On June 27, 1930, At Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, 46-year-old Philadelphia Athletics pitcher John Quinn becomes the oldest player to hit a home run in major league history. Quinn, who connects for his solo shot against Clyde Kimsey the St. Louis Browns, also picks up the victory- in the 8-3 win, one of nine wins for him in 1930. Jimmie Foxx and Al Simmons also homer as Quinn gets the win over the Browns. Quinn’s record will be broken by Julio Franco over 75 years later.
Mickey Mantle hits what is believed to be the longest home run in the history of Washington’s Griffith Stadium.
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