On December 26, 1964, the Seattle Angels of the Pacific Coast League name Bob Lemon their new manager. Lemon, who last pitched in the majors in 1958, will eventually become the manager of the Kansas City Royals in 1970.
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On April 17, 1953, Mickey Mantle hits what is believed to be the longest home run in the history of Washington’s Griffith Stadium. The New York Yankees’ slugger blasts a mammoth 565-foot shot against Chuck Stobbs of the Washington Senators.