>…in 1940, Johnny Lucadello became just the second player in history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game, and the first one to open his career doing so.  This was the career high point for the second baseman who played six years in the majors and only hit three more home runs in his career.

Also, on this date, in 1975, Lucadello was spotted in a local tavern in his hometown of Thurber, Texas retelling the story for the 1,493rd time.  The crowd was riveted.