This Date In Baseball History–September 13

On September 13, 1991, a 55-ton piece of concrete falls from the rafters of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium onto the playing field. Fortunately, no one is injured in the mishap, which forces the Expos to relocate their next four home games…

On September 13, 1971, Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles rips home runs in each game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers to become the 11th man to enter the 500-home run club. Robinson’s 28 home runs in 1971 will help the Orioles win the American League pennant…

On September 13, 1965, Willie Mays hits his 500th career home run. Connecting against Don Nottebart of the Houston Astros, Mays becomes only the fifth player to reach the milestone. Mays’ blast helps the San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 win…

On September 13, 1946, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox defies the “Boudreau Shift” by hitting an inside-the-park home run to left field. The opposite field homer gives Boston a 1-0 victory and clinches the American League pennant for the Red Sox…

On September 13, 1936, 17-year-old Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians strikes out 17 Philadelphia A’s in a 5-2 victory. Feller breaks the American League record for most strikeouts in a single game, and matches the major league mark…

On September 13, 1927, Babe Ruth hits two home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a doubleheader sweep and the clinching of the American League pennant. Ruth hits his 51st and 52nd home runs while Waite Hoyt earns his 20th victory of the season…

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