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5+ hits, 6+RBI

Posted by Raphy on July 22, 2008

Last Night  Miguel Cabrera had 5 hits and 6 RBI. He is the 45th player since 1956 to do this.

What intrigues me are the dates for the last 4 times that this has been accomplished.

Cabrera accomplished his feat on July 21, 2008.

Before him Willie Harris did it on  July 21, 2007.

Before that Andruw Jones did it on July 18, 2006.

Before that Craig Monroe did it on July 22, 2005.

In 4 consecutive years the feat has been accomplished on almost the same date and in the last 3 of those years (so far) it wasn't done on any other date.

Some of you will tell me that I'm nuts, but I found this intriguing.

4 Responses to “5+ hits, 6+RBI”

  1. kingturtle Says:

    Wow, that's awesome. I love stuff like that. Those dates are spooky.

    Who did it twice? ARod, Andruw Jones, Stargell.

    But most impressive on this list is Ozzie Smith.

  2. ImAShark Says:

    Although there were others in between, the last played to do it in 2004 (Victor Martinez) did it on July 16th, and the last of 2003 (Shea Hillenbrand) did it on July 7th. It's odd how it doesn't happen again for the season after July.

  3. David in Toledo Says:

    This feat is less likely to happen in the cold of the spring when pitchers are fresh and batting conditions difficult -- no?

    And maybe less likely to happen in dog days in August and at the end of the season, when hitters are worn down and additional arms from the minors supplement pitching staffs?

    So maybe there are factors which favor mid-season?

  4. thebest Says:

    I'm just shocked that Willie Harris accomplished it. ..