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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"For All of You Youngsters Out There..."

That's a great start to a Steve Stone story.  Check out what happened on this day in 1931.

Yankee Lyn Lary walked and Lou Gehrig followed with a homer to center field.  The ball bounces directly back to the outfielder so Lary thought that the ball was caught.  He retreated to the dugout as it would have been the third out.  Gehrig is ruled out for passing the runner in front of him so that cost him a homer and two RBIs.

I know that some other scoring rules have changed over the years.  Did Gehrig lose other homers due to differing rules?  I know that Hank Aaron's totals would have been different with today's rules, but I never looked into this with Gehrig.

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