On April 23, 1999, Fernando Tatis of the St. Louis Cardinals achieves a major league first when he hits two grand slams in one inning. Tatis connects twice in the third inning against Chan Ho Park. Tatis’ eight RBIs lead the Cardinals to a 12-5 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lefty Grove fans the side in the 1st inning, hands out a walk to Lou Gehrig to start the 2nd, and records three more K’s. Lefty has two K’s in the 3rd but develops a blister from gripping the ball. Gehrig knocks Grove out of the box with a 6th-inning grand slam, but the A’s lefty still wins, 7 – 4. Lou now has 142 RBIs. Jimmie Foxx knocks in five runs for the A’s.
August 29, 1931
In consecutive doubleheaders played at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Bill White ties Ty Cobb’s 49 year-old record by collecting 14 hits in four games when he goes 3-for-4 in both games of the sweep over the Cubs. The future NL president started the streak, ironically, on the day the Georgia Peach died, going 8-for-10 in yesterday’s twin bill, also against Chicago. (entry inspired by a question asked by J. Stevens)
July 18, 1961
1907 – Christy Mathewson pitches for the third day in a row, beating the Pirates, 7 – 4. Matty allows just one hit over the last six innings.
August 24, 1907
Al Oliver belts four home runs – one in the opener and three in the nightcap – as the Rangers sweep a doubleheader from the Tigers, 9 – 3 and 12 – 6. He is the second American League player to hit four home runs in a doubleheader this season. Al also adds a double and triple in the opener and his 21 total bases for the two games is a record.
August 17, 1980
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