On September 17, 1931 — On his 32nd birthday, OF Earl Webb of the Red Sox ties and then sets the still-standing major-league record for two-base hits at 65. Earl doubles in the lidlifter, a 9 – 2 win over the visiting Indians, to tie George Burns’ double record at 64. Burns set his record in 1926. In the second game, a 2 – 1 Sox loss, Webb doubles off Pete Jablonowski to set the record. He doubles tomorrow and will finish the season with 67. He would have had 68, but on August 4th, the league corrected a May 1st box score, turning what had been credited as a double into a single.

 


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