1965 June

1st  Bob Veale sets a Pittsburgh record with 16 strikeouts and beats Philadelphia 4–0, the 12th straight win for the 7th-place Pirates.

4th  The A’s receive $100,000, P Jesse Hickman, and 2B Ernie Fazio from Houston for 1B Jim Gentile.

5thAt Yankee Stadium, Mel Stottlemyre goes 10 innings to win, 4–3, over the White Sox.  Stottlemyre also clouts a 4th inning homer, off Gary Peters, for the first Yankee score in 24 innings. Mantle adds a homer in the 6th off Peters, and Elston Howard, recovering from elbow surgery a month ago, wins the game with a single in the 10th.

      The Braves get a 1st-inning grand slam from Mack Jones enrout to a 9-1 pounding of the first-place Dodgers. Tony Cloninger wins his 7th.

6th In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, the Phils Johnny Callison hits 3 HRs at Wrigley Field to give the Phils a 10–9 victory over Chicago. Eight homers are hit in the contest. The Phils do enough to win the opener as well, 2–1.

      At New York, Whitey Ford allows 4 hits and a run in 7 innings as the Yankees paste the White Sox, 6-1, in game 1. New York piles on in game 2 winning 12-0 behind Al Downing’s 3-hitter.  Tom Tresh has a single and 3 homers to drive in 5 runs. The Sox drop 3.5 games behind the first-place Twins.

      Gene Oliver has a pair of homers to pace the Braves to a 6-4 win over the first-place Dodgers. Denny Lemaster gets the win with a save from Billy O’Dell, who also plays 1B in the 7th.  Bob Sadowski comes in to pitch to Lou Johnson, who singles in a run. O’Dell goes to 1B, then returns to finish the game.

8th  Arizona State star sophomore Rick Monday, selected by the Athletics, is the first player chosen in the initial ML free-agent draft of high school, college, and sandlot players. Four days after the draft, Monday will lead the Sun Devils to the NCAA championship, homering against Ohio State in a 2-1 win. He then signs a $104,000 bonus contract. Picking 2nd, the Mets take P Les Rohr (who will two games). Joe Coleman, Jr. is taken 3rd by the Senators. On the 10th round the Mets finally take Nolan Ryan. Cincinnati picks Johnny Bench in the 2nd round after taking Bernie Carbo in the 1st. The Phils take pitcher Mike Adamson with the 18th pick, but fail to sign him. Adamson will sign with the Orioles in 1967 and go directly to the majors. Steve Arlin, OSU sophomore, is taken in the 12th round by Detroit, but he’ll sign next year with the Phils. The Cubs take Ken Holtzman in the 4th round.

      Joe Torre, Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, and Gene Oliver hit 10th-inning HRs, as the Braves win 8–2 at Chicago. It sets the ML record for most HRs in an extra inning. Three of the homers are consecutive.

      Pete Richert and Ron Kline combine on a 4-hitter as the Senators stop the Orioles, 2-0.  Stu Miller tosses a shutout inning for the Birds to run his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 31 2/3 innings.

10th  In the College World Series, Ohio State’s Steve Arlin pitches 15 innings, a CWS record, to beat Washington State, 1–0.  Arlin strikes out a record 20 batters. The Buckeyes will lose in the final, 2–1, to Arizona State.

11th  Lou Klein replaces Bob Kennedy as head coach of the Cubs. Kennedy becomes assistant to GM John Holland. It doesn’t help today as the Cubs lose, 4–3, to the Reds at Wrigley. Gordy Coleman’s 2-run homer in the 9th inning is the winner.

      St. Louis trades pitchers Ron Taylor and Mike Cuellar to the Astros for P Hal Woodeshick.

12th  In Washington, Don Lock hits a 3rd inning grand slam, off Joel Horlen, and the Senators trip the 2nd-place White Sox, 7-6.

14th  No-hit pitching and 18 strikeouts, tying the NL extra-inning record, net Cincinnati’s Jim Maloney a 0–0 tie with the last-place Mets through 10 innings. Johnny Lewis’s 11th-inning lead off HR gives New York and Larry Bearnarth, in relief of Frank Lary, a 1–0 win and a heartbreaking loss for Maloney. Maloney allows one other hit and is the 10th pitcher to lose a no-hitter in extra innings; Harvey Haddix was the last, in 1959. Maloney walks one to go with his 18 strikeouts.

15th  Tigers P Denny McLain makes a first-inning relief appearance and fans the first 7 batters he faces, setting a ML record. He has a remarkable 14 strikeouts in 623innings, tying the NL relief record (Marquard, 1911, 8 innings) and one shy of Walter Johnson’s ML record (15 in 11 1/3 innings, 1913). His 7 consecutive strikeouts ties the AL mark set by Duran in 1961 (Nolan Ryan will break it). Behind Willie Horton’s 3-run homer in the 8th, Detroit rallies to beat Boston 6–5 as Bill Freehan records a record-tying 19 putouts at catcher.

      At County Stadium, the Braves collect 21 hits in beating the Phillies, 12-7. Felipe Alou has a pair of homers and drives in 6 runs.

16th  Cleveland’s Luis Tiant beats the visiting Senators, 5-0, allowing just one hit, a 2nd inning single by Woodie Held. Leon Wagner drives in 4 runs, 3 on a 3-run homer.

17th  Julian Javier suffers a broken finger when hit by a Vern Law pitch. The St. Louis 2B will be out 7 weeks. Pittsburgh’s Law wins the game 4–1.

      At Dodger Stadium, Claude Osteen stops the Giants, 3-0, allowing just one hit, a 2nd inning single by Jack Hiatt. Los Angeles leads the NL by 3.5 games.

18th  The Yankees rout the first-place Twins 10–2 on 4 homers. Mickey Mantle cracks a grand slam in the first inning, and his replacement Ross Moschitto adds his first and only ML HR. New York is still 10 back in 7th place.

20th  The Atlanta-bound Braves ban sportswriter Lou Chapman from the clubhouse for his “stories of a negative nature” and their “disquieting” effect on players and management. The ban is rescinded a day later upon protest by Milwaukee BBWAA members.

      In the opener of 2 in Kansas City, the Tigers rally from an 8-run deficit in the 2nd inning to win 12–8. Al Kaline collects his 1,000 RBI with a 2-run single.  Detroit loses the 2nd game to snap their 8-game win streak.

      In the opener at Dodger Stadium, Sandy Koufax one-hits the Mets to win, 2-1. Jim Hickman’s 4th-inning homer is the Mets scoring. The Mets beat Drysdale in the nightcap, winning 3-2.

      Jay Dahl, who pitched 3 innings in Houston’s all-rookie lineup in September 1963, is killed in a car crash. Dahl had won a game yesterday for Salisbury (Western Carolina League) to up his record to 5–0. At 19, he is the youngest ex-major leaguer to die.

22nd  Ray Barker’s ML-record-tying 2nd consecutive pinch-hit HR is wasted in a first-game, 6–2 Yankees loss to the A’s. Mickey Mantle adds a HR in the opener, but in the 4–2 nightcap win he tries to score from 2nd on a wild pitch and snaps a upper-thigh hamstring. He will be out for 3 weeks. The June 21st Sports Illustratedcover features Mantle with the prescient title “New York Yankees: End of an Era?”

24th  In LA, Willie Stargell bangs a double and three homers to drive in 6 runs as the Pirates batter Don Drysdale for 5 runs in 3+ innings. Don Cardwell is the winner as the Bucs shoot down first place Los Angeles, 13-3.

25th  Sandy Koufax (12-3) strikes out 12 as the Dodgers trip the Pirates, 4-1. Bob Friend takes the loss.

      The Giants Bob Shaw allows just one hit—a 2nd inning homer by Wes Covington—in stopping the Phils, 4-1. Bob Belinsky takes the loss.

26th  At Chicago, the Orioles score a pair of unearned runs in the 14th to shade the White Sox, 2-0. Stu Miller earns the win with 5 scoreless innings.

27th  In the 15th inning of game 1, Chuck Hinton hits a 3-run homer, his 4th hit of the game, to give the host Indians a 10-7 victory over the Athletics. Cleveland comes from behind in the nightcap to win, 11-7. Sonny Siebert pitches three scoreless innings and knocks in the last two runs. Cleveland is tied for 2nd in the AL, a half game behind the Twins.

      The second-place Reds sweep a pair from the Braves in Milwaukee, winning 10-9 and 10-2.  Frank Robinson’s homer in the 9th breaks a tie in game 1, and in game 2 Vada Pinson hits a grand slam in the 6-run 4th for the Reds.

28th  In a matchup of aces, Juan Marichal and the Giants top Don Drysdale and the Dodgers, 5-0. Marichal strikes out 5 while Drysdale allows an earned run and fans 12.

      The White Sox spot the host Twins a 3-run lead before they score in the 5th inning on Tom McCraw’s grand slam. That opens the floodgates as the Sox win, 17-8, compiling 19 hits. Eddie Fisher (9-2), with 4+ innings of shutout relief, is the winner. The Sox remain tied for 1st with the Indians.

29th  Indian P Ralph Terry’s 8–5 win at Boston gives Cleveland the AL lead.

      The Yankees lose Roger Maris for 49 games with bone chips in the heel of his right hand.

      The 2nd-place Reds split a pair in Pittsburgh, losing 2-1 in 16 innings, and then winning 7-5 in regulation. The first game is scoreless until the 13th when both teams score. Roberto Clemente drives in the winning run. Joe Nuxhall is the victor in game 2, helping out with a pair of RBIs.