This day in baseball: RBI King of the game

Henry “Heinie” Zimmerman of the Cubs had a monster game against the Boston Braves on June 11, 1911.  With two home runs, a triple, and two singles, Zimmerman collected a team record nine RBIs as Chicago won in a 20-2 rout.  It is a record that continues to stand today, only being tied by one Sammy Sosa on August 10, 2002.

“Heinie Zimmerman” by Bain News Service

4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: RBI King of the game

  1. Zimmerman was one of those players caught up in the aftermath of the Black Sox scandal and later barred from baseball. He was actually a pretty fair player, at least when he played it straight.
    Thanks for the info.

  2. Wow! Can’t beat that. Of course, I read it and thought, “Awww … too bad he didn’t get a double so he could have hit for the cycle.” I guess we fans are never satisfied. 🙂

    Last week, former University of Virginia outfielder Derek Fisher made his High A debut in the California League for an Astros club by hitting three home runs — including two grand slams — and notched 12 RBI, a California League record.

    That dry California air must run fast! Goodness!

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