1951 Major League Baseball season
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This article is about the 1951 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1951 in baseball.
The 1951 Major League Baseball season.
- May 1 – Umpire Frank Dascoli banishes all 11 players on the Chicago Cubs bench during the fourth inning of the game against the New York Giants, after the Cubs players allegedly call Discoli "Rabbit Ears". Bill Serena and Smoky Burgess are later allowed to return to the game to pinch hit for the Cubs.
- September 13 – The St Louis Cardinals become the first team in Major League history to play two different teams on the same day. Due to a rained out game, the Cardinals are forced to play the New York Giants in an afternoon game prior to their scheduled night game against the Boston Braves.
- September 14 – Bob Nieman of the St Louis Browns becomes the first player to hit two home runs in their first two at bats.
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- "Strange and Unusual Plays". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.
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