On June 4 1887 — 1887 – During a lull before the start of today’s Boston-Philadelphia game‚ leadoff batter Joe Hornung stands his bat on home plate and challenges P Charlie Ferguson to hit it. Fergy does it on the first try.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

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