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.
Warren Spahn breaks Rube Waddell’s record for career strikeouts by a left-hander when he whiffs pinch-hitter Al Ferrara for the final out in the Braves’ 4-3 victory over LA. The crafty southpaw strikes out five batters during the County Stadium contest, giving him a total of 2,382.
August 13, 1963
The Mets set team records with 8 homers and 14 extra-base hits in a 15 – 7 win over the Phillies. In his first at-bat since going on the disabled list with back problems in April, David Wright hits a long homer in the 2nd inning to get the ball rolling for New York. Wilmer Flores hits two and Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer also go deep. New York overcomes a rare poor start by Jacob deGrom, who leaves after giving up 7 runs in 2 2/3 innings, including three-run homers by Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown and a solo shot by Cameron Rupp. Reliever Sean Gilmartin is the winner, while Hector Neris is tagged with the loss.
August 24, 2015
Veteran Three-Finger Brown, sold to the Cincinnati Reds over the winter after a 5-6 year with the Chicago Cubs, loses his match-up with New York Giants rival Christy Mathewson, 4 – 2. Matty walks none to run his streak to 61 innings.
July 15, 1913