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Miguel Cabrera’s 3 HR in a loss

Posted by Andy on May 29, 2010

Yesterday Miguel Cabrera hit 3 HR in a game that the Tigers lost. Below is the list of all times this has been done. The most famous is Bob Horner's FOUR HR game that the Braves lost.

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 Miguel Cabrera 2010-05-28 DET OAK L 4-5 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.407 3.748 1.090 4 1B
2 Edwin Encarnacion 2010-05-21 TOR ARI L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.044 2.754 .380 8 3B
3 Chris Young 2009-09-06 ARI COL L 5-13 5 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.101 3.498 .213 6 CF
4 Evan Longoria 2008-09-18 TBR MIN L 8-11 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.309 3.375 .608 4 3B
5 Jose Reyes 2006-08-15 NYM PHI L 4-11 4 3 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.139 3.737 .325 1 SS
6 Kevin Millar 2004-07-23 BOS NYY L 7-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.407 2.523 1.247 7 1B
7 Steve Finley 2004-04-28 ARI CHC L 3-4 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.539 2.886 .930 5 CF
8 Moises Alou 2003-07-04 CHC STL L 8-11 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.060 4.177 .456 4 LF
9 Carlos Pena 2003-05-19 DET CLE L 9-10 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.536 5.476 1.354 5 1B
10 Mike Lieberthal 2002-08-10 PHI LAD L 8-10 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.397 3.867 .948 6 C
11 Chris Woodward 2002-08-07 TOR SEA L 4-5 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.766 2.675 1.635 7 SS
12 Sammy Sosa 2001-09-23 CHC HOU L 6-7 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.366 3.462 1.445 3 RF
13 Sammy Sosa 2001-08-09 CHC COL L 5-14 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.075 2.799 .477 3 RF
14 Vinny Castilla 2001-07-28 (1) HOU PIT L 8-9 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.369 3.217 .986 4 3B
15 Ellis Burks 2001-06-19 CLE MIN L 9-10 7 7 3 5 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.262 3.406 1.037 2 DH
16 Mike Lansing 1998-09-22 COL ARI L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.367 3.461 1.035 7 2B
17 Carlos Delgado 1998-08-04 TOR TEX L 9-11 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.208 3.002 .968 4 1B
18 Frank Thomas 1996-09-15 CHW BOS L 8-9 5 4 4 3 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 2.758 1.492 3 1B
19 Mike Stanley 1995-08-10 (1) NYY CLE L 9-10 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.505 4.997 1.628 7 C
20 Barry Bonds 1994-08-02 SFG CIN L 7-9 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.329 3.770 .892 3 LF
21 Tuffy Rhodes 1994-04-04 CHC NYM L 8-12 5 4 3 4 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.344 3.723 .852 1 CF
22 Joe Carter 1993-08-23 TOR CLE L 8-9 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.429 3.404 1.200 4 RF
23 Carlos Baerga 1993-06-17 CLE DET L 5-9 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.275 4.126 .715 3 2B
24 Dave Henderson 1991-08-03 OAK MIN L 6-8 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.227 2.359 .794 2 CF
25 Danny Tartabull 1991-07-06 KCR OAK L 7-9 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.198 3.218 .653 4 RF
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
26 Glenn Davis 1990-06-01 HOU SFG L 5-6 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.662 3.956 1.618 4 1B
27 Cecil Fielder 1990-05-06 DET TOR L 7-11 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.270 4.318 .700 4 1B
28 Darnell Coles 1987-09-30 (2) PIT CHC L 8-10 5 4 3 4 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.399 5.021 1.050 5 3B
29 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
30 Glenn Davis 1987-09-10 HOU SDP L 7-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.468 4.054 1.495 6 1B
31 Brook Jacoby 1987-07-03 CLE CHW L 9-14 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.399 2.822 .613 8 3B
32 Joe Carter 1987-05-28 CLE BOS L 8-12 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.256 4.260 .666 4 1B
33 Tim Wallach 1987-05-04 MON ATL L 7-10 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.319 4.470 .828 4 3B
34 Jim Presley 1986-09-01 SEA DET L 5-6 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.359 3.376 1.080 5 3B
35 Ken Griffey 1986-07-22 ATL PHI L 4-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222 2.669 1.102 3 LF
36 Bob Horner 1986-07-06 ATL MON L 8-11 5 5 4 4 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.262 5.204 .718 4 1B
37 Juan Beniquez 1986-06-12 BAL NYY L 5-7 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.199 2.342 1.578 5 DH
38 Doug DeCinces 1982-08-03 CAL MIN L 4-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.303 3.274 1.302 2 3B
39 Paul Molitor 1982-05-12 MIL KCR L 7-9 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.229 3.401 .912 1 3B
40 Eddie Murray 1980-09-14 BAL TOR L 3-4 6 6 3 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.750 2.729 1.563 4 1B
41 Larry Parrish 1980-04-25 MON ATL L 7-8 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.693 5.692 1.514 5 3B
42 Dave Kingman 1979-07-28 CHC NYM L 4-6 4 4 3 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.251 3.370 .553 5 LF
43 Mike Schmidt 1979-07-07 PHI SFG L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.478 4.443 1.580 5 3B
44 Dave Kingman 1979-05-17 CHC PHI L 22-23 7 6 4 3 0 0 3 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -0.123 2.886 1.519 4 LF
45 Jim Rice 1977-08-29 BOS OAK L 7-8 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.445 3.674 1.146 5 RF
46 Gary Carter 1977-04-20 MON PIT L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.129 3.312 .737 7 C
47 Bill Robinson 1976-06-05 PIT SDP L 9-11 8 8 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.310 2.797 2.020 2 3B
48 John Mayberry 1975-07-01 KCR TEX L 4-5 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.151 2.781 .610 4 1B
49 Tony Oliva 1973-07-03 MIN KCR L 6-7 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.549 2.464 1.240 3 DH
50 Bill Freehan 1971-08-09 DET BOS L 11-12 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.459 2.960 1.016 6 C
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
51 Willie Stargell 1971-04-10 PIT ATL L 4-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.429 3.137 1.628 4 LF
52 Tony Horton 1970-05-24 (2) CLE NYY L 7-8 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.567 3.579 1.480 4 1B
53 Mike Epstein 1969-05-16 WSA CHW L 6-7 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.392 3.395 .870 3 1B
54 Roberto Clemente 1967-05-15 PIT CIN L 7-8 5 5 3 4 1 0 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.609 6.269 .944 3 RF
55 Art Shamsky 1966-08-12 CIN PIT L 11-14 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.503 4.614 2.510 9 LF
56 Johnny Callison 1964-09-27 PHI MLN L 8-14 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.061 3.118 .588 3 RF
57 Jim King 1964-06-08 WSA KCA L 4-5 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.330 2.698 .972 4 RF
58 Boog Powell 1963-08-10 BAL WSA L 5-6 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.278 3.033 1.512 3 1B
59 Ernie Banks 1963-06-09 CHC LAD L 8-11 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.196 3.647 .394 5 1B
60 Steve Boros 1962-08-06 DET CLE L 5-6 4 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.280 2.900 .698 7 3B
61 Rocky Colavito 1962-07-05 DET CLE L 6-7 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.392 4.043 1.106 4 LF
62 Ernie Banks 1962-05-29 CHC MLN L 9-11 5 5 3 4 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 4 1B
63 Lee Thomas 1961-09-05 (2) LAA KCA L 12-13 6 6 3 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.859 5.685 1.707 2 1B
64 Willie Kirkland 1961-07-09 (2) CLE CHW L 8-9 5 3 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.358 3.737 2.034 5 RF
65 Bob Cerv 1959-08-20 KCA BOS L 10-11 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.512 4.332 1.258 4 LF
66 Jim Lemon 1956-08-31 WSH NYY L 4-6 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.386 3.321 1.545 5 RF
67 Gus Bell 1955-07-21 CIN PHI L 3-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.409 2.271 1.376 3 CF
68 Hank Leiber 1939-07-04 (1) CHC STL L 4-6 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 4 CF
69 Johnny Mize 1938-07-13 STL BSN L 5-10 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 5 1B
70 Moose Solters 1935-07-07 SLB DET L 5-12 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 3 LF
71 Babe Ruth 1935-05-25 BSN PIT L 7-11 4 4 3 4 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 3 RF
72 Bill Terry 1932-08-13 (1) NYG BRO L 9-18 5 5 4 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 3 1B
73 Al Simmons 1932-07-15 PHA DET L 10-11 7 7 4 4 1 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 4 LF
74 Mel Ott 1930-08-31 (2) NYG BSN L 10-14 5 5 3 4 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 5 RF
75 Babe Ruth 1930-05-21 (1) NYY PHA L 7-15 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 3 LF
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
76 Les Bell 1928-06-02 BSN CIN L 12-20 5 5 4 4 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 5 3B
77 Jack Fournier 1926-07-13 BRO STL L 10-12 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 3 1B
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12 Responses to “Miguel Cabrera’s 3 HR in a loss”

  1. In the years for which we have box scores, teams are 365-77 in games in which on of their players hit 3+ homers. As you might imagine, the record is less favorable since 1993. Used to be that 3 HR was all but a guarantee of a victory.

  2. Actually the record has not been less favorable since 1993.

    1920s 13-2 .867
    1930s 27-8 .771
    1940s ?
    1950s 35-3 .921
    1960s 34-12 .739
    1970s 44-11 .800
    1980s 41-14 .745
    1990s 77-12 .865
    2000s 94-15 .862

    Its not cut an dry, but the trend seems to more favorable rather than less. My guess is that more of these are solo homers in low-scoring eras.

  3. I stand corrected yet again.

  4. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Filling in the missing line from DavidRF's #2:

    1940s 18-2 .900 (one tie)

    Here's something strange. Johnny Mize was the three-homer guy in both losses — for the Cardinals on September 8, 1940 (first game) and for the Giants on April 24, 1947. He also hit three homers in the tie game between the Cardinals and Reds on May 13, 1940. In his major-league career, Mize hit three homers in a game five times. His teams' record in those five games was one win, three losses, and one tie.

  5. Johnny Twisto Says:

    I believe Mize had the most 3-HR games (I thought he had done it 6 times) (and the Interweb appears to agree with me, and also says Sosa matched him, which of course I had no memory of since it happened in the last 15 years)

  6. FWIW, my 1950s line is also missing 1950 & 1951.

  7. The Cubs lost not one but TWO games in 2001 when Sosa hit 3 HR.

  8. And they had done the same thing to Kingman in 1979!

  9. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Yes, there was a sixth Mize three-homer game that I missed: September 15, 1950, for the Yankees against the Tigers. The Yankees lost that game 9-7. Mize's teams' record in his three-homer games was thus 1-4-1.

    Wikipedia list of all three-homer games by individual hitters.

  10. I was at that Reyes game which was very odd because you don't expect a hitter like Reyes to hit 3hr in a game.

  11. and they did it twice to Ernie Banks on
    1962-05-29 and 1963-06-09

    plus another 3 times giving 9 3-homer game losses, far in front of the Tigers and the Indians with 6

  12. I'm a couple days late on this post, but I just wanted to comment on the crazy game that Art Shamsky had in '66. If you sort the table by WPA, you find Shamsky had an insane 1.503. Shamsky was brought in as a defensive replacement in the top of the 8th as part of a double switch bringing pitcher Don Nottebart in, taking out pitcher Joe Nuxhall and 1B Gordy Coleman and moving Deron Johnson from LF to 1B (Shamsky came in at LF). He had 3 ABs in the game, all HRs. In the bottom of the 8th he had a 2-run shot that gave the Reds an 8-7 lead. In the bottom of the 10th he had a solo shot that tied the game at 9. In the bottom of the 12th he had another 2-run shot to tie the game at 11. The Reds bullpen continued to implode and gave up 3 runs in the 13th to lose the game. His ABs had wWPA values of -54%, -47%, and -49% (I wonder if anyone has ever had 3 ABs in a game with an abs(wWPA) greater than 50%). 3 clutch late HRs all by the same guy, it must have been one hell of a game to watch.