This day in baseball: Scoring frenzy

The Chicago Colts (later know as the Cubs) of the National League established the record for most runs scored in a game by one team on June 29, 1897 when they destroyed the Louisville Colonels in a 36-7 rout.  The modern NL record would be set by the Cardinals in 1929 when they beat the Phillies, 28-6, at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl.


1897 Lousiville Colonels (SABR)

2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Scoring frenzy”

  1. verdun2 says:

    On the second row, the second guy from the right is Honus Wagner.

    • So it is! I didn’t even pay that close of attention to the faces. Thanks for pointing him out. It looks like he wasn’t involved in this particular game, though, since his debut with the Colonels was July 19th.

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