Comments on: Two homer games vs two triple games This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: whiz Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:34:39 +0000 Speaking of 2-HR and 2-3B games, only
two players
have hit 2 3Bs AND 2 HRs in the same game since 1956 (one HOFer and one ... not).

By: mmayes Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:44:28 +0000 Since 1956 the incidence of 2 triple games and 2 homer games is exactly the a player's first game. Willie McCovey (1959) and John Sipin of the Padres (1969) had 2 triples in their debut games. Bert Campaneris (1964) and Mark Quinn of the Royals (1999) homered twice in their first games.

By: izzycat Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:58:13 +0000 Do the fluctuations in frequency of two-homer games track the fluctuations in frequency of home runs?

For example, if the average player hits home runs in some proportion x of at-bats, and they get 4 at-bats per game, then they should have two-HR games in something like 6x2 of their games. (They have probability x2 of hitting 2 HR in 2 AB chosen arbitrarily; there are six ways to choose the pair of at-bats.) So the square of the home run rate should look like the rate of 2-HR games.

This very crude analysis ignores the fact that some players hit more HR than others, though...