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May 12

Day One of Howard’s Home Run Streak

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

On this date Howard hits his first two home runs. The first first home run was in the sixth inning when Howard hit a solo shot off of Mickey Lolich. In the seventh inning Howard hits another solo homer off of Fred Lasher.

Washington Senators 6, Detroit Tigers 3

Day

Game Played on Sunday, May 12, 1968 (N) at D.C. Stadium

DET A    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  9  0
WAS A    0  0  0    0  0  5    1  0  x  -   6 11  2
BATTING
Detroit Tigers               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McAuliffe 2b                  5   1   1   0       0   0       5   4
Stanley cf                    4   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Kaline rf                     4   1   3   1       0   0       0   0
Freehan c                     3   0   0   1       0   0       5   0
Horton lf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Cash 1b                       3   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
  Matchick 1b                 1   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
Wert 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Oyler ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Brown ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lolich p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Patterson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mathews ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lasher p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Price ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3   9   3       0   2      24  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wert-McAuliffe-Matchick.
BATTING - 
2B: Cash (1,off Coleman); Kaline (5,off Coleman).
HBP: Freehan (5,by Coleman).
GDP: Stanley 2 (3,off Coleman 2).
Team LOB: 7.
Washington Senators          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Unser cf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       2   0
Bowens rf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
F. Howard 1b                  4   2   2   2       0   0      13   0
Peterson lf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
McMullen 3b                   2   1   2   1       2   0       1   2
Hansen ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   9
Casanova c                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Coggins 2b                    4   1   2   1       0   0       4   4
Coleman p                     3   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       33   6  11   6       2   5      27  16
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hansen-Coggins-F. Howard, Hansen-F. Howard.
E: Coggins 2 (6).
BATTING - 
2B: Coleman (1,off Lolich).
HR: F. Howard 2 (9,6th inning off Lolich 0 on 0 out,7th inning off Lasher 0
on 0 out); McMullen (5,6th inning off Lolich 0 on 1 out).
SH: Coleman (1,off Patterson).
GDP: Hansen (3,off Lasher).
Team LOB: 6.
PITCHING
Detroit Tigers               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lolich                        5.1   6   2   2   1   3   2  23
Patterson L(1-1)              0.2   4   3   3   0   0   0   6
Lasher                        2     1   1   1   1   2   1   7
Totals                        8    11   6   6   2   5   3  36
Washington Senators          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Coleman W(2-2)                9     9   3   1   0   2   0  37
WP: Coleman (2).
BK: Coleman (2).
HBP: Coleman (2,Freehan).
Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Bill Kinnamon
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 13200
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