Jun 15th 1938
In the first night game at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds throws his second-straight no-hitter. Vander Meer's feat was helped by the fact that the lights at Ebbets Field were not installed until a week later.
Dec 31st 1969
Mike Leonard knocks out Jack Cushing in the sixth round of their fight, the first sporting event ever to be filmed. The fight was the lead story on that night's "SportsCenter."
Jun 13th 1905
New York's Christy Mathewson pitches a no-hitter, outdueling Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown of the Chicago Cubs, 1-0. Following the game, Mathewson challenged a man in on crutches to race him home.
Jun 12th 1970
Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis throws a no-hitter against the Padres while under the effects of LSD. In later years, Ellis worked as a roving instructor in the Pirates system counseling players to use LSD to help escape the reality of being in the Pirates system.
Jun 11th 1913
Vince Lombardi, who coached the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles, is born in New York. Upon his removal from the womb after nine hours of labor, Lombardi immediately screamed at his mother for not pushing hard enough.
Jun 10th 1962
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of the USSR sets the long jump record at 27 feet, three inches. Ter-Ovanesyan's leap began an expensive legs race between the U.S. and Soviet Union, matching the intensity of the arms race between the two nations that started at the 1948 Olympics with the shot put and javelin competitions.
Jun 9th 1976
Rev. Harold Sniber has three holes-in-one in a single round on the Ironwood Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona. Sniber was later stripped of his reverend's collar when allegations surfaced that he had purchased alcohol for dozens of people.
Jun 8th 1920
Centerfielder Ed Roush of the Cincinnati Reds falls asleep in the outfield during a long argument and is ejected. Roush was ejected not for falling asleep, but for a uniform violation since he had changed into his pajamas.
Jun 7th 1936
The Yankees score in the 16th inning to beat the Indians, 5-4, concluding the longest game in major league history without a strikeout. The game also set a record for most combined innings pitched in a single game by a bunch of pansies.
Jun 6th 1921
Bill Gatewood of the Detroit Stars pitches the first no-hitter in Negro League history. Gatewood also struck out 11 darkies in the game, leading his team of coloreds to a 4-0 win.