external image s7x58x.jpgBASEBALL IN 1958


Cleveland Indian Vic Power became the firs player since 1927 to steal home 2 times in the same game. The first baseman first stole home in the 8 inning, then again in the 10 winning it for the Indians a 10 to 9 over the Detroit Tigers.
Boston's Ted Williams hit the 17 grand slam of his career during an 11 to 8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on July 29.
On August 28, Nellie Fox of the White Sox set an Major League mark for consecutive games without striking out after completing his 98 outing without a single strike out.
On May 11, the Cardinals set a National League record by using 10 pinch hitters during a double-header. Even though walking 14 batters in game one, The Cardinals still beat the Chicago Cubs 8 to 7 and defeated them again in game 2 with another 6-5 win.
Braves ace Warren Spahn became the first lefty to win 20 or more games, 9 times, after beating the Cardinals 8 to 2 on September 13.