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Batter Games With RE24 = 6+ Since 1973

Posted by Steve Lombardi on February 28, 2011

Since 1973, here are the games where a batter's RE24 for the contest was 6 or better.

The list -

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos. Summary
1 Mark Whiten 1993-09-07 (2) STL CIN W 15-2 5 5 4 4 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.346 9.495 .870 6 CF
2 Alex Rodriguez 2005-04-26 NYY LAA W 12-4 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.490 8.614 .660 5 3B
3 Fred Lynn 1975-06-18 BOS DET W 15-1 6 6 4 5 0 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.293 8.475 .387 4 CF
4 George Mitterwald 1974-04-17 CHC PIT W 18-9 5 4 3 4 1 0 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.387 7.604 .698 7 C
5 Roy Smalley 1982-09-05 NYY KCR W 18-7 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.347 7.509 .834 7 SS
6 Erubiel Durazo 2002-05-17 ARI PHI W 12-9 5 5 3 4 1 0 3 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.622 7.495 1.234 4 1B
7 J.R. Towles 2007-09-20 HOU STL W 18-1 6 4 3 4 2 0 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.314 7.494 .673 8 C
8 Sammy Sosa 2002-08-10 CHC COL W 15-1 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.252 7.490 .695 3 RF
9 Garret Anderson 2007-08-21 LAA NYY W 18-9 6 6 3 4 2 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.236 7.421 .423 4 LF
10 Juan Gonzalez 1993-06-17 TEX CAL W 18-2 5 4 2 4 1 0 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.156 7.392 .460 4 LF
11 Dave Parker 1987-09-15 CIN ATL W 21-6 5 5 4 5 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.351 7.337 .702 4 RF
12 Ronnie Belliard 2003-09-23 COL ARI W 20-9 6 5 3 4 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.126 7.330 .417 1 2B
13 Chris James 1991-05-04 CLE OAK W 20-6 5 5 3 4 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.359 7.269 .540 5 1B
14 Mike Schmidt 1976-04-17 PHI CHC W 18-16 6 6 4 5 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.455 7.135 .862 6 3B
15 Shawn Green 2002-05-23 LAD MIL W 16-3 6 6 6 6 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.303 7.052 .433 3 RF
16 Al Oliver 1974-09-26 PIT NYM W 11-5 5 5 4 5 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.265 7.032 .558 3 CF
17 Ramon Vazquez 2007-08-22 (1) TEX BAL W 30-3 7 6 4 4 0 0 2 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.287 7.019 .560 9 SS 3B
18 Mo Vaughn 1999-06-24 ANA SEA W 12-7 6 6 2 5 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.698 6.998 1.585 3 DH
19 Tom Brunansky 1990-05-19 BOS MIN W 13-1 5 5 3 5 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.221 6.995 .722 4 RF
20 Shea Hillenbrand 2003-07-07 ARI COL W 14-6 5 5 4 5 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.620 6.925 1.142 4 3B
21 Eddie Murray 1985-08-26 BAL CAL W 17-3 6 5 3 4 0 0 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.198 6.910 .388 4 1B
22 Bo Jackson 1987-04-14 KCR DET W 10-1 4 4 2 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.223 6.901 .496 6 LF
23 James Loney 2006-09-28 LAD COL W 19-11 5 5 2 4 1 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.511 6.896 1.342 8 1B
24 Ben Broussard 2006-04-27 CLE BOS W 15-3 5 5 2 4 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.300 6.851 .620 6 1B
25 Ken Caminiti 1995-09-19 SDP COL W 15-4 5 4 2 4 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.238 6.851 .950 4 3B
26 Ivan Rodriguez 1999-04-13 TEX SEA W 15-6 5 5 2 4 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.200 6.814 .482 6 C
27 Mike Blowers 1995-05-24 SEA BOS W 15-6 5 5 2 4 2 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.329 6.798 1.250 6 3B
28 Troy Tulowitzki 2009-08-10 COL CHC W 11-5 5 5 2 5 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 6.742 .408 4 SS
29 Darryl Strawberry 1987-08-16 NYM CHC W 23-10 6 5 5 4 2 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.182 6.735 .533 4 RF
30 John Milner 1976-07-01 NYM STL W 13-0 5 4 2 2 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.213 6.723 .682 3 LF
31 Bernie Williams 2000-06-17 NYY CHW L 9-10 5 4 3 4 2 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.282 6.711 .680 4 CF
32 Danny Tartabull 1992-09-08 NYY BAL W 16-4 5 5 3 5 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.273 6.697 .586 4 RF
33 Larry Parrish 1982-07-04 TEX OAK W 11-4 4 3 2 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.453 6.696 1.225 7 RF
34 Bubba Trammell 2002-08-23 SDP FLA W 18-2 5 5 4 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.362 6.686 .578 6 RF
35 Mike Greenwell 1996-09-02 BOS SEA W 9-8 5 5 2 4 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.051 6.674 2.422 8 LF
36 Bernie Williams 1996-09-12 NYY DET W 12-3 6 4 2 3 0 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.346 6.668 1.087 3 CF
37 Kevin Seitzer 1987-08-02 KCR BOS W 13-5 6 6 4 6 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.366 6.635 .832 2 3B
38 Bobby Abreu 2004-05-15 PHI COL W 16-5 6 3 4 3 1 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.233 6.568 .660 3 RF
39 Cal Ripken 1991-04-13 BAL TEX W 11-4 5 5 3 4 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.308 6.553 .746 3 SS
40 Jose Canseco 1994-06-13 TEX SEA W 17-9 6 6 3 5 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.233 6.547 .502 3 DH
41 Ian Kinsler 2009-04-15 TEX BAL W 19-6 6 6 5 6 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.249 6.540 .531 1 2B
42 Bill Mueller 2003-07-29 BOS TEX W 14-7 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.235 6.533 1.098 8 3B
43 Ken Reitz 1977-06-28 (2) STL PIT W 13-3 5 5 3 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.134 6.527 .668 5 3B
44 Harold Baines 1991-05-07 OAK BAL W 11-3 5 4 4 4 1 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.179 6.504 .332 4 DH
45 Rafael Ramirez 1989-08-29 HOU CHC L 9-10 5 5 1 3 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.249 6.475 1.274 8 SS
46 Cory Snyder 1994-04-17 LAD PIT W 19-2 5 4 4 3 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.199 6.471 .372 8 1B
47 Vladimir Guerrero 2004-06-02 ANA BOS W 10-7 5 4 2 4 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.648 6.463 2.054 3 RF
48 Jeffrey Hammonds 1999-05-19 CIN COL W 24-12 7 6 5 4 1 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.304 6.455 .619 5 RF LF
49 Carlos Delgado 2008-06-27 (1) NYM NYY W 15-6 5 5 2 3 1 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.257 6.429 1.012 5 DH
50 Cory Snyder 1992-06-06 SFG HOU W 12-6 5 5 2 4 2 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.783 6.422 2.096 4 3B
51 Andy Tracy 2000-07-22 MON FLA W 17-7 6 4 3 3 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.318 6.420 1.020 4 1B
52 Ellis Burks 1998-07-24 COL STL W 12-3 5 5 3 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.235 6.396 .753 2 CF
53 Chris Speier 1978-07-20 MON ATL W 7-3 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.723 6.395 1.467 8 SS
54 Lonnie Smith 1992-08-14 ATL PIT W 15-0 6 6 3 5 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.110 6.386 .360 4 LF
55 Casey Blake 2003-07-05 CLE MIN W 13-2 5 5 3 5 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.213 6.359 .604 6 3B
56 Andy LaRoche 2009-09-28 PIT LAD W 11-1 5 5 4 5 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.211 6.354 .560 2 3B
57 Scott Cooper 1994-04-12 BOS KCR W 22-11 6 6 2 5 2 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.096 6.353 .193 7 3B
58 Daryle Ward 2004-05-26 PIT STL W 11-8 6 5 3 4 1 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.324 6.349 .753 3 1B
59 Dean Palmer 1996-04-21 TEX BAL W 9-6 4 4 3 4 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.451 6.339 1.175 6 3B
60 Roy Howell 1977-09-10 TOR NYY W 19-3 6 6 4 5 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.161 6.326 .341 3 3B
61 Manny Ramirez 1999-09-24 CLE TOR W 18-4 4 4 3 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.352 6.319 .953 4 RF
62 Paul O'Neill 1995-08-31 NYY CAL W 11-6 5 5 4 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.285 6.299 .586 3 RF
63 Ken Griffey 2000-07-08 CIN CLE W 14-5 6 6 2 4 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.168 6.293 .343 3 CF
64 Luis Polonia 1988-09-09 OAK KCR W 14-6 6 5 5 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.161 6.277 .389 1 LF
65 Will Clark 1991-07-14 SFG PHI W 17-5 6 6 3 5 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.223 6.273 .805 3 1B
66 Sid Bream 1986-08-22 PIT ATL W 16-5 5 5 4 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.282 6.262 .970 4 1B
67 Mike Cameron 2001-08-19 SEA NYY W 10-2 4 4 2 4 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 6.261 .763 5 CF
68 Mickey Brantley 1987-09-14 SEA CLE L 8-11 6 6 3 5 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.368 6.256 .895 1 CF
69 Jeromy Burnitz 1993-08-05 NYM MON W 12-9 7 5 2 4 1 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.481 6.252 1.564 5 RF
70 David Bell 2004-06-28 PHI MON W 14-6 5 4 2 4 1 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.326 6.250 .934 6 3B
71 Vance Law 1988-05-08 CHC SFG W 13-7 5 3 2 3 1 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.372 6.242 1.213 6 3B
72 David Freese 2010-04-29 STL ATL W 10-4 4 3 2 3 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.366 6.217 .933 5 3B
73 Denard Span 2010-06-29 MIN DET W 11-4 5 4 2 4 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.405 6.214 .936 1 CF
74 Andres Galarraga 1996-06-27 COL LAD W 13-1 5 4 3 3 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.279 6.204 .548 5 1B
75 Orlando Hudson 2006-07-31 ARI CHC W 15-4 5 3 3 2 0 0 2 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.340 6.202 .740 7 2B
76 Brian Giles 2006-05-17 SDP ARI W 14-10 6 6 2 4 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.420 6.193 .758 3 RF
77 Craig Wilson 2004-05-11 PIT COL W 15-10 7 5 4 4 0 1 2 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.551 6.184 2.024 5 RF 1B
78 Tim Foli 1979-05-09 PIT ATL W 17-9 6 4 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.584 6.178 1.578 2 SS
79 Dave Kingman 1976-06-04 NYM LAD W 11-0 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.302 6.175 .692 4 RF
80 Mike Piazza 1995-08-27 LAD PHI W 9-1 5 4 3 4 2 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.239 6.171 .688 3 C
81 Jeff Cirillo 1999-07-03 MIL PIT W 9-4 5 5 3 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.309 6.168 .810 3 3B
82 Dave Henderson 1991-04-16 OAK CAL W 8-5 6 6 2 5 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.002 6.161 1.987 2 CF
83 Jose Castillo 2006-05-30 PIT MIL W 12-1 5 4 3 4 1 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.224 6.144 .344 7 2B
84 Jim Spencer 1977-05-14 CHW CLE W 18-2 3 3 2 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.159 6.134 .633 5 1B
85 Garret Anderson 2002-09-05 ANA TBD W 10-1 4 4 2 4 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.338 6.128 1.245 4 LF
86 Larry Herndon 1982-05-18 DET OAK W 11-9 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.392 6.121 1.140 6 LF
87 Johnny Bench 1973-05-09 CIN PHI W 9-7 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.957 6.120 1.096 3 C
88 Cecil Fielder 1997-04-26 NYY CHW W 10-2 5 5 1 5 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.166 6.118 .600 6 DH
89 Victor Martinez 2004-07-16 CLE SEA W 18-6 6 5 3 5 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.130 6.116 .403 4 C
90 Chris Hoiles 1998-08-14 BAL CLE W 15-3 5 5 2 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.144 6.110 .546 8 C
91 Albert Belle 1999-07-25 BAL ANA W 8-7 6 4 3 4 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.978 6.107 1.550 4 RF
92 Kirk Gibson 1985-09-03 DET CAL W 14-8 5 4 2 4 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.274 6.105 .512 3 RF
93 Mike Piazza 1995-05-07 LAD COL W 12-10 5 5 3 4 1 0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.736 6.090 1.480 4 C
94 Brian Giles 1990-05-17 SEA TOR W 14-6 4 4 3 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.203 6.084 .748 9 SS 3B
95 Cal Ripken 1999-06-13 BAL ATL W 22-1 6 6 5 6 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.135 6.082 .238 6 3B
96 Torii Hunter 2010-07-04 LAA KCR W 11-0 5 4 3 3 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.187 6.077 .570 4 CF
97 Bill Freehan 1974-09-08 DET NYY W 11-3 5 5 1 4 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.212 6.077 .708 5 C
98 Dwight Evans 1988-08-13 BOS DET W 16-4 6 5 4 4 0 1 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.534 6.070 .720 3 RF
99 Tim Wallach 1990-05-13 MON SDP W 15-0 6 6 4 4 1 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.354 6.069 .457 5 3B
100 George Foster 1977-04-25 CIN ATL W 23-9 5 4 5 4 1 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.231 6.064 .572 6 LF
101 Mark Teixeira 2004-08-17 TEX CLE W 16-4 5 5 3 4 1 1 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.134 6.061 .544 4 1B
102 Damion Easley 2006-06-03 (2) ARI ATL W 13-9 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.171 6.053 .708 6 2B 3B
103 Robin Ventura 1995-09-04 CHW TEX W 14-3 6 5 3 3 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.321 6.052 .767 5 3B
104 Adam Hyzdu 2002-07-20 PIT STL W 15-6 5 5 3 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.188 6.047 .282 7 CF LF
105 Ryan Raburn 2007-07-25 DET CHW W 13-9 6 5 3 4 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.516 6.043 1.228 2 RF
106 Gary Sheffield 2005-06-21 NYY TBD W 20-11 6 6 3 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.115 6.043 .585 3 RF
107 Darryl Strawberry 1985-07-20 NYM ATL W 16-4 5 5 3 3 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.241 6.039 .592 5 RF
108 Corey Koskie 2003-06-19 MIN KCR W 16-2 6 5 3 4 0 0 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.109 6.037 .493 3 3B
109 Nomar Garciaparra 1999-05-10 BOS SEA W 12-4 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.254 6.037 .586 4 SS
110 Jason Bay 2004-07-02 (2) PIT MIL W 13-2 5 5 1 4 3 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.155 6.022 .638 5 LF
111 Ellis Burks 1987-06-10 BOS BAL W 15-4 6 4 4 3 1 0 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.381 6.020 1.077 1 CF
112 Magglio Ordonez 2008-05-24 DET MIN W 19-3 4 3 4 3 1 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.385 6.018 .670 4 RF
113 Dave Kingman 1978-05-14 CHC LAD W 10-7 8 7 3 4 0 0 3 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.031 6.018 2.079 4 LF
114 Josh Willingham 2009-07-27 WSN MIL W 14-6 5 5 2 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.407 6.005 1.330 6 RF
115 Eddie Murray 1986-05-18 BAL OAK W 13-4 5 5 2 4 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.266 6.005 .936 4 1B
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Generated 2/27/2011.

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This is the beauty of baseball to me.  How many names on this list were not, or will never be, Hall of Famers?  How many of them never made an All-Star team?  How many of them were not full-time "regular" players for the bulk of their career?  Ah, baseball, where any man can have a really big day at the highest level at any given time.  That's so cool.

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20 Responses to “Batter Games With RE24 = 6+ Since 1973”

  1. DaveKingman Says:

    I still don't really believed that Mark Whiten game actually happened.

    But of course I do believe that June 4, 1976 game happened. I was there.

  2. Evil Squirrel Says:

    J.R. Towles #7! I love it!

    I was at the game where Towles batted out of his head. That was only his 6th career game, and I believe his 8 RBI's is still an Astros franchise record. The two run homer he capped off the night with came off of Cardinals infielder Aaron Miles.

    Cody Ransom batted ahead of Towles was the main beneficiary of Towles unbelievable night.... he scored a career high 5 runs, and was stranded on third base in the 4th inning for what could have been a sixth run....

    Towles never has lived up to that game, but seeing this game made me a Towles fan, and I still root for him to break through as a decent player....

  3. Shawn Green's 4-HR game (#15 on this list) is the only time a batter notched 6+ in both Runs and RBI in the live-ball era.

    Six runs scored is quite a rarity all by itself. Only 7 players have done it from 1920 onward, and only Mel Ott did it twice.

  4. Batters with 2 or more such games:
    -- Bernie Williams
    -- Brian Giles (16 years apart!)
    -- Cal Ripken
    -- Cory Snyder (!)
    -- Darryl Strawberry
    -- Dave Kingman
    -- Eddie Murray
    -- Ellis Burks (11 years apart)
    -- Garret Anderson
    -- Mike Piazza (both in '95)

    P.S. Bernie Williams's 2nd such game was a 10-9 loss -- one of just 3 losses out of 115 games on this list.

  5. Only one man made this list without an extra-base hit: Tim Foli, 5/9/79 (#78 on this list).

    It figures.

  6. Per usual, I love the 1970's on this list - sorted in date order. Starts with Bench and ends with a run of Ken Rietz, Roy Howell, Dave Kingman (2nd appearance on list), and 2 SS - Chris Foli (hit for cycle) and Tim Foli (no XBH as mentioned @5 above). nice mix.

  7. My personal favorites:

    -- Denard Span, 6/29/2010 (#73): 4 for 5, 3 triples (in the first 5 innings). The only game on this list with more than 1 triple.

    -- Chris Speier, 7/20/1978 (#53): Hit for the cycle in just 4 PAs; one of 23 such games in the live-ball era. Speier had 4 of Montreal's 9 hits, including their only 3 extra-base hits and their only 2 hits with RISP.

    -- Jim Spencer, 5/14/1977: The only man to make this list in just 3 PAs. Spencer opened the scoring with a 2-run HR in the 2nd and added a 2-out, 2-run single later that inning (after an intentional walk); launched a 2-out grand slam in the 4th; then watched the rest of the 18-2 romp from the dugout.

    BTW, the 2nd inning of that Spencer game:
    (a) featured a cycle by the White Sox in a span of 5 batters, starting with a triple by Richie Zisk (he hit 6 triples that year!); and
    (b) ended after 7 runs with Zisk caught stealing home (he had zero steals that year, and just 8 SB in over 1,400 career games.

  8. @4

    Those 2 games by Brian Giles were indeed 16 years apart, but they were not the same Brian Giles!

    I spotted this immediately because I knew the more recent Giles didn't play long enough to fit that stat.

  9. At least one such game every year from '73 to '79, and again from '85 till 2010. But, no games in 4 of the 5 years between those runs.

    Most prolific years were 1999 and 2004, with eight such games each year. Never had two games the same day, but did have two on consecutive days in 2007, and three games within a week in 1990.

  10. @8. Jimbo's bang on about the two Brian Giles.

    The earlier one is someone you have probably long forgotten about. Played only one season as a regular (for the Mets in 1983), and posted a -16.2 RE24 that year and a -31.4 for his career.

    His big 6+ game came in his final season, after being out of the majors for 3 years. He second best RE24 that year was a 0.99 ten days later, also against Toronto.

  11. DoubleDiamond Says:

    I'm sure I've asked before what RE24 is, but I have forgotten. This time, I tried to find it myself.

    First, I went to the page at http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/.

    I then chose some promising categories:

    Batting Glossary
    Miscellaneous Glossary
    Play Index Glossary

    I didn't find it in any of them.

    So, I'm requesting the following:

    1. Someone please respond here with either what this means or a link to where this is explained.

    2. Someone please put an explanation of RE24 in one of the meaningful categories linked to in the Glossary section of the About Baseball-Reference.com page.

    Thanks in advance.

  12. Its under Win Probability Added:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/wpa.shtml

    Run Expectancy

    "Run Expectancy

    "...Taking a step back from wins to runs. Just like we can estimate the probability of average teams winning a game in a situation, we can estimate how many runs an average team is likely to score in a given base-out situation (say one out and runners on the corners, 1.186 runs). And then add the actual runs scored on a play to the estimate of runs still to be scores (2 + .9420 in the case above). This change (2.942 - 1.186 = 1.755) is run expectancy is RE24 (run expectancy for the 24 base-out situations)...."

    "...RE24 Runs Added by 24 base-out situations. Sum of the differences in run expectancies for each play the player is credited with. Can be for a play, game, season, or career. This is denoted in runs and is of a similar scale to other runs-based statistics like linear weights. It is somewhat highly dependent on the context in which a player played. A player with a lot of runners on base ahead of him has more of a chance to create RE24 than a batter who always comes up with the bases empty. It is relative to average, so unlike runs created an average player will have zero RE24. "

  13. @11 and @12.

    This was explained in gory detail in one of Bill James' abstracts back in the 80s. The run estimates Ralphy mentions are derived from a model developed based on "Markov chain analysis" (mathematicians out there will know what that is).

    However, where my recollection differs is that the oriiginal model predicted future runs in an inning based an outs/on-base scenarios, not the expected runs to be produced from the next batter's contribution. So, am not sure how the original work has been adapted to come up with RE24.

    In some sense RE24 may be a bit unfair to the batter owing to circumstances quite beyond his control. For example, suppose it's early in the game and there are runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs. The run expectancy for that situation is whatever it is. Except that, if the next batter is the number 8 hitter with the pitcher following, most likely that batter will be walked with no opportunity to contribute, and will end up with a negative RE24 on that plate appearance (I'm presuming). Like I say, seems a bit unfair to me.

  14. I believe Mike Greenwell is the only guy on the list who drove in all the runs for his team.

  15. That Brian Giles factoid is maybe the coolest thing I've ever seen on this site.

  16. I am always fascinated by a pitcher's hitting ability, so there is one omission. Check out Tony Cloninger's RE24 of 6.7 from 1966:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN196607030.shtml

  17. John Autin Says:

    Thanks to all and sundry for the Brian Giles correction. I do recall the first Brian Giles from early-'80s Strat-O-Matic sets; it just never occurred to me that he was capable of such a game!

    That 5/17/90 game came in his final MLB season (which followed a 3-year absence); with 2 HRs and 7 RBI, that game constituted half his HRs and 64% of his RBI for the year -- not to mention 20% and 14% of his career HR and RBI totals, respectively.

    BTW, that Brian Giles was batting 9th in his big game; he was the first #9 hitter in the DH era to record 2+ HRs and 7+ RBI in a game.

  18. John Autin Says:

    Albert7 -- Nice point on the Greenwell game.

    And what an unexpected game it was, coming in the final month of Greenwell's career. Batting 8th, Greenwell started Boston's comeback from a 5-0 deficit with a 2-run HR in the 5th. In the 7th, his grand slam put them ahead, 6-5. After Seattle went back in front with 3 runs in the bottom half, Greenwell tied it up with a 2-out, 2-run double in the 8th. And in the 10th, his 2-out single drove in the winning run.

    Incidentally, all 4 of Greenwell's RBI hits followed a walk to the preceding batter, and 6 of the 7 baserunners he drove home had reached on a free pass.

  19. John Autin Says:

    P.S. on Greenwell's game:

    1. It was the only time in the game-searchable era (1920-present) that a player with 9+ RBI drove in all of his team's runs.

    2. It was the first 9-RBI game by a #8 or #9 hitter in the DH era. (Two #8 hitters have matched it since: Bill Mueller with the BoSox in 2003, with 3 HRs, and James Loney of the Dodgers in 2006, with 2 HRs and a double.)

  20. Garret Anderson has announced his retirement today. He appears twice on this list, including at #9 for his 10 RBI performance against the Yankees in 2007.

    As an Angels fan new to baseball at the time, I remember him fondly for his contributions to the 2002 WS winning team and for several years he was one of the most consistent players around. But he was never an elite player and finishes his career with an OPS+ of 102.

    He is the Angels franchise all time leader in runs, hits, total bases, doubles, RBI, extra base hits, times on base. Interestingly though he doesn't feature particularly high in any advanced stats like WAR, runs created, WPA, etc.