In 2017, Aaron Judge put together a rookie season that thrust him into AL MVP contention. He hit .284/.422/.627 with 52 home runs and 114 runs batted in, setting a single-season record for homers by a rookie. But Judge's propensity for striking out nearly derailed his campaign. He struck out in 37 consecutive games across July and August, setting an all-time record he would probably rather forget.
On August 4, 1911, in the bottom of the ninth, Schaefer stole second, hoping to draw a throw and allow teammate Clyde Milan, who was on third with the potential winning run, to steal home. White Sox catcher Fred Payne didn't fall for the gambit, however, so Schaefer, now on second, took his lead toward the first-base side of the bag and promptly stole first on a subsequent pitch.
Like most red-blooded American boys of the time, young John Dillinger was an avid baseball fan. During the summer of 1924, he played shortstop for the Martinsville Athletics. His team-high batting average earned him a $25 award from the local Old Hickory Furniture Company.
On October 6, 2015, 34-year-old former softball slugger and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Mendoza joined John Kruk and Dan Shulman in the booth at Yankee Stadium to provide color commentary on the Houston Astros' 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game.