On October 2, 1938 — Tommy Thevenow, playing in his final game of a 12-year career, establishes the longest homerless streak in major league history. The 35 year-old Pirates infielder, who hit two round-trippers during his rookie season in 1924 with the Cardinals, makes another 3,605 plate appearances without homering again.

 


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