Quite a Game!

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.

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