Comments on: Miguel Cabrera’s 3 HR in a loss http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Djibouti http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22660 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:02:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22660 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.

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By: koma http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22490 Mon, 31 May 2010 09:14:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22490 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

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22151 Sun, 30 May 2010 03:39:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22151 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.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22127 Sun, 30 May 2010 00:20:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22127 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.

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By: Nate http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22126 Sun, 30 May 2010 00:18:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22126 And they had done the same thing to Kingman in 1979!

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By: Nate http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22125 Sun, 30 May 2010 00:18:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22125 The Cubs lost not one but TWO games in 2001 when Sosa hit 3 HR.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22116 Sat, 29 May 2010 23:06:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22116 FWIW, my 1950s line is also missing 1950 & 1951.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22115 Sat, 29 May 2010 23:05:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22115 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)

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22111 Sat, 29 May 2010 22:37:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22111 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.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6447/comment-page-1#comment-22105 Sat, 29 May 2010 21:59:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6447#comment-22105 I stand corrected yet again.

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