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June 4th

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1957 At a seventy-five-minute meeting at City Hall with Walter O'Malley and Horace Stoneham, presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, tell Mayor Robert Wagner neither club committed to moving out of New York - and none to stay in the Big Apple. After the National League's permission for the teams to explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, His Honor assures them that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.
1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers' southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Larry Corcoran, Cy Young, and Bob Feller as the only other major leaguers to pitch three career hitless games.
1968 At the Ambassador Hotel, Robert Kennedy tells his followers in the ballroom giving his victory speech in the California primary before being fatally shot, "I like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight. And I hope we can have as good fortune in our campaign." At nearby Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers right-hander had blanked the Bucs, 6-0, extending his scoreless streak to 54 innings.
1968 Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start.
1972 The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella's uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times, catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.
1976 Mets right fielder Dave Kingman hits three home runs in the team's 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium. Sky King's two-run dinger and two three-run round-trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.
1990 En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22-year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro's older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.
1998 The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

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