On This Day

June 18, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas

Deaths in Sport

  • Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36