On June 24, 1970, ay Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees outfielder Bobby Murcer ties a major league record by hitting home runs in four straight at-bats of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.
Murcer ties Lou Gehrig’s record of four straight homers. The Yanks lose the opener, 7 – 2, despite Murcer’s 9th-inning home run off Sam McDowell. Murcer next connects off the second game’s starter, Mike Paul, hitting a solo shot in the 1st inning. A walk in the 4th, then a two-run homer off Paul in the 5th, and a game-tying homer in the 8th, off Fred Lasher. New York scores in the bottom of the 9th to salvage a 5 – 4 win.
During the doubleheader, Tony Horton of the Indians actually crawls back to the dugout after striking out on Steve Hamilton’s “Folly Floater.”