2-HR Game Records & 3-HR Game Records

Who hit most 2 home run games in season? How about the most 2 home run games during a MLB career? How about the most 3 home run games in a season? Or a career? Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for home runs in a game — including most three home run games, most two home run games and other multi-homer game related records.

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Multiple Home Run Games

Career Multi-Home Run Records

Most 2-HR Games
In A Career
AL Babe Ruth Boston 3 70
New York 67
NL Barry Bonds Pittsburgh 12 67
San Francisco 55

Most 3-HR Games
In A Career
(5-or-more in a Career)

( Bold = League Records)

( Every 3-HR Game )

AL Mookie Betts Boston 5 05-31-2016
Boston 08-14-2016
Boston 04-17-2018
Boston 05-02-2018
Boston 07-26-2019
Joe Carter Cleveland 08-29-1986
Cleveland 05-28-1987
Cleveland 06-24-1989
Cleveland 07-19-1989
Toronto 08-23-1993
Carlos Delgado Toronto 08-04-1998
Toronto 08-06-1999
Toronto 04-04-2001
Toronto 04-20-2001
Toronto * (4HR) 09-25-2003
Alex Rodriguez Seattle 04-16-2000
Texas 08-17-2002
New York 04-26-2005
New York 08-14-2010
New York 07-25-2015
NL Sammy Sosa Chicago 6 06-05-1996
Chicago 06-15-1998
Chicago 08-09-2001
Chicago 08-22-2001
Chicago 09-23-2001
Chicago 08-10-2002
ML Mookie Betts Boston [AL] 6 05-31-2016
Boston [AL] 08-14-2016
Boston [AL] 04-17-2018
Boston [AL] 05-02-2018
Boston [AL] 07-26-2019
Los Angeles [NL] 08-13-2020
Johnny Mize St. Louis [NL] 07-13-1938
St. Louis [NL] 07-20-1938
St. Louis [NL] 05-13-1940
St. Louis [NL] 09-08-1940
New York [NL] 04-24-1947
New York [AL] 09-15-1950
Dave Kingman New York [NL] 5 06-04-1976
Chicago [NL] 05-14-1978
Chicago [NL] 05-17-1979
Chicago [NL] 07-28-1979
Oakland [AL] 04-16-1984
Most Multi-HR Games
(Sum of All Types)
In A Career
AL Babe Ruth Boston 3 71
New York 68
NL Barry Bonds Pittsburgh 12 71
San Francisco 59
ML Babe Ruth Boston [AL] 3 72
New York [AL] 68
Boston [NL] 1

Multiple Home Run Games

Single Season Multi-Home Run Records

Most 2-HR Games
In A Season
AL Hank Greenberg Detroit 11 05-25-1938
NL Sammy Sosa Chicago 11 05-25-1998

Most 3-HR Games
In A Season

( Bold = League Records)

( Every 3-HR Game )

AL Geronimo Berroa Oakland 2 05-22-1996
Mookie Betts Boston 05-31-2016
Mookie Betts Boston 04-17-2018
Joe Carter Cleveland 06-24-1989
Doug DeCinces California 08-03-1982
Carlos Delgado Toronto 04-04-2001
Cecil Fielder Detroit 05-06-1990
Ted Williams Boston 05-08-1957
NL Sammy Sosa Chicago 3 08-09-2001
Johnny Mize St. Louis 2 07-13-1938
Johnny Mize St. Louis 05-13-1940
Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh 08-16-1947
Willie Mays San Francisco 04-30-1961
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh 04-10-1971
Dave Kingman Chicago 05-17-1979
Steve Finley San Diego 05-19-1997
Mark McGwire St. Louis 04-14-1998
Jeff Bagwell Houston 04-21-1999
Barry Bonds San Francisco 05-19-2001
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee 05-10-2001
Aramis Ramirez Chicago 06-30-2004
Albert Pujols St. Louis 04-16-2006
Multi HR Game Records | Research by Baseball Almanac
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Since a four home run game is so incredibly rare, Baseball Almanac dedicated an entire page of research to this amazing slugging feat. Twenty years later, we added the research for every game in baseball history where a player hit three home runs in a game !

The following pitchers have each had two games with two home runs hit during those games during the same season: Wes Ferrell (1934, Boston AL), Don Newcombe (1955, Brooklyn NL), Jack Harshman (1958, Baltimore AL), Dick Donovan (1962, Cleveland AL), Tony Cloninger (1966, Atlanta NL) & Rick Wise (1971, Philadelphia NL).

Hitting two home runs in a game is a feat, but imagine for a moment hitting a home run left-handed then hitting another in the same game right-handed. We have every instance in Major League history where a batter has had a home run from each side of the plate during the same game in our Fabulous Feats section.

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