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Post 1919 Batters With Most 3+ HR Games

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 14, 2010

Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in the Yankees game this evening. Since 1920, heading into today, which players had the most career games with 3+ HR?

Here's the answer:

From 1920 to 8/13/2010, Players with at least 2 games of HR>=3

Rk Player #Matching   PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1 Sammy Sosa 6 Ind. Games 25 24 18 0 0 18 30 1 2 .750 .760 3.000 3.760 0 0 0 0 0
2 Johnny Mize 6 Ind. Games 28 26 18 0 0 18 30 2 1 .692 .714 2.769 3.484 0 0 0 0 1
3 Mark McGwire 5 Ind. Games 25 21 16 0 0 15 26 4 3 .762 .800 2.905 3.705 0 0 2 0 0
4 Dave Kingman 5 Ind. Games 29 27 17 0 0 15 33 2 4 .630 .655 2.296 2.951 0 0 0 0 1
5 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
6 Joe Carter 5 Ind. Games 23 21 18 0 0 15 22 1 2 .857 .826 3.000 3.826 0 1 0 0 0
7 Willie Stargell 4 Ind. Games 19 19 15 2 0 12 22 0 4 .789 .789 2.789 3.579 0 0 0 0 0
8 Aramis Ramirez 4 Ind. Games 18 17 13 1 0 12 21 1 3 .765 .778 2.941 3.719 0 0 0 0 0
9 Albert Pujols 4 Ind. Games 19 16 14 1 0 12 19 3 0 .875 .895 3.188 4.082 0 0 1 0 0
10 Larry Parrish 4 Ind. Games 20 20 15 1 0 12 23 0 2 .750 .750 2.600 3.350 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ralph Kiner 4 Ind. Games 21 17 12 0 0 12 23 4 0 .706 .762 2.824 3.585 0 0 0 0 0
12 Lou Gehrig 4 Ind. Games 23 20 15 0 0 13 23 2 1 .750 .773 2.700 3.473 1 0   0  
13 Steve Finley 4 Ind. Games 21 19 13 0 0 12 16 2 2 .684 .714 2.579 3.293 0 0 0 0 0
14 Barry Bonds 4 Ind. Games 21 19 15 2 0 12 15 2 2 .789 .810 2.789 3.599 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ernie Banks 4 Ind. Games 19 18 14 1 0 12 18 1 0 .778 .789 2.833 3.623 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ted Williams 3 Ind. Games 15 14 10 0 0 9 17 1 1 .714 .733 2.643 3.376 0 0 1 0 0
17 Larry Walker 3 Ind. Games 16 14 12 1 0 9 18 2 0 .857 .875 2.857 3.732 0 0 0 0 0
18 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
19 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
20 Mike Schmidt 3 Ind. Games 14 14 11 0 0 10 19 0 0 .786 .786 2.929 3.714 0 0 0 0 0
21 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
22 Boog Powell 3 Ind. Games 14 13 10 0 0 9 10 1 1 .769 .786 2.846 3.632 0 0 0 0 0
23 Ben Oglivie 3 Ind. Games 13 10 9 0 0 9 14 3 0 .900 .923 3.600 4.523 0 0 1 0 0
24 Eddie Murray 3 Ind. Games 17 16 11 0 0 9 19 1 0 .688 .706 2.375 3.081 0 0 0 0 0
25 Willie McCovey 3 Ind. Games 14 12 9 0 0 9 13 1 1 .750 .786 3.000 3.786 0 0 0 1 0
26 Willie Mays 3 Ind. Games 15 15 11 0 0 10 17 0 1 .733 .733 2.733 3.467 0 0 0 0 0
27 Goose Goslin 3 Ind. Games 16 15 10 0 0 9 16 1 2 .667 .688 2.467 3.154 0 0   0  
28 Juan Gonzalez 3 Ind. Games 13 13 10 0 0 9 14 0 1 .769 .769 2.846 3.615 0 0 0 0 0
29 Cecil Fielder 3 Ind. Games 14 12 10 0 0 9 15 2 2 .833 .857 3.083 3.940 0 0 1 0 0
30 Joe DiMaggio 3 Ind. Games 15 14 11 1 0 9 15 1 0 .786 .800 2.786 3.586 0 0 0 0 0
31 Rocky Colavito 3 Ind. Games 15 14 10 0 0 10 17 1 1 .714 .733 2.857 3.590 0 0 0 0 0
32 Johnny Bench 3 Ind. Games 14 13 10 0 0 9 18 1 1 .769 .786 2.846 3.632 0 0 0 0 0
33 Albert Belle 3 Ind. Games 15 11 10 0 0 9 14 3 0 .909 .933 3.364 4.297 0 0 2 1 0
34 Harold Baines 3 Ind. Games 14 12 10 1 0 9 17 2 0 .833 .857 3.167 4.024 0 0 0 0 0
35 Jeff Bagwell 3 Ind. Games 16 16 10 0 0 9 18 0 3 .625 .625 2.313 2.938 0 0 0 0 0
36 Jim Wynn 2 Ind. Games 9 8 7 0 0 6 8 1 0 .875 .889 3.125 4.014 0 0 0 0 0
37 Claudell Washington 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 10 0 2 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0 0 0 0
38 Mo Vaughn 2 Ind. Games 10 9 8 0 0 6 8 1 1 .889 .900 2.889 3.789 0 0 0 0 0
39 Jose Valentin 2 Ind. Games 10 7 6 0 0 6 10 3 1 .857 .900 3.429 4.329 0 0 0 0 0
40 Hal Trosky 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 11 0 1 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0   0  
41 Jim Thome 2 Ind. Games 9 9 6 0 0 6 9 0 1 .667 .667 2.667 3.333 0 0 0 0 1
42 Frank Thomas 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 8 1 1 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 1 0 0
43 Miguel Tejada 2 Ind. Games 11 9 7 0 0 6 13 2 0 .778 .818 2.778 3.596 0 0 0 0 0
44 Darryl Strawberry 2 Ind. Games 9 8 7 0 0 6 9 1 0 .875 .889 3.125 4.014 0 0 1 0 0
45 Cory Snyder 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 10 1 0 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 0 0 0
46 Duke Snider 2 Ind. Games 9 9 8 1 0 6 9 0 0 .889 .889 3.000 3.889 0 0 0 0 0
47 Richie Sexson 2 Ind. Games 10 9 7 1 0 6 10 1 0 .778 .800 2.889 3.689 0 0 0 0 0
48 Pat Seerey 2 Ind. Games 13 12 8 0 1 7 15 1 1 .667 .692 2.583 3.276 0 0   0 1
49 Hank Sauer 2 Ind. Games 8 7 6 0 0 6 7 1 0 .857 .875 3.429 4.304 0 0 1 0 0
50 Babe Ruth 2 Ind. Games 8 8 7 0 0 6 12 0 0 .875 .875 3.125 4.000 0 0   0 0
51 Jim Rice 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 10 0 1 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0 0 0 0
52 Dusty Rhodes 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 9 1 1 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 1 0 0
53 Manny Ramirez 2 Ind. Games 9 9 7 1 0 6 9 0 1 .778 .778 2.889 3.667 0 0 0 0 0
54 Al Oliver 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 8 1 0 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 1 0 0
55 Stan Musial 2 Ind. Games 10 8 7 0 0 6 10 2 1 .875 .900 3.125 4.025 0 0 0 0 0
56 Bobby Murcer 2 Ind. Games 8 7 6 0 0 6 9 1 0 .857 .875 3.429 4.304 0 0 0 0 0
57 John Mayberry 2 Ind. Games 9 9 6 0 0 6 8 0 1 .667 .667 2.667 3.333 0 0 0 0 0
58 Edgar Martinez 2 Ind. Games 10 8 6 0 0 6 7 2 0 .750 .800 3.000 3.800 0 0 0 0 0
59 Tony Lazzeri 2 Ind. Games 12 10 7 0 1 6 16 2 1 .700 .750 2.700 3.450 0 0   0  
60 High Pockets Kelly 2 Ind. Games 10 9 9 1 0 6 12 1 0 1.000 1.000 3.111 4.111 0 0   0  
61 Andruw Jones 2 Ind. Games 9 9 6 0 0 6 8 0 2 .667 .667 2.667 3.333 0 0 0 0 0
62 Geoff Jenkins 2 Ind. Games 9 9 6 0 0 6 10 0 2 .667 .667 2.667 3.333 0 0 0 0 0
63 Reggie Jackson 2 Ind. Games 10 8 6 0 0 6 10 2 1 .750 .800 3.000 3.800 0 0 0 0 1
64 Willie Horton 2 Ind. Games 8 7 6 0 0 6 12 0 0 .857 .750 3.429 4.179 0 1 0 0 0
65 Bobby Higginson 2 Ind. Games 10 8 6 0 0 6 13 2 0 .750 .800 3.000 3.800 0 0 0 0 0
66 Pinky Higgins 2 Ind. Games 10 10 6 0 0 6 12 0 2 .600 .600 2.400 3.000 0 0   0 0
67 Todd Helton 2 Ind. Games 10 10 8 0 0 6 11 0 0 .800 .800 2.600 3.400 0 0 0 0 0
68 Ken Griffey 2 Ind. Games 10 9 7 0 0 6 9 1 0 .778 .800 2.778 3.578 0 0 0 0 1
69 Shawn Green 2 Ind. Games 11 11 9 1 0 7 14 0 1 .818 .818 2.818 3.636 0 0 0 0 0
70 Luis Gonzalez 2 Ind. Games 11 10 6 0 0 6 8 1 2 .600 .636 2.400 3.036 0 0 1 0 0
71 Jonny Gomes 2 Ind. Games 8 8 6 0 0 6 8 0 2 .750 .750 3.000 3.750 0 0 0 0 0
72 Nomar Garciaparra 2 Ind. Games 11 9 6 0 0 6 18 2 0 .667 .727 2.667 3.394 0 0 0 0 0
73 Jimmie Foxx 2 Ind. Games 15 13 9 1 0 6 13 2 0 .692 .733 2.154 2.887 0 0   0  
74 Erubiel Durazo 2 Ind. Games 9 9 8 1 0 6 14 0 1 .889 .889 3.000 3.889 0 0 0 0 0
75 Don Demeter 2 Ind. Games 12 10 7 0 0 6 13 1 2 .700 .727 2.500 3.227 1 0 0 0 0
76 Doug DeCinces 2 Ind. Games 10 10 6 0 0 6 8 0 2 .600 .600 2.400 3.000 0 0 0 0 0
77 Andre Dawson 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 13 0 0 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0 0 0 0
78 Glenn Davis 2 Ind. Games 9 9 6 0 0 6 10 0 1 .667 .667 2.667 3.333 0 0 0 0 0
79 Eric Davis 2 Ind. Games 10 10 8 0 0 6 10 0 1 .800 .800 2.600 3.400 0 0 0 0 0
80 Darnell Coles 2 Ind. Games 10 9 7 0 0 6 10 1 1 .778 .800 2.778 3.578 0 0 0 0 0
81 Roberto Clemente 2 Ind. Games 10 10 8 1 0 6 11 0 1 .800 .800 2.700 3.500 0 0 0 0 0
82 Vinny Castilla 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 10 0 1 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0 0 0 0
83 Gary Carter 2 Ind. Games 8 8 6 0 0 6 10 0 0 .750 .750 3.000 3.750 0 0 0 0 1
84 Jose Canseco 2 Ind. Games 14 13 8 0 0 6 14 1 3 .615 .643 2.000 2.643 0 0 0 0 0
85 Johnny Callison 2 Ind. Games 10 10 7 0 0 6 8 0 1 .700 .700 2.500 3.200 0 0 0 0 0
86 Jeromy Burnitz 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 9 1 2 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 0 0 0
87 George Brett 2 Ind. Games 10 9 7 0 0 6 12 1 1 .778 .800 2.778 3.578 0 0 0 0 0
88 Bret Boone 2 Ind. Games 9 8 6 0 0 6 12 1 1 .750 .778 3.000 3.778 0 0 1 0 0
89 Aaron Boone 2 Ind. Games 9 9 7 0 0 6 8 0 1 .778 .778 2.778 3.556 0 0 0 0 0
90 Geronimo Berroa 2 Ind. Games 9 9 8 0 0 6 8 0 1 .889 .889 2.889 3.778 0 0 0 0 0
91 Gus Bell 2 Ind. Games 10 10 8 0 0 6 10 0 0 .800 .800 2.600 3.400 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 8/14/2010.

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So, A-Rod has now done this as many times as Steve Finley? O.K., kidding aside, congrats to Rodriguez this evening for becoming the 16th player to do this 4+ times since 1920.

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15 Responses to “Post 1919 Batters With Most 3+ HR Games”

  1. Bill Donnelly Says:

    Over 1100 PA, over 800 HR and only 2 hbp?

  2. George Brett should be on the list. He did it 3 times, although one was in the playoffs.

  3. This list is for regular season only, Ron.

  4. Bill, check out the career HBP numbers and HR/HBP ratios of Mickey Mantle and Ruben Sierra!

  5. The Babe did it as many times in the playoffs as regular season. Now THAT'S stepping it up. And when you consider one of his two regular season trios came at the end, it means he had more postseason instances than regular until the very end.

  6. Wouldn't it be fun to have a PI radio button choice that would allow combined regular season/post-season searches?

  7. Gotta love old High Pockets Kelly.

  8. [...] Trivia: Which two players have the most 3-HR games since 1919? Orioles/Rays at 1:30 and Yankees/Royals at 2. [...]

  9. DoubleDiamond Says:

    Do we really need another great Yankees accomplishment or great A-Rod accomplishment post here? Personally, I feel that a topic much more interesting than this would be how many 1-hitters there have been in which the one hit is by the opposing team's pitcher. Yes, I know that this was inspired by a great Mets accomplishment in the past couple of days, but Cole Hamels didn't do too badly, either on the hill or at the plate, in that game, too.

  10. [...] Trivia: Which two players have the most 3-HR games since 1919? Orioles/Rays at 1:30 and Yankees/Royals at 2. [...]

  11. #5, there was no such thing as "the playoffs" in Ruth's day. Call it the World Series, call it the postseason, but don't call it the playoffs.

  12. It is interesting that, for a number of these guys, those were the only hits they had in that game. I guess that makes sense, but you would think that the guys who did this several times (3+), most would have managed another hit of one type or another. Go figure.

  13. WanderingWinder Says:

    @1 - well, such a huge percentage of the PAs are homers when you're getting 3+ in a game, it's not surprising that there are only a couple of HBP. Keep in mind that these stats are only from the 3-homer games themselves, and as you point out, there are only a few hundred non-HR PAs

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  15. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Historically, if a player hits three or more home runs in a game, that player's team wins the game more than 80% of the time. Johnny Mize's teams' record in his three-homer games was 1-4-1.