On August 1, 1970, future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell ties a major league record by piling five extra-base hits against the Atlanta Braves. Stargell’s five-hit outburst, which includes three doubles and two home runs, highlights a 20-10 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stargell finishes the game with five runs and six RBI.
At Crosley Field, Frank Robinson connects for a grand slam in the 10th inning as the Reds defeat the Dodgers, 7 – 3.
August 20, 1962
In his 200th major league game, Ryan Braun hits his 56th career home run. Only Mark McGwire and Rudy York (both 59) hit more in their first 200 games in The Show.
July 8, 2008
Mike Piazza belts two home runs off Mets ace Pedro Martinez and nearly hits a third one in the eighth inning during a 4-3 Padres loss in New York. The Big Apple fans give their former hometown hero an uncommon road curtain call after the round tripper, but aren’t so kind the second time the backstop goes deep as he is greeted with boos and catcalls.
August 9, 2006