You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Blog >

SITE NEWS: We are moving all of our site and company news into a single blog for Sports-Reference.com. We'll tag all B-R content, so you can quickly and easily find the content you want.

Also, our existing B-R blog rss feed will be redirected to the new site's feed.

Baseball-Reference.com » Sports Reference

For more from Andy and the gang, check out their new site High Heat Stats.

5 hits and 5 runs scored

Posted by Andy on March 23, 2009

I was just looking at a 2009 Topps Heritage Chrome Dustin Pedroia baseball card, and on the back it noted that this past season, he became the first Red Sox player to have at least 5 hits and 5 runs scored in a game. Here are the 25 guys to do it since 1956:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Adrian Beltre     2008-09-01    SEA @TEX W 12-6   6  6  5  5  1  1  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th 3B        
    2 Dustin Pedroia    2008-08-12    BOS  TEX W 19-17  6  6  5  5  1  0  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd 2B        

    3 David Murphy      2007-08-22(1) TEX @BAL W 30-3   7  7  5  5  0  0  0   2  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th LF        

    4 Carl Crawford     2006-05-24    TBD @TOR W 10-8   5  5  5  5  0  0  1   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  4  0 2nd LF        

    5 Derek Jeter       2005-06-21    NYY  TBD W 20-11  6  6  5  5  1  0  1   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st SS        
    6 Alex Rodriguez    2005-04-18    NYY  TBD W 19-8   6  6  5  5  2  0  2   6  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th 3B        

    7 Angel Berroa      2004-09-13    KCR  NYY W 17-8   6  5  5  5  0  0  0   1  0   0  0   1  0  0   0   0  1  0 2nd SS        
    8 Joe Randa         2004-09-09(1) KCR @DET W 26-5   7  7  6  6  1  0  0   2  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th 3B        

    9 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 3rd RF        

   10 Edgardo Alfonzo   1999-08-30    NYM @HOU W 17-1   6  6  6  6  1  0  3   5  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd 2B        
   11 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 6th 3B        

   12 Juan Encarnacion  1998-09-14    DET  CHW L 16-17  7  6  5  5  0  1  1   4  0   0  1   0  0  1   0   0  0  0 3rd RF        

   13 Kenny Lofton      1997-04-14    ATL  CIN W 15-5   6  6  5  5  0  0  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  2  0 1st CF        

   14 Rondell White     1995-06-11    MON @SFG W 10-8   7  7  5  6  2  1  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 5th CF        

   15 Mariano Duncan    1992-05-03    PHI @SFG W 12-3   5  5  5  5  0  1  1   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd 2B        

   16 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 1st LF        

   17 Joe Carter        1986-09-06    CLE @MIL W 17-9   6  6  5  5  2  0  2   4  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th LF        

   18 Tim Teufel        1983-09-16    MIN  TOR W 11-4   5  5  5  5  0  1  2   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st 2B        

   19 Steve Garvey      1977-08-28    LAD  STL W 11-0   5  5  5  5  3  0  2   5  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th 1B        
   20 Larry Parrish     1977-05-29    MON @STL W 14-4   5  5  5  5  0  0  3   5  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 8th 3B        

   21 Tom Poquette      1976-06-15    KCR @DET W 21-7   6  6  5  5  2  0  1   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th LF        

   22 Rennie Stennett   1975-09-16    PIT @CHC W 22-0   7  7  5  7  2  1  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st 2B        

   23 Willie Stargell   1970-08-01    PIT @ATL W 20-10  6  6  5  5  3  0  2   6  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th LF        
   24 Walt Williams     1970-05-31    CHW @BOS W 22-13  7  7  5  5  1  0  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 1st RF        

   25 Norm Siebern      1962-05-05(1) KCA  CLE W 18-6   6  6  5  5  0  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   1   0  0  0 4th 1B        

For such a rare feat, we see a number of statistical oddities. Last year, Texas was victimized twice. In 2005, the Yankees did it twice. In 2004, the Royals (of all teams!) did it twice!

Notice that the player's team never scored fewer than 10 runs in any of these 25 games, and only Juan Encarnacion's 1998 Tigers team lost the game. The teams averaged 16.5 runs in these games.

a

This entry was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 8:29 am and is filed under Game Finders. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

6 Responses to “5 hits and 5 runs scored”

  1. That's an interesting list. A couple of things that struck me -- in addition to the Royals striking twice (only four days apart!).

    Only two -- Adrian Beltre and Rondell White -- hit for the cycle.

    Ripken's game was 'post-streak'...pretty much his last hurrah.

    Shawn Green's included a record-tying 4 home runs.

    The only one on the list who drew a walk during the game was, of all people, Luis Polonia, although Berroa was also hit by a pitch. (Did either of those plate appearances account for one of their runs scored?)

    I remember Rennie Stennet's amazing 7-7 game. I also remember Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez going 7-7 in a '71 game, but he must have scored fewer than 5 runs.

    Good info.

  2. BoondockSaint Says:

    How about that Larry Parrish game in 1977? He hit 3 of his 11 HRs on the season in that game and scored 5 of his 50 runs, talk about boosting your stats. What amazes me is that that he did it from the 8-hole in the order, which is pleasant surprise for any manager to get form the bottom of your lineup.

  3. leatherman Says:

    Here is one from July 31, 1954: http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1954/B07310BRO1954.htm

    Joe Adcock hits 4 home runs and a double, and scores 5 runs as well.

  4. rico petrocelli Says:

    This rocks.

    Cesar Gutierrez went 7-7 in a ‘71 game? I thought Stennet was the only one.

    Jeter 6 6 5 5 one RBI vs. ARod 6 6 5 5 6 rbis says it all

  5. Let me correct myself. Gutierrez' game was in '70...June 21. He scored only 3 runs in that game, though.

  6. Here´s another 7 hits: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET196206240.shtml
    Rocky Colavito went 7-11 but scored only one single run