On September 19, 1983, Joe Morgan of the Philadelphia Phillies goes 4-for-5 with two home runs on his 40th birthday. The future Hall of Fame second baseman, part of the so-called Philadelphia “Wheeze Kids,” helps the Phillies to a 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.
After Butch Hobson is ejected in the bottom of the 12th inning for arguing a close call at first base, the Columbia Mets manager yanks the bag out of the ground and brings it into the clubhouse in protest. The bounced skipper is convinced to return the base to the field because the team has only one set of bases, but not before he sprays it bright orange to make the bag easier to see for the umpire.
August 3, 1987
December 11, 1956
With his 30th stolen base, Mets third baseman Howard Johnson becomes the first National League infielder to become a member of the 30-30 club. The other players in the Senior Circuit to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season are outfielders Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bobby Bonds, Dale Murphy, and Eric Davis.
September 11, 1987
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