My BROmance - Kevin Youkalis receives a standing ovation from Fenway Faithful and a hug from Dustin Pedroia as he was pulled in the 7th inning today’s Braves-Red Sox game with his trade to the White Sox imminent. Youkalis went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in his final start for the Red Sox (6/24/2012).
Most hated MLB players today: Melky Cabrera: In 2012, one month after winning the All‐Star Game MVP, then‐Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games for testing positive for steroids. Now playing for the Chicago White Sox, Cabrera is constantly berated by opposing fans for his PED use.
Today in Sports History: June 16th, 1916- The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians appeared in a game with numbers on their sleeves. The event marked the first time that players were identified by numbers that corresponded to the scoreboard.