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June 18th

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1967 Red Sox third baseman Joe Foy, who is spending the night with his parents before a series against the Yankees, is able to get his parents safely out of the building when a fire breaks out in their home in the Bronx. The house blaze will result in the loss of the many souvenirs and keepsakes the 24 year-old infielder has accumulated as a baseball player.
1977 In the bottom of the sixth inning at Fenway Park, Yankees manager Billy Martin yanks Reggie Jackson out of the game after the outfielder's curious approach to a fly ball turns a questionable hit into a cheap double for Jim Rice. In the dugout, the skipper and sensitive superstar begin screaming at one another and have to be separated by coaches Yogi Berra and Elston Howard.
1979 Billy Martin returns to the dugout to manage the Yankees for the second time, replacing Bob Lemon, the skipper who replaced him last season and led the team to a World Championship. Martin will be at the helm this season for 95 games, and the fourth-place team will win 55 of those games.
2005 Derek Jeter, who will average 13 home runs during 20-year career, hits his only major league grand slam in his 156th plate appearance with the bases loaded. The 30 year-old All-Star shortstop, who collects two round-trippers in the Bombers' 8-1 victory over the Cubs at Yankee Stadium, clears the bases in the sixth inning with a blast off Joe Borowski that clears the fence in left-center field.
2012 After a lengthy ten-week trial, Roger Clemens is acquitted by a jury on all charges that he obstructed justice and lied to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing. The seven-time Cy Young winner, who won 354 games playing for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Astros during his 24 years in the major leagues, contended that the success in the latter part of his career was a result of an over-the-top work ethic and not due to taking performance-enhancing drugs, as widely believed.

5 Fact(s) Found