Comments on: Most hits in a game as a sub This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: kingturtle Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:43:30 +0000 I know who Shamsky is, but I must admit I never knew about this game. It's even better than the Sandberg Game (June 23, 1984). Thanks for uncovering it. It now ranks as one of my all-time favorite games.

After coming in during a double switch in the 8th inning, in three consecutive at bats Shamsky accounted for his team's last five runs of the game, with one go-ahead and two game-tying home runs!! According to Wikipedia, the feat made Shamsky the first player in Reds history to hit two extra-inning home runs in one game. And the bat went on display in the Hall of Fame. By the way, Shamsy was in the hole when Cardenas made the last out. Too bad he didn't get another at bat. He DID homer in his next at bat, though, a 2-out go-ahead 2-run pinch hit dinger on August 14. AMAZING! It tied a record for homers in 4 consecutive at bats.

Shamsky's minor league roommate Pete Rose (age 25) hit a dinger in the game, batting third in the line up! He also had 2 IBBs!