On August 28, 1977, Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers ties a major league record by collecting five extra-base hits in a single game. The ironman first baseman clubs a pair of home runs – including a grand slam – and three doubles. Garvey drives in five runs and scores five times in an 11-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
July 2, 1970
Dick Bartell becomes the first major leaguer to stroke four consecutive doubles in a nine-inning game
April 25, 1933
10/3/1976 On the last day of the season, Kansas City’s George Brett and Hal McRae and Minnesota’s Rod Carew are separated by .001 for the batting title. Brett, who goes 3-for-4 , edges his Royals teammate (.333 vs .332) for the American League crown with the deciding hit, an inside-the-park home run, being a misplayed line drive, leading McRae to believe the lack of effort was intentional.
October 3, 1976
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