Actually the player he tied the record of was a little known player named Karl Spooner who grew up in the region I live in. He grew up in tiny (actually tinier now then when he lived there)Oriskany Falls, NY which is about 40 minutes from Cooperstown..
In the 1980s I always used to get asked for Karl Spooner cards. I had no idea why since he was well before my time, until I looked him up and was shocked to see that a former Brooklyn Dodgers phenom grew up in such a timy upstate NY town. Here is an article written about him on Cleveland.com after Bieber tied his record.