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Four home runs in a game

doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

It's an amazing feat, you never really hear much about this exclusive club.

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  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i remember when Mark Whiten did it

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2023 6:19PM

    Don't remember the year, Bob Horner hit 4 for the Braves and they lost to the Expos.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mike Schmidt did it, George Brett didn't. 😎

    I would imagine that with the advent of pitch counts, new arms constantly coming into the game, etc, that this is going to be extremely difficult to ever do again.

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Mike Schmidt did it, George Brett didn't. 😎

    I would imagine that with the advent of pitch counts, new arms constantly coming into the game, etc, that this is going to be extremely difficult to ever do again.

    Brett is one of only 11 players to have 3 homeruns in a postseason game.

    Schmidt is nowhere to be found on that list.

    Other "recent" 4 homerun guys that I can think of are Shawn Green, Carlos Delgado, Josh Hamilton, and J.D. Martinez.

    Of course, forget 4 homeruns, Trouty has never even had 3 homeruns in a any game, regular or postseason.

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Mike Schmidt did it, George Brett didn't. 😎

    I would imagine that with the advent of pitch counts, new arms constantly coming into the game, etc, that this is going to be extremely difficult to ever do again.

    4-17-76 Schmidt did it, you are correct @stevek

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭✭

    Scooter Gennett doing it in 2017 is the most unlikely guy to have ever done it. 7 year career with 87 homeruns and 50 came in 2017 and 2018

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,354 ✭✭✭✭✭

    would this guy count here???

    August 1, 1972, when he hit five home runs—matching Musial's record from 1954—and drove in 13 runs in a doubleheader, breaking the record of 11 RBIs.
    https://sabr.org/gamesproj/game/august-1-1972-colberts-record-setting-day-leads-padres-to-sweep-over-braves/

  • TabeTabe Posts: 5,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mike Cameron hit four in a game for Seattle. In his 5th AB, he hit a ball that was caught by the OF standing right next to the fence. Literally 5 feet further and he'd have had 5 homers in a game.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The great Willie Mays did it, not my card, wish it was!

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Uncle Lou did it.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a fascinating story, although I think it was minor leagues, Justin Jay Clarke went 8-8 in a game, hitting 8 home runs.

    A product of Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario, Justin Jay Clarke spent more than 20 years in professional baseball. But it’s his remarkable performance on June 15, 1902 that the Canadian catcher is best known for. In one of the greatest exhibitions in pro sports history, Clarke belted eight home runs for Corsicana Oil City in a Texas League (Class D) game, leading his team to a 51-3 route of Texarkana. His eight home runs in that contest are still a professional record.

    Clarke would graduate to the big leagues in 1905, suiting up for the Cleveland Naps and Detroit Tigers. Back in Cleveland in 1906, he would hit a career-high .358 in 57 games, earning himself starting catching duties the following campaign when he would play a career-high 120 games. After three more seasons in Cleveland, he finished his big league career with one-year stints with the St. Louis Browns (1911), Philadelphia Phillies (1919) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1920).

    A strong defender and game-caller, Clarke caught the perfect game Addie Joss recorded against the Chicago White Sox on October 2, 1908 and was selected by Ty Cobb as one of the catchers on his all-time team. The Amherstburg native is also often credited with introducing shin guards to the catcher’s position in professional baseball.

  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:
    would this guy count here???

    August 1, 1972, when he hit five home runs—matching Musial's record from 1954—and drove in 13 runs in a doubleheader, breaking the record of 11 RBIs.
    https://sabr.org/gamesproj/game/august-1-1972-colberts-record-setting-day-leads-padres-to-sweep-over-braves/

    And don’t forget the best part….Nate was in attendance at the Musial doubleheader in 1954 as an 8 year old!!

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not 4 dingers in a game but I remember Mattingly belting a HR in 8 straight games.

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  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @countdouglas said:

    @stevek said:
    Mike Schmidt did it, George Brett didn't. 😎

    I would imagine that with the advent of pitch counts, new arms constantly coming into the game, etc, that this is going to be extremely difficult to ever do again.

    Brett is one of only 11 players to have 3 homeruns in a postseason game.

    Schmidt is nowhere to be found on that list.

    Other "recent" 4 homerun guys that I can think of are Shawn Green, Carlos Delgado, Josh Hamilton, and J.D. Martinez.

    Of course, forget 4 homeruns, Trouty has never even had 3 homeruns in a any game, regular or postseason.

    I remember Brett hitting 3 dingers in a regular season game also. I was listening on the radio. May have been 1980 but not sure of the year.

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  • BrickBrick Posts: 4,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    Not 4 dingers in a game but I remember Mattingly belting a HR in 8 straight games.

    So did Dale Long.

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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dad and I were at Horners 4 dinger, was insane.

  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 444 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Basebal21 said:
    Scooter Gennett doing it in 2017 is the most unlikely guy to have ever done it. 7 year career with 87 homeruns and 50 came in 2017 and 2018

    Agree. My son and I were at that game....great memory.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rocky .Colavito accomplished this in 4 consecutive at bats.

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was at a game in old Cleveland Municipal Stadium when Ken "the Hawk" Harrelson hit 3 hr's and the place was on it's feet cheering for the 4th, but he fell short.

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