Category: Homerun History

For the first time in major league history, brothers on opposite teams hit home runs in the same game. Boston Red Sox catcher Rick Ferrell homers off his brother Wes Ferrellin the 2nd inning, but the Cleveland Indians pitcher returns the favor as he homers in the 3rd on a pitch called by his sibling. It is the only time that the Ferrell brothers homer in the same game.

For the first time in major league history, brothers on opposite teams hit home runs in the same game. Boston Red Sox catcher Rick Ferrell homers off his brother Wes Ferrellin the 2nd inning, but the Cleveland Indians pitcher returns the favor as he homers in the 3rd on a pitch called by his sibling. It is the only time that the Ferrell brothers homer in the same game.

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With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th-inning pinch-grand slam, the first in Brooklyn Dodgers history, to beat Ad Liska and the Philadelphia Phillies, 8 – 6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the third pinch inside-the-park grand homer in major league history, and the first since 1910.

With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th-inning pinch-grand slam, the first in Brooklyn Dodgers history, to beat Ad Liska and the Philadelphia Phillies, 8 – 6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the third pinch inside-the-park grand homer in major league history, and the first since 1910.

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Prior to a pre-season contest in New York, (and exactly one week before Schoolboy Rowe’s official major league debut), the highly touted Tigers pitching prospect launches a batting practice bomb into the Polo Grounds’ center-field bleachers, a feat never before performed since the stadium’s 1923 reconfiguration. It will be more than 15 years—July 18, 1948, to be precise—before Rowe’s feat is finally matched in the course of a game, by Negro Leaguer Luke Easter, and roughly 20—i.e. April 29, 1953—before the first major league version, courtesy of Joe Adcock.

Prior to a pre-season contest in New York, (and exactly one week before Schoolboy Rowe’s official major league debut), the highly touted Tigers pitching prospect launches a batting practice bomb into the Polo Grounds’ center-field bleachers, a feat never before performed since the stadium’s 1923 reconfiguration. It will be more than 15 years—July 18, 1948, to be precise—before Rowe’s feat is finally matched in the course of a game, by Negro Leaguer Luke Easter, and roughly 20—i.e. April 29, 1953—before the first major league version, courtesy of Joe Adcock.

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Hack Wilson hits his 43rd home run tying Chuck Klein’s National League 

In the first of two, Chicago’s Hack Wilson connects off Phils P Les Sweetland for his 43rd home run, tying Chuck Klein’s National League record set last year. In RF, Klein waves to Wilson as he circles the bases. The Phils hold on for a 9 – 8 win with Claude Willoughby the winner over rookie Bud Teachout. The second game ends in a 6 – 6 tie after 16 innings.

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Chuck Klein and Ott doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece Klein wins HR crown and Lefty ODoul sets the NL hit record

1929 – New York Giants Mel Ott and Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies go into a head-to-head doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener, Klein homers for the Phillies off Carl Hubbell in his first at-bat to take the home run lead. In the nightcap, Phillies pitchers intentionally walk Ott five times rather than give him a chance to tie Klein. The last walk comes with the bases loaded. Lefty O’Doul of the Phillies has six hits on the day for a National League season-record of 254 hits.

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