On September 5, 1961 — Los Angeles’s Lee Thomas ties the major-league record with nine hits in a doubleheader, five in the first game and 4, including three home runs, in the second. Thomas ties the American League record with 19 total basesin a doubleheader. But Kansas City wins both games from the Angels, 7 – 3 and 13 – 12.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 5
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Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
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