Comments on: 4+ Players With 4+ Hits In Same Game This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Autin Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:39:03 +0000 @29 -- Wow -- So, I guess it will happen again in Fenway in June of 2053....

P.S. According to Baseball Almanac, 3 other players collected 3 hits in one inning, all on Sept. 6, 1883: Tom Burns, Fred Pfeffer and Ned Williamson, 3/4 of the infield of the Chicago White Stockings, in a 26-6 win over the Detroit Wolverines. Their career batting averages: .266, .256 and .255, respectively. Odd that it should be those 3 players, and not either of the 2 future HOFers on that team, Cap Anson (.334) and King Kelly (.308), nor the former batting champion George Gore (.301)....

By: Richard Chester Wed, 02 Mar 2011 05:46:26 +0000 @28

On June 18, 1953 Gene Stephens of the Red Sox got three hits in the 7th inning.

By: John Autin Wed, 02 Mar 2011 04:27:52 +0000 @27, Brendan -- Wow, were there ever fireworks in that 2003 BoSox-Marlins series! Three games, 70 total runs; at least 18 runs in each game.

Carl Pavano was the starting pitcher in the game you noted; he left after the first 6 men hit safely, but at least he kept the Red Sox from completing a no-out cycle. Alas, Boston did complete the no-out cycle against reliever Michael Tejera on Johnny Damon's triple (his 2nd extra-base hit of the inning), and Tejera left after failing to retire any of the 5 batters he faced.

Damon came up a 3rd time that inning with 2 out and the bases loaded, and singled home the 14th run of the inning; but the merry-go-round ended on that same play when Bill Mueller was thrown out at the plate by LF Miguel Cabrera.

Damon is probably not the only player ever to get 3 hits in an inning, but he probably is the only one who ever got 3/4 of the cycle in one inning.

P.S. The next day, Boston seemed to be en route to another laugher, leading 9-2 after 7 innings, but the Marlins scored 4 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th to win, as Mike Lowell hit a go-ahead 3-run shot with 2 out in the 9th.

By: Brendan Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:16:15 +0000 @4

Red Sox scored 10 runs against the 2003 Marlins. BEFORE THE FIRST OUT. It was at Fenway, so there was a DH, but still... Final was something like 25-4, which beats the MIL-TOR game.

By: Richard Chester Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:34:30 +0000 #21 and #23
To see the difference between Baker Bowl and Shibe Park look at Mel Ott's lifetime stats in each park.

Baker Bowl: 119 GP, .415 BA, 40 HR, 160 RBI
Shibe Park: 71 GP, .220 BA, 0 HR, 32 RBI

His games at Shibe Park were when he was older but that alone would not account for the huge difference.

By: topper009 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:11:56 +0000 The brewers scored in 8 of 9 innings in the game listed above. Can we get a list of teams that scored in all 9 innings? How often has this ever happened? I would think something like once per decade across MLB maybe??

By: Richard Chester Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:59:55 +0000 #23

I know the 1946 game was in Shibe Park, that's why I used the word "some".

By: John Autin Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:11:49 +0000 #21 -- Yes, but the 4th doubleheader (1946) was played in Shibe Park, which in that period was a bit of a pitcher's park.

I think the biggest factor was that the Phils generally had lousy pitching from the '20s through the '40s.

By: John Autin Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:08:09 +0000 Sure, Eddie Rommel allowed 29 hits in game #12 on this list; and yes, that is the record for most hits allowed by a pitcher in a game in the live-ball era. However:

(a) Rommel actually picked up the Win -- his only win of the year, and the 171st and last of his 13-year career.

(b) Rommel "scattered" those 29 hits over 17 innings and 87 batters (!!!). Compare that to the 9/11/36 performance by Hod Lisenbee: 8 IP (CG), 26 hits, 17 runs (14 ER), 51 batters faced, 1 strikeout.

The 26 hits allowed by Lisenbee are 4 more than any other pitcher in a regulation game during the live-ball era.

By: Richard Chester Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:07:12 +0000 #20
I'm sure that Baker Bowl had a lot to do with some of those hit parades against the Phillies.