Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

This Date in Baseball History

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

This Date in Baseball History

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1925 - Lou Gehrig hit the first of his major league record 23 grand slam homers as the New York Yankees posted an 11-7 triumph over the Washington Senators.

1930 - Pie Traynor won both ends of a doubleheader for the Pittsburgh Pirates with home runs. In the first game, Traynor homered in the ninth and in the second game, he connected in the 13th.

1944 - Bill Nicholson, of the Chicago Cubs, hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the New York Giants. Nicholson hit a home run in the opener, which the Cubs won 7-4. He hit three in a row in the second game, but the Giants won 12-10. In that game, Nicholson was walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

1964 - Bert Campaneris, of Kansas City, hit two home runs in his first major league game. He homered on the first pitch off Minnesota's Jim Kaat, and then connected again in the seventh to lift the Athletics to a 4-3 win.

1974 - Write-in starter Steve Garvey, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, singled and doubled to lead the NL to a 7-2 victory over the AL in the All-Star Game. …

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