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Events

1906

1921

  • A baseball game is called on the count of dead body. A body is found at the ballpark in Kingsport, Tennessee and the game is called in order to let the police conduct their investigation.

1938

  • Johnny Allen storms off the mound and doesn't return when an ump asks him to remove his sweatshirt because the dangling sleeve is distracting hitters. The sweatshirt ends up in the Hall of Fame

1944

1954

1972

  • Thanks to a bases loaded walk by Gene Alley the Pittsburg Pirates beat the San Diego Padres, 1-0 in 18 innings.

1982

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, Steve Garvey plays in his 1000th consecutive game becoming just the fifth major league player to do so.

1986

  • Amos Otis and Steve Busby become the first players inducted to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.

1989

  • The roof at Skydome is closed during the middle of a 4-2 Toronto Blue Jays victory over Milwaukee Brewers. It was the first game in major league history to be played partly indoors and partly outdoors.

1998

Births

  • See the All-Time Team for June 7th birthdays

1981

  • Anna Kournikova-Tennis "star"

Debuts

1998

  • Alex Cora made his MLB debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a defensive replacement for Eric Young. He was hitless in his only at bat in a 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. Alex's brother, Joey Cora, batted leadoff for Seattle.
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