Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Prince of thieves: August 27, 1982, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s breaks Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record. Henderson steals his 119th base, surpassing Brock’s total of 118 thefts. Henderson stole the base in the 3rd and would steal three more bases in a 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the season with 130 stolen bases. Henderson would eventually break Brock’s all time record and proclaim himself the “Greatest of all time” Inside the Park Homerun madness . . . On August 27, 1977, Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs against the New York Yankees. Harrah and Wills connected on consecutive pitches in the Rangers 8-2 win at Yankee Stadium. This is the only time in MLB history players have hit back to back inside the park homeruns. August 27th, 2000 Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a pair of solo homers including a game-winning inside-the-park shot off San Francisco Giant reliever Aaron Ful...
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