On October 1, 1961, Willie Mays hits his 40th home run when he goes deep off Lew Burdette in the Giants’ 8-2 victory over Milwaukee in the opener of a twin bill at County Stadium. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ is the eighth player to reach the mark this season, a major league first, joining Roger Maris (61), Mickey Mantle (54), Harmon Killebrew (46), Orlando Cepeda (46), Jim Gentile (46), Rocky Colavito (45), and Norm Cash (41) in accomplishing the feat.
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