Sports History On This Day: June 30

June 30, 1967 – When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Cookie Rojas as a utility man, they probably did not realize the versatile bargain they were getting. Rojas pitched a scoreless inning in the 9th as the Phils suffered a 12-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants. In taking the mound that day, Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in the MLB just 4 seasons earlier.

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Baseball Scene by Creator: Beatty and Votteler
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of a Baseball Scene by Creator: Beatty and Votteler Special thanks to the resources of Newspapers.com and OnThisDay.com for the information obtained.

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