Four Home Runs in One Game

Major League Baseball Players Who Hit 4 Homers in 1 Game

Some days, a player just feels like they are on - only eighteen players in Major League history have been this "on" during a ballgame! Each of these sluggers did what seemed impossible, they hit four home runs in one game. Yes, FOUR!

Surprisingly, only one New York Yankee (Lou Gehrig) and no Boston Red Sox (Boston's Bobby Lowe was a Beaneater) has reached this pinnacle. Philadelphia has seen the feat three times over eighty years, and 2002 was the first year it has been achieved twice during the same season.

Some Four Home Runs in A Game Trivia:

Both Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia) and Bob Horner (Atlanta) did not even see their team win with their effort.

The American League went forty-three years without a batter hitting four home runs in a game (from 1959 to 2002).

Five-of-the-seventeen men to hit four home runs in a game are in the Hall of Fame (Lou Gehrig, Ed Delahanty, Willie Mays, Chuck Klein, and Mike Schmidt).

The RBIs received during a four homer game range from four (Cameron) to twelve (Whiten).

Every team needs a leader. These players proved to be the leaders of their teams, in a particularly difficult-even fabulous-way.

"It was just one of those days. If I could compare it to anything, it was like MJ (Michael Jordan) when he hit the six three's against Portland and he just shrugged his shoulders. That's what I told guys on the bench, I don't know. I'm just putting a good swing on the ball." - Seattle Mariners Center Fielder Mike Cameron on MLB.com (Bill Chuck, 05/05/2010, 'Baseball high-fives for Cinco de Mayo', Source )
Four Home Runs In One Game

American League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game

American League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game / In Chronological Order

AL#
ML#
Name (Career HRs)
Bats
Age
4-Home Run Game Specific Details
Team (Opponent)
Position
Date / Box Score
H/A
Score
1.
3.
L

28.350

1B
A
20–13
2.
5.
R

25.123

LF
A
12–11
3.
8.
R

25.304

RF
A
11–8
4.
13.
R

29.114

CF
A
15–4
5.
15.
L
31.092
1B
H
10–8
6.
16.
L

30.353

CF
A
10–3
AL#
ML#

Name (Career HRs)

Bats

Age

Team (Opponent)

Position
Date / Box Score
H/A

Score

Four Home Runs In One Game

National League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game

National League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game / In Chronological Order

NL#
ML#
Name (Career HRs)
Bats
Age
4-Home Run Game Specific Details
Team (Opponent)
Position
Date / Box Score
H/A
Score
1.
1.
R

28.324

2B
H
20–11
2.
2.
R

28.257

1B
A
8–9
3.
4.
L

31.277

RF
A
9–6
4.
6.
R

26.149

1B
H
19–3
5.
7.
R

26.274

1B
A
15–7
6.
9.
R

29.359

CF
A
14–4
7.
10.
R

26.203

3B
A
18–16
8.
11.
R

28.334

1B
H
8–11
9.
12.
B

26.286

RF
A
15–2
10.
14.
L
29.194
RF
A
16–3
11.
17.
L
27.036
LF
H
13-1
12.
18.
J.D. Martinez (Active)
R
30.014
RF
A
13-0
NL#
ML#

Name (Career HRs)

Bats

Age

Team (Opponent)

Position
Date / Box Score
H/A

Score

Four Home Runs In One Game | Bold = Hall of Fame | Home Runs in a Game Records



Bobby Lowe , Mike Cameron , Rocky Colavito , Carlos Delgado , Lou Gehrig and Mike Schmidt hit each of their four home runs in consecutive order.
Chuck Klein , Pat Seerey and Mike Schmidt each needed extra innings to get four home runs. The remaining players all did it during a nine inning contest.
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