field. Groundskeepers tried using bug sprays and torches, but the mosquitos didn’t budge. Post-game fireworks were brought in from midfield and a smoke bomb was attached to the frame. The mosquitos left and the Orioles defeated the White Sox 3-2.
1990 – Randy Johnson beat the first no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history when he beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0. The 6-foot-10 left-handed went six and struck eight while throwing the first no-hitter at the Kingdome, which opened for baseball in 1977.
1996 – Houston starter Darryl Kile set the modern major league record by beating four thugs in a 2-0 defeat in St. Louis and the first in the NL since Moe Drabowsky in 1957.
2000 – Tampa Bay’s Fred McGriff made his 400th home run, but the Devil Rays lost 5-3 to the Mets.
2000 – Chicago Cubs’ Rick Aguilera became the 13th pitcher with 300 saves in a 2-0 win over Detroit. Aguilera reached the brand in 614 career appearances, third fastest.
2002 – Philadelphia pitcher Robert Person drove seven runs with a grand slam and a three run homer in an 18-3 win over Montreal. Person had just come off the handicapped list and won his first win of the season.
2005 – Kansas City finished a win over the New York Yankees with a 5-2 win. The royals, who have the worst record and second-lowest payroll in the major leagues, finished their first three-game home sweep for the Yankees in 15 years.
2009 – The Marlins’ Dan Uggla became the fastest second baseman out of 100 homers in Florida’s 10-3 win over Milwaukee. Uggla’s two-run shot in the bottom of the second came in his 502nd game as the second baseman, beating Alfonso Soriano to 100 with 34 games.
2010 – The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning after a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he failed. First baseman Miguel Cabrera put Jason Donald’s grounder neatly into the field to his right and threw an accurate throw at Galarraga, which covered the sack. The ball was there in time, and the entire Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland until Joyce made a strong signal of safety.
2011 – Aubrey Huff scored three home runs and had the best results of his career with six RBIs. Huff hit two run homers in fourth and ninth and a solo shot in seventh.
Today’s birthdays: Tim Stauffer 39; Neifi Perez 48; Raul Ibanez 49.