This day in baseball: Stealing frenzy

On May 23, 1890, the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Alleghenys stole 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 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Stealing frenzy

  1. 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.

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