This Date in Baseball History – June 4


On June 4, 1968, in his penultimate season in the Major Leagues, Don Drysdale threw his sixth consecutive shutout, a three-hit, eight-strikeout effort against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. The Hall of Fame right-hander was nigh-unhittable for the Dodgers during that run, allowing just 27 hits in 54 innings, and 38 base runners in total.

Mick Gillispie told the story of the day, the streak, and Drysdale’s 1968 campaign in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Smokies and the Birmingham Barons.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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