Sports Quiz / On This Date in MLB History - July 4th

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On this date...July 4thYear
This World Series champion and MLB wins leading pitcher for the Boston Red Sox set a major league record for pitcher by hitting two doubles in the 4th inning of a game1913
This 7x All Star and 2x AL MVP first baseman became the first player in major league history to ever have his number retired by a team1939
This 5x All Star and 2x AL MVP outfielder for the Boston Red Sox became the first player in major league history to face 3 different pitchers in one inning1948
This 12x All Star and 3x AL MVP outfielder for the New York Yankees became the 18th player in major league history to hit 300 career home runs1960
This 2x All Star and AL home run leading corner infielder and outfielder for the Minnesota Twins hit the first inside-the-park home run in the franchise's history1961
On this date...July 4thYear
This 5x All Star and 7x strikeout leading pitcher on the Houston Astros became the 4th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts1980
This 4x All Star and 5x Gold Glove winning pitcher on the New York Yankees became the 9th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts1984
This shortstop on the Atlanta Braves hit the 1,776th major league home run hit on Independence Day1992
This 6x All Star and 2001 NL Rookie of the Year first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals became the 5th youngest player in major league history to hit 300 career home runs2008

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