This Day in Baseball History: April 29th, 1930

Hack Wilson drove in 191 runs (or was it 190?) in 1930. Bizarre year.

On April 29, 1930:

123 players cross home plate in one day.

Holy crap. Remember, there are only 16 teams at this point, and only 14 played (it seems the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals were rained out). That means there were 7 games played. For those non-math majors out there, 123/7 = 17.57 runs per game. Here are the scores:

Cleveland 6, St. Louis Browns 4
CHI White Sox 8, Detroit 6
Philadelphia A’s 9, Boston Red Sox 5
Washington 11, NY Yankees 8

Brooklyn 19, NY Giants 15 (ding, ding, we have a winner — geez)
Philadelphia Philles 8, Boston Braves 2
Pittsburgh 13, CHI Cubs 9

If you were a pitcher, you hopefully took a sick day.

The most runs scored in one game by one team is the Chicago Colts (now Cubs) against the Louisville Colonels (how’d I know they’d be involved) with 36 on June 29, 1897. The Rangers set the modern-era record with 30 against the Orioles on August 22, 2007. The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies have the most runs scored in one game between the two teams when they battled 26-23 (Cubbies win) on August 25, 1922.

6 players have scored 6 runs in a game, but Mel Ott is the only one to do it twice. Billy Hamilton holds the season record with 196 in 1894 with the Phillies, but Babe Ruth holds the modern record with 177 in 1921.

Just some fun trivia for you.

Trivia Time
Who holds the World Series record in runs scored and with how many?

Yesterday’s Answer –> False, but they did go 14-15 in August.


One Response to “This Day in Baseball History: April 29th, 1930”

  1. Ron Rollins Says:

    Yogi Berra with 43.

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