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This Day in Dodgers History
June 18th

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1938 Knowing he will not be considered for the manager's job when Burleigh Grimes retires at the end of the season, Babe Ruth accepts GM Larry MacPhail's offer to coach first base for the Dodgers. The Bambino will quit at the end of the season, severing his ties with major league baseball, when team captain Leo Durocher becomes the skipper of the Brooklyn club.
1940 Dodger Ducky Medwick, acquired in a trade less than a week ago, is beaned by former Cardinal teammate Bob Bowman and needs to be carried off on a stretcher. Brooklyn president Larry MacPhail accuses the St. Louis pitcher of deliberately beaning Medwick because the two had quarreled in a hotel elevator before the game.
1947 At Crosley Field, Reds hurler Ewell Blackwell no-hits the Braves, 6-0, with first baseman Babe Young hitting two three-run homers to account for all the runs in the game. The 24-year-old Cincinnati right-hander misses duplicating his teammate Johnny Vander Meer's feat of throwing back-to-back no-nos when he holds the Dodgers without a hit through 8⅓ innings in his next start.
1996 In a twin bill at Wrigley Field, Brant Brown hits the first three career home runs on the same day. The 25-year-old rookie goes deep as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning off Chan Ho Park in a 9-6 loss to the Dodgers in the opener, but his two additional round-trippers contribute to Chicago's 7-4 victory in the nightcap.
2014 With the only batter reaching base due to a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning, Clayton Kershaw no-hit the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, striking out a career-high 15 batters. The left-hander's teammate Josh Beckett also threw a no-hitter 24 days ago, making it the shortest span between no-hitters by a team since the Reds' Johnny Vander Meer accomplished it in consecutive starts, four days apart, in 1938.

2022 Joining former teammate Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax becomes the second player honored with a statue in the center-field plaza at Dodger Stadium with the unveiling of the nearly 20-ton sculpture during a private morning ceremony with Hall of Fame player and manager Joe Torre, Dodger right-hander Clayton Kershaw, and team owner Mark Walter in attendance. Sculptor Branly Cadet, the artist who created Robinson's statue, immortalizes the three-time Cy Young Award winner by capturing the southpaw's iconic leg kick.

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