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Three homers for Pujols

Posted by Andy on May 30, 2010

Albert Pujols just hit his 3rd homer of the game today.

That's his 4th career 3-HR game. Here are the first three:

Rk 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 2006-09-03 STL PIT W 6-3 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.316 4.166 .533 3 1B
2 2006-04-16 STL CIN W 8-7 5 4 4 3 0 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.987 2.565 1.918 3 1B
3 2004-07-20 STL CHC W 11-8 5 5 4 5 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.596 5.000 1.286 3 1B
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Generated 5/30/2010.

Here are active leaders in 3-HR games:

Rk Player #Matching PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
2 Carlos Delgado 5 Ind. Games 23 22 16 0 0 16 21 1 3 .727 .739 2.909 3.648 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mark Teixeira 3 Ind. Games 16 15 10 0 0 9 16 0 1 .667 .625 2.467 3.092 0 1 0 0 1
8 Alfonso Soriano 3 Ind. Games 16 15 12 1 0 9 13 1 0 .800 .813 2.667 3.479 0 0 1 0 0
9 Alex Rodriguez 3 Ind. Games 15 14 11 0 0 9 21 1 2 .786 .800 2.714 3.514 0 0 0 0 0
10 Aramis Ramirez 3 Ind. Games 13 12 10 1 0 9 14 1 1 .833 .846 3.167 4.013 0 0 0 0 0
11 Albert Pujols 3 Ind. Games 14 13 11 1 0 9 15 1 0 .846 .857 3.000 3.857 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 5/30/2010.

Yeah I'm counting Delago as active. If he's not, then Pujols is the leader with 4.

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9 Responses to “Three homers for Pujols”

  1. The all-time list of players with 4 or more is not that long.

    6-Mize
    6-Sosa
    5-Kingman
    5-JCarter
    5-McGwire
    5-Delgado
    4-Gehrig
    4-Ruth (not counting twice in the WS)
    4-Kiner
    4-Banks
    4-Stargell
    4-Larry Parrish
    4-Ba. Bonds
    4-SFinley
    4-Pujols

  2. Johnny Twisto Says:

    Andy will be pleased to see all those games by Joe Carter.

  3. JT, you're right that I winced when I saw Carter on that list, but I had a stronger reaction to Steve Finley. While I obviously have no proof, evidence, or even suggestion, I am inclined to guess that Finley was a steroid user.

  4. Kingman!!! LOL

  5. David- Ruth only had 2 regular season 3 HR games.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/event_hr.cgi?n1=ruthba01&t=b

  6. While Kingman was one of the worst hitters ever, however, the guy could mash. I always believed he was black balled bv MLB as he would have hit 500 homers had his career not ended in 1987. His record of 35 homers for a player in his last season will stand for a long time.

  7. Johnny Twisto Says:

    I don't think Kingman was blackballed. By the end of his career he was a guy who didn't play defense, didn't do much of anything except pop an occasional HR, and was kind of a jerk to boot. Sure, if he was a nicer guy, maybe he gets another chance, but who needs a DH with a .255 OBP? 35 HR or not, he wasn't a good player at that point.

    Now Barry Bonds, he got blackballed.

  8. @5
    Whoops... thanks for the correction. I think I lost track of the split between regular season and playoffs.

  9. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Johnny Mize's teams went 1-4-1 in his six three-homer games:

    September 15, 1950 (Yankees lost to Tigers)
    April 24, 1947 (Giants lost to Braves)
    September 8, 1940 (Cardinals lost to Pirates)
    May 13, 1940 (Cardinals tied with Reds in 14-inning game)
    July 20, 1938 (Cardinals defeated Giants)
    July 13, 1938 (Cardinals lost to Braves)