Wednesday, August 22, 2007


No, President Bush is not cheering about Iraq being compared to Vietnam, but rather his Texas Rangers putting up a football type score, routing the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader:

The 30 runs were the most in the Major Leagues since the 19th century and set a new American League record.

The most runs scored in a Major League game was 36 by the Chicago Colts (now the Cubs) against Louisville in the National League in 1897.

The Rangers completed the sweep in Game 2 with a 9-7 victory, and set a new American League record for most runs in a doubleheader with 39. The old record was 36 set by the Detroit Tigers against the St. Louis Browns on Aug. 14, 1937.

The 49 total bases on 21 singles, two doubles and six home runs was also another single-game club record.