MLB: June 27th in Baseball History

By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director

Find out what trade made the Cleveland Indians look genius, the number of games a pitcher can lose in a row and how a pitcher should have had a perfect game. 

JUNE 27TH

1977 – Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants is the first player to hit two home runs in one inning twice in his career. 

1980 – Pitcher Jerry Reuss tosses a no-hitter, as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 8-0.  Reuss only faces 28 hitters, and if shortstop Bill Russell doesn’t make a throwing error in the first inning, Reuss would have a perfect game.

1982 – The Braves match the record for most double plays in a game with seven in their 2-0 victory over the Reds.

1993 – Anthony Young establishes a new record for most consecutive losing decisions with 24.  The Cardinals topped the Mets 5-3. 

2002 – Montreal and Cleveland make a significant trade.
Montreal Expos get: Bartolo Colon
Cleveland Indians get: Lee Stevens and three prospects: Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips. 

Contact Information:
Craig Filazzola
WSOE Sports Director
cfilazzola@elon.edu

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