This date in baseball | Charlotte Observer

June 10

1921 – Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees becomes the home baseball leader by hitting his 120th by Cleveland’s Jim Bagby in the third inning. The Indians took the match 8-6.

1944 – Joe Nuxhall, after 15 years, 10 months and 11 days, became the youngest player in major league history to beat the Cincinnati Reds in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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

1966 – Cleveland’s Sonny Siebert throws the only no-hit of the year as the Indians beat the Washington Senators 2-0.

1972 – Hank Aaron’s grand slam pushes the Atlanta Braves to a 15-3 run over the Philadelphia Phillies. It was Aaron’s 649th home run, leading him ahead of Willie Mays to second place on the home list. It was also his 14th grand slam, tying Gil Hodges’ NL record.

1997 – Kevin Brown threw a no-hitter and stayed away from a perfect game by hitting a batter in the eighth inning, leading the Florida Marlins over the San Francisco Giants 9-0.

2005 – Baltimore’s 4-3 win over Cincinnati marks the first time three 500-homer players have appeared in the same game – Orioles’ Sammy Sosa (580) and Rafael Palmeiro (559), and the red Ken Griffey, who hit a solo shot in the eighth round for No. 511.

2006 – Reggie Sanders becomes the fifth player in major league history with 300 homers and 300 stolen bases when he hits a two-run shot in Kansas City’s 9-5 loss to Tampa Bay. Sanders came home from Chad Harville on the ninth to reach the milestone with Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and Bobby Bonds.

2011 – Tony La Russa manages his 5000th game when the St. Louis Cardinals lose to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0. La Russa held a 2,676-2,324 record with the White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals. Only Connie Mack managed several games with 7755 over 53 years.

2012 – Frankie Vanderka throws a three-hit, Travis Jankowski had four hits and Stony Brook completed an unlikely run to the College World Series with a 7-2 victory over LSU in the decisive game of the Baton Rouge superregional. Stony Brook was just the second team to open the tournament as the No. 4 seed in the regional round and advance to the World Series. The first was Fresno State during the fantastic 2008 race for a national title.

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