Seems like there were a lot of firsts this week in baseball history. (All facts are from http://www.canadianbaseballnews.com/.)
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 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!