This Date in Baseball History – June 9

Eddie Murray

The ability to switch hit is already a special attribute, but switch-hitting with power from both sides of the plate is a rare skill indeed. Hall of Fame slugger Eddie Murray was one such hitter, and on June 9, 1990, he accomplished an extraordinarily rare feat in that vein.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Murray’s June 9 game – and how he became a switch hitter – in the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Jacksonville Suns on Monday.

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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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