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.
American League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game / In Chronological Order
Lou Gehrig (493)
Pat Seerey (86)
Rocky Colavito (374)
Mike Cameron (278)
Josh Hamilton (200)
Name (Career HRs)
National League Players Who Hit Four Home Runs in a Game / In Chronological Order
Bobby Lowe (71)
Ed Delahanty (101)
Chuck Klein (300)
Gil Hodges (370)
Joe Adcock (336)
Willie Mays (660)
Mike Schmidt (548)
Bob Horner (218)
Mark Whiten (105)
Name (Career HRs)
Four Home Runs In One Game | Bold = Hall of Fame | Home Runs in a Game Records