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    Jun 3, 1952 - Y. Yamasaki of the Chunichi Dragons steals 6 bases in a single game for a Japanese record. This ties the AL record of 6 set by Eddie Collins of Philadelphia in 1912; it is one behind the NL record set by George Gore in l88l and Billy Hamilton of Philadelphia in 1894.

    Jan 10, 1918 - While acknowledging that Ty CobbTris Speaker‚ and Eddie Collins are all good ball players‚ Cap Anson picks his all-time team‚ leaving them off while modestly naming himself as the first baseman. In the current issue of TSN‚ Anson selects C-Buck Ewing and King Kelly; P-Amos RusieJohn ClarksonJim McCormick; 2B-Fred Pfeffer; 3B-Ned Williamson; SS-Ross Barnes; OF-Bill LangeGeorge GoreJimmy Ryan‚ and Hugh Duffy.

    Aug 31, 1894 - Billy Hamilton ties George Gore's ML record by stealing 7 bases in an 8-inning game against Washington. Hamilton's heroics against the battery of pitcher Bill Wynne (in his only ML appearance) and C Dan Dugdale help Philadelphia to win 11-5 and‚ therefore‚ to sweep the doubleheader.

    Jun 12, 1891 - A grand slam in the first inning by George Gore and a tie-breaking‚ 3-run homer by Roger Connor gives the Giants a 9-6 triumph over the Colts. The Giants have a one-game lead in the NL race.

    Apr 22, 1891 - Opening Day in the NL. The largest crowd (17‚355) is in New York‚ where the Giants lose to the Boston Beaneaters 4-3 on a 9th-inning muff by CF George Gore. The game is the first NL game in last year's PL Polo Grounds at 157th St. and 8th Avenue‚ imm3diately north of the old NL Polo Grounds. This site will serve the Giants through 1957 and the Mets in 1962-63.

    May 31, 1890 - In a 23-3 win over Pittsburgh‚ New York PL players George GoreBuck Ewing‚ and Roger Connor hit consecutive HRs in the 8th inning. This feat will not be matched until May 10‚ 1894.

    May 3, 1888 - In New York‚ George Gore goes to LF to start the game‚ but box-seat holders scream for Mike Slattery‚ and captain Buck Ewing makes the change before the game starts.

    Nov 26, 1886 - Having sold George Gore to New York 3 days earlier‚ Chicago sends Abner Dalrymple to Pittsburgh. Both outfielders were among those who did not receive bonuses because of drinking during the season. Albert Spalding is apparently willing to break up his championship team to enforce temperance.

    Jul 9, 1885 - In an 8-5 Chicago win‚ George Gore gets 5 long hits‚ 3 doubles and 2 triples‚ off Providence's ace P Hoss Radbourn. He is the first player to accomplish this feat. His ML record of five extra-base hits in a game has since been tied many times but not topped.

    Jul 26, 1881 - Chicago snaps its 5-game losing streak with a 9-4 win in Detroit. George Gore has 2 triples and a single.

    Jun 25, 1881 - Chicago's George Gore steals 7 bases as the Whites beat Providence‚ 12-8. Gore steals second 5 times and 3rd twice‚ scoring 5 runs in 5 trips. This record will be tied only once‚ by Billy Hamilton on August 31‚ 1894. Stolen bases are not an official stat‚ but the Chicago Tribune reports the thefts.

    Aug 21, 1880 - George Gore goes 4-for-4 for the 2nd game in a row to cap an 11-for-18 series versus Boston. Chicago wins‚ 11-2‚ to complete a 4-game sweep.

    Aug 19, 1880 - Pitching his 3rd game in 3 days‚ Larry Corcoran hurls a no-hitter versus Boston‚ winning 6-0 over Tommy Bond. He walks none‚ but 4 men reach on errors. Although the ball is described as "mushy and shapeless‚" that doesn't stop the White Stockings from making 11 hits‚ including 4 by George Gore.

    Jun 26, 1880 - Abner DalrympleGeorge Gore‚ and Larry Corcoran‚ all normally lefthanded batters‚ cross over and bat right-handed against southpaw Lee Richmond and get one hit each as Chicago beats Worcester 4-0. The victory runs the Whites' latest winning streak to 14 games‚ breaking the "old" record that they set last month.

    May 7, 1880 - George Gore of Chicago goes 6-for-6-all singles-with 5 runs scored as the White Stockings trounce Cincinnati 20-7. Gore will lead the NL in batting with a .360 average.

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