On September 16, 1938 — Johnny Rizzo becomes the first Pirates player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs in a season. The 25 year-old rookie outfielder from Texas, who becomes hurt next season, never playing regularly for the Bucs again, finishes the campaign batting .301 with 23 round-trippers and 111 RBIs.
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