Comments on: Three homers for Pujols http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22552 Mon, 31 May 2010 18:54:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22552 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)

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22482 Mon, 31 May 2010 04:22:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22482 @5
Whoops... thanks for the correction. I think I lost track of the split between regular season and playoffs.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22474 Mon, 31 May 2010 04:05:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22474 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.

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By: JR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22460 Mon, 31 May 2010 02:29:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22460 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.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22454 Mon, 31 May 2010 02:05:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22454 David- Ruth only had 2 regular season 3 HR games.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/event_hr.cgi?n1=ruthba01&t=b

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By: Mark http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22444 Mon, 31 May 2010 00:57:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22444 Kingman!!! LOL

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22443 Mon, 31 May 2010 00:35:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22443 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.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22439 Sun, 30 May 2010 23:54:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22439 Andy will be pleased to see all those games by Joe Carter.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6455/comment-page-1#comment-22430 Sun, 30 May 2010 22:31:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6455#comment-22430 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

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