On April 24, 1957, the Chicago Cubs set a National League record by walking nine batters in the fifth inning of a 9-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Moe Drabowsky walks four batters, Jackie Collum issues three free passes, and Jim Brosnan walks two during the wild inning.
Mark McGwire of the Oakland A’s becomes the first rookie to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star break
July 5, 1987
September 19, 1972