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.

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"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

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
04-08-1993 | 7 th Inning
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
200.
338.
24.316
Baltimore
08-31-2019
201.
340.
27.007
Cleveland
09-24-2019
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

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
139.
339.
24.221
Pittsburgh
09-05-2019
Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in One Game
Bold = 3-Homer Game |Italic = Grand Slams
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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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Thousands of #MLB players never appeared on a #BaseballCard (😥). No problem (🧐), we started making our own (🤓), thi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Mar
UPDATED: Baseball Movie Checklist. Added four new titles to our comprehensive list of every baseball movie in histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Mar
RIP😢: Jimmy Wynn [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. Find out how he got the nickname "The Toy Cannon" and go beyond his sta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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