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Dale Long of Adams, Massachusetts Sets Major League Record

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.

Four Great Outfielders

1. Ken Griffey Jr. -He led the American League in homeruns in 1994 and 1997 – 1999.  He was the league MVP in 1997.  Griffey won ten golden gloves.

2. Ricky Henderson – The 1990 AL MVP, he had a record 130 stolen bases in 1992.  He is the all-time leader in steals and runs.

3. “Shoeless” Joe Jackson – He has the third highest career batting average (.356).  Jackson was one of the Black Sox. Continue reading Four Great Outfielders