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This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 10

Record 6-6 - Home: 3-4 - Road: 3-2
[excludes today]

  • 1956. Randy Johnson born. No, not that one. This one played three years as an infielder with Atlanta in the mid-80's. He appeared in 204 games, hitting 267 with an 87 OPS+. I wonder if there was ever confusion, such as the Adam Eaton thing earlier this year. It's a shame he never got to face the "real" Randy Johnson, who didn't debut until four years after he left the majors. In case you're wondering, "good" Chris Young has done very badly against his namesake: hitless in 19 PAs with eight strikeouts. Only one other pitcher has reached double-digits without CY hitting him: Brian Fuentes...
  • 1999. The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Ed Vosberg as a free agent. Vosberg had a long, rather convoluted major-league career. The Tucson native debuted in 1986, wasn't seen again until 1990, then vanished once more, including a spell playing in Italy, returning in 1994. This time he stuck around, in Oakland, Florida, Texas and San Diego before coming to us, though he only appeared four times for us. He is the only player to have been part of a winning team in the Little League, College and major-league World Series [Jason Varitek played in all three, but lost in college]
  • 2005: The D-backs’ bullpen allowed a nine-run lead to evaporate before Troy Glaus’ walk-off homer secured the 12-11, 10-inning win vs. Royals. Arizona were 11-2 up after five, and still 11-3 ahead going into the eighth, before Edgar Gonzalez, Matt Herges, Javier Lopez and Lance Cormier blew it, combining for six hits and seven walks in two frames. That came after a rare Russ Ortiz quality start: seven innings and three runs. Shawn Green recorded his 28th-career multi-homer game and had three hits plus five RBI for the Diamondbacks; Alex Cintron had four hits and Troy Glaus three.
  • 2011: Arizona fell five runs behind Florida, and though they mounted a comeback, getting the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, fell short and went down by a score of 6-4 in Miami. Joe Saunders was charged with five runs, all earned, on ten hits and a walk over six innings, with three strikeouts. Previous no-hitter of Arizona, Anibal Sanchez, wasn't as good, but proved good enough for the win: Miguel Montero and Xavier Nady homered for the Diamondbacks, with Nady and Stephen Drew each getting two hits.