On August 28, 1950 — At Wrigley Field, Hank Sauer (photo)  socks three consecutive home runs off Curt Simmons, as the Cubs edge the Phillies 7 – 5 in game 1. Sauer will connect for three homers off Simmons once more, in 1952. Knuckleballer Dutch Leonard, in his only start of the year, is today’s winner. The Phils then take the nitecap, 9 – 5, to move 5 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers.