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Oldest players to drive in 7 runs in a game

Posted by Andy on July 20, 2009

Jim Thome recently became the 4th-oldest player to drive in 7 runs in a game since 1954.

  Cnt AgeY.D                   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 40.214 Stan Musial       1961-06-23    STL  SFG W 10-5   5  4  2  2  0  0  2   7  1   1  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th LF        
    2 40.123 Reggie Jackson    1986-09-18    CAL  KCR W 18-3   6  4  4  3  0  0  3   7  2   0  0   0  0  0   0   1  0  0 4th DH        
    3 39.333 Ted Williams      1958-07-29    BOS @DET W 11-8   6  5  3  3  0  0  2   7  1   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd LF        
    4 38.324 Jim Thome         2009-07-17    CHW  BAL W 12-8   5  4  2  2  0  0  2   7  1   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th DH        
    5 38.307 Rafael Palmeiro   2003-07-28    TEX @SEA W 10-1   4  4  2  2  0  0  2   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th DH        
    6 38.240 Jerry Grote       1981-06-03    KCR  SEA W 12-9   4  4  1  3  1  0  1   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 9th C         
    7 38.208 Ruben Sierra      2004-05-01    NYY  KCR W 12-4   5  3  3  2  0  0  2   7  2   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th DH        
    8 38.102 Ernie Banks       1969-05-13    CHC  SDP W 19-0   5  5  2  3  1  0  2   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th 1B        
    9 38.043 Davey Lopes       1983-06-15    OAK @TOR W 10-1   4  4  3  3  1  1  1   7  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 8th 2B        
   10 37.262 Damian Miller     2007-07-02    MIL @PIT W 10-3   5  5  2  4  0  0  2   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th C         
   11 37.254 Carlton Fisk      1985-09-06    CHW @TEX W 12-1   5  5  3  4  0  0  2   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th DH        
   12 37.014 Kirk Gibson       1994-06-11    DET @CAL W 11-5   5  5  2  2  0  0  2   7  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th CF        
   13 36.357 Lou Whitaker      1994-05-04    DET  TEX W 14-7   6  5  2  2  0  0  2   7  1   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd 2B        
   14 36.284 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 3rd RF        
   15 36.269 Jose Valentin     2006-07-08(2) NYM  FLA W 17-3   5  5  1  2  0  1  1   7  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th 2B        
   16 36.230 Mark McGwire      2000-05-18    STL @PHI W  7-2   5  4  3  3  0  0  3   7  1   1  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th 1B        
   17 36.215 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 3rd RF        
   18 36.204 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 6th 2B 3B     
   19 36.098 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 4th RF        
   20 36.002 Carlos Delgado    2008-06-27    NYM @NYY W 15-6   5  5  2  3  1  0  2   9  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th DH        

This list encompasses every guy at least 36 years old to do it isnce 1954. You can also see that Carlos Delagdo is the oldest guy to drive in 9 since 1954 and Dave Parker is the oldest guy to drive in 8 since 1954. Mark McGwire is the oldest guy to drive in all of his team's runs since 1954.

If you check out the full list here, you can also learn these tidbits (all since 1954):

  • Joe Girardi is the oldest player to drive in at least 7 runs without hitting a homer
  • Girardi is also the oldest player to drive in at least 7 runs without scoring one (which makes a whole bunch of sense...)
  • Tracy Jones is the oldest (and only) player to drive in at least 7 runs with no extra-base hits.
  • Roy Sievers is the oldest guy to drive in 7 after entering the game as a pinch-hitter.
  • Robert Person is the oldest guy to drive in 7 while pitching.
  • Jerry Grote is the oldest guy to drive in 7 while batting 9th.
  • Jim Northrup is the oldest guy to drive in 7th while batting leadoff.

I could go on and on...

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One Response to “Oldest players to drive in 7 runs in a game”

  1. The career (post 1954) leader in 7+ RBI games surprised me a little. A-rod, Dave Kingman and Garrett Anderson each had 4.

    Other than Girardi and Jones only 2 other players since 1954 have done it without a home run: Dane Iorg in 1980 Jeff Cirillo in 2000.