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Most K’s By A Batter In One Game

Posted by Sky on September 13, 2007

Motivated by Mike Cameron's stellar five strikeout performance last night, here's the list of the only players to whiff six times in one game (since 1947, naturally):

  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 Geoff Jenkins     2004-06-08    MIL @ANA W  1-0   7  7  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd LF
    2 Alex Gonzalez     1998-09-09    TOR  CLE L  3-6   6  6  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th SS
    3 Sam Horn          1991-07-17    BAL @KCR L  8-9   8  7  2  1  1  0  0   0  1   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th DH
    4 Cecil Cooper      1974-06-14    BOS @CAL L  3-4   8  8  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st 1B
    5 Billy Cowan       1971-07-09    CAL @OAK L  0-1   8  8  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th LF
    6 Rick Reichardt    1966-05-31    CAL  CLE L  5-7   8  8  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0    6     0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd LF

Alex Gonzalez is the only one to do it in just six plate appearances and Sam Horn is the only one to also have a hit in the game.

Has anyone been so skilled as to have multiple five-strikeout games? Yes:

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Sammy Sosa            4 Ind. Games
 Ray Lankford          3 Ind. Games
 Jim Thome             2 Ind. Games
 Ron Swoboda           2 Ind. Games
 Richie Sexson         2 Ind. Games
 George Scott          2 Ind. Games
 Deron Johnson         2 Ind. Games
 Dick Allen            2 Ind. Games

How about the career leaders for four-strikeout games:

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Reggie Jackson       23 Ind. Games
 Bo Jackson           19 Ind. Games
 Sammy Sosa           17 Ind. Games
 Rob Deer             17 Ind. Games
 Jose Canseco         16 Ind. Games
 Jim Thome            15 Ind. Games
 Dave Kingman         15 Ind. Games
 Andres Galarraga     15 Ind. Games
 Dick Allen           15 Ind. Games
 Reggie Sanders       14 Ind. Games
 Ray Lankford         14 Ind. Games
 Bobby Bonds          14 Ind. Games
 Cory Snyder          13 Ind. Games
 Jay Buhner           13 Ind. Games
 Lance Parrish        12 Ind. Games
 Pete Incaviglia      12 Ind. Games
 Tony Clark           12 Ind. Games
 Gorman Thomas        11 Ind. Games
 Frank Howard         11 Ind. Games
 Jose Hernandez       11 Ind. Games

Bo Jackson's the man considering how short his career was.

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