1917 - Boston pitcher Babe Ruth starts against Washington. He walks leadoff man Eddie Foster, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball four, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw and is ejected. Ernie Shore relieves Ruth. Foster is caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4-0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game.
1963 - Jimmy Piersall of the New York Mets hits the 100th home run of his major league career and celebrates by running around the bases backwards.
1988 - George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the fifth time, replacing him with Lou Piniella.
61 years ago, today June 26th, 1950--President Truman ordered our military into South Korea as a result of the Communist North Korea attempted invasion of South Korea the day before----June 25th.
That event forever CHANGING the course of my life, and countless thousands of my peers.
I found myself, and my child-hood/school buddies, well entrenched in Boot Camp within a month.