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  • 1925 - A’s rookie Mickey Cochrane hits three homers to lead Philadelphia to a 20 - 4 rout over the Browns. His first two clouts come off Milt Gaston, and the third off George Blaeholder. He will hit just another two all year to total six.
  • 1930 - Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A’s, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right-handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. This is the first of two career three-homer games for the Babe. Max Bishop draws five walks for the second time in his career (he is the only player to do this twice), and Jimmie Foxx homers to help the A’s to a 15 - 7 victory. Ruth is homerless in the second game, a 4 - 1 Yankee loss, but Bishop has three more walks. Bishop will also walk eight times in a doubleheader in 1934, the only player to collect more than six walks in an afternoon.

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