» August 31, 1914: Walter Johnson relieves in the 8th inning with his Senators holding a 32 lead over the White Sox. On the first pitch, Jack Fournier hits a home run to tie the game. Fournier's next at bat up comes in the 10th and he homers again to give the Sox a 43 win. This is the first time Johnson has been reached for two home runs in a game by the same batter (Lou Gehrig will match it August 13, 1926). Last night the Sox beat Johnson 21 and Fournier was 3-for-3 with two triples against the "Big Train."
» October 9, 1919:
Lefty Williams gets one man out in the first
before departing. The Reds lead 4-0, and go on
to give Hod Eller a 10-5 victory and the Reds
the world title in 8 games. Joe Jackson hits the only
HR of the Series. Eddie Collins's 3 hits give him
a total of 42 in WS play, a record broken in 1930
by Frank Frisch, and bettered by Lou Gehrig in 1938.
A SB by Collins is his 14th in WS competition, a record
tied by Lou Brock in 1968.
» June 26, 1920:
Lou Gehrig gets his first national mention when, as a high school junior for New York City's School of Commerce, he steals the show in a high school championship game against Lane Tech in Chicago. His grand-slam HR in the eighth gives the NY team a 12-8 victory. Scouts sit with open mouths as the ball sails out of the NL park (later known as Wrigley Field).
» September 27, 1923: Signed in June for a $1,500 bonus, and recently brought up from Hartford (Eastern League), Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 493 home runs. It comes off Bill Piercy at Fenway Park in an 83 New York win.
» September 28, 1923: Three weeks after both pitchers have thrown no-hitters versus the A's, Sam Jones of the Yankees and Howard Ehmke (2017) of the Red Sox clash. It is not Ehmke's day; he is routed after facing a record 16 batters in an 11-run 6th inning, as manager Frank Chance declines to relieve his ace in mid-inning. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 244 with 30 hits in 55 at bats, both American League records. Ruth is 5-for-6 in the game with two doubles and his 28th home run, Wally Schang adds five hits, and Lou Gehrig four hits, including three doubles.
» June 1, 1925:
Lou Gehrig begins a consecutive-game streak that will surpass Everett Scott's mark by pinch-hitting for Paul Wanninger, the SS who replaced Scott in the Yankees lineup. The next day, 1B Wally Pipp shows up with a headache, and Gehrig takes over. Babe Ruth plays his first game of the season following his illness.
» July 23, 1925:
The A's move back into first with a 5-4 win over the Red Sox and an assist from Lou Gehrig,
who hits the first of his ML-record 23 grand slams to beat Firpo Marberry and the Senators 11-7. A Pittsburgh win and Giants split with the Phils lifts the Pirates back on top.
» September 10, 1925: Bob Meusel, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig hit successive homers in the 4th inning of Game One versus the A's, all off Sammy Gray. New York wins, 73. Then, Ruth and OF Ben Paschal hit back-to-back homers in the 4th of game 2, but New York loses, 54.
» February 1, 1926: Wally Pipp, 33, has lost his Yankee 1B job to Lou Gehrig after 101/2 years; the Reds buy him for $7,500. Pipp had been the Opening Day first baseman for the past 11 seasons.
» May 10, 1926: At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth hit back-to-back homers off Tiger starter Sam Gibson, and the Yankees outscore the Tigers, 139. Herb Pennock is the winner.
» July 24, 1926:
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth demonstrate that power hitting is not the only thing they can do when Lou scores on a double steal with the Babe in a victory over the White Sox. They had pulled the same double steal against the Red Sox on April 13th.
» September 19, 1926: At Cleveland's League Park, a crowd of 31,000 watch the Yankees hold back the Indians, 83, in the final of a six game series. In the 7th, Ruth parks his 43rd homer of the year and Lou Gehrig follows with another home run, both off Emil Levsen. Gehrig adds three doubles and five RBIs to lead the Yankee charge. Dutch Ruether picks up the New York win.
» September 25, 1926: The Yankees take two from the Browns to nail down the American League flag, winning the opener 102 behind Herb Pennock. Ruth's grand slam is the big blow. In the nitecap, Lou Gehrig homers in the 3rd inning, off Milt Gaston, while Ruth matches him with a 2-run home run in the 6th off Win Ballou. Ruth adds a solo shot in the 9th, his 46th, off Joe Giard to seal the Waite Hoyt 104 victory. Despite the score, the game is played in a new AL record 55 minutes. The National League record is 51 minutes, on September 28, 1919.
» September 26, 1926: The Browns beat the Yankees twice, 61 and 62, in a total time of two hours, seven minutes, a major-league record for a twinbill. The 2nd game is the fastest in American League history: 55 minutes. The Yanks total 19 hits, while the Browns collect 26 in the two games. Ruth has one at bat, then sits, and misses reliever George Sisler, who tosses two scoreless innings to finish for the Browns in game two and, when the Browns score four in the 8th, picks up the victory. Ruth has 47 homerstwice the runnerup, and also leads the AL with 139 runs, 155 RBI, and 144 bases on balls. Ruth is batting .372, 2nd to Detroit's Heinie Manush, who will go 6-for-9 on the last day to end at .378. Browns coach Jimmie Austin, 46 years old, participates in the nitecap and contributes to the win by knocking in a run with a double and then stealing home. He is not the oldest to steal a base (Arlie Latham, 50, in 1909), but he is the oldest to steal home. The Yankees use Fred Merkle in his final game. Merkle replaces Lou Gehrig at 1B in the 6th.
» October 2, 1926: Game one of the World Series before 61,658 at New York belongs to southpaws Herb Pennock (25-11) and Bill Sherdel (16-12). Two hits give the Cards a quick first-inning run. Sherdel issues three walks for a New York run without a hit. In the 6th, Babe Ruth slaps a single to left, moves to 2B on a sacrifice, and scores on a Lou Gehrig single for a 21 win. It is the first of Gehrig's record eight game-winning RBI in World Series play.
» October 10, 1926: On a drizzling New York afternoon, only 38,093 show up at the Stadium for the deciding World Series contest. Grover Alexander, possibly sleeping off a hangover in the bullpen, barely notices when Jess Haines take a 32 lead over Waite Hoyt into the 7th. Haines weakens in the last of the 7th; three walks put Earle Combs, Bob Meusel, and Lou Gehrig on base with two out and Tony Lazzeri at the plate. Hornsby then waves in Alexander. On a 1-1 count Lazzeri hits a line drive into the left-field seats, a few feet to the foul side of the pole, then swings and misses for strike 3. Alexander sets the Yanks down in order until Babe Ruth draws his 11th walk with two out in the 9th, and is thrown out, inexplicably trying to steal 2B. The Cards and St. Louis have their first World Championship. Each winner collects $5,584.51, the losers, $3,417.75.
» May 1, 1927:
The Yankees ride the tandem of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to a 73 win over the Athletics. Ruth bangs a first inning homer off Jack Quinn, and Gehrig hits one off Quinn in the 6th. Babe comes back in the 8th with another homer, off Rube Walberg as New York takes over undisputed possession of first place.
» May 7, 1927: At Comiskey Park, Lou Gehrig christens the new RF pavilion by parking a 9th inning grand slam there, off Ted Lyons. It's the 1st homer in the remodeled park. The Yankees coast to an 80 win behind Herb Pennock.
» May 8, 1927: The Yankees draw a record 52,000 to Comiskey Park but Waite Hoyt spoils the party by winning one of his league-leading 22 games, 90, the 2nd straight shutout of the Sox. Batterymate Pat Collins homers in the 7th, while Lou Gehrig adds a pair of triples.
» May 16, 1927: Yankee OF Bob Meusel swipes 2B, 3B, and home in the 3rd inning as New York tops Detroit, 62. Lou Gehrig contributes a homer and two doubles to back Dutch Ruether's pitching.
» May 20, 1927:
At Philadelphia, the Reds win the opener, 63, behind Pete Donohue's mastery of the Phils. George Kelly provides a grand slam. The Phils roll to a 152 win in the nitecap as Cy Williams belts three home runs and a triple, collecting six RBIs and scoring four times. Williams ties Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for the ML lead with nine homers.
» May 23, 1927: Despite first inning back-to-back home runs by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig off Sloppy Thurston, the Senators edge the Yankees, 32.
» May 28, 1927: In his first starting assignment, New York's Wilcy Moore loses a heartbreaker to the Senators, 32, in the nitecap of a twinbill. Lou Gehrig is spiked at 1B by Bucky Harris as Firpo Marberry scores the winning run. The Yanks win the opener, 82, as Ruth corks his 12th homer of the year, a 3-run shot. Tris Speaker plays most of Game One despite fracturing his left thumb in batting practice.
» May 31, 1927:
The Yankees slug the 3rd-place Athletics into submission, winning 103 and 185. Babe Ruth homers in each game to run his string to four straight games. He finishes the month with 12 homers, and 16 altogether. Rookie strongboy Jimmie Foxx belts his first ML homer, off Urban Shocker, in game 2. Tony Lazzeri and Mark Koenig homer in game 2, while Lou Gehrig has two singles to go along with his double, triple and homer in the opener.
» June 7, 1927:
At New York, ae Ruth and Lou Gehrig clout back-to-back homers in the 4th inning, off Al "Tommy" Thomas, to beat the White Sox, 41 and increase the Yanks lead over Chicago to two games. Pat Collins also homers for NY, while Bud Clancy matches for Chicago.
» June 15, 1927:
At New York, St. Louis lefty Tom Zachary lasts just an inning in losing to New York, 81. Zachary serves up Ruth's 22nd homer, with Combs on and Lou Gehrig follows with his 15th. Waite Hoyt allows a solo homer to Schulte in winning.
» June 18, 1927:
At New York, Lou Gehrig belts #16 and #17 to drive in five runs to lead the Yanks over the Browns, 83. Lou scores three runs. Myles Thomas gives up a homer to Wally Schang in winning his 6th in seven starts.
» June 23, 1927: At Boston, Lou Gehrig leads New York to an 114 victory by hitting three home runs, a first at Fenway Park. Gehrig hits a two run homer in the 2nd, and solo shots in the 6th and 8th, off Danny MacFayden. He adds a single to his total as Dutch Ruether coasts to the win.
» June 28, 1927:
The Yanks build a 90 lead against the A's, and withstand an 8-run rally by the Mackmen in the 9th to win, 98. New York now leads the American League by 10 games. Lou Gehrig collects his 100th hit of the year, belting his 23rd homer with one on. Ruth, nursing a sore right knee, sits out his 3rd straight game.
» June 30, 1927:
A crowd of 3,000 at Yankee Stadium see the Yanks hand the Red Sox their 12th straight loss, beating the visitors, 136 on 19 safeties. Lou Gehrig takes over the home run lead when he clouts his 25th in the first inning, a bounce home run off Slim Harriss, but Babe Ruth, back in the lineup, golfs his 25th in the 4th, also off Slim. Gehrig has three hits and also swipes home. New York (4920) wins its 5th straight while Boston loses its 12th straight.
» September 27, 1927:
Babe Ruth connects for a grand slam off Lefty Grove while Lou Gehrig hits No. 46 in a 7-4 win over the A's. Ruth has 57 with three games to play. One of the HRs is a grand slam, the Babe's second in three days.
» October 8, 1927:
Down 3-0, the Pirates give the ball to their
biggest winner, Carmen Hill (22-11). In the 5th, Ruth's
2nd HR of the Series scores Earle Combs ahead of him
for a 3-1 lead. The Pirates tie it in the 7th.
In the last of the 9th, Combs walks, Mark Koenig beats
out a bunt, and Ruth walks to fill the bases.
Reliever Johnny Miljus strikes out Lou Gehrig and
Bob Meusel. With 2 strikes on Tony Lazzeri, a wild
pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the
winning run. The Bronx Bombers are World Champions
in 4 straight. Ruth's .400 is good for 7 RBI; Lloyd
Waner's .400 tops the Bucs.
» October 11, 1927:
Lou Gehrig, who established a new ML record with
175 RBI, is named AL MVP. With 56 points, Gehrig wins
over Harry Heilmann's 35 and Ted Lyons's 34. Ruth
is not considered because former winners are not eligible.
» May 24, 1928: In the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, a major-league record 13 future Hall of Famers take the field as the first-place Yankees take on the 2nd-place A's. This number does not include non-playing Hall of Famers Herb Pennock and Stan Coveleski, managers Miller Huggins and Connie Mack, nor umpires Tom Connally and Bill McGowan. [HOFs: Earle Combs, Leo Durocher, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and Waite Hoyt for New York; Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins, Lefty Grove, and Jimmie Foxx for the A's.] Led by Lazzeri's three hits and six RBIs, the Yanks edge the A's, 97, handing the defeat to Lefty Grove. The A's win the nitecap, 52, behind rookie Ossie Orwell.
» May 29, 1928:
At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees sweep a pair from Washington, 32 and 123. Leo Durocher's bases-loaded triple in the opener gives George Pipgras (8-1) the win. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth both slug a pair of homers in the nitecap: Lou hits his 9th in the 3rd, off Washington starter Milt Gaston, then Ruth and Gehrig hit back-to-back dingers in the 4th off Lloyd Brown. Ruth adds his 18th off Brown in the 7th. Earle Combs also homers.
» September 29, 1928:
The Tigers and Yankees set an offense record when they combine for 45 hits, Detroit tallying 28 of them. Four Tigers collect four hits apiece for an American League record, as Detroit win the slugfest 1910. The Yanks will finish the season with the top three RBI men (Lou Gehrig and Ruth with 142, Bob Meusel with 113), just the 2nd time this has happened. It will occur just once more, with the 1932 Phils.
» October 4, 1928:
The first game is a swift execution before
61,425 at New York. Babe Ruth has a single and double
and scores twice, once on Bob Meusel's 4th-inning
HR, and Lou Gehrig is 2-for-4 with 2 RBI off Bill
Sherdel (21-10). Waite Hoyt (23-7) sets the Cards
down with 3 hits, one a solo HR by Bottomley in the
7th, for a 4-1 win.
» January 22, 1929: The Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to start continuous use of the numbers. The first numbers are based on positions in the batting order; thus, Babe Ruth will wear number three and Lou Gehrig 4. In a few weeks, the Indians announce that they, too, will put numbers on the uniforms and by 1931 all American League teams will use them; it will be 1933 before all National League players are numbered.
» May 4, 1929: At Comiskey Park, Lou Gehrig wallops three home runs against the Sox in an 119 New York shootout. His middle home run, in the 7th inning, is sandwiched between roundtrippers by Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel. With his homer off Red Faber in the 2nd, Gehrig joins Ruth as the 2nd slugger to clear the RF stands, 75 feet high and 360 feet away from home plate. The Ruthian clout came off Tommy Thomas in 1927. His last homer of the day is served up by Dan Dugan.
» May 19, 1929: At New York, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd off Boston's Jack Russell but in the 5th a cloudburst at Yankee Stadium sends a standing-room-only crowd rushing for the exits. A stampede in the RF bleachers leaves two dead, 62 injured. Jake Ruppert vows never again to sell more tickets than seats. There are two outs in the 5th when the game is stopped at 30.
» May 22, 1930: In Philadelphia, the Yankees and the Athletics continue the home run barrage as the Yankees take both games of a 2nd straight doubleheader, 101 and 2013. Babe Ruth hits a pair of home runs in the opener, as does Ben Chapman and winning pitcher George Pipgras. The Yanks score nine runs in the 1st two innings of the 2nd second game, but the A's come back to tie it at 12 apiece. The Yanks win the assault 2013 as Tony Lazzeri is 4-for-4 scores five runs, and knocks in 4. Ruth hits another in the 2nd game, while Lou Gehrig powers three round trippers to drive in eight runs. On the A's side, Jimmie Foxx has two homers to drive in six runs. For the afternoon, the teams combine to hit 14 round trippers, a then-record 10 in game 2.
» September 20, 1930:
Hack Wilson hits no HRs but gets his 176th RBI, passing Lou Gehrig's 1927 major-league record.
» April 2, 1931:
Miss Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old gate attraction
for Joe Engel's Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern Association),
pitches against the New York Yankees in an exhibition
game in Chattanooga. Babe Ruth waves wildly at 2 pitches
and watches a 3rd strike go by. Lou Gehrig gallantly
times his 3 swings to miss the ball, but unsmiling
Tony Lazzeri, after first trying to bunt, walks
and Miss Mitchell leaves the game. The final
score is 14-4 Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will
pitch for the House of David team.
» April 26, 1931:
Dusty Cooke, Yankee RF, is hurt diving for a fly
ball off the bat of Ossie Bluege of Washington. 1B
Gehrig winds up playing the ball, which becomes an
inside-the-park HR. With Babe Ruth still sidelined,
the shorthanded Yankees send P Red Ruffing to
the outfield. The game's most significant
play comes with Lyn Lary on base when Lou Gehrig's
drive into the CF stands at Washington bounces back
and is caught by CF Harry Rice. According to the rules,
this is a home run, but when Lary sees Rice catching
the ball, he thinks it's the final out of the
inning. Unnoticed by Joe McCarthy, coaching at 3B,
Lary heads for the dugout after crossing 3B. Gehrig
circles the bases. He is called out and gets credit
for a triple instead of a HR and loses 2 RBI. As a
result Gehrig will end the season tied for the HR
title with Babe Ruth and will have "only" 184 RBI.
» May 4, 1931: At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, back in the lineup, switch positions to spare Ruth's lame leg. Despite five hits by the pair, the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 73, as Gehrig makes an error. It is the last game in which Gehrig plays OF.
» August 18, 1931: In New York's 54 loss at Detroit, Lou Gehrig is hitless as he plays his 1,000th consecutive game. He is 307 short of Everett Scott's record streak.
» August 20, 1931: At St. Louis, Lou Gehrig hits his 33rd homer in the 4th to tie Ruth for the ML lead, but the Babe answers in the 9th with his 34th, a grand slam over RF roof, to give the Yanks a 73 win over the Browns. Lefty Gomez almost has New York's first shutout of the season, but he weakens in the 9th.
» August 21, 1931: After belting #599, a grand slam in yesterday's game, Babe Ruth hits his 600th home run, off George Blaeholder of the Browns, as the Yankees win 117. Lou Gehrig homers immediately after the Babe's historic blow. In their 10 years as teammates, they will homer in the same inning 19 times and in the same game 72 times.
» August 29, 1931: In his first start following his loss, Lefty Grove fans the side (Byrd, Sewell, Ruth) in the 1st inning, hands out a walk to Lou Gehrig to start the 2nd, and records three more K's (Chapman, Lary Dickey). Lefty has two K's in the 3rd but develops a blister from gripping the ball. Gehrig knocks Grove out of the box with a 6th-inning grand slam, but the A's lefty still wins 74. Lou now has 142 RBIs. Jimmie Foxx knocks in five runs for the A's.
» August 30, 1931: At Boston, Ben Chapman and Lou Gehrig each have four hits and together total nine RBIs as the Yanks roll over the Red Sox, 144. One of Gehrig's hits is a homer, his 37th, and two of Chapman's leave the park. Hal Rhyne has four hits for Boston.
» August 31, 1931:
Against the Senators' Lloyd Brown, Lou Gehrig belts his 2nd grand slam homer in three days, but the Senators hang onto 2nd place by beating the Yankees, 65.
» September 20, 1931: The Yanks run their win streak to 10 in a row, beating the Indians 71 and 104 in seven innings. Lou Gehrig hits his 45th homer in game one and drives in four runs for the afternoon to break his old RBI mark of 175, set in 1927. By the season's end he will have a total of 184. Ruth also drives home four runs and hits his 44th in game 2.
» September 27, 1931: Lou Gehrig hits a home run to tie Babe Ruth at 46 while the Yankees pound Lefty Grove, 131, and deny him his 32nd victory. Grove throws just three innings in the warmup for the Series.. Gehrig drives in two runs as he (184) and Ruth (163) combine to drive in 347 runs for the year, the most productive duo in history. Dickey has four hits and ends the year with no passed balls, the only AL catcherand the Yankees are the only AL teamto ever accomplish the feat.
» October 15, 1931:
Sportswriter Fred Lieb leads an all-star squad on
a barnstorming trip to Hawaii and Japan. Among those
aboard ship are Lou Gehrig, Frank Frisch, Rabbit Maranville,
Willie Kamm, Al Simmons, Lefty O'Doul, Mickey Cochrane,
and Lefty Grove.
» May 21, 1932: Before 60,000 at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers roll over Washington, 142 and 80. Washington collects just 11 hits off Herb Pennock and Johnny Allen. In the opener, Ruth homers in the 5th off Lloyd Brown and he and Lou Gehrig connect in the 6th off Frank Ragland. Tony Lazzeri is 6-for-7 on the afternoon, including a HR, two doubles and a triple.
» June 3, 1932:
Lou Gehrig hits four consecutive HRs and narrowly misses a fifth in the Yankees-Athletics slugfest won by New York 20-13. Tony Lazzeri hits for the cycle, and the teams set a still-standing record for extra bases on long hits in a single game (41).
» June 23, 1932:
Lou Gehrig plays his 1,103rd successive game in a New York uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland).
» September 9, 1932: The Tigers beat the Yankees 1413 in a 14-inning game in which Lou Gehrig hits a grand slam and drives in eight runs. He has reached this RBI feat twice before. Frankie Crosetti strikes out four times in the game, including twice in one inning. Detroit also tops the Yanks, 41, in five innings to finally complete the protested game of August 1st, and the tie of yesterday. The Yanks score their lone run in the 3rd inning off Buck Marrow with their only two hits of the game.
» September 24, 1932:
In a battle of Boston collegians, Harvard beats BC. Charlie Devens, former Harvard hurler, makes his ML debut for the Yankees and beats Boston, 82. The loss goes to Eddie Gallagher, former Boston College pitcher who exits in the 5th. Babe Ruth swats his 41st homer of the year in the 9th and Lou Gehrig belts his 34th in the 5th.
» September 28, 1932:
In the opening game of the World Series, Lou Gehrig's home run leads the Yankees to a 126 win over the Cubs.
» April 23, 1933:
Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game streak is threatened
when he is knocked unconscious by an Earl Whitehill
pitch in the New York-Washington game. He recovers
and finishes the game.
» April 29, 1933:
Washington C Luke Sewell makes a rare double play,
tagging out first Lou Gehrig and then Dixie Walker
attempting to score, as the Senators beat the Yankees
» June 14, 1933: At Boston, Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game streak survives, even though he and manager Joe McCarthy are thrown out of a game in the 7th inning for protesting that Boston's Rick Ferrell ran out of the baseline between 1B and 2B. Joe McCarthy is suspended three games but Gehrig's streak, now at 1,249, continues. Gehrig is 1-for-3 with a triple in the 135 loss to Tommy Bridges.
» July 26, 1933:
Lou Gehrig is thrown out of the second game in a doubleheader against Boston. Had it been the first game, his consecutive-game streak would have ended.
» August 17, 1933:
Lou Gehrig plays his 1,308th consecutive game to break Everett Scott's mark, as the Browns edge the Yankees 7-6 in 10 innings.
» September 18, 1933:
The 2nd-place Yankees split with the White Sox, winning, 61, on Johnny Allen's 2-hitter, before falling 43. Les Tietje, in his ML debut, stops the Bombers in the nitecap. Lou Gehrig clubs home runs #28 and #29: Jimmie Foxx leads the American League with 45.
» September 19, 1933:
The Yankees pile up 34 hits and drub the White Sox twice, 101 and 103. George Uhle and Charley Devans are the recipients of the offensive largesse. Joe Sewell has six hits for the afternoon, while Lou Gehrig has six RBIs. Gehrig hits #30 in game one, following immediately after Walker hits a homer. Lou is now even with Babe Ruth, who sat out the afternoon.
» September 23, 1933:
The Yankees make seven errors, three by Frank Crosetti, but have enough firepower to outslug the Red Sox 1612. Including in New York's 23 hits are homers by Ruth and Lou Gehrig, number 31 for each; Lou adds two doubles and a single. Byrd, Chapman, and Crosetti have three hits apiece, and reliever Wilcy Moore drives in the last run with his first hit of the year. The Red Sox chase winning pitcher Herb Pennock in the 6th and make the score 139, but fall short at the end.
» September 28, 1933: The AP announces its All-Star team, voted on by sports editors and writers, and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Lou Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx, but Ruth did not make the squad.
» September 29, 1933: With the Giants in the stands at Yankee Stadium, the Senators pile up a 50 lead over the Yankees, and then bring in the reserves to score an 85 win. Heinie Manush's double and homer and three RBIs lead the Nats attack. Ruth has a triple. Lou Gehrig keeps his consecutive game streak alive, playing nine innings after getting married at noon today in New Rochelle.
» May 10, 1934: Lou Gehrig hits two home runs (one a grand slam) and a pair of doubles, tying the record with four long hits, and drives in seven runs, but leaves the game after five innings with a severe cold. The Yanks top the White Sox, 133. During the game Ben Chapman shouts racial remarks at a Jewish fan. In 1947 he will lead the dugout bigots in protest of Jackie Robinson.
» May 13, 1934: For the second time in his career, Cleveland's Lloyd Brown serves up a grand slam to Lou Gehrig, as the Yanks roll, 80, behind Lefty Gomez. Ben Chapman adds a homer and a pair of triples to lead New York. Babe Ruth leaves in the 4th inning when he is hit on the knee cap by a pitch from Thornton Lee.
» May 22, 1934: The Indians stop the Yankees, 51, with Lou Gehrig driving in the lone run for New York. For the 2nd time in his career, Lou has driven in at least one run a game for 10 straight games.
» May 28, 1934: In St. Louis, Lou Gehrig hits a 6th inning homer, off Paul Andrews, then follows Babe Ruth's 7th inning homer with another round tripper. The back-to-back homers, off Jack Knott, are the last the pair will combine on. New York gets homers from Jack Saltzgaver and Tony Lazzeri to rumble to a 139 victory.
» June 29, 1934: Lou Gehrig is beaned in an exhibition game played in Norfolk, Virginia, and suffers a concussion.
» July 5, 1934:
Lou Gehrig hits an inside-the-park grand slam, as the Yankees beat the Senators 8-3. It is his 4th of the season and 17th overall, passing Babe Ruth's
career total. Gehrig will eventually set a career record of 23 grand slams. Gehrig now has 321 career HRS to Ruth's 698.
» July 13, 1934:
Babe Ruth hits his 700th HR to win the game at Detroit's Navin Field and put the Yankees back in first place. Lou Gehrig has a lumbago seizure and is helped off the field.
» September 7, 1934: Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, heirs to Babe Ruth's
HR championship role, are in battle for the title.
Gehrig hits his 44th in Chicago, and Foxx, his 41st
» September 25, 1934: Lou Gehrig plays his 1,500th consecutive game. His
48th HR is a personal high.
» October 21, 1934:
An all-star team led by Babe Ruth and Connie Mack
sails on tour to Hawaii and Japan. Players with wives
include Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Charlie Gehringer,
Lefty Gomez, Earl Averill, and Lefty O'Doul.
» November 3, 1934: Although Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown with 49 home runs, 165 RBI, and a .363 BA, Mickey Cochrane, with two home runs, 76 RBI, and a .320 BA, is named American League MVP. Cochrane has 67 points to finish ahead of teammates Charlie Gehringer (65 points) and Schoolboy Rowe (59 points). Lefty Gomez of the Yankees polls 60. Dizzy Dean, with a 30-7 record, is chosen as National League MVP easily outdistancing Pitt's Paul Waner.
» November 20, 1934:
Seventeen-year-old Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring American all-stars win in Japan 10. At one point Sawamura strikes out four in a row -- Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig. The all-stars easily win the other 15 games against high school and post-college players. College players in Japan are prohibited from playing against foreigners.
» February 19, 1935: Lou Gehrig signs for $30,000, $7,000 less than he asked for. Gehrig is now the highest paid player in baseball.
» May 15, 1935: Lou Gehrig steals home in a 40 Yankee win over the Tigers. It is his 15th and last steal of home, all of which were double steals.
» June 8, 1935: In the lidlifter in Boston, Lou Gehrig is 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead New York to a 136 win. Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds on a play at 1B and leaves the game with arm and shoulder injuries. He does play in game 2, a 42 Boston win. Lefty Gomez walks eight and wild pitches home two runs to help lose his 7th.
» August 5, 1935:
In a rain-soaked game between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Lou Gehrig leaves in the fourth inning with another lumbago attack. The teams engage in stalling and hurry-up tactics, and AL President Heydler fines managers Cronin and McCarthy $100 each.
» August 27, 1935:
The Yankees outslug the White Sox 13-10 in the first game of 2. In the second game, Lou Gehrig ties an AL record with five walks as the Yanks lose 4-3.
» February 2, 1936: The baseball writers vote for the first players to be named to the new Baseball Hall of Fame. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson each receive the requisite 75 percent of ballots cast. Active players also are eligible in this first election, with Rogers Hornsby finishing 9th, Mickey Cochrane 10th, Lou Gehrig 15th, and Foxx 19th. Tainted former star Hal Chase receives 11 votes for 25th place, and Joe Jackson has two votes to tie for 36th place.
» April 17, 1936:
Lefty Grove and the Red Sox take the Yankees home opener, 80, before a shivering crowd of 22,256. Grove pitches a masterful 2-hitter, with Lou Gehrig collecting two singles.
» May 10, 1936:
By beating the A's, 72, at home the Yankees move into first place and will remain there the rest of the season. Rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his belated home debut and hits his first home run, off George Turbeville. Lou Gehrig has four hits and two RBIs and Johnny Murphy, in his first start of the season, picks up the win.
» June 5, 1936:
Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,700th consecutive game, as the Yankees beat Cleveland 4-3.
» July 7, 1936: The National League, having lost the first three All-Star Games, wins 43 at Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Galan, Herman, Hartnett, and Demaree) scoring runs. After Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell each pitch scoreless 3-inning stints, Curt Davis is hammered by the American League, including Lou Gehrig's home run, but Lon Warneke shuts the door. Meanwhile, the NL is helped by Joe DiMaggio's loose fielding and error and Augie Galan's home run. DiMag is the first rookie to play in an All-Star game. NL plays its starting lineup except for two late-inning pinch hitters. Local favorite and 3-time starter Wally Berger doesn't appear. Missing from the NL roster are Dolph Camilli and Buck Jordan, co-leaders at .348, as well as the eventual batting champ Paul Waner.
» July 9, 1936: The temperature is 106 in Central Park, the hottest July nine on record in New York as the Indians take on the Yankees at the Stadium. The temperature at the park is 102. The Yanks score four in the 1st inning, but Cleveland comes back to score 11 runs on 15 hits, including five homers, to win 114. Hal Trosky, Roy Weatherly and Joe Vosmik all homer in the 2nd frame to tie the ML record. Trosky hits another homer to tie for the American League lead with 23. Lou Gehrig and Earl Averill also homer.
» July 10, 1936:
The Yankees roll to an easy victory over the Indians, as Red Ruffing takes the shutout, 180. Lloyd Brown, the first of three pitchers, is the loser. Lou Gehrig has a pair of homers to take over the American League lead with 23.
» July 17, 1936:
Yankees Red Rolfe, Lou Gehrig, and Bill Dickey hit 3rd-inning home runs against Detroit to tie the American League record, since topped. New York rolls, 94, dropping the Bengals to 4th place. Goose Goslin has a pair of homers for Detroit.
» July 20, 1936: In an exhibition game in Pittsburgh, former Yankee Waite Hoyt stops his old teammates, 72. Lou Gehrig's 6th inning homer is the first score for New York. Ted Kleinhaus is cuffed in his eight innings. While Hoyt wins, another old pitcher loses as the Pirates hand Guy Bush his release. The Bees will sign him.
» July 26, 1936: Umpire Bill Summers is forced out the game after he hit in the groin by a pop bottle thrown from an unruly crowd of 50,000 at Comiskey Park. The crowd is upset with a out call at 1B on Ray Radcliff in the 8th of the nitecap. Judge Landis, on hand to watch the game, offers a $5,000 reward over the PA system for the culprit, but only draws more boos. The deluge of pop bottles finally abates when Jimmy Dykes pleads through the field amplifier. The Yanks sweep a pair from the Sox, winning 123 and 118 in 11 innings. Lou Gehrig hits his 29th with two aboard to start New York's scoring in the opener. DiMaggio and Lazzeri add round trippers to make it easy for Johnny Broaca. Sugar Cain is the losing pitcher. In the nitecap, Gehrig adds another homer, while Zeke Bonura homers and drives home four runs for the Sox. DiMaggio has one hit, a triple. The sweep increases New York's lead to nine 1/2 games.
» July 28, 1936: In the 6th inning of a 166 Yankee win in Detroit, the Tiger's Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder DiMaggio and CF Myril Hoag, in for a slumping Powell, sprint for the ball and collide, the ball bounding by for an inside-the -park homer. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: Dimag stays in though Hoag is replaced. He'll play tomorrow and collect a single, then collapse in his hotel room on the 30th with a brain clot. Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season, but he'll return to play six more years. New York wins the game on 20 hits, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings, and three apiece in the 4th and 5th. Lou Gehrig's two doubles, single and number 31 with two aboard pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy, who relieves Monte Pearson in the 4th, is credited with the win. Selkirk adds a homer for the Yankees, who have now hit 122.
» July 31, 1936:
Led by Lou Gehrig, who clouts his 33rd homer, the Yankees down the Indians, 117, at League Park. The loss snaps the Tribe's five-game win streak, and leaves the Yankees eight 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. Gehrig and Red Rolfe clout homers in the 5th to chase Mel Harder, but the Indians answer with three doubles by Earl Averill and a homer by Hal Trosky. Hadley, with relief from Johnny Murphy, hangs on for his 9th win.
» October 3, 1936:
Game 3 shifts to Yankee Stadium and a new attendance
record of 64,842. Lou Gehrig's solo HR is matched
by the Giants' Jimmy Ripple, with the deciding run
of the Yankees 2-1 squeaker coming on an infield
» October 4, 1936:
Another attendance record is set at Yankee Stadium,
with 66,669 people watching Lou Gehrig lead the way
to a 5-2 win behind Monte Pearson's pitching.
» October 16, 1936:
Lou Gehrig, who hit 49 HRs, scored 167 runs, knocked
in 152, and batted .354, is voted AL MVP by the BBWAA.
» March 13, 1937: Lou Gehrig agrees to $38,000, plus a $750 bonus for signing. He'll play his first game March 20 driving in two runs as the Yanks beat the Bees, 53.
» May 13, 1937:
Joe DiMaggio replaces Lou Gehrig as the Yankees cleanup hitter and drives in three runs, as the Yankees trip the Browns, 42. Gehrig, hitting 5th gets a double after going hitless in his last 21 at bats. Tommy Henrich, making his 2nd appearance, bats third. He collects a pair of singles. Winning pitcher Lefty Gomez is the only Yankee without a hit.
» July 7, 1937:
Lou Gehrig leads the AL All-Stars over the NL 8-3 with a HR, double, and four RBI. FDR attends the game in Washington. Dizzy Dean's toe is fractured by a drive off the bat of Earl Averill. After the injury Dean is unable to pitch with the same delivery. He uses an unnatural motion, causing an arm injury from which he never recovers.
» August 1, 1937:
Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle against the Browns, as the Yankees win 14-5. It is the second time he has performed this feat in his career.
» August 3, 1937:
A Tuesday crowd of 66,767 watches at Yankee Stadium as Lou Gehrig plays his 1,900th consecutive game.
» May 31, 1938: At New York, Jimmie Foxx hits a grand slam off Yankee P Joe Beggs, the first of three he'll hit off Beggs this season, but the Yanks prevail, 125. Lou Gehrig plays his 2,000th consecutive game and has an RBI single.
» August 20, 1938:
Lou Gehrig hits a first-inning grand slam, the 23rd and last of his career for a still-standing record. It comes off Buck Ross in an 11-3 victory over the A's.
» September 9, 1938:
Lou Gehrig plays his 2,100th consecutive game and
has 4 hits to bring his average over .300.
» May 2, 1939: After carrying out the scorecard to the umpires, Lou Gehrig voluntarily benches himself "for the good of the team." He is batting .143 with one RBI. His consecutive-game string stops at 2,130. Babe Dahlgren, his replacement, has a homer and double, as the Yankees rout Detroit 222. New York bats around in three innings to make it easy for Red Ruffing. Ballyhooed Tiger teenager Fred Hutchinson makes his major league debut and the Yankees light him up for eight runs in 2/3 of an inning. Hutch gives up four hits and walks five.
» June 21, 1939:
The New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement, based on the report that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The 36-year-old star will remain with the team as captain.
» July 4, 1939:
A tearful Lou Gehrig tells 61,808 fans at Yankee Stadium, "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," Gehrig's uniform #4 is retired, the first major-league player so honored.
» December 7, 1939: Lou Gehrig, age 36, is unanimously elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame, the sole choice this year. The five-year waiting period is waived for the Iron Horse.
» August 16, 1940: Jimmie Foxx smashes two homers to help the Red Sox beat the Senators. The two round trippers move him ahead of Lou Gehrig on the all time list with a total of 495.
» August 18, 1940: The Sunday New York Daily News publishes a shocking article written by its sports editor, Jimmy Powers, suggesting that the 5th place Yankees, had been hit by a "mass polio epidemic." Powers charges that Lou Gehrig's "infantile paralysis" had infected the other Yankees, accounting for the team's uncharacteristic reversal of form. The article immediately causes a sensation among readers and fans. At Gehrig's request, Milton Eisenberg, a Brooklyn attorney, brings suit for $1 million against Powers and newspaper charging that Gehrig's reputation and credit had been hurt and that the article had caused him considerable mental anguish. Other angry Yankees, including Bill Dickey, also file suit against the News, causing the newspaper to issue a public apology on September 26, The three and a half column story appears under the headline "OUR APOLOGIES TO LOU GEHRIG AND THE YANKEES." In his apology, Powers admits he had no business getting 'snarled up in medical controversy," stating "Gehrig has no communicable disease and was not suffering from the mysterious polio germ that supposedly played havoc with the Yankee ball club." Lou is a personal hero, Powers adds. "Hurting his feelings was far from my mind.'
» February 25, 1941: The days after the start of spring training, the Yankees sell Babe Dahlgren, the man who took over 1B from Lou Gehrig in 1939, to the Braves. The deal is questioned since no replacement seems apparent. McCarthy claims they would have won another pennant had not Dahlgren made a costly error at first late in the season.
» June 2, 1941:
New York Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 37 in New York. From that time on, the illness is known primarily as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
» August 17, 1948: Tom Henrich hits his 4th grand slam of the season, off the Senators Sid Hudson, to join Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Yorkand, later, Al Rosen and Ray Boonefor the American League record. Henrich, who broke in with the Yankees in 1937, had never hit a grand slam before this season. Bob Porterfield wins for New York, 81.
» April 19, 1949:
At pregame ceremonies marking the season opener
in Yankee Stadium, a granite monument to Babe Ruth
is unveiled in center field. Plaques honoring
Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins are also presented.
Mrs. Babe Ruth, Mayor William O'Dwyer, and Governor
Thomas E. Dewey are at the game.
» August 4, 1957:
Washington defeats Detroit 4-3 as the Senators Roy Sievers hits his 30th HR, his sixth HR in six games, to tie an AL record held by Ken Williams and Lou Gehrig.
» July 29, 1958:
Ted Williams hits his 17th career grand slam, tying him for 2nd place with Babe Ruth, and behind Lou Gehrig,
who had 23. Williams also added a 3-run HR, as Boston beats Detroit 11-8.
» June 10, 1959: Rocky Colavito hits four consecutive home runs in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium to lead the Indians to an 118 win. Colavito joins Lou Gehrig and Bobby Lowe as the only ML players to hit four consecutive four-baggers.
» June 23, 1961:
At home, the Cards win 105 over the Giants. With two home runs, Stan Musial passes Lou Gehrig on the all-time list for extra-bases hits. Babe Ruth remains first.
» August 20, 1965: Eddie Mathews hits his 28th home run as the Braves win 43 at Pittsburgh. The duo of Mathews and Hank Aaron, 1954-65, becomes the top home run tandem in ML history, passing the Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig total of 772 home runs while playing together.
» July 24, 1966: The Yankees beat the Angels, 91, in game one, and Mickey Mantle hits his 2nd homer in two days. The roundtripper, his 493rd, ties him with Lou Gehrig for 6th place on the all-time list.
» July 29, 1966: The Yankees edge the White Sox, 21, on Mickey Mantle's 14th homer in 24 games. Mick moves ahead of Lou Gehrig into 6th place on the homer list with the blast.
» June 24, 1970:
In a doubleheader with the Indians at Yankee Stadium, Bobby Murcer ties Lou Gehrig's record of four straight homers. The Yanks lose the opener 72, despite Murcer's 9th-inning home run off Sam McDowell. Murcer next connects off game 2's starter Mike Paul, hitting a solo shot in the 1st inning. A walk in the 4th, then a 2-run homer off Paul in the 5th, and a game-tying homer in the 8th, off Fred Lasher. New York scores in the bottom of the 9th to salvage a 54 win. Cleveland 1B Tony Horton hears a hoo and literally crawls back to the dugout after fanning on two of Yankee hurler Steve Hamilton's "folly floaters." Sensitive to fans' booing during the season, Horton will be hospitalized, and at 25, this is his last season.
» October 18, 1970: Sachio Kinugasa takes his place in the starting lineup of the Hiroshima Carp, playing 3B. Over the next 17 years he will play in 2,215 consecutive gamesthe durability record of professional baseball, topping Lou Gehrig's 2,130.
» July 30, 1971:
Frank Robinson's home run spoils a no-hit bid by the Royals Dick Drago, who loses, 10, in a rain-shortened game. Play is stopped with one out in the 5th. Robby's homer is the 493rd, tying him with Lou Gehrig for 11th place on the homer list.
» September 20, 1988: Wade Boggs goes 3-for-3 with two walks in Boston's 132 rout of Toronto to become the first player this century to collect 200 hits in six consecutive seasons. Willie Keeler had eight straight 200-hit seasons from 1894-1901. Boggs also joins Lou Gehrig as the only players to collect 200 hits and 100 walks in three consecutive seasons.
» July 19, 1989: Cleveland's Joe Carter hits three home runs in a game for the 2nd time this season in a 101 win over Minnesota. It is his 4th career 3-HR game, tying Lou Gehrig's American League record, and also gives him a ML-record-tying five homers in two games. Carter knocks home six runs in the game.
» June 12, 1990: Baltimore wins in dramatic fashion, beating Milwaukee, 43 in 10 innings. Dan Plesac serves up a 2-out home run in the 9th to Mickey Tettleton which ties the game, then tees up a leadoff homer to Randy Milligan in the 10th. Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list. By passing Scott, Ripken sets a record for consecutive games at one position. Lou Gehrig's longest was 885 games at 1B.
» September 4, 1991:
Lou Gehrig's 1938 Yankee road uniform brings $220,000 at a memorabilia auction in San Francisco, becoming the most expensive non-card sports memorabilia item ever sold. A Honus Wagner card goes for $125,500 while an autographed Gehrig bat sells for $47,500.
» September 5, 1995: Cal Ripken ties Lou Gehrig's all-time mark by appearing in his 2,130th consecutive game. The Orioles shutout the Angels behind Scott Erickson by a score of 8-0.
» September 6, 1995: Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's long-standing record. The record becomes official after the Angels are retired in the top of the 5th and play is stopped for 22 minutes as Ripken takes a lap around Camden Yards. To complete the perfect evening, Ripken hits a home run off Shawn Boskie in the 4th inning, and the Orioles go on to win by a score of 4-2.
» December 2, 1995: Michael Stirn, the fan who caught the ball Cal Ripken hit for a home run on the night he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak, sells it to a Maryland businessman for $41,736.
» August 8, 1996: Eddie Murray's 494th homer moves him ahead of Lou Gehrig to 15th place on the all time list. The 2-run homer in the 6th inning breaks a tie as Baltimore beats the Brewers, 64.
» August 25, 1996:
The Yankees dedicate their 1st new monument in 47 years, to Mickey Mantle, in Monument Park in center field at Yankee Stadium. Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig are also honored with monuments, while 15 men are honored on plaques.
» April 9, 1998: The Orioles (71) win their 7th straight, 21, tying the score on Cal Ripken's 7th inning homer. Ripken moves ahead of Lou Gehrig to 45th on the career hit list.
» August 10, 1998: White Sox OF Albert Belle drives in his 100th run of the season in a 53 win over Oakland. He joins Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth as the only players to record at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs in seven consecutive seasons.
» September 15, 1998: Ken Griffey Jr. hits homer #52 and drives in the 1,000th run of his career in the Mariners 127 win over the Twins. He becomes the 4thyoungest player in history to reach the milestone, after Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Junior hit his 52nd on this date last year.
» November 9, 1998:
It is revealed that Hall of Fame P Jim "Catfish" Hunter is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the progressive, ultimately fatal neurological condition better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
» November 13, 1998: Babe Ruth hits new heights today: $126,500. That is the price paid for the ball he hit in 1923 for the first home run in Yankee Stadium. Mark Scala found the Ruth ball two years ago in the attic of his grandmother's house. The bid was $110,000 and the total price includes the auction house's 15 percent commission. Two year ago, the ball Eddie Murray hit for his 500th home run was sold for what one day could be $500,000. Michael Lasky, the founder of the Psychic Friends Network, paid $280,000 that was put in an annuity to be paid over 20 years. With interest, the annuity will be worth about $500,000, according to a spokesman for Lasky, who also operates as syndicated handicapper Mike Warren. The previous record for an auctioned baseball was $93,500 for the ball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series. That ball was bought by actor Charlie Sheen in 1992. Other auctioned items include: the bat Pete Rose used for his 4,191st hit, which tied Ty Cobb's career record, was sold by an unidentified Rose associate for $21,096; an autographed ball from President Franklin Roosevelt that he used to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the 1941 season opener at Griffith Stadium sold for $17,255, and a personal check signed Henry Louis Lou Gehrig sold for $15,306.
» July 9, 1999:
The uniform Lou Gehrig wore when he made his famous "luckiest man on earth" speech on July 4, 1939 is sold for $451,541 at auction. Leland's spokesman Marty Appel says the flannel pinstripe uniform worn by the Hall of Fame first baseman was purchased by a south Florida man who did not want his name made public. The winning bid was made over the phone. Yesterday Carlton Fisk's home run ball that won Game Six of the 1975 World Series for the Boston Red Sox sold for $113,273.
» August 24, 1999:
The Cards lose to the Brewers despite Mark McGwire's 508th career homer. He has hit 493 of these while playing 1B, equaling Lou Gehrig's mark for the position.
» September 1, 1999:
Mark McGwire powers his 52nd homer in the Cards 93 win over Florida. It is his 590th career dinger and his 494th as a first basemen, surpassing Lou Gehrig.
» September 30, 2001: Todd Helton's 2B is his 100th extra base hit of the season. He is the 1st player in history to have 100 extra base hits in backtoback seasons. Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein were the only others to do it twice in their careers. Colorado scores eight runs in the 3rd inning and go on to calcimine Milwaukee, 100.
» September 2, 2002:
The Cubs beat the Brewers, 174, to salvage a split in their doubleheader after Milwaukee takes the opener by a score of 42 on solo homers by Ron Belliard (2), Eric Young and Jose Hernandez. Glendon Rusch wins his 8th straight over the Cubs. Chicago P Kerry Wood ties a major-league record in the second game by fanning four Brewers in the 4th inning. Wood also homers off Andrew Lorraine, one of five gophers he serves up. Another is Sammy Sosa's 494th homer, moving him ahead of Lou Gehrig on the all-time list.