The Giants and Dodgers' franchises have been around for a really long time.
A REALLY LONG TIME.
On Monday, the two teams scored at least 16 runs on the same day for the first time since May 20, 1896.
EIGHTEEN NINETY SIX.
Today is the first time the @SFGiants and @Dodgers have both scored 16+ runs on the same day since May 20, 1896.
On that day, the New York Giants beat the Chicago Colts 19-4, and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 25-6.#SFGiants #LABleedsBlue— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 16, 2019
In 1896, they were the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. Yes, Bridegrooms (According to Merriam-Webster, a "bridegroom" is "a man just married or about to be married").
On this day in 2019, the San Francisco Giants scored 19 runs in the first game of their doubleheader in Colorado. They would add two more runs in their Game 2 win. As for the Los Angeles Dodgers, they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 16-2.
Brandon Crawford led the offensive outburst for the Giants as he homered three times and drove in nine runs in the doubleheader.
In Philadelphia, Cody Bellinger crushed two more homers and now has 33 this season.
Considering how long the Giants and Dodgers have been around, and how much they've accomplished, it's pretty impressive that there was still something they hadn't done over the last 123 years.