Some of baseball’s notably rare events:
- Perfect game (20 times)
- Four home runs in a game (15 times)
- Unassisted triple play (15 times)
- Hitting a natural cycle (single, double, triple, home run in that order; 14 times)
In a single game, two of these extraordinary events occurred. On June 3, 1932 the Yankees played the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. In the Yankees 20-13 victory, Lou Gehrig hit four home runs while Tony Lazzeri hit for a natural cycle. Quite a game! However, it was overshadowed by the announcement that John McGraw was retiring as manager of the New York Giants after 30 years at the helm.