On May 5, 1925, 38-year-old Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hits three home runs against the St. Louis Browns. Cobb’s explosion comes as part of a six-hit day, helping the Tigers to a 14-8 win over St. Louis. Cobb also ties a modern record with 16 total bases. The next day, Cobb will blast two more homers to set a record for homers in back-to-back games. Cobb’s outburst of power comes after he tells sportswriters to watch what he can do if he tries to hit home runs.
Richie Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies hits the first regular season home run in the history of the Astrodome
April 12, 1965
April 29, 1953
Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Memorial Stadium.
May 8, 1966