s_I.jpgBASEBALL IN 1950

On June 8 the Red Sox played the most lopsided game in baseball history after defeating the St. Louis Browns 29-4. Boston set a couple Major League records like most extra bases hits 32, and the most extra bases hits in games played back to back 51. The lead-off batter Clyde Vollmer set a Major League record the only batter to go to the plate eight times in eight innings.

The Cleveland Indians in the second game of a June 18 doubleheader set a Major League record by getting fourteen runs in the first inning. This also tied the mark for most runs scored in a single inning. With the pitching of Mike Garcia, all Indians members batted twice in that inning and won the game 21 to 2.

The Yankees and Tigers combined for a Major League record 11 home runs during an game at Tiger Stadium. It was the first time that nine different players hit home runs in a single game. Detroit was losing by 4 home runs in the fourth inning thanks to Dizzy Trout, Gerry Priddy, Vic Wertz, and Hoot Evers all homering. New York's Hank Bauer hit a 2 run home run while Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Yogi Berra, and Tommy Henrich also hit triples. Detroit hitter Evers finally won the game with his second blast a inside the park two run homer in the ninth.

Boston Braves hitter Sid Gordon tied the Major League record for most grand slams in a season, after clobbering his fourth of the year against the Phillies. His team owned both games in a 4 of July doubleheader and there 12-9 win in game 2 gave both teams a total of 40, 55 hits, and 90 bases for that day.

On July 16, players fin the National League connected for 37 home runs setting a Major League record. The team who had the most home runs was the Cincinnati Reds who had 2 wins over the Giants, 16-4 and 11-10.