On August 15, 1955, in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Braves pitcher Warren Spahn hit both a triple and a home run, contributing 3 RBIs to Milwaukee’s 12-1 victory over the Red Birds. Spahn also pitched a complete game, giving up only one walk with 8 hits and 4 strikeouts.
In a game against the Cincinnati Reds on August 8, 1915, Phillies outfielder Gavvy Cravath collected four doubles to tie a major league record. Cravath’s performance helped lead Philadelphia to a 14-6 victory at Redland Field.
On July 30, 1933, Dizzy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals struck out 17 en route to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Dean also helped himself by driving in two RBIs in the Sportsman’s Park contest, which was completed in an hour and 42 minutes.
On July 25, 1913, Carl Weilman became the first player ever recorded to strike out six times in a single game. The St. Louis Browns’ 23-year-old lefty entered the game in relief with one out in the first inning, pitching the rest of the contest. Weilman accomplished the dubious strikeout feat over the course of 15 innings at Griffith Stadium against the Senators, and the game ended in an 8-8 tie.
In a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 18, 1912, the Chicago Cubs collected 21 hits in eleven innings. The Cubs still lost to the Phillies, however, when Philadelphia scored two runs in the top of the eleventh, and Chicago was only able to respond with one. The final score of the contest was 9-8.
On July 12, 1906, Phillies outfielder Sherry Magee established a franchise record by stealing four bases in a game against St. Louis at Robison Field. In spite of Magee’s performance, Philadelphia lost to the Cardinals, 7-6. Magee’s mark would later be matched by Garry Maddox (1978) and Jayson Werth (2009).
In a game against the St. Louis Browns on July 7, 1909, the Chicago White Sox stole 11 bases as a team, including three steals by third baseman Billy Purtell. The Sox also stole home plate three times, en route to a 15-3 victory at South Side Park.
On June 28, 1939, Yankees captain Lou Gehrig brought the lineup card out to the umpires for the second game of a double header at Shibe Park and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Gehrig’s last game had been on April 30th of that year. Making a rare journey out of the dugout, A’s manager Connie Mack joined the group a home plate to shake Gehrig’s hand.
On June 20, 1925, Max Carey became the first switch-hitter to hit for the cycle, helping the Pirates defeat Brooklyn, 21-5. In addition to his four hits in six trips to the plate, the Pittsburgh outfielder scored two runs and drove in four RBIs at Forbes Field.
On June 15, 1940, New York Giants catcher Harry Danning hit for the cycle in a game against Pittsburgh. His home run was an inside-the-park home run that landed 460 feet on the fly in front of the Giants’ clubhouse, wedged behind the Eddie Grant memorial at the Polo Grounds. Pittsburgh center fielder Vince DiMaggio was not able to free it in time to catch Danning rounding the bases.