The Chicago Colts defeated the Louisville Colonels 36-36. 7. 29th of June, 1897 (National League) Of course, the Chicago Colts hold the MLB record in this category (now the Chicago Cubs). Chicago scored in every inning and received six hits, including a home run from shortstop Barry McCormick. You've heard of him, right? He was the MVP that year.
The top score in an inning is 10. It was reached twice by the New York Giants in 1912. They beat the Brooklyn Dodgers both times: 12-0 and 9-0. The first time took place on May 25 at Sportsman's Park and the second time three days later at Huntington Park. The Giants' bats were hot then - they had eight hits each time they played against the Dodgers.
The highest individual score in an inning is 13. It was reached four times by Joe Bushong of the Browns/Indians/Pirates between 1910 and 1918. All those games ended in loss for Cleveland though, with Bushong doing nothing but getting hit by pitches (HBP). He had 14 HBP games during that period.
The only other person to have scores of 10 and 13 in one inning is Jim Rice of the Red Sox. On April 17, 1986, he had 13 RBIs in an inning against Toronto. The Bay Sox got up early on this cold Boston morning and trailed only 3-0 after the first inning... but they never looked back.
The Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs) established the record for most runs scored by a club in a single inning on September 6, 1883, against the Detroit Wolverines. The modern-day record is 17, set on June 18, 1953, by the Boston Red Sox against the Detroit Tigers. In that game, Vic Wertz had four hits including a home run, Bill Dickey had five RBIs, and Ed Barrow was credited with the win despite the fact that he only pitched into the fifth inning.
The Red Sox went on to beat the Washington Senators 11-10 in 14 innings. At the time, this is still considered today's standard for scoring many runs in one game.
In 1983, the San Diego Padres broke their ankle-barrier when they scored seven runs on six hits in an inning against the Houston Astros. The Pads were leading 7-0 at the time and eventually won 13-7.
In 2004, the Florida Marlins hit three homers in an inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Marlins went on to lose 9-8 in 12 innings.
In 2012, the Tampa Bay Rays scored seven runs in an inning against the New York Mets. They lost 10-9 in 15 innings.
In 2013, the Baltimore Orioles scored seven runs in an inning against the Texas Rangers. They won 10-7 in 16 innings.
With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds owns the major league baseball home run record. On August 7, 2007, he surpassed Hank Aaron, who had reached 755. Babe Ruth, with 714 home runs, is the only other player to have hit 700 or more.
Bonds' record will be hard to beat because there are several young players who could break it soon. The current leader is Mark McGwire, who has hit 70 homers in 1998 and 1999. He is not expected to continue hitting long balls forever, so another record may be set soon.
In addition to McGwire and Ruth, other famous home run hitters include George Foster (781), Jimmie Foxx (760), and Lou Gehrig (721). Several others have hit 700 or more, including Mel Ott (852), Willie Mays (753), and Frank Robinson (732).
It is possible to hit home runs constantly. In 2001, Joe Carter of the San Diego Padres broke the all-time record by hitting one ball every minute for nearly 1/2 hour before stopping. The record was later broken by Eric Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, it is very difficult to be such a prolific home run hitter over a long period of time. Some people call this phenomenon "home run drought". It can happen to anyone at any time.
MLB Seasons Since 1918
|1. Babe Ruth||11|
|2. Tilly Walker||11|
|3. Gavvy Cravath||8|
|4. Frank Baker||6|
Yankees, Lou Gehrig, June 3, 1932 During the Yankees' 20-13 victory against the Athletics at Shibe Park, Gehrig became the first AL player and the first in modern history to hit four home runs in a single game. He finished with four homers and 12 RBIs during this amazing performance.
Gehrig's teammate Babe Ruth had already broken this record with three homers in May 1932. However, unlike Ruth who played all 162 games that season, Gehrig suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig disease or ALS) that forced him to retire after the 1930 season. Although he continued to work for the Yankees in the office until 1951 when he was fired, he never returned to the field. Gehrig died at the age of 37 on July 2, 1939.
The 1932 Yankees team is considered by many to be the greatest in baseball history. The team won its second consecutive title with a 109-37 record, including a 54-12 mark during September. This team also set a major league record by scoring 1,872 runs during the season. In addition, its.943 fielding percentage is the highest among all MLB teams today.
However, even though they were champions once again, this wasn't exactly a happy family. During an early season game against the Red Sox, Ruth got into a fight with Boston pitcher Eddie Collins.
With a three-run homer, Ken Griffey Sr. delivered the heaviest punch, and Astros starter Jim Clancy was charged with seven runs without recording an out. With seven innings, Bob Forsch relieved Clancy and spared the bullpen, but he became the only reliever since 1936 to allow 18 hits in a game.
The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning against pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Max Fried, as well as a surprised Atlanta Braves squad, to effectively win Game 5 of the National League Division Series in 26 minutes on Wednesday.
On just five hits, St. Louis scored ten runs in the first inning. The last time any team (regular season or postseason) scored 10 runs in an inning with 5 or less hits was on June 20, 2011, when Boston scored 10 against San Diego, also with just 5 hits. The Cardinals scored 10 runs in their first at-bat on Wednesday.
Wilbert Robinson, who drove in 11 runs for the Baltimore Orioles against the St. Louis Browns on June 10, 1892, was the first player to achieve at least 10 RBIs in a single game.
|Opposing team||Brooklyn Robins|
|Runs batted in||12|
Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run on April 8, 1974, beating Babe Ruth's historical mark of 714 home runs. Aaron's home run record has since been surpassed by several other players.
Aaron's season high of 49 home runs came in 1975 when he played in all 162 games for the first time in his career. He finished that season with 55 homers, which is still a National League record to this day.
Before 2005, baseball records were only recorded for hitters who played in at least 150 games. That year, Major League Baseball changed its recording rules to allow for more home runs during spring training. Previously, only players who appeared in at least 15 games could be listed as having hit 50 or more balls in play. The new rule was intended to make it easier for younger players to break major league records. Before 2005, there had never been more than 2 seasons in which any player had hit 50 or more balls in play. Since then, 3 more have reached this milestone - Daniel Murphy in 2011, 2014 and 2015, and Chris Davis in 2012 and 2016.
In addition to being the greatest hitter of all time, Aaron was also one of the most prolific home run hitters of all time.