July 16, 1866: Lipman Pike’s home run record

On July 16, 1866, the Athletics of Philadelphia played a ballgame…

July 8, 1912: Jimmy Lavender and Cubs halt Rube Marquard’s winning streak

Rube Marquard, a 25-year-old southpaw on the New York Giants,…

July 30, 1933: Dizzy Dean fans 17 Cubs for new modern strikeout record

“[He] pitched with devastating speed, his curves breaking fast…

June 1, 1941: Chuck Aleno’s rookie record hitting streak ends

When five Philadelphia Phillies pitchers stopped David Dahl without…

June 16, 1941: DiMaggio ties Yankee record with 29-game hitting streak

Joe DiMaggio was just getting started on “this streak business”1…

September 28, 1941: With .400 at stake, Williams decides to play

The Red Sox split a Sunday doubleheader with Connie Mack’s…

June 6, 1945: Boo Ferriss wins record 8th straight game to start career

Dave “Boo” Ferriss began his major-league career with an…

July 6, 1945: Tommy Holmes’s greatest day and greatest season

On June 6, 1945, Tommy Holmes of the Boston Braves began a hitting…

July 6, 1949: Walker Cooper’s career day powers Reds over hapless Cubs

Remember the name: Walker Cooper. Granted, the All-Star catcher…

September 9, 1965: ‘A million butterflies’ and one perfect game for Sandy Koufax

On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax became the first major-league…

July 3, 1966: Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger clouts two grand slams

The 1966 baseball season was the first for the Braves in Atlanta.…

September 18, 1970: Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins reach milestones in win over Expos

On a pheasant-hunting trip during the offseason, Fergie Jenkins…

September 16, 1975: Rennie Stennett leads Pirates rout with a record seven hits

While pulling on his gray Pittsburgh road uniform in the visitors’…

October 6, 1991: Mets’ David Cone strikes out 19 in season finale

It was a rough September 1991 for David Cone. The Mets right-hander…
Mark McGwire (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)

September 8, 1998: Cardinals’ Mark McGwire wins the race to 62 against Sammy Sosa’s Cubs

The 1994 season was one of the darkest in baseball history. A…

April 23, 1999: Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in one inning

The 1999 season was barely three weeks old. The visiting St.…

June 29, 2018: Nationals’ Juan Soto sets hits record for a teenager

The Washington Nationals (41-38) had been leading the NL East…

June 28, 2021: Five homers, two by Kyle Schwarber, power Nationals over Mets

Hall of Famer Johnny Mize could hit a baseball. Author Joe Posnanski…