Six Hits in a Game

Major League 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.

"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

AL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Date | Box
Team
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
1.
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

32.
88.

7

6

1

0

0

33.
89.

6

6

0

0

0

34.
90.

6

6

1

1

0

35.
92.

6

6

1

0

0

36.
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

AL #
ML #

Name (Quantity)

Date | Box
Team
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
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

NL #
ML #

Name (Quantity)

Date | Box
Team
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
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

34.
39.

6

6

2

0

1

35.
42.

6

6

3

1

0

36.
43.

7

6

0

0

1

37.
44.

6

6

1

0

2

38.
46.

6

6

2

1

0

39.
47.

7

6

1

0

0

40.
48.

6

6

1

0

0

41.
49.

6

6

2

1

0

42.
53.

6

6

1

0

0

43.
56.

6

6

1

0

0

44.
58.

6

6

1

1

0

45.
62.

7

6

0

0

3

46.
63.

6

6

0

0

2

47.
65.

6

6

2

0

0

48.
67.

6

6

3

0

0

49.
69.

6

6

0

0

1

50.
71.

6

6

1

1

0

51.
73.

7

7

2

1

0

52.
77.

6

6

1

0

0

53.
78.

6

6

1

0

0

54.
79.

6

6

1

0

2

55.
82.

6

6

1

0

3

56.
84.

6

6

1

0

4

57.
91.

6

6

0

2

0

58.
94.

6

6

1

0

1

59.
95.
6
6
1
0
0
60.
97.
6
6
3
0
1
61.
99.
6
6
0
0
2
62.
100.
6
6
1
0
3
63.
102.
07-13-2019

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

1.
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
6.
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
15.
31.
9
6
0
0
0
19 Innings
16.
33.
6
6
2
0
0
13 Innings
17.
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.
08-13-2019
6
6
4
0
0
10 Innings
AL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Date | Box
Team
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
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

NL #
ML #
Name (Quantity)
Date | Box
Team
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
Innings
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.
05-04-2019
8
6
2
0
0
18 Innings

Six Hits in a Game | Hits Records | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.



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.

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac9h
LLWS + MLB #WorldSeries [baseball-almanac.com/legendary/litt…]: Ever wonder who played in both? During 2004 WS they mentioned tw… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15h
RIP: Tex Clevenger [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. How did Truman Eugene Clevenger (1932-2019) become Tex? It's on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac24 Aug
Final resting place for Sammy Byrd, aka Babe Ruth's Caddy, confirmed & added. DYK this former #MLB player with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac24 Aug
Harry Hooper (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…). Born OTD1887. First #MLB player to lead off BOTH games of a doubleheader wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac24 Aug
In 2019, each of these fathers saw their son make it to #MLB. How many can you identify? No helping please, check a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac23 Aug
JACK REED [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]: aka Mantle's Legs or Mantle's Caddy, hit one HR, in 22nd inning, during longes… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac23 Aug
BOOK SHELF: Hugh Casey examined, from birth in #Atlanta, to his suicide in that same city, 37-years later. The book… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Aug
Carl Yastrzemski [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. Born OTD1939. When Yaz hung up his cleats in '83 -- 3,308 GP, more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Aug
When Bob Lemon died in 2000, I added this research [baseball-almanac.com/hof/hofgrv.sht…]. Not for everyone, I realize, but it d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Aug
Happy Birthday Felix Millan [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]: born OTD1943, made Joe Torre's record 4 GIDP game possible (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Aug
UPDATED: Three Home Runs in a Game research now includes BOLD (Hall of Famers) and ITALICS (Rookies) on list (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Aug
Happy Birthday Todd Helton [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]: Born OTD1973. Finished with .316 BAVG, 2,500+ hits, 550+ 2Bs,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Aug
Thanks for sharing that with your followers Jamie! The record book is here [baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_st…]. twitter.com/OCoffeeMyCoffe…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Aug
BASEBALL ALMANAC MAIL BOX: "Is there anyway for users to expand on that database, such as who are the 500 oldest li… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Aug
UPDATED: Pete Alonso hit HR #40, setting new single season HR record for NL rookies [baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_hr…]. Rook… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Aug
NOTHING BUT STRIKES: @KevinGausman joined Immaculate Innings [baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats17.…] club; throwing exactly 3 pit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Aug
Baseball Almanac Instagram [instagram.com/baseballalmana…] Photo of the Day - Sunday. Seeing this earlier today, with the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Aug
Thanks for sharing that with you followers, sorry I didn't RT earlier, I was traveling for the past week... twitter.com/BurrHughes/sta…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac10 Aug
Red Barrett, OTD1944 [baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/08101…], needed only 58 pitches, and one-hour fifteen minutes, to record a c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version