Wacky Wednesday

June 17, 2004
The Nashua Pride of the Atlantic league have a Richard Nixon bobblehead day to remember Watergate on its anniversary. They give free admittance to anyone named Woodward or Bernstein, and have 18.5 minutes of silence matching the time missing in the tapes.

June 16, 2009
Sammy Sosa becomes the second player revealed as testing positive for steroids in 2003.

A man loses his house betting on the Royals. The game he bet on was the one where the Royals blew Zack Greinke’s 3-1 lead culminating with a walk off hit off a seagull.

June 15, 2009
Artie Lange blows up Joe Buck’s first show on HBO, using many obscenities we can’t repeat. Joe Buck tucked his tail between his legs. He was completely speechless, he didn’t know what to do. He later said it was the longest 8 to 9 minutes in his life. Good thing this whole Artie thing happened for Buck though, because aside from Lange’s rant, the show was really flat and boring.
June 15, 1999
One-handed pitcher Jim Abbot get his first career hit for the Brewers.

June 14, 1996
Cal Ripken Jr. sets the new record for consecutive games played at 2,216.

June 12, 2009
Milton Bradley throws a ball into the stands with only two outs, allowing Brendan Harris of the Twins to score.
June 12, 1997
After 126 years of baseball, the first ever interleague series are played.

June 11, 2009
Shin-Soo Choo connects on a walk off hit against the Royals. While Coco Crisp charges, a gull finds the ball first and redirects it past the outfielder.
June 11, 2003
The Astros no-hit the Bronx bombers using an unprecedented six pitchers. It’s the most pitchers ever to combine for a no-no. It also stopped the Yankees streak of 6,980 games with at least one hit. Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner combined to make history.


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