MLB: Baseball History on June 30th walks off with style

By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director

Everyone loves to win a game with a walk-off home run, but how many times in row can a team win like that?  Today in history delivers milestones, a game called but not from rain and an improbable comeback. 

Here are key moments on this date in baseball. 

June 30th

1962 – The game between the Houston Colt 45’s and the Cincinnati Reds is shortened due to heavy fog.  Houston beats Cincinnati 4-3 in seven innings. 

1978 – Willie McCovey blasts his 500th career home run in the first game of a doubleheader, becoming the 12th player to hit that many homers.  The Giants are victors in both games against the Braves, 10-9 and 10-5 respectively. 

1995 – Eddie Murray becomes the second switch-hitter ever to reach 3,000 career hits in the Indians 4-1 win against the Twins. 

2000 – Despite losing 8-1 heading to the eighth inning, the Mets rally to shock the Braves 11-8.  Nine of their runs come with two outs, including a tie-breaking three-run homer from Mike Piazza.

2004 – Dmitri Young hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th for the Tigers third consecutive walk-off victory on a home run, as Detroit tops Cleveland 9-7.      

 

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

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