On This Date 5/28/1976
Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates makes history by hitting a home run in his eighth straight games. The eight games top the old mark that was held by five different players. It would take 31 years before Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees matched the eighth-game home run streak. Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners would also have home runs in eight consecutive games in 1993. No player has ever had a longer streak.