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On This Day In History | 1957

April 13, 2015
The '57 baseball squad. Saukkonen (2nd row, 5th from left) & Visted (1st row, 2nd from left)

The ’57 baseball squad. Saukkonen (2nd row, 5th from left) & Visted (1st row, 2nd from left)

On this day 58 years ago, the baseball team topped Riverdale, 4-0, behind a pitching gem from Ric Saukkonen.

It was a pitcher’s duel for five innings before the Blue and White finally broke through with a tally. Riverdale had no such luck on that day. Saukkonen, a sophomore, pitched a 1-hitter with 10 strikeouts to send Riverdale back to the Bronx with a dominant shutout. Frank Visted led the Brooker offense with two of the team’s four hits while Saukkonen recorded a hit and came across with a run.

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