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Al Migliorato, a former boxer, filed a $50,000 lawsuit over the events of June 26, 1983. (Courtesy of Alan Migliorato)
June 26, 1884
Trenton's William Fox hurled the first no-hitter in International League history. The nine-inning gem was recorded during a 2-1 win over the York White Roses. The Trentonians, managed by future league president Pat Powers, finished with a 46-39 record, the second-best mark in what was then dubbed the Eastern League. But the first-place team, Wilmington, bolted in August for the Union Association, so Trenton was declared winner of the league's first-ever pennant race.
Monday, June 26, 1922
CooCoo DeMaggio tripled twice in one inning for the Texas League's Beaumont Exporters.
Saturday, June 26, 1954
Modesto's August Suhr Jr. became the first player in California League history to slug two homers in one inning.
Sunday, June 26, 1983
On hand for a charity event at a Vero Beach-Miami Marlins game, Dolphins All-Pro linebacker A.J. Duhe got into a heated exchange with Florida State League umpire Al Migliorato -- a former heavyweight boxer who 10 years previously had fought a four-round exhibition with Muhammad Ali. Migliorato ultimately filed a lawsuit against Duhe seeking $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. After several players and coaches were subpoenaed to testify at the June 1984 trial, however, no damages were awarded. More >
Wednesday, June 26, 1985
Wilbur Snapp, the organist at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Fla., was ejected for playing the song "Three Blind Mice" after an umpire made a call against the hometown Phillies.