Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16, 1924: Bottomley Breaks The RBI Record With a 6 for 6 Performance

On September 16, 1924, Jim Bottomley hit his way straight into the record books with a 6 for 6 performance that led to a record setting 12 RBIs in a 17-3 rout over the Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. To call Bottomley a one man wrecking crew might be the understatement of the 20th century. Bottomley's day at the dsh went as follows; he started things off with a two RBI single in the first, then doubled in another run in the second, hit a grand slam in the  fourth, blasted a two run shot in sixth, and singled in two more runs in the seventh before breaking the RBI record with an RBI single in the ninth. The RBI record was matched by Mark Whiten when he went yard four times in one contest in 1993. Bottomley recorded a total of  13 bases in the contest and crossed the plate three times on his way to establishing the new mark. Before Bottomley's 12 RBI day the record had stood at 11, it had been set by Wilbert Robinson in 1892, Robinson was the Dodgers manager when Bottomley broke the record.

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