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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
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Today In White Sox History - June 24th


June 24, 1977 - An embarrassing moment for White Sox outfielder Ralph Garr and, as it turned out, a costly one for the team. In the 3rd inning of a game in Minnesota, Garr hit what appeared to be a three run home run... however as he was running the bases he passed catcher Jim Essian who waited at first base to make sure the ball was, in fact, a home run. Garr was called out for passing the runner and awarded a two run single. The White Sox ended up losing the game 7-6.

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This Date In White Sox History - June 24th


June 24, 1969 - Beltin' Bill Melton hit three solo home runs in the second game of a doubleheader sweep by the White Sox at Sick's Stadium in Seattle.  However it was catcher Ed Hermann who supplied the game winning solo homer with a two-out blast in the top of the ninth inning as the White Sox beat the Pilots 7-6.

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
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 On June 24 in Baseball History...

    1936 - Joe DiMaggio becomes the first Yankee and fifth player in major league history to hit two home runs in one inning. The 21-year old rookie outfielder’s homers come in the fifth frame in an 18-11 trouncing of the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

    1946 - Traveling at dusk in a light rain on Washington's Highway 10 en route to Bremerton, eight Spokane Indians players and their manager, Mel Cole, are killed when their team bus veers off a Cascade Mountain pass road to avoid an oncoming car approximately sixty miles east of Seattle. Jack Lohrke, a future infielder with the Giants and Phillies, will become known as 'Lucky', having left the bus at its last stop 15 minutes before the accident at Snoqualmie Pass because he had received orders to report to San Diego.

    1947 - At Forbes Field, Jackie Robinson steals home in the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the Pirates. It is the Brooklyn infielder's first thievery of the dish, something the rookie will accomplish 19 times during his ten-year career.

    1950 - Giants' catcher Wes Westrum hits three home runs and a triple. The 27-year old backstop's fifteen total bases help New York defeat Cincinnati at the Polo Grounds, 12-2.

    1950 - Willie Mays makes his professional baseball debut playing centerfield for Trenton, the Giants' farm team in the Class B Inter State League. The 20-year old outfielder from Alabama goes hitless in the game against Hagerstown in Maryland, but will hit .353 in 81 games, before being promoted to the the Minneapolis Millers, the Triple A affiliate of the parent club.

    1953 - The Braves sign right-hander Joey Jay from Middletown, Connecticut as an amateur free agent. The 17-year old bonus baby will become the first former Little Leaguer to play in the major leagues.

    1955 - In an 18-7 Washington loss to the Tigers, Senator third baseman Harmon Killebrew hits his first major league home run. The 18-year old rookie, who becomes known as 'Killer', will finish his 22-year Hall of Fame career with 573 homers.

    1960 - Stan Musial returns to the Cardinals' lineup after being benched at the start of the season by skipper Solly Hemus, who tried to implement a youth movement in the organization. The 39-year old future Hall of Famer responds with a single in the team's 4-3 loss to Philadelphia.

    1962 - The longest game ever played in Yankee history ends thanks to a home run hit by Jack Reed in the 22nd inning. The Mississippi native's lone big league career homer helps the Bronx Bombers beat Detroit in Tiger Stadium, 9-7.

    1968 - Jim Northrup becomes the sixth big leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game. The “Slammer’s” power surge in the fifth (off Eddie Fisher) and sixth (off Billy Rohr) frames enable the Tigers to rout the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 14-3.
    1969 - Phillies skipper Bob Skinner suspends Dick Allen indefinitely after the slugger fails to appear for a twilight doubleheader at Shea Stadium against New York. The 27-year old first baseman, who will be reinstated on July 20, got stuck in traffic after watching a horse race in New Jersey.

    1970 - In the last game ever played at Crosley Field, Lee May and Johnny Bench hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth to give the Reds a 5-4 win. After the game home plate is presented to Mayor Eugene Ruehlman and is flown by helicopter to the Reds' new home, Riverfront Stadium.

    1970 - After fouling off a ninth-inning "Folly Floater" thrown by Steve Hamilton in the eventual 7-2 Cleveland victory at Yankee Stadium, Tony Horton asks the New York hurler to throw him the pitch again. The Indians first baseman crawls back to the dugout when his second foul ball is caught by backstop Thurman Munson.

    1972 - Culminating a long battle to reach pro baseball, Bernice Gera umpires the first game of a doubleheader between Auburn and Geneva (New York-Pennsylvania League). Several disputes take place and she ejects the Auburn manager. Gera resigns before the second game, leaving in tears.

    1974 - Steve Busby retires the first nine White Sox to set an A.L. record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired. The Royals lose, however, 3-1.

    1977 - After hitting what appears to be a three-run homer in the third inning at Metropolitan Stadium, Ralph Garr is called out for passing teammate Jim Essian, who waited at first base to make sure the ball cleared the fence. The White Sox outfielder is awarded a two-run single, but the mistake proves costly when Chicago loses the game in Minnesota, 7-6.

    1979 - In a 5-1 defeat to Texas, future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson makes his major league debut with the A's. The 20-year old outfielder singles and doubles and swipes the first of his 1,406 stolen bases, a major league record.

    1983 - Milwaukee's Don Sutton strikes out Alan Bannister in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win over Cleveland to become the eighth pitcher in major-league history with 3,000 career strikeouts. County Stadium is packed with 46,037 fans for the game, mostly to welcome back popular outfielder Gorman Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the month.

    1987 - The Mets play their 5000th game in team history losing to Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, 6-3. Although the New York has a record of 527 wins and 473 losses in its last thousand games, the franchise is still 338 games under .500 since playing it first game as an expansion team in 1962.

    1988 - In one of the longest games ever played, it takes 27 innings for the Bluefield Orioles to beat the hometown Burlington Indians, 3-2. The Appalachian League contest, which ended at 3:27 in the morning, lasted eight hours and 15 minutes.

    1988 - In a tribute held at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver (41) becomes the only Met player to have his uniform number retired. In addition to managers Casey Stengel (37) and Gil Hodges (14), the future Hall of Fame right-hander, who compiled a 198-124 record (.615) during a dozen seasons with the Amazins, becomes the third person to be honored by the franchise in this manner.

    1989 - Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals his 39th and 40th consecutive bases in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates to break the major-league record set by Davey Lopes in 1975. Coleman has not been caught stealing since September 15, 1988.

    1992 - Much to the protest of the Yankees brass, Fay Vincent permanently suspends pitcher Steve Howe for repeated drug offenses, after the left-handed reliever is arrested for buying a gram of coc@ine. In November, an arbitrator will overturn the lifetime ban allowing the the former Rookie of the Year to enjoy one of his best seasons when he saves 15 games with a 1.80 ERA for the Bronx Bombers in 1994 .

    1993 - During the Marlins' fire sale, San Diego goes shopping and acquires Gary Sheffield, Rich Rodriguez, and an unheralded rookie right-hander. The little-known freshman reliever is Trevor Hoffman, who will go on to save 552 games for the Padres during his fifteen and half years with the franchise.

    1994 - Jeff Bagwell of the Astros becomes the 28th player to hit two home runs in one inning when he connects twice in the sixth against the Dodgers. Bagwell adds another homer in the eighth.

    1997 - Randy Johnson ties Steve Carlton's major-league record for lefthanders with 19 strikeouts against the Oakland A's. He breaks Ron Guidry's A.L. mark for lefties, but like Carlton, Johnson takes the loss in his 19-K game. Mark McGwire's 538-foot home run powers Oakland to a 4-1 victory.

    2003 - With a bunt single in the second, a double in the fifth, a triple in the sixth, and a homer in the seventh, Brad Wilkerson becomes the fifth Expo player to hit for the cycle. The left fielder's 4-for-4 performance, which drives in four runs, enables Montreal to beat Pittsburgh, 6-4.

    2003 - After enjoying a 6-for-6 performance against Philadelphia three days ago, Nomar Garciaparra goes 5-for-5 in the Red Sox' 10-1 rout of Detroit at Fenway Park. All eleven hits are singles.

    2004 - In a slugfest at the Skydome, Julio Lugo goes 5-for-5 to set a club record for hits in a game. The Toronto shortstop's effort isn't enough to stop the Devil Rays as they pound out 24 hits en route to a 19-13 rout of the Blue Jays.

    2005 - Due to Bernie Williams dropping a ball in center field, the Mets become the first National League team to hit three sacrifice flies in one inning. Backstop Ramon Castro's sac fly to right ties the game at 1-1 as David Wright advances to third; the Yankees' center fielder then drops Jose Reyes' deep fly ball allowing Wright to score; Mike Cameron skies to right plating Mientkiewicz, who had advanced to third on an errant pick off throw.

    2008 - The Cleveland Indians signed Tony Graffanino as a free agent.

    2008 - During an eventual 11-0 inter-league loss to the Mariners at Shea Stadium, Brian Runge enrages Jerry Manuel when the ump appears to show up Carlos Beltrán after calling a strike on the center fielder. The commissioner’s office will suspend the home plate umpire for one game for bumping the Mets manager during the ensuing heated argument, with the New York skipper and outfielder, who were both thrown out of the game, being fined for arguing balls and strikes.

    2008 - The Chiefs and Dragons bench-clearing brawl, which results in 15 players being ejected, although some will be allowed back into the game so that the teams could complete the Midwest League contest, starts when Peoria right-hander Julio Castillo, fires a ball toward the Dayton dugout causing both teams to charge the Fifth Third Field. The 20-year-old Dominican starter will be arrested on a felony assault charge because his errant throw ricochets into the crowd hitting a male fan.

    2011 - In New York's 4-2 loss to Colorado, A.J. Burnett becomes the first Yankee hurler to strike out four hitters in one inning. The right-hander starts the sixth frame by whiffing Rockies batters Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez and when Chris Nelson reaches first base after swinging at a wild pitch for a third strike, he faces Todd Helton and strikes him out swinging to end the inning.

    2011 - Michael Kacer, a 29-year old veteran, who lost his arm during a rocket attack in Afghanistan, makes an amazing grab of Curtis Granderson's foul ball at Yankee Stadium. The event attracts national attention when the video of the catch becomes viral on the web, and with ESPN including it in its top plays segment on SportsCenter.

    2011 - The Nationals name bench coach John McLaren as the interim manager to replace the departed Jim Riggleman, who surprised the team by quitting yesterday. Washington GM Mike Rizzo indicates the appointment is just for a few games, and will name Davey Johnson as the long-term replacement in the next few days.

    2011 - For the second time in two years a club plays as a road team in their own ballpark when the Marlins' three-game series with the Mariners is shifted to Safeco Field due to preparations at Sun Life Stadium for a U2 concert to be held in Miami. Last season, MLB moved the Blue Jays home series against the Phillies, scheduled to be played at Rogers Centre, due to security concerns raised because of protests at the G20 Summit that is being held near the Toronto stadium.

    2011 - In their 5-1 inter-league loss to the Rays at Minute Maid Park, the Astros become the first team to use three pitchers with the same last name in a single game. Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez is followed to the mound by Fernando Rodriguez in the seventh and eighth with Aneury Rodriguez tossing a scoreless ninth frame.

    2012 - The Boston Red Sox traded Kevin Youkilis and cash to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart.

    2013 - At Tropicana Field, the Rays halt the Blue Jays' 11-game winning streak, 4-3, thanks to back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning by James Loney, Wil Myers, and Sam Fuld. It is the second time in franchise history that the team has hit three consecutive home runs; Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro accomplished the feat in Anaheim in 2008.

    2014 - Devin Mesoraco homers in his fifth consecutive game, tying a Reds' record, previously accomplished by Ted Kluszewski (1954), George Crowe (1957), Johnny Bench (1972), Ken Griffey Jr. (2003), and Adam Dunn (2008). The Cincinnati catcher's clout comes in the ninth inning of the team's 7-3 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field.

    2016 - The Lexington Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Royals, are giving away a Glenn Hubbard bobble head, depicting him with a snake draped around his neck. The inspiration of the minor league team’s promotion is based on the former Braves infielder’s 1984 Fleer baseball card which he posed holding a real, eight-foot boa constrictor.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 24...

    1865 - Nash, Billy
    1867 - Stenzel, Jake
    1869 - Weyhing, John
    1869 - Baker, Kirtley
    1872 - Katoll, Jack

    1876 - Hanlon, Bill
    1882 - Kull, John
    1884 - Fetzer, Willy
    1886 - Cook, Doc
    1887 - Keupper, Henry
    1889 - Musser, Paul
    1891 - Clauss, Al
    1892 - Harper, George
    1892 - Fahey, Howard
    1904 - Reeves, Bobby
    1907 - Hemsley, Rollie
    1913 - Kelleher, Hal
    1915 - Adams, Buster
    1917 - Gerheauser, Al
    1923 - Hoderlein, Mel
    1925 - Banta, Jack
    1935 - Dees, Charlie
    1937 - Campbell, Jim
    1938 - Mincher, Don
    1951 - Bruhert, Mike
    1951 - Reitz, Ken
    1956 - Vukovich, George
    1957 - Jones, Doug
    1958 - Klawitter, Tom
    1962 - Mitchell, Charlie
    1973 - Ryan, Rob
    1973 - Hodges, Kevin
    1973 - Nye, Ryan
    1979 - Romano, Jason
    1980 - Bernier, Doug
    1986 - Hughes, Philip
    1987 - Francisco, Juan
    1987 - Freeman, Sam
    1989 - Ross, Robbie
    1993 - Chacin, Alejandro

    Baseball Deaths on June 24...

    1906 - Strauss, Joe
    1907 - Klusman, Billy
    1921 - Hall, Charlie
    1922 - O'Leary, Dan
    1928 - Cox, Frank
    1940 - Adams, Bert
    1940 - Lindstrom, Axel
    1957 - Burns, Jack
    1959 - Ogrodowski, Joe
    1965 - Humphries, Johnny

    1967 - Castleton, Roy
    1969 - Perrin, John
    1974 - Burns, Joe
    1984 - Roberts, Jim
    1986 - Hanning, Loy
    1987 - Newman, Fred
    1991 - Swartz, Bud
    1992 - Curtis, Vern
    2003 - Bruner, Jack

    2006 - Zachary, Chink
    2011 - Myers, Richie
    2012 - Akerfelds, Darrel

Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by msf on June 23, 2018, 07:42:53 am »
So who's the 26th man for today's doubleheader?  MLB rules allow teams to expand their roster to 26 on days they play two games.  see:

Nothing is listed on the White Sox website or twitter account. Could have kept Jose Rondon active for one more day as insurance in case there is an injury in one of today's games. A's active roster only shows 25 players too.  ????
Vierira was called up for it.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on June 23, 2018, 12:07:53 am »
This Date In White Sox History - June 23rd


June 23, 2006 - White Sox starter José Contreras establishes a franchise mark, surpassing LaMarr Hoyt and Wilson Alvarez, by winning his 16th consecutive decision as Chicago beat the Astros 7-4 in a match up of last year's World Series rivals. The Cuban right-hander, whose last defeat occurred on August 15 last season against the Twins, hasn't been beaten in his past 21 regular season starts. White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik had two hits including his second homer of the season and drove in four runs in the game.

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On June 23 in Baseball History...

    1915 - In his major league debut, Bruno Hass tosses a complete game, but loses to the Yankees at Shibe Park, 15-7. The 24-year old southpaw, known as Boon, issues 16 walks during the nine-inning contest establishing a post-1900 major league record.

    1917 - Boston pitcher Babe Ruth starts against Washington. He walks leadoff man Eddie Foster, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball four, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw. He is ejected, and Ernie Shore relieves. Foster is caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4-0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game.

    1930 - The Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits in a 19-6 win over the Pirates at Forbes Field. Two of the dozen hits in the eight-run sixth inning include a pair of homers hit by Brooklyn outfielder Babe Herman.

    1932 - Lou Gehrig plays his 1,103rd successive game in a Yankees uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland).

    1933 - The Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits in a 19-6 win over the Pirates at Forbes Field. Two of the dozen hits in the eight-run sixth inning include a pair of homers hit by Brooklyn outfielder Babe Herman.

    1933 - With his 2-for-5 performance at the plate in Washington's 7-3 victory over Chicago, Joe Cronin sets a major league record by collecting 15 hits in four consecutive games. The Senators' player-manager's recent offensive output also includes two four-hit games and another with five.

    1946 - At the Polo Grounds, Eddie Waitkus and Marv Rickert hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs in the fourth inning. The Cubs, however, still lose to the Giants, 15-10.

    1950 - The game's eleventh round-tripper, a ninth inning game-winning home run by Hoot Evers, gives the Tigers a dramatic a 10-9 victory over the Yankees. The decisive four-bagger in the Bronx sets the major league record for the most homers ever hit in a single game.

    1961 - Sam Mele is named to replace Cookie Lavagetto as the manager of the Twins during the team's first season in Minnesota. As a coach, the Astoria, New York native filled in as the skipper of the club while Lavagetto took a seven-game leave of absence in earlier in the month.

    1961 - Ernie Banks voluntarily takes the bench as a sore knee brings his 717 consecutive-games-played streak to an end.

    1962 - Larry Doby, retired from the Cleveland Indians, signs on with the Chunichi Dragons. He becomes, with Don Newcombe, the first former major league player to toil for a Japanese team. Doby's season batting average will be a mediocre .225.

    1963 - After taking Phillies pitcher Dallas Green deep, Jimmy Piersall runs around the bases in the correct order, but backward, to celebrate his 100th career home run. Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick, who was in the stands, was not amused. The Mets' outfielder, who thought of the stunt after being disappointed by the lack of attention Duke Snider's 400th round-tripper received, will be released two days later by manager Casey Stengel.

    1963 - The Colt .45's streak of 40 consecutive innings without scoring a run ends with Howie Goss's second inning rbi-single in an 8-1 loss to Cincinnati at Crosley Field. Houston will immediately begin another scoreless streak of 30 innings before scoring again.

    1971 - In addition to hitting two home runs and driving in three runs, Rick Wise throws only 95 pitches to 28 batters to no-hit the Reds, 4-0. The Phillies' hurler will again hit two home runs in the same game this season against San Francisco in August.

    1973 - Twenty days after pitching his high school team to a state championship, Rangers' rookie David Clyde pitches five innings, strikes out eight and allows just one hit in his first major league start as Texas defeats the Twins, 4-3. A crowd of 35,698 fans, the first sellout at Arlington Stadium, sees the debut of the 18-year-old phenom, $125,000 bonus baby.

    1973 - For the fourth consecutive game that he pitches during the month of June, Phillies' hurler Ken Brett hits a home run. The right-hander will end his 14-year career with ten round-trippers, 307 less than his brother George.

    1973 - In his major league debut‚ Jesse Jefferson loses his shut out when Red Sox third baseman Rico Petrocelli's two-out, ninth inning solo home run ties the Fenway Park contest. The 24 year-old rookie right-hander will hang on to get the complete game victory after the Orioles score a run in the 10th to beat Boston, 2-1.

    1981 - Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 33rd inning, giving Pawtucket a 3-2 win over Rochester and ending the longest game in professional baseball history. The game had been suspended April 19 after 32 innings and eight hours, seven minutes of play, but the continuation took only eighteen minutes to complete. Bob Ojeda pitches one inning to earn the win.

    1984 - Chicago's Ryne Sandberg hit two late-inning home runs off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bruce Sutter to tie the game twice as the Cubs went on to win 12-11 in 11 innings. Sandberg led off the ninth inning with a solo home run to tie the game 9-9 then hit a two-run, two-out homer in the 10th to tie the game 11-11.

    1984 - The Roger Maris Museum opens in the West Acres Shopping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota. Nearly 2,000 visitors are attracted to the 72-foot showcase which features memorabilia from the slugger’s 12-year big league career, including a ticket stub from the 162nd game of the 1961 season.

    1986 - The Braves strand 18 runners on base establishing a National League record. Enough Atlanta players do score to give the team a 6-5 victory over L.A. at Dodger Stadium.

    1988 - George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the fifth time, replacing him with Lou Piniella. In 1985, Piniella was fired and replaced by Martin. In 1985, Martin was fired and replaced by Piniella. New York's 40-28 record is the fourth best in the big leagues, but the Yankees had just completed a 2-7 road trip.

    1993 - Jay Buhner becomes the first player in Mariners history to hit for the cycle. To complete the task, the right fielder triples and will score the winning run in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the A's at the Kingdome.

    1994 - Replays show that A's pitcher Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to first base in the sixth inning, but umpire Gary Cedarstrom sees it differently. The infield hit is the only blemish on what otherwise would have been a perfect game.

    1995 - 'Marvelous' Marv Throneberry, known best by his antics as a Met, dies from cancer at the age of 60. The first baseman's gaffes on the field became emblematic of the hapless new franchise in the Big Apple.

    1996 - The Yankees complete a four-game sweep of the Indians in Cleveland for the first time since 1964.

    1996 - In a 5-4 Cubs' loss in San Diego, Brant Brown continues his torrid pace at the plate collecting two hits in three at bats at Jack Murphy Stadium. The rookie first baseman has collected 15 hits, including four home runs, in his first 34 career major league at-bats.

    2003 - Stealing second base at Pacific Bell Park in the 11th inning, Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit 500 homers and steal 500 bases in his career. The Giants' left fielder may not only be the charter member of the 500-500 club, many believe, including him, he will most likely be only member, as no one else may ever reach this plateau.

    2005 - Making his professional debut, Yakima Bears hurler Ryan Doherty pitches a perfect sixth and seventh, striking out three of the six batters he faces, during a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians. At 7’1”, the right-hander from Toms River, New Jersey, who signed a free-agent contract with the Diamondbacks after pitching for Notre Dame, becomes the tallest pitcher in professional baseball history surpassing Jon Rauch who stands a mere 6 feet-11 inches.

    2006 - White Sox starter Jose Contreras establishes a franchise mark, surpassing LaMarr Hoyt and Wilson Alvarez, by winning his 16th consecutive decision as Chicago beat the Astros 7-4 in a match up of last year's World Series rivals. The Cuban right-hander, whose last defeat occurred on August 15 last season against the Twins, hasn't been beaten in his past 21 regular season starts.

    2006 - Defeating the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, 6-1, the Mets set a club record winning their ninth straight decision on the road. The team had won their eight decisions on a ten-game road trip including stops in Los Angeles, Arizona, and Philadelphia.

    2008 - In an inter-league contest against the Mets at Shea Stadium, Mariners' right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run. The round-tripper, which comes off fellow Venezuela ace Johan Santana, is also the first grand slam hit by an American League pitcher since Steve Dunning of the Indians homered off A’s moundsman Diego Segui in 1971.

    2010 - In a move that surprises its players, the fourth-place Marlins (34-36) fire their manager, Fredi Gonzalez along with bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley. Edwin Rodriguez, the skipper of the team’s Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, is named to fill the position on an interim basis.

    2011 - Upset by the management's lack of commitment about his future with the team, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman resigns abruptly after the team beats Seattle, 1-0. The club, having won 11 of their past 12 games, are 38-37 at time of the departure of their skipper.

    2012 - Jim Thome sets a major league mark with his 13th career walk-off home run, a solo shot over the let-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the Phillies a dramatic 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay. Before today's historic round-tripper at Citizens Bank Park, the 41-year-old five-time All Star Thome had shared the record with five Hall of Famers: Jimmie Fox, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Frank Robinson.

    2014 - Devin Mesoraco becomes the first major leaguer to hit a solo, two-run, three-run, and grand slam homer sequentially in successive games when he blasts a ninth-inning four-bagger in the Reds’ 6-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The 26 year-old Cincinnati catcher, who will extend his round-tripper streak to five consecutive games with a solo shot tomorrow, accomplishes the unusual feat by clearing the fences at PNC Park (solo HR), Great American Ball Park (two and three-run HRS), and Wrigley Field (grand slam).

    2015 - The Philadelphia Phillies released Jayson Nix.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 23...

    1850 - Bird, George
    1861 - Jackson, Henry
    1875 - Nops, Jerry
    1877 - Hardy, Jack
    1884 - Egan, Dick
    1886 - Priest, Johnny
    1890 - Calhoun, Bill
    1890 - Williams, Harry
    1895 - Smith, Jack
    1900 - Harris, Bill
    1902 - Pettit, Leon
    1906 - Foley, Ray
    1907 - Cooke, Dusty
    1910 - Perrin, Bill
    1912 - Ford, Gene
    1913 - Cox, Bill
    1915 - Robinson, Aaron
    1915 - Humphries, Johnny

    1916 - Jungels, Ken
    1917 - Sanford, Jack
    1917 - Floyd, Bubba
    1920 - Donahue, Deacon
    1924 - Schaeffer, Harry
    1931 - Spooner, Karl
    1937 - Haller, Tom
    1949 - Goltz, Dave
    1956 - Johnson, Tony
    1958 - Barrett, Marty
    1960 - Deshaies, Jim
    1960 - Rabb, John
    1962 - Beasley, Chris
    1965 - Walker, Mike
    1967 - Meulens, Hensley
    1970 - Castillo, Juan
    1974 - Hendrickson, Mark
    1982 - Daley, Matt
    1989 - McGuire, Deck
    1993 - Anderson, Tim

    Baseball Deaths on June 23...

    1894 - Say, Jimmy
    1902 - Firth, Ted
    1908 - Traffley, Bill
    1911 - O'Rourke, John
    1924 - Gallagher, Shorty
    1928 - Kittridge, Malachi
    1931 - Cross, Clarence
    1941 - Nelson, Bill
    1949 - Godar, John
    1954 - Massey, Roy
    1958 - Boehler, George
    1959 - Hitchc0ck, Jim
    1967 - Bashang, Al
    1967 - Gilbert, Tookie
    1970 - Reynolds, Ross
    1973 - Aberson, Cliff
    1974 - Boucher, Al
    1975 - Callaghan, Marty
    1976 - Warneke, Lon
    1985 - Anderson, Alf
    1989 - Anderson, Rick
    1994 - Throneberry, Marv
    1994 - Dobson, Joe
    1999 - Haas, Bert

    2000 - Tillman, Bob
    2003 - Smith, Bob
    2006 - Wells, Leo

    2007 - Beck, Rod




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