1995 John Vander Wal sets a major league record with his 26th pinch-hit of the season. The Rockies pinch-hitter's historic hit is a seventh-inning solo home run off Sergio Valdez in Colorado's 5-3 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. 1997 At Kauffman Stadium, Indians starter John Smiley breaks his arm, throwing a curveball warming up in the bullpen. The southpaw, obtained in a midseason trade from the Reds, was recently placed on the disabled list due to tendinitis. 1998 Jason Kendall sets a new National League record for catchers when he swipes his 26th base in an 8-1 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. The Pirates' backstop surpasses the previous mark set by John Stearns, playing for the Mets in 1978. 2000 Vladimir Guerrero, in the team's 10-3 victory over Florida, establishes an Expo single-season home run record by hitting his 43rd round-tripper. 'Vlad the Impaler', who breaks the record he set last year, goes deep to center field off A.J Burnett in the fifth inning of the Olympic Stadium contest to establish the new mark. 2001 Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez hit his 47th home run, tying the major league mark for round-trippers by a shortstop in a season. The Cubs' legend Ernie Banks established the record in 1958.