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This Day in Dodgers History
June 17th

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1915 Cubs right-handed reliever George Washington Zabel, called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs' 4-3 victory over the Robins at Chicago's West Side Park. 'Zip,' establishing the major league record for the longest relief stint in one game, beats Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer, who tosses a 19-inning complete game.

Cubs' reliever Zip Zabel (1914)
Library of Congress - George Grantham Bain Collection

1956 Joe Adcock's ninth-inning home run off Brooklyn right-hander Ed Roebuck, his second round-tripper of the game, proves to be the game-winner in the Braves' 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. The first baseman's blast to left field clears an 83-foot wall at the 350-foot mark and becomes the only homer to land on the roof at Ebbets Field.

(Ed. Note: Joe Adcock hits his third round-tripper of the day when he goes deep off Don Newcombe in the team’s 3-1 victory in the nightcap. The Milwaukee slugger will finish with 13 career home runs at Ebbets Field, the most of any visiting player.)

1956 Fred Haney, named yesterday to replace Charlie Grimm, wins two games in his managerial debut with the Braves when the team sweeps a doubleheader against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 5-4 and 3-1, starting a streak of 11 consecutive victories. The club's former coach will compile a 341-231 (.596) record, guiding Milwaukee to two pennants and a world championship during his four seasons at the helm.
1976 At Shea Stadium, 27-year-old Dave Kingman hits a walk-off homer to deep left field, giving the Mets a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. Sky King's game-ending blast comes off Charlie Hough with one out in the 14th inning.
1992 Believing the Dodgers lowballed his contract offer, Mike Piazza takes exception to the team, giving a reported bonus of $500,00 to top draft pick Ryan Luzinski. Next season, he will be selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year and will hit .331 in seven seasons for LA, and the 220-pound catcher from Holy Cross High (Delran, NJ) will never play in a major league game.

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