SIX HITS IN A GAME

Major League Baseball Players With 6 Hits in a Game

Any hitter would be happy with a game where they went three for four, or even three for five, but no player regularly comes into a game expecting to collect three or four hits. Just think of the pride one has when he ends up with six hits in one nine-inning game.

As if the hits were not sensational enough, some players like to add another feat to their already fabulous day:

John Reilly (1883), Dave Orr (1885), Larry Twitchell (1889), Farmer Weaver (1890), Sam Thompson (1894), Bobby Veach (1920), Rondell White (1995), Ian Kinsler (2009), and Christian Yelich (2018) each hit for the cycle while they collected six hits.

Shawn Green had four of his six hits leave the park, the only 6-for-6 hitter who also joined the four home runs in a game club.

Wilbert Robinson and Rennie Stennett didn't settle for six hits, they went seven for seven - in a regulation (9-inning) game.

Cal McVey liked getting six hits in a game so much, he did it again, just three days later.

All of the players listed below defied the odds, bolstered their averages, and generally ruined a pitcher's day by going the distance, and hitting safely six times in a game, nothing short of amazing.

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"When I connected seven-for-seven, few realized in the colorful Wrigley Field, that I used the bat of Manny Sanguillen and that it was a little heavier." - Rennie Stennett (7 for 7 on September 16, 1975 )

Six Hits in a 9-Inning Game

American League Players With 6 Hits in a Nine Inning Game

American League Players With 6 Hits in a Nine Inning Game | Hits Record Book

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32.
06-24-1901
6
6
2
2
0
2.
33.
07-13-1901
6
6
1
0
0
3.
34.
04-25-1902
6
6
0
0
0
4.
35.
07-08-1902
6
6
0
0
1
5.
36.
08-25-1902
6
6
1
1
0
6.
40.
6
6
1
0
0
7.
41.
6
6
3
1
0
8.
45.
6
6
1
0
3
9.
50.
6
6
0
0
0
10.
51.
6
6
0
0
0
11.
52.
6
6
1
0
0
12.
54.
6
6
1
0
0
13.
55.
7
6
2
0
0
14.
57.
6
6
1
0
0
15.
59.
6
6
1
0
0
16.
60.
6
6
0
0
1
17.
61.
7
6
1
0
0
18.
64.
6
6
0
0
0
19.
66.
6
6
0
0
0
20.
68.
6
6
0
0
0
21.
70.
6
6
1
0
1
22.
72.
6
6
2
0
0
23.
74.
6
6
1
0
0
24.
75.
6
6
1
0
2
25.
76.
6
6
2
0
2
26.
80.
6
6
0
3
0
27.
81.
6
6
1
0
2
28.
83.
6
6
0
0
1
29.
85.
6
6
1
0
0
30.
86.
6
6
1
0
2
31.
87.
7
6
2
0
0
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88.
7
6
1
0
0
33.
89.
6
6
0
0
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90.
6
6
1
1
0
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92.
6
6
1
0
0
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93.
6
6
2
1
1
37.
96.
6
6
0
1
0
38.
98.
6
6
1
0
2
39.
101.
6
6
1
0
1

Six Hits in a 9-Inning Game

National League Players With 6 Hits in a Nine Inning Game

National League Players With 6 Hits in a Nine Inning Game | Hits Record Book

1.
1.
06-27-1876
6
6
1
0
0
2.
2.
07-22-1876
7
6
1
0
0
3.
3.
07-25-1876
7
6
1
0
0
4.
4.
07-27-1876
6
6
1
1
0
5.
5.
05-07-1880
6
6
0
0
0
6.
6.
06-16-1881
6
6
0
1
0
7.
7.
06-20-1883
7
6
1
1
0
8.
8.
07-19-1883
6
6
2
0
0
9.
9.
06-11-1887
7
6
0
0
0
10.
10.
08-27-1887
7
6
1
0
1
11.
11.
05-04-1889
Indianapolis Hoosiers
6
6
1
0
1
12.
12.
08-15-1889
6
6
1
3
1
13.
13.
09-27-1890
6
6
0
0
0
14.
14.
06-11-1891
6
6
1
0
1
15.
15.
Henry Larkin (2 [1 in AA])
06-07-1892
Washington Nationals
7
6
0
1
0
16.
16.
06-10-1892
7
7
1
0
0
17.
17.
09-30-1893
6
6
1
1
0
18.
18.
Ed Delahanty (2 [1in PL])
06-16-1894
6
6
1
0
0
19.
19.
07-09-1894
6
6
2
1
0
20.
20.
08-17-1894
7
6
1
1
1
21.
21.
06-01-1895
6
6
2
1
0
22.
22.
08-15-1895
6
6
2
1
0
23.
23.
05-14-1896
6
6
0
0
0
24.
24.
05-31-1897
8
6
1
0
0
25.
25.
06-29-1897
8
6
0
1
1
26.
26.
07-15-1897
Washington Nationals
6
6
1
0
0
27.
27.
09-03-1897
6
6
2
0
0
28.
28.
09-03-1897
6
6
0
1
0
29.
29.
05-31-1899
6
6
0
0
0
30.
30.
07-22-1899
6
6
0
0
0
31.
31.
06-09-1901
7
6
2
0
0
32.
37.
08-09-1915
6
6
0
0
0
33.
38.
6
6
0
0
0
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39.
6
6
2
0
1
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6
3
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6
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6
6
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6
6
2
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6
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6
1
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49.
6
6
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6
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56.
6
6
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58.
6
6
1
1
0
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62.
7
6
0
0
3
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63.
6
6
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2
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65.
6
6
2
0
0
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67.
6
6
3
0
0
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69.
6
6
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1
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71.
6
6
1
1
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73.
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7
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6
6
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78.
6
6
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79.
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6
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6
6
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6
6
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4
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6
6
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0
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94.
6
6
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1
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95.
6
6
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97.
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1
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99.
6
6
0
0
2
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100.
6
6
1
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3
63.
102.
6
6
1
1
0

Six Hits in an Extra Inning Game

American League Players With 6 Hits in an Extra Inning Game

American League Players With 6 Hits in an Extra Inning Game | Hits Record Book

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5.
6
6
1
1
1
12 Innings
2.
6.
9
6
1
0
0
18 Innings
3.
11.
7
6
2
1
0
13 Innings
4.
12.
11
9
2
0
0
18 Innings
5.
13.
9
6
1
0
3
18 Innings
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14.
6
6
1
0
0
11 Innings
7.
15.
6
6
1
0
2
11 Innings
8.
17.
6
6
0
0
0
11 Innings
9.
18.
7
6
1
0
0
15 Innings
10.
19.
10
7
0
1
0
22 Innings
11.
21.
6
6
0
0
2
13 Innings
12.
22.
7
7
1
0
0
12 Innings
13.
28.
10
6
0
0
0
20 Innings
14.
30.
7
6
0
1
0
11 Innings
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31.
9
6
0
0
0
19 Innings
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33.
6
6
2
0
0
13 Innings
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36.
8
6
0
0
1
18 Innings
18.
37.
7
6
0
0
0
18 Innings
19.
39.
6
6
0
0
0
13 Innings
20.
40.
6
6
2
0
0
10 Innings
21.
48.
6
6
4
0
0
10 Innings

Six Hits in an Extra Inning Game

National League Players With 6 Hits in a Nine Inning Game

National League Players With 6 Hits in an Extra Inning Game | Hits Record Book

1.
1.
08-26-1879
6
6
0
0
0
10 Innings
2.
2.
07-06-1893
6
6
0
0
0
11 Innings
3.
3.
06-24-1897
6
6
0
0
0
12 Innings
4.
4.
11
6
0
0
0
22 Innings
5.
7.
8
6
1
0
0
18 Innings
6.
8.
6
6
1
0
0
18 Innings
7.
9.
8
6
1
1
0
14 Innings
8.
10.
7
6
0
0
0
14 Innings
9.
16.
7
6
3
0
0
14 Innings
10.
20.
6
6
1
0
2
12 Innings
11.
23.
6
6
1
0
0
10 Innings
12.
24.
9
6
0
0
0
19 Innings
13.
25.
6
6
0
1
0
10 Innings
14.
26.
7
6
1
0
1
14 Innings
15.
27.
7
6
1
0
0
15 Innings
16.
29.
8
6
1
0
1
16 Innings
17.
32.
7
6
2
0
0
12 Innings
18.
34.
7
6
2
1
1
13 Innings
19.
35.
7
6
1
0
0
13 Innings
20.
38.
6
6
0
0
1
11 Innings
21.
41.
7
6
0
0
0
14 Innings
22.
42.
7
6
0
0
0
14 Innings
23.
43.
7
6
2
0
0
14 Innings
24.
44.
8
7
1
1
0
14 Innings
25.
45.
7
6
1
0
1
14 Innings
26.
46.
6
6
1
1
1
10 Innings
27.
47.
8
6
2
0
0
18 Innings
Six Hits in a Game | Hits Records | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
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Extra inning six-hit games are listed above, a feature we added in 2018, but see the Hits Record Book for details. There have been an additional 20 instances in the American League and 26 instances in the National League. An amazing day at the plate, but not quite as amazing as doing it in a regulation game.

Two players from the defunct Players League had six-hit games: Ed Delahanty with Cleveland on June 2, 1890 (four singles, one double & one triple) & Billy Shindle with Philadelphia on August 26, 1890 (three singles, two doubles & one triple). Other defunct league six-hit games include those in the chart below:

American Association 6-Hit Games
Name Date Team AB H 2B 3B HR
Hick Carpenter 09-12-1883 Cincinnati 7 6 0 0 0
John Reilly 09-12-1883 Cincinnati 7 6 1 1 1
Oscar Walker 05-31-1884 Brooklyn 6 6 1 1 0
Lon Knight 07-30-1884 Philadelphia 6 6 0 1 0
Dave Orr 06-12-1885 New York 6 6 2 1 1
Henry Larkin 06-16-1885 Philadelphia 6 6 2 1 1
George Pinkney 06-25-1885 Brooklyn 6 6 0 0 0
Arlie Latham 04-24-1886 St. Louis 6 6 0 1 0
Guy Hecker 08-15-1886 Louisville 7 6 0 0 3
Denny Lyons 04-26-1887 Philadelphia 6 6 2 1 0
Reddy Mack 05-26-1887 Louisville 6 6 0 0 0
Pete Hotaling 06-06-1888 Cleveland 7 6 0 1 0
Jim McTamany 06-15-1888 Kansas City 6 6 0 0 1
Darby O'Brien 08-08-1889 Brooklyn 6 6 3 0 0
Farmer Weaver 08-12-1890 Louisville 6 6 1 2 1
Frank Scheibeck 09-27-1890 Toledo 6 6 1 1 0

Trivia items of interest: Five players; Jim Bottomley , Doc Cramer , Ed Delahanty, Henry Larkin , and Cal McVey have each had more than one six-hit nine-inning game. Two players have had seven hits in a regulation game and they are both in bold face print. One pitcher — Guy Hecker — is a member of the club.

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