This day in baseball: Stealing frenzy

On May 23, 1890, the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Alleghenys steal a combined seventeen bases in a single game, setting a National League record that still stands today.  New York won the contest, 17-10.

The overall Major League single game record for combined stolen bases was set on April 22, 1890 by Philadelphia and Syracuse in the American Association.


1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys (

5 Comments on “This day in baseball: Stealing frenzy”

  1. wkkortas says:

    What I’m getting from this picture is that I don’t want to be sitting in that second deck. A bit rickety for my taste.

  2. Steve Myers says:

    if that happened today, the powers that be would probably impose a stolen base attempts limit for each team.

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