On July 10, 1951, the National League hits a record four home runs in pounding the American League, 8-3, at the All-Star Game. Playing at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an All-Star Game home run for the third consecutive year.
6/18/1958: Washington’s Neil Chrisley hit a home run off Detroit’s George Susce in the top of the first with one on and one out. The game was rained out in the top of the fourth.
June 18, 1958
In a 13 – 6 defeat to the Cardinals, Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect 2,000 hits and teammate Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.
July 21, 1956
Monroe High School standout Ed Kranepool, who was an Opening Day guest seated in the owners’ box with Mrs. Payson and Don Grant, signs a contract that includes a $85,000 bonus, as an amateur free agent with the New York Mets. The 17 year-old Bronx teenager will spend his entire 18-year career with the Mets team, establishing franchise records for hits, plate appearances, and games play.
June 27, 1962
In just the first four innings, Edgar Martinez ties the major league record for sacrifice flies in a game with three. The Mariners’ designated hitter becomes the 11th player in history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his first three at-bats in Seattle’s 12-4 victory over the Indians.
August 3, 2002