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  • 1956 - Mickey Mantle hits one of the most memorable home runs in his career, in the second game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators. He tags a pitch from Pedro Ramos that comes within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium, something never accomplished by any major leaguer. The ball was still climbing when it caromed off the upper-stand facade, about 396 feet from home plate. Estimates are that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. It is Mantle’s 20th home run of the season — no one else has ever hit 20 home runs before June.
  • 1995 - Mark McGwire ties a major league record by hitting five home runs in back-to-back games. His three homers today in consecutive at-bats help the Oakland Athletics defeat the Boston Red Sox, 8 - 1.

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