1912 – NY Giants lead Boston Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
1920 – Yankees win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
1950 – Joe DiMaggio’s 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
1951 – Cleveland Indians Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
1956 – At Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
1967 – Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
1973 – SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
1978 – 1st 6 teams of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
1982 – Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
1986 – Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager
1998 – Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit two home runs for the second straight game. The feat set a major league baseball record of 16 home runs in June.
2003 – Jose Canseco was arrested after testing positive for steroids, a violation of his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl.
2004 – Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) got his 500th career home run.
2007 – Sammy Sosa (Texas Rangers) got his 600th career home run. The hit came against, the Chicago Cubs, his former team.