This Date in Baseball History – June 28

Niekro vs. Sutton

On June 28, 1986, history was made when 47-year-old Phil Niekro (pictured, left) met 41-year-old Don Sutton (right) in a match-up at Anaheim Stadium. When Niekro’s Cleveland Indians met Sutton’s California Angels, it marked the first time in 94 years two 300-game winners faced off against each other.

Mick Gillispie told the story of the historic match-up during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Jackson Generals on Saturday.

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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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