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June 3, 1932


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Gehrig might have had five home runs, but Al Simmons made a spectacular one-handed catch of his 9th-inning drive to the deepest part of center field in Shibe Park. At that time the center field wall was 468 feet from home plate. It would probably have gone for an inside-the-park HR.

 

It was Gehrig's greatest day and he still holds the Yankee record of 16 total bases in a single game.

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Gehrig might have had five home runs, but Al Simmons made a spectacular one-handed catch of his 9th-inning drive to the deepest part of center field in Shibe Park. At that time the center field wall was 468 feet from home plate. It would probably have gone for an inside-the-park HR.

 

 

I remember watching games televised from Yankee Stadium in the 1960s when CF was that deep. The monoliths in Monument Park were in the field of play, which could result in a whole lot of fun if the ball was hit back there.

 

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Two more Gehrig stats:

 

He AVERAGED 147 RBI over his 13 full major league seasons.

 

He has the best RBI/games ratio in baseball history, 1,995 RBI in 2,164 games. By comparison, Barry Bonds took 822 more games to get one more career RBI than Gehrig.

 

Absolutely amazing

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