Regular

September 8, 1917

23 fans, the smallest crowd in American League history, witness A’s switch-hitter Wally Schang become the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. The feat, not well publicized because reporters did not attend the contest, thinking the heavy rain falling at Shibe Park would postpone the game, will not be accomplished again in the AL until 1940.