Home Run from Each Side of the Plate in a Game

Major League Players Who Homered Lefty & Righty in Same Game

A switch hitter has the power to change any game he is in. His ability to hit from either the right or left side helps set up favorable pitching match-ups for his team and also makes the opposing teams pitching coach work twice as hard to scout his team. A switch-hitter creates a special problem for position players too; shading a switch-hitter often ends with a hit right up the middle. But it is the switch-hitting slugger that causes the most fear for a pitcher.

Power hitters always have a chance of hitting a home run. To a lesser extent, there is always the possibility of a multi-homer game, too. When a switch-hitting power hitter comes to bat, whether its on the right or left, and hits a home run, a unique situation is created. Following this homer up with another four-bagger from the other side of the plate puts him in an exclusive club with less than a hundred members, those who have hit at least one home run from each side of the plate in one game.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a chronological listing of every instance in both leagues where a player has gone deep from both sides of the plate in one game.

"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game (specifically about his switch-hit home run record) you've been playing all your life." - Hall of Fame Outfielder Mickey Mantle (Ten Time "Member" of the Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in a Game "Club")
Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game

American League Players who Hit a Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game

American League Players in Chronological Order

AL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Age
A.L. Team
Date / Box Score

1.

1.
27.017

Philadelphia

2.
2.
27.329
Cleveland

3.

4.
21.207

St. Louis

4.

8.
23.205

New York

5.

9.
23.290

New York

6.

10.
24.211

New York

7.

11.
24.255

New York

8.

12.
25.235

New York

9.

13.
26.281

New York

10.

14.
27.330

New York

11.

15.
29.188

New York

12.
16.
27.302
Boston

13.

17.
30.198

New York

14.

20.
23.346

New York

15.

21.
25.297

New York

16.

22.
32.297

New York

17.

24.
26.259

New York

18.

29.
22.140

Boston

19.

30.
23.131

Boston

20.

31.
33.066

Baltimore

21.

32.
26.131

New York

22.

33.
27.091

Boston

23.

34.
28.014

Boston

24.

35.
29.229

New York

25.

37.
31.117

New York

26.

39.
29.075

Chicago

27.

41.
33.235

New York

28.

42.
21.160

Baltimore

29.

43.
34.168

New York

30.

44.
27.151

Seattle

31.

47.
23.341

Kansas City

32.

48.
23.186

Baltimore

33.

49.
25.329

Kansas City

34.

50.
25.173

Baltimore

35.

51.
26.059

Baltimore

36.

52.
32.266

Milwaukee

37.

53.
26.183

Baltimore

38.

54.
29.315

New York

39.

58.
23.256

Seattle

40.

59.
25.146

Baltimore

41.

60.
29.183

Baltimore

42.

61.
22.049

Detroit

43.

62.
33.217

Minnesota

44.

63.
29.311

Cleveland

45.

64.
20.342

Texas

46.

65.
31.073

Baltimore

47.

66.
31.074

Baltimore

48.

67.
24.176

California

49.

70.
23.236

Milwaukee

50.

75.
24.202

Milwaukee

51.

76.
27.271

Baltimore

52.

78.
28.195

California

53.

79.
22.326

Texas

54.

80.
23.245

Texas

55.

82.
29.165

California

56.

86.
27.182

California

57.

87.
23.094

Toronto

58.

90.
29.155

Toronto

59.

92.
32.259

Minnesota

60.

93.
25.155

Cleveland

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61.

95.
32.233

Detroit

62.

98.
33.349

Chicago

63.

99.
29.012

Detroit

64.

101.
33.241

California

65.

103.
38.056

Cleveland

66.

105.
34.114

California

67.

106.
25.266

New York

68.

107.
28.244

Oakland

69.

110.
34.194

California

70.

111.
34.224

Texas

71.

112.
27.087

Toronto

72.

114.
29.364

Boston

73.

119.
23.288

Detroit

74.

120.
28.104

California

75.

122.
30.260

New York

76.

123.
24.200

Detroit

77.

124.
28.171

Baltimore

78.

126.
28.191

Baltimore

79.

127.
24.236

Detroit

80.

128.
36.217

California

81.

132.
27.365

New York

82.

133.
24.294

Detroit

83.

137.
37.141

Kansas City

84.

139.
23.127

Toronto

85.

140.
31.256

Seattle

86.

142.
26.002

Detroit

87.

144.
26.041

Detroit

88.

145.
26.047

Detroit

89.

146.
27.006

New York

90.

147.
29.356

New York

91.

148.
25.022

Chicago

92.

150.
30.233

New York

93.

152.
27.327

New York

94.

153.
27.033

Detroit

95.

154.
27.040

Detroit

96.

160.
28.313

Boston

97.

161.
28.250

New York

98.

162.
31.233

New York

99.

164.
31.247

New York

100.

165.
23.066

Kansas City

101.

168.
29.087

Boston

102.

169.
30.354

Chicago

103.

170.
35.250

Texas

104.

171.
32.290

New York

105.

173.
33.161

Cleveland

106.

175.
33.246

New York

107.

176.
30.315

New York

108.

178.
32.305

Chicago

109.

180.
25.135

Kansas City

110.

181.
29.177

Anaheim

111.

182.
29.178

Anaheim

112.

183.
32.109

Boston

113.

184.
32.134

Boston

114.

185.
33.291

Chicago

115.

188.
32.227

New York

116.

190.
31.008

Tampa Bay

117.

191.
28.244

Detroit

118.

193.
24.084

Texas

119.

195.
25.206

Cleveland

120.

196.
28.298

Detroit

121.

197.
32.074

New York

122.

198.
30.343

Detroit

123.

203.
33.280

New York

124.

204.
24.213

Oakland

125.

206.
30.336

Texas

126.

208.
33.127

Boston

127.

211.
25.160

Texas

128.

213.
25.208
Oakland

129.

215.
26.093

Texas

130.

221.
30.347

Detroit

131.

222.
35.152

Toronto

132.

223.
26.149

Oakland

133.

224.
32.261

Los Angeles

134.

225.
28.160

Cleveland

135.

228.
26.243

Oakland

136.

229.
35.349

New York

137.

230.
26.165

Oakland

138.

232.
36.018

New York

139.

233.
26.288

Oakland

140.

235.
30.049

Texas

141.

236.
27.197

Chicago

142.

238.
27.218

Chicago

143.
240.
25.154
Tampa Bay

144.

245.
24.254

New York

145.

246.
28.155

New York

146.

247.
29.023

New York

147.

248.
29.037

New York

148.

250.
28.244

New York

149.

251.
26.147

Tampa Bay

150.

252.
28.287

New York

151.
253.
29.161
New York
152.
254.
33.358
Detroit
153.
255.
30.027
New York
154.
256.
31.145
Boston
155.
257.
28.220
Kansas City
156.
258.
30.089
New York
157.
262.
31.065
New York
158.
265.
31.113
New York
159.
266.
31.296
Oakland

160.

268.
25.158
Cleveland
161.
269.
32.010
New York
162.
270.
31.155
New York
163.
272.
31.110
Minnesota
164.
273.
29.040
Los Angeles
07-30-2012 | 6 th Inning
165.
275.
31.266
New York
166.
278.
25.295
Seattle
167.
283.
32.294
Cleveland
168.
284.
32.322
Tampa Bay
169.
285.
28.110
Cleveland
170.
286.
29.351
Toronto
171.
287.
38.057
New York
172.
288.
28.208
Toronto
173.
289.
30.346
Chicago
174.
290.
35.111
New York
175.
291.
34.067
Kansas City
176.
294.
30.065
Cleveland
177.
295.
37.176
Detroit
178.
297.
37.191
Detroit
179.
298.
33.012
Kansas City
180.
300.
27.134
Houston
181.
301.
26.010
Minnesota
182.
305.
30.134
Baltimore
183.
307.
23.142
Cleveland
184.
308.
27.193
New York
185.
309.
28.049
Houston
186.
311.
24.273
Cleveland
187.
312.
24.288
Cleveland
188.
313.
31.107
Cleveland
189.
314.
34.037
Toronto
190.
315.
31.129
Cleveland
191.
316.
24.055
Minnesota
192.
317.
24.351
Cleveland
193.
319.
24.170
Cleveland
194.
322.
30.343
Toronto
195.
323.
28.272
New York
196.
325.
31.220
Toronto
197.
328.
32.333
New York
198.
329.
39.250
Detroit
199.
335.
24.037
Chicago
07-03-2019
AL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Age
A.L. Team
Date / Box Score
Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game
Bold = 3-Homer Game | Italic = Grand Slams
Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game

National League Players who Hit a Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game

National League Players in Chronological Order

NL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Age
N.L. Team
Date / Box Score
1.
3.
25.033
Chicago
2.
5.
29.250
Boston
3.
6.
31.298
Brooklyn
4.
7.
28.156
St. Louis
5.
18.
29.240
Los Angeles
6.
19.
26.354
Chicago
7.
23.
28.026
Chicago
8.
25.
24.142
Los Angeles
9.
26.
26.204
Los Angeles
10.
27.
25.138
Cincinnati
11.
28.
26.110
Cincinnati
12.
36.
25.251
St. Louis
13.
38.
30.032
St. Louis
14.
40.
31.050
St. Louis
15.
45.
23.162
New York
16.
46.
29.306
St. Louis
17.
55.
31.081
Houston
18.
56.
23.139
San Francisco
19.
57.
22.317
Houston
20.
68.
27.161
San Francisco
21.
69.
24.130
Pittsburgh
22.
71.
28.083
Houston
23.
72.
28.113
Houston
24.
73.
27.241
San Francisco
25.
74.
25.043
Pittsburgh
26.
77.
28.304
Montreal
27.
81.
30.011
Philadelphia
28.
83.
30.100
Houston
29.
84.
34.053
Los Angeles
30.
85.
34.105
Los Angeles
31.
88.
23.351
Montreal
32.
89.
30.275
New York
33.
91.
33.082
San Francisco
34.
94.
30.059
New York
35.
96.
30.107
New York
36.
97.
30.200
San Francisco
37.
100.
26.293
St. Louis
38.
102.
27.019
St. Louis
39.
104.
31.070
New York
40.
108.
25.022
New York
41.
109.
31.073
Houston
42.
113.
32.078
New York
43.
115.
31.148
San Diego
44.
116.
31.149
San Diego
45.
117.
31.151
San Diego
46.
118.
26.357
New York
47.
121.
27.014
New York
48.
125.
33.102
San Diego
49.
129.
33.122
San Diego
50.
130.
33.129
San Diego
51.
131.
33.143
San Diego
52.
134.
25.321
New York
53.
135.
27.343
New York
54.
136.
29.226
Montreal
55.
138.
28.054
New York
56.
141.
26.325
Houston
57.
143.
35.082
San Diego
58.
149.
27.007
Atlanta
59.
151.
29.262
Milwaukee
60.
155.
27.099
Atlanta
61.
156.
28.065
Houston
62.
157.
35.368
Pittsburgh
63.
158.
36.121
Houston
64.
159.
27.150
Atlanta
65.
163.
28.020
Atlanta
66.
166.
25.311
Montreal
67.
167.
28.072
Atlanta
68.
172.
28.070
Montreal
69.
174.
27.207
Philadelphia
70.
177.
27.311
Chicago
71.
179.
28.006
Chicago
08-29-2002 | 4 th Inning
72.
186.
31.049
New York
73.
187.
20.078
New York
74.
189.
27.121
Colorado
75.
192.
27.068
Houston
76.
194.
25.204
Arizona
77.
199.
31.352
San Diego
78.
200.
27.173
Atlanta
79.
201.
27.003
Los Angeles
80.
202.
27.028
Los Angeles
81.
205.
29.301
Cincinnati
82.
207.
27.280
Atlanta
83.
209.
31.141
Los Angeles
84.
210.
33.094
Arizona
85.
212.
30.062
Houston
86.
214.
30.143
Houston
87.
216.
34.237
San Francisco
88.
217.
29.097
New York
89.
218.
28.231
Arizona
90.
219.
27.258
Philadelphia
91.
220.
23.065
New York
92.
226.
30.067
New York
93.
227.
35.072
Atlanta
94.
231.
29.131
San Diego
95.
234.
33.355
San Francisco
96.
237.
28.072
Atlanta
97.
239.
28.100
Atlanta
98.
241.
34.082
San Francisco
99.
242.
31.146
New York
100.
243.
36.295
Arizona
101.
244.
28.329
Arizona
102.
249.
31.212
Los Angeles
103.
259.
33.155
New York
104.
260.
35.077
St. Louis
105.
261.
34.018
New York
106.
263.
35.140
St. Louis
107.
264.
32.235
Philadelphia
108.
267.
25.167
Colorado
109.
271.
23.235
San Diego
110.
274.
28.093
San Diego
111.
276.
28.121
San Diego
112.
277.
26.040
San Francisco
113.
279.
35.159
St. Louis
114.
280.
36.002
St. Louis
115.
281.
29.109
Chicago
116.
282.
36.052
St. Louis
117.
292.
34.270
Atlanta
118.
293.
28.325
San Diego
119.
296.
29.066
Washington
120.
299.
29.069
Washington
121.
302.
30.287
New York
122.
303.
25.128
Milwaukee
123.
304.
27.319
Los Angeles
124.
306.
28.146
Los Angeles
125.
310.
27.202
Philadelphia
126.
318.
32.148
New York
127.
320.
23.268
Chicago
128.
321.
24.232
Arizona
129.
324.
21.185
Atlanta
130.
326.
29.258
Los Angeles
131.
327.
35.051
New York
132.
330.
25.175
Arizona
04-05-2019
133.
331.
25.194
Arizona
04-24-2019
134.
332.
25.203
Arizona
05-04-2019
135.
333.
30.156
Arizona
06-10-2019
136.
334.
25.320
Chicago
07-03-2019
137.
336.
30.193
Arizona
07-17-2019
138.
337.
30.210
Arizona
08-03-2019
NL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Age
N.L. Team
Date / Box Score

Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game
Bold = 3-Homer Game | Italic = Grand Slams



The Major League record for career home runs from each side of the plate is fourteen, held by Mark Teixeira , who had twelve in the American League (AL) and two in the National League (NL). Nick Swisher tied Teixeira in 2015, when he hit one in the NL, to go with his AL record thirteen instances. Ken Caminiti holds the NL record with ten. Postseason stats are NEVER included in a player's career statistics, so instances where a player went deep from each side of the plate in the same postseason game (Division Series, League Championship Series & World Series) are included on the chart below:

Homers From Both Sides of Plate in a Playoff Game

Name Team Date/Box Score Type
Bernie Williams New York

10-06-1995

ALDS | Game 3

Bernie Williams New York

10-05-1996

ALDS | Game 4

Chipper Jones Atlanta

10-04-2003

NLDS | Game 4

Milton Bradley Oakland

10-11-2006

ALCS | Game 2

The single season record for hitting home runs from each side of the plate in the American League is three set by Tony Clark in 1998, then tied by Nick Swisher in 2007, and in the National League it's four, set by Ken Caminiti in 1996.

The record for youngest player in baseball history to ever switch homer in a game belongs to Jose Reyes who was 20 years, 178 days old when he did it on August 28, 2003 , in the National League. The youngest to do it in an American League game was Ruben Sierra , at 20 years, 342 days old, on September 13, 1986 .

The record for oldest player in baseball history to ever switch homer in a game belongs to Victor Martinez who was 39 years, 250 days old when he did it on August 30, 2018. The oldest to do it in a National League game was Tony Clark , at 36 years, 295 days old, on April 6, 2009 .

Carlos Beltran and Nick Swisher have each accomplished the feat with a Major League record five different teams! Beltran : Mets (5x), Cardinals (3x), Royals (2x), Astros (1x), Yankees (1x). Swisher : Athletics (5x), Yankees (5x), White Sox (2x), Indians (1x), Braves (1x).

Did you know that there have been only three instances in Major League history where players Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians on April 8, 1993 (off Steve Howe & Steve Farr ), Mark Bellhorn of the Chicago Cubs on August 29, 2002 (off Andrew Lorraine & Jose Cabrera ) and Kendrys Morales of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 30, 2012 (off Roy Oswalt & Robbie Ross )— hit home runs from both sides of the plate during the same exact inning?

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Rcvd birth records for Dick Van Zant, you know, the third baseman who played 10 games with the #Cleveland #Blues in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac06 Aug
Robert Dugger just made #MLB debut for #Marlins, vs #Mets, surrendering HR to 1st batter faced, with 1st pitch thro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac05 Aug
MLB Press Release (@MLB)said Vladimir Guerrero Jr. & Noah Syndergaard won the Player of the Week. We checked their… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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