On September 16, 1972, three unusual occurrences highlight the Chicago Cubs’ 18-5 demolition of the New York Mets played at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s Glenn Beckert sets a major league record by leaving 12 runners on base.

The Chicago second baseman leaves the bases loaded in the first and seventh, strands two runners twice when he bats two times in the team’s seven-run third, and fails to plate other teammates in the fifth and seventh, the first of his two plate appearances in the frame.