Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cubs' Kris Bryant first in MLB history to hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles in game

Cubs' Kris Bryant first in MLB history to hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles in one game

"According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Bryant became the third player ever with an extra-base hit in each at-bat. The others were Josh Hamilton in 2012 and Joe Adcock in 1954, each of whom hit four homers and a double."

Either Elias is incorrect with that claim, or they have been misquoted by the Trib, because there must be a zillion guys who have gone 1-for-1 with an extra base hit. I am assuming they actually meant five extra base hits in five at bats, but even that is incorrect.

5-for-5:

On August 28, 1977, Steve Garvey had three doubles and two homers in five at bats. Those were his only five plate appearances.

On July 14, 1946, Lou Boudreau had four doubles and a homer in five at bats. Those were his only five plate appearances. (His team lost the game!!)

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