On April 17, 1911 – – The New York Giants pick up four stolen bases in a 3 – 1 victory against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the start of a post-1900 record 347 steals for the year. Josh Devore, Larry Doyle, Fred Merkle, Art Devlin, and Chief Meyer were today’s thieves.

Eight Giants will steal 19 bases or better, topped by Josh Devore’s 61 and Larry Doyle’s 38. Bugs Raymond pitches 7.2 innings in relief to pick up the win at the Polo Grounds.