This day in baseball: Elmer’s extra-base saturation

Elmer Smith of the Indians collected seven extra-base hits in just two days, establishing a Major League record on September 5, 1921.  The streak of hits included four home runs and three doubles in the two days.

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Elmer Smith (Library of Congress)


This day in baseball: World Series slams

The first World Series grand slam came on October 10, 1920 when Elmer Smith of the Indians belted a bases-loaded homer against the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In the same game, Indians pitcher Jim Bagby hit the first World Series homer by a pitcher.  Cleveland won the game, 8-1.

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Elmer Smith (Library of Congress)