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Pud Galvin
(1875-92)
Hall of Fame pitcher Galvin holds the 19th century record of 361 wins, and pitched in 705 games between 1871 and 1892. On August 4, 1882 he won the most lopsided no-hitter in history when his Buffalo Bisons defeated Detroit 18-0.
Alex Gardner
(1884)
Gardner, a catcher, played in one game in 1884 -- maybe because he allowed a major league record twelve passed balls during the contest.
Jack Glasscock

Considered by many the best shortstop in baseball's early years, Glasscock became the first at that position to win a batting crown (1890, .336 BA).
Shawn Green
(1993- )
In May 2002 Shawn Green set an MLB record, becoming the first player to have two four-home-run games in a season. Those two games were three weeks apart, with the second being on May 23. Green hit another homer in on May 24, tying a big league record of five homers in back-to-back games. In the enxt game he hit two more, setting a record with seven in three consecutive games.
Mike Griffin
(1887-1898)
Baltimore Orioles rookie outfielder Mike Griffin became the first player ever to homer in his first ML at-bat, on 16 April 1887.
Clark Griffith
(1891-1914)
The Old Fox, a Hall of Famer who also managed for twenty years, won more than 20 games for six straight seasons for the Chicago Cubs in the 1890s. He finished the 1898 season with a 1.88 ERA -- remarkable for any era but especially in those days.
Tony Gwynn
(1982-2001)
Gwynn became the first NL hitter since Stan Musial (1952) to win three consecutive batting crowns, with averages of .370 in 1987, .313 in 1988, and .336 in 1989. The 1987 average of .370 was the best in the NL since 1948, while 1988's .313 was the lowest ever to win a NL batting title.