MLB: Most Home Runs in a Single Baseball Game
I’m pretty sure most baseball fans know that the most home runs hit in a single game is four. Can you imagine if someone had hit five? Four is amazing, but five would be simply incredible. It’s one of those possible statistical achievements yet to make its way into the record books.
Here they all are, in chronological order, thanks to my source baseball-almanac.com.
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Updated May 8, 2012 to include Josh Hamilton.
|1.||Bobby Lowe||Boston Beaneaters||Cincinnati Reds||May 30, 1894|
|2.||Ed Delahanty||Philadelphia Phillies||Chicago Colts||July 13, 1896|
|3.||Lou Gehrig||New York Yankees||Philadelphia A’s||June 3, 1932|
|4.||Chuck Klein||Philadelphia Phillies||Pittsburgh Pirates||July 10, 1936|
|5.||Pat Seery||Chicago White Sox||Philadelphia A’s||July 18, 1948|
|6.||Gil Hodges||Brooklyn Dodgers||Boston Braves||Aug. 31, 1950|
|7.||Joe Adcock||Milwaukee Braves||Brooklyn Dodgers||July 31, 1954|
|8.||Rocky Colavito||Cleveland Indians||Baltimore Orioles||June 10, 1959|
|9.||Willie Mays||San Francicso Giants||Milwaukee Braves||Apr. 30, 1961|
|10.||Mike Schmidt||Philadelphia Phillies||Chicago Cubs||Apr. 17, 1976|
|11.||Bob Horner||Atlanta Braves||Montreal Expos||July 6, 1986|
|12.||Mark Whiten||St. Louis Cardinals||Cincinnati Reds||Sep. 7, 1993|
|13.||Mike Cameron||Seattle Mariners||Chicago White Sox||May 2, 2002|
|14.||Shawn Green||Los Angeles Dodgers||Milwaukee Brewers||May 23, 2002|
|15.||Carlos Delgado||Toronto Blue Jays||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||Sep. 23, 2003|
|16.||Josh Hamilton||Texas Rangers||Baltimore Orioles||May 8, 2012|