On May 28, 1956, at Forbes Field Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run in his eighth consecutive game, setting a major league record. Long connects against Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Long started the streak on May 19, when he homered against Chicago’s Jim Davis. During the 8 game streak, Long will hit 8 homeruns and drive in 19 runs.
This mark will be later tied by Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey, Jr.