By JEFF PHELPS, 92.3 The FanBy Jeff Phelps | 92.3 The Fan

Here’s a look at this date in sports history for June 11:

1927 – Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

1938 – Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) threw the first of two consecutive no-hitters. Boston Braves – 3-0.

1950 – Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

1961 – Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

1972 – Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.

1988 – Rick Rhoden (New York Yankees) became the first pitcher to start as a designated hitter.

1990 – Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career. He beat Oakland.

1995 – Mark McGwire tied a major league record when he hit home runs in five consecutive games.


1913 – Vince Lombardi, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)

1956 – Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)

1982 – Joey Graham, American basketball player

1982 – Steven Graham, American basketball player


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