Nig Clarke reportedly hits eight home runs for Corsicana against Texarkana

On June 15, 1902, in a minor league game, Nig Clarke reportedly hits eight home runs for Corsicana against Texarkana. Because Sunday games were not allowed in Corsicana, the game was played at a much smaller field in Ennis, TX, where Clarke launched his homers over a...

Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates becomes the oldest player to hit an inside-the-park home run

On July 1, 1916, future Hall of Famer Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates becomes the oldest player to hit an inside-the-park home run. The 42-year-old Wagner circles the bases in the fourth inning of a game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. 1916 | Crosley Field |...

Babe Ruth breaks Ned Williamson’s single-season home run mark

On September 24, 1919, Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hits his 28th home run, breaking Ned Williamson’s single-season home run mark. Ruth’s drive, which comes against the New York Yankees, clears the right-field roof of the Polo Grounds.

Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees breaks his own single-season record for most home runs

On July 16, 1920, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees breaks his own single-season record for most home runs. The “Bambino” slugs his 30th home run in a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Browns, surpassing the 29 that he had hit the previous season. Ruth will finish the 1920...

Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hits three home runs against the St. Louis Browns

On May 5, 1925, 38-year-old Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hits three home runs against the St. Louis Browns. Cobb’s explosion comes as part of a six-hit day, helping the Tigers to a 14-8 win over St. Louis. Cobb also ties a modern record with 16 total bases. The next...

Lou Gehrig belts first Grand Slam

On July 23, 1925, Lou Gehrig belts a grand slam - the first of his major league record 23 grand slams. Gehrig’s slam proves the difference in the New York Yankees’ 11-7 win over the Washington Senators.

Babe Ruth becomes first player to hit 60 homeruns

On September 30, 1927, The New York Yankees were up 19 games in the standings, with a World Series appearance long since clinched only 8,000 fans attended the 154th game of the season this Friday afternoon game, even though history was in the balance! Babe Ruth had...

Ruth hits 3 homeruns in Yankees sweep of St Louis

On October 9, 1928, At Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, the Yankees beat the Cardinals, 7-3, completing their second consecutive sweep of the World Series. The Yankees trailing 2-1, Ruth and Lou Gehrig hi back to back homeruns in the top of the 7th, for Ruth it was his...

Cool Papa Bell hits 3 homeruns in one game

Pinterest Instagram Facebook Youtube 1929 - Cool Papa Bell, playing for Cienfuegos, becomes the first slugger to connect for three home runs in a single game during Cuban professional play. A Negro Leaguer and future Hall...

Lou Gehrig hits three home runs in the second game of a doubleheader

On June 22, 1930, Lou Gehrig hits three home runs in the second game of a doubleheader to lead the New York Yankees to a 20-13 win over the Philadelphia Athletics. In the first game, Babe Ruth hits two home runs, as the Yankees blow out the A’s, 10-1. Ruth had hit...
All Start Game History

All Start Game History

Major league All-Star namings began in July 1933. Fans have generally participated in the selection of the players who fill the AL and NL All-Star rosters; managers, players, and coaches have also made choices in the selection process during various seasons. Between...

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