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  • There's no shortage of statistics when it comes to the sport of baseball,

  • and you might be surprised just how impressive some of these stats are.

  • In fact, we've got some of the highest scorers from baseball history lined up for this episode of That Was History!

  • Baseball has been a popular sport in the United States and around the world for a very long time.

  • Local US journals were referencing the game as thenational pastimeas far back as 1856

  • , and the National Association of Baseball Players was formed in 1857.

  • This has given professional players plenty of time to make their mark on the game by setting and breaking sport records.

  • Today we are going to focus on some of the records that surround high scores.

  • Kicking off the individual player category is Billy Hamilton.

  • He set the season record for most runs scored while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1894 with a total of 198 runs.

  • Themodern-dayrecord, which is considered anything from the year 1900 forward,

  • is held by the very famous Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees.

  • He scored a whopping 177 runs in his 1921 season.

  • If we expand this to a player's entire career, Rickey Henderson holds the title with 2,295 runs over his 25 seasons in the major leagues between 1979 and 2003.

  • As if player stats weren't impressive enough, let's take a look at some team scoring records.

  • On June 29th of 1897 the Chicago Colts (now known as the Chicago Cubs) defeated the Louisville Colonels 36 to 7.

  • Every single player in the Colts' lineup scored.

  • Even the pitcher had 4 runs of his own.

  • The Colts certainly had the game in the bag early one, but what's even more impressive

  • is that two of their best innings came at the end of the game with 7 runs in the 8th inning and 8 runs in the 9th.

  • I'm surprised Louisville didn't just walk off.

  • Gotta give them props for finishing the game though I guess.

  • The closest any team has come to breaking THAT record was on August 22nd, 2007 when

  • the Texas Rangers scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles.

  • The Orioles only scored 3.

  • Again, good job Orioles for sticking with it to the very end.

  • That's all you can do.

  • So...We've talked about the players, and we've talked about the teams... now lets talk about

  • the best part of any Major League season: The World Series.

  • None other than Mickey Mantle of the Yankees holds the record for most career runs during

  • the World Series with a spectacular 42 runs.

  • Mickey was a 7 time World Series champion, so it should be no surprise that he holds this record.

  • Coincidentally, the New York Yankees also hold the World Series record for total runs scored by a team in a series game.

  • On October 2nd of 1936, the Yankees were playing the New York Giants and came away with a total score of 18 runs.

  • This was their first year without Babe Ruth, but it was also their first year WITH Joe DiMaggio.

  • He would end the October 2nd game by running up the steps of the Polo Grounds clubhouse

  • to catch a 490 foot deep ball to dead center hit by Hank Leiber.

  • President Roosevelt, who was in attendance, saluted Joe for his great catch as he rode off in the presidential limousine.

  • That's how you end an already impressive game right there.

  • So...

  • Do you like any of these high scoring record holders?

  • Leave us a comment and let's talk about it.

  • Also, check out our Highest Scoring Football Game of All Time video.

  • I guarantee that you're gonne be shocked by that score also!

  • If you enjoyed today's video, consider subscribing to support us and keep up with the latest from That Was History.

  • I'm Cliff Langston, and I'll see you next time!

There's no shortage of statistics when it comes to the sport of baseball,

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メジャーリーグ歴代最高得点! (Highest Major League Baseball Scores Of All Time!)

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