May 18

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Howard sets a new Major League Record

May 18, 1968

Frank “”Hondo”” Howard blasts two home runs at Tiger Stadium to extend his streak to six consecutive games with a home run. The two home runs Howard hit off of the Tigers were his 9th and 10th home runs of the streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats.

During Hondo’s six-game onslaught he managed to knock in seventeen runs and tallied 44 total bases.

Quick Facts:

Frank Howard led the Majors in 1968 in the following categories.

Home Runs – 44

Slugging Average – .552

Total Bases – 330