Red Sox rookie Gene Stephens becomes the first A.L. player to get 3 hits in the same inning, as Boston scores 17 in the 7th inning of a 23-3 romp over the Tigers. The Sox send 23 to bat in the seventh, getting 14 hits and six walks—20 runners—before third baseman George Kell flies out to end it.
1970 Pittsburgh’s Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Ellis is wild as he walks eight and hits one, but he works around those things and gets enough support on two Willie Stargell home runs.
1974 During a 12-0 win over the Astros, Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt hits a ball off the public address speaker hanging from the Astrodome roof, 117 feet up and 300 feet from the plate. Alas, Schmidt must settle for a loud and large single.
1961 Milwaukee sets a MLB record with 4 consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against the Reds. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back HR off Jim Maloney. Joe Adcock greets a reliever with another HR, and Frank Thomas sets the record. When these teammates end their MLB careers, they will have hit a combined total of 1,889 HRs. But the…
Houston’s Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as baseball’s all-time walks allowed leader, giving up two walks in a Houston Astros 3-0 win over the New York Mets to raise his total to 1, 777. Of course, Ryan also fans ten batters while pitching a five-hitter.
Losing 5-4 against the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox load the bases in the ninth inning with no outs. Chick Gandil lines a shot to third baseman Frank Baker, who turns it into a game-ending triple play.