Eric Davis – only 35/50 club member
Eric Davis is the only player in Major League Baseball history to hit 35 or more home runs and steal 50 or more bases. At the young age of 25 playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Davis hit 37 home runs and stole exactly 50 bases while hitting .293/.399/.593 and eclipsing the 100 runs scored and 100 runs batted in mark.
Davis would be voted an all-star and eventually win a gold glove and silver slugger award that same year.
This Day in Baseball
Tommy Burns and Ned Williamson of the National League’s Chicago White Stockings both score three runs in the seventh inning to establish a major league record which still stands today.
Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record 12 runs as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.
In a 16-4 Browns rout of the Yankees at Sportsman’s Park, Johnny Lucadello becomes the first player in big league history to hit his first two career home runs from different sides of the plate in the same game. The 21-year old second baseman will hit just three more home runs during his six-year career.
Rennie Stennett ties a major league mark established in 1892 with his 7-for-7 performance in a nine-inning game. The Pirates’ second baseman gets two hits in one inning twice, the first and fifth frames, in the Bucs’ 22-0 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the most one-sided shutout since 1900.
Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season.