Who has hit four home runs in a nine-inning game?

Only nine players have ever hit four home runs in a nine-inning game. One might expect such a feat from Hall-of-Famers Ed Delahanty, Lou Gehrig, and Willie Mays. For other sluggers like Gil Hodges and Rocky Colavito, a four-homer day was also not unbelievable. Guys like Mark Whiten, on the other hand, will be remembered for their […]

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When was the first World Series game televised?

The first ever televised World Series game was broadcast by NBC on September 29, 1947. The Brooklyn Dodgers faced off against the New York Yankees in a thrilling seven-game series that featured the first ever World Series pinch-hit home run, a no-hitter lost in the ninth, new attendance records, and five games decided by two runs or […]

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Which league has won the most World Series?

The American League has dominated the World Series, winning 57 of the 96 matchups. The New York Yankees are largely responsible for this wide disparity, going 26-11 in Series play. The A’s have also contributed, posting a 9-5 record. No National League team has double-digit wins. St. Louis has the most with nine. Of the […]

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What was the longest game ever?

On May 8, 1984, at 7:30pm, the longest game in major-league history began. Over the course of two days and 25 grueling innings, the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox duked it out for a record eight hours and six minutes. Both teams came within inches of victory on a few occasions, but their opponent […]

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Why are lefty catchers so rare?

Of the 30 current major-league starting catchers, not one of them throws left-handed. In fact there are several, like the Tigers’ Robert Fick and the Blue Jays’ Darrin Fletcher, that bat lefty but throw righty. No Hall-of-Fame backstop was a lefty thrower either, but Yogi Berra, Mickey Cochrane, and Bill Dickey all batted from the […]

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