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Bill White on an Offensive Tear as Cardinals Sweep Double-Header from Cubs

July 18, 1961 - Bill White (pictured) belted a home run, two singles, two triples and a double in helping the Cardinals beat the Cubs, 8-2 and 7-5, in a twilight-night double-header today. White tied a 49-year-old major league batting record in the process. The record, held by the late Ty Cobb, was for hits in consecutive double-headers. It stands at 14. White's feat broke the National League record, which was 12. Bob Gibson of the Cards went all the way in the second game.


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