Today in Baseball History – June 6

Today in Baseball History – June 6

June 6, 1921

Bill Gatewood, of the Detroit Stars, pitches the first no-hitter in Negro League history. Gatewood defeated the Cuban Stars 4-0.

June 6, 1944

All MLB games are canceled on this day as the country turns its focus to the war in Europe while the Allied forces invade.

June 6, 1975

Nolan Ryan‘s bid for a second no-hitter in a row is messed up by a sixth inning single by Hank Aaron. Ryan would give up only one more hit in a 6-0 win over the Brewers.

June 6, 1992

Eddie Murray passes Mickey Mantle and becomes the all-time leader in RBI for a switch-hitter with 1,510. He would finish his career with 1,917.

Born on this day:

1907 Bill Dickey

1943 Merv Rettenmund

1944 Bud Harrelson

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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