<< Yesterday

This Day in Dodgers History
June 11th

5 Fact(s) Found
1938 In the first of his two consecutive no-hitters, Johnny Vander Meer keeps the Boston Bees hitless in Cincinnati's 3-0 victory at Crosley Field. The Reds' southpaw continues his no-no mojo four days later by beating the Dodgers, 6-0, without giving up a hit in the first night game in Brooklyn.
1957 The Dodgers' Roy Campanella surpasses former Cub and Giant backstop Gabby Hartnett to establish a new National League mark when he hits his 237th career round-tripper as a catcher. Campy's historic home run comes off Ray Crone in the seventh inning of Brooklyn's 7-2 loss to the Braves at Ebbets Field.
1969 The Cubs trade Adolfo Phillips and right-hander Jack Lamabe to the Expos for Paul Popovich, acquired today by Montreal, along with Ron Fairly from the Dodgers in exchange for Maury Wills and Manny Mota. Chicago's latest infielder, a solid switch-hitting utility player, will play a prominent role for his new team, filling in for injured second baseman Glenn Beckert and batting .312 overall in 60 games.
1972 LA outfielders Manny Mota and Willie Davis hit inside-the-park homers down the foul lines at Dodger Stadium off Bucs' starter Bruce Kison. Roberto Clemente's seventh-inning home run over the fence proves to be the difference in Pittsburgh's 7-5 victory, their 21st win in the last 26 games.
2002 Rays' first baseman Jared Sandberg goes deep twice on the first pitch in his two at-bats in the fifth frame in the team's 11-2 victory over the Dodgers Tropicana Field. The 24-year-old rookie, the nephew of Hall of Fame second baseman Ryan Sandberg, becomes the 39th player in baseball history to hit two home runs in one inning, a feat his uncle never accomplished.

5 Fact(s) Found