1912: In a slugfest, the Giants and Braves score a total of 17 runs in the ninth inning. New York scores seven runs in the top of the frame, but the Braves scored 10 runs in the bottom of the ninth to narrow the margin, 21-12.
1925: At Forbes Field, Max Carey becomes the first switch-hitter to hit for the cycle. The Pirate outfielder's performance helps Pittsburgh to bash Brooklyn, 21-5.
1950: After stroking a RBI single in the third inning, Joe DiMaggio strikes again in the seventh with another run-scoring safety to collect his 2,000th career hit. The Yankee Clipper reaches the milestone in an 8-2 victory in Cleveland, the 1537th contest he has played in the major leagues.
1973: In a 7-5 loss to Cincinnati, Giants right fielder Bobby Bonds hits his 22nd career leadoff homer. The first inning shot at Candlestick Park off Don Gullett breaks Lou Brock's record for homers leading off a game.
1980: Five-foot five Fred Patek hits three home runs to help the Angels beat the Red Sox, 20-2. During his 14-year career in the big leagues with Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and L.A., the diminutive shortstop will hit 41 round-trippers, an average of four each season.
1982: At Three Rivers Stadium, in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates, Pete Rose becomes the fifth major leaguer to appear in 3000 games. The Phillies first baseman, playing in his 523rd consecutive contest, joins Ty Cobb‚ Stan Musial‚ Hank Aaron‚ and Carl Yastrzemski as one of only five players to reach the milestone.
1991: At Comiskey Park, Ivan Rodríguez makes his major league debut with the Rangers. The 19-year old backstop becomes the youngest person to catch a major league game.
1992: Kelly Saunders fills in for Baltimore's Rex Barney becoming only the second woman to be a public address announcer at a major league game.
1994: In a 7-1 defeat to the Indians, the Tigers' string of 25 straight games of hitting a home run ends. The streak tied the major league record set by the 1941 New York Yankees.
1997: Aaron Boone, son and grandson of former major leaguers Bob and Ray, is called up from the minor leagues by the Reds. To make room on the roster Cincinnati demotes his brother, Bret.
2002: Luis Castillo extends his hitting streak to 34 games breaking the 1922 record established by Rogers Hornsby for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman. The Dominican infielder's streak, the 14th longest in major league history, also ties Benito Santiago's record set in 1987 for the longest established by a Latin player.
2002: A 4 1/2 -hour closed-casket public viewing is held at Busch Stadium for Jack Buck, the 77-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster, who died from complications following lung surgery. The bronze statue depicting him at the microphone outside the stadium is stuffed with cards, stuffed animals, photographs and other memorabilia in memory of the KMOX legend.
2004: On Father's Day with his dad in attendance, 34-year old Ken Griffey, Jr. blasts a sixth-inning Matt Morris fastball over the right field wall at Busch Stadium for his 500th career home run. The Reds' center fielder becomes the twentieth major leaguer, and the sixth youngest to reach the milestone.