Big Boppers: A history of four-homer games

Associated Press Modified: May 9, 2012 at 11:16 am •  Published: May 9, 2012
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Josh Hamilton's historic slugfest Tuesday night in Baltimore made him the 16th player in major league history with four homers in a game. Here's how his big night stacks up against the rest.

-JOSH HAMILTON, Texas, May 8, 2012. The Rangers' outfielder sets an AL record with 18 total bases, going 5 for 5 with four two-run homers and eight RBIs in a 10-3 victory against the Orioles.

—CARLOS DELGADO, Toronto, Sept. 25, 2003. The last man before Hamilton to homer four times in game, Delgado went 4 for 4 with six RBIs and the Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 10-8 in Toronto.

—MIKE CAMERON, Seattle, May 2, 2002. Hit four consecutive solo home runs in the Mariners' 15-4 victory against the White Sox. And in his fifth at-bat, hit a flyball to the warning track that was caught.

—SHAWN GREEN, Los Angeles, May 23, 2002. Green went 6 for 6, with a single and double to go along with his homers. He set a major league record with 19 total bases and drove in seven runs as the Dodgers won 16-3 at Milwaukee.

—MARK WHITEN, St. Louis, Sept. 7, 1993. After going hitless in the first game of the doubleheader in Cincinnati, Whiten went 4 for 5, tying another major league record with 12 RBIs as the Cardinals won 15-2.

—BOB HORNER, Atlanta, July 6, 1986. Horner went 4 for 5 with six RBIs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Braves from losing to the Montreal Expos 11-8 in Atlanta.

—MIKE SCHMIDT, Philadelphia, April 17, 1976. The star third baseman went 5 for 6 and knocked in eight runs as the Phillies beat the Cubs at Wrigley field 18-16 in 10 innings.

—WILLIE MAYS, San Francisco, April 30, 1961. Mays went 4 for 5 with eight RBIs in the Giants' 14-4 win at the Milwaukee Braves.



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