This day in baseball: Rocky Colavito hits 4 homers

On June 10, 1959, Rocky Colavito of the Indians belted four home runs in a single game, making him the sixth player in major league history to accomplish the feat, and just the second player in American League history to do so. Colavito’s achievement helped Cleveland defeat the Orioles, 11-8, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

Rocky Colavito, 1959 (Wikipedia)


Quote of the day

I grew up in a home where the radio was permanently set on WJR; I thought George-Kell-and-Ernie-Harwell was one word.  I’d fall asleep listening to my parents discussing the merits and flaws of various Detroit players, and by the time I was twelve I wanted one of my own, a Tiger, my very own player to root for and adore.  In 1962, my goals in life were to be the first woman governor of Michigan and to marry Rocky Colavito.

~Rebecca Stowe

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Rocky Colavito in 1959 (Wikipedia)


Quote of the day

You can’t tell how much spirit a team has until it starts losing.

~Rocky Colavito

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