On August 1, 1972, Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres sets a major league record by driving in 12 runs during a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves. Colbert also ties a doubleheader record by clubbing five home runs. In a remarkable coincidence, Colbert attended a game at Sportsman’s Park in 1954, when Hall of Famer Stan Musial also hit five home runs in a doubleheader.
Mickey Mantle hits what is believed to be the longest home run in the history of Washington’s Griffith Stadium.
April 17, 1953
Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in major league history to switch-hit home runs in two consecutive games
May 9, 1987
July 1, 1916