This Date in Baseball History – June 12

Aaron Brothers It’s rare for a pair of brothers to play on the same team in the Major Leagues, let alone for them both to hit home runs on the same day. Hall of Famers Paul and Lloyd Waner did three times across their careers, and on June 12, 1962, the Aaron brothers, Hank and Tommie (pictured), accomplished the feat – the first of three times that season the two would go yard in the same game. Other pairings to achieve the feat include two combinations of Alou brothers – Felipe and Matty in 1961, then Matty and Jesús in 1965 – and Tony and Billy Conigliaro, who did it twice in 1970. Mick Gillispie told the story of the Aarons’ big day during Thursday’s game between the Smokies and the Mississippi Braves.

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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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