Numbers indicate that Rudy York of the 1937 Detroit Tigers put together one of the greatest months in baseball history.
As a rookie in 1937, York blasted 18 home runs in August, breaking Babe Ruth major league one-month record. On August 31, Rudy York pounded two homers and also had seven RBI's, giving him 49 for the month. His' 49 RBI's, and that's a lot of RBI's for one month, broke by one, Lou Gehrig's record of 48 set in 1935. York finished his rookie season with 35 homers and 103 RBI's.
Rudy York was traded to the Boston Red Sox in January of 1946. On July 27, he blasted two grand slams and drove in 10 runs in a single game.
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