1930 - The Athletics pull off triple steals twice in one game against the Indians. This is the only time in Major League history that this has occurred.
1941 - Forty-one-year-old Lefty Grove wins his 300th game as the Boston Red Sox defeat the Cleveland Indians 10-6 before a Fenway Ladies Day crowd of 16,000. Though he will make six more starts, this will be Grove's last career win.
1956 - Brooklyn right fielder Carl Furillo is the first Dodger player to homer in Jersey City, as the Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1.
1959 - Fidel Castro supporters bring a halt to the International League contest between the Rochester Red Wings and Havana Sugar Kings with random gunshots from the grandstand. Red Wings third base coach Frank Verdi and Havana shortstop Leo Cardenas both suffer minor flesh wounds. The team is pulled from the field and Havana cancels the rest of the homestand, eventually relocating the franchise in Newark for the 1960 season.
1961 - Roger Maris hits four home runs, tying the American League record for a doubleheader (at least one in each game), as New York beats Chicago, 5-1, and 12-0. Mickey Mantle also homers off Frank Baumann in the first game. He ends the day with thirty-eight home runs to forty for Maris.
1967 - Race riots in Detroit force postponement of a Tigers-Orioles game. The games scheduled for the June 26-27 are shifted to Baltimore.
1972 - The National League wins the All-Star Game 4-3 at Atlanta behind hometown hero Hank Aaron's two-run home run and Joe Morgan's 10th-inning RBI single. It is the seventh time the classic has gone into extra innings; the Nationals have won all seven.
1977 - Pete Rose singles in the fourth inning of the Reds 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. It is Rose's 2,881st career hit, enabling him to surpass Frankie Frisch as the all-time leader among switch-hitters.
1998 - Baltimore's ageless wonder Jesse Orosco pitches in his 1,000th career game.