This Week in Baseball History

Seems like there were a lot of firsts this week in baseball history.  (All facts are from

May 15, 1941:  Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak begins.

May 16, 1962:  Gil Hodges hits the first inside the park home run in New York Mets history. 

May 17, 1970:  Hank Aaron becomes the ninth major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits.

May 18, 1968:  The Washington Senators’ first baseman, Frank Howard, hits his 10th home run of the week.

May 19, 1961:  Dan Dobbek hits the first grand slam for the Minnesota Twins at Metropolitan Stadium.  

May 20, 1970:  Rod Carew becomes the first batter in Minnesota Twins history to hit for the cycle. 

May 21, 1966:  Hank Aaron hits the first pinch-hit home run in Atlanta Braves franchise history.

Let’s make some more baseball history this week!

~ baseballrebecca

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