Dale Long, who attended Adams High School in Adams, Massachusetts, and at one time was a sportscaster in the Capital Region, set a major league record when he was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1956, Long connected on homeruns in 8 consecutive games. This record has since been tied by two players. In 1987, Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees did it. And in 1993, Ken Griffey Jr. also accomplished the feat.