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May 16

Game Four 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.

Frank Howard shows no mercy on Sam McDowell. Howard hits two, two run home runs off of the Indian’s ace. In the last four games Howard has hit seven home runs.

Four games stats

At Bats / 16

Runs / 7

Hits / 9

RBI’s / 11

BB / 1

SO / 2

Washington Senators 4, Cleveland Indians 1

Day

Game Played on Thursday, May 16, 1968 (N) at Cleveland Stadium

WAS A    0  0  2    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   4  7  1
CLE A    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
BATTING
Washington Senators          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Unser cf                      5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Bowens rf                     2   2   1   0       2   1       1   0
F. Howard 1b                  3   2   2   4       1   1      12   0
McMullen 3b                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Peterson lf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Hansen ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Casanova c                    4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Coggins 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Moore p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Higgins p                   2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   4   7   4       5   5      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hansen-Coggins-F. Howard.
E: Coggins (7).
BATTING - 
HR: F. Howard 2 (14,3rd inning off McDowell 1 on 2 out,5th inning off McDowell
1 on 1 out).
GDP: Peterson (1,off McDowell); Casanova (1,off McDowell).
Team LOB: 6.
Cleveland Indians            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cardenal cf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Davalillo rf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Alvis 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Horton 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2      10   0
Harper lf                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maye ph,lf                  1   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Salmon 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       6   4
Sims c                        3   0   1   0       0   1       6   1
Brown ss                      2   1   1   1       0   0       0   2
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fisher p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McDowell p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Wagner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nelson ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   4   1       0   5      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Sims-Salmon, Brown-Salmon-Horton, McDowell-Salmon-Horton.
E: Horton (2).
PB: Sims (6).
BATTING - 
2B: Maye (2,off Higgins).
HR: Brown (2,5th inning off Moore 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Cardenal (1,off Moore).
Team LOB: 3.
PITCHING
Washington Senators          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moore W(1-3)                  5     3   1   1   0   3   1  18
Higgins SV(1)                 4     1   0   0   0   2   0  13
Totals                        9     4   1   1   0   5   1  31
Cleveland Indians            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McDowell L(4-2)               8     6   4   4   5   5   2  33
Fisher                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     7   4   4   5   5   2  37
WP: Fisher (1).
Umpires: HP - Emmett Ashford, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Bill Valentine, 3B - Jim Honochick
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 5447
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