Complete list of four-homer games in Major League Baseball history

4 Homers in a game
Hamilton becomes the 16th player, and only the sixth in AL history, to hit four home runs in a game.
AL Player Team Date
Josh Hamilton Rangers 5/8/12
Carlos Delgado Blue Jays 9/25/03
Mike Cameron Mariners 5/2/02
Rocky Colavito Indians 6/10/59
Pat Seerey White Sox 7/18/48
Lou Gehrig Yankees 6/3/32
NL Player Team Date
Shawn Green Dodgers 5/23/02
Mark Whiten Cardinals 9/07/93
Bob Horner Braves 7/6/86
Mike Schmidt Phillies 4/17/76
Willie Mays Giants 4/30/61
Joe Adcock Braves 7/31/54
Gil Hodges Dodgers 8/31/50
Chuck Klein Phillies 07/10/36
Ed Delahanty Phillies 7/13/1896
Bobby Lowe Braves 5/30/1894
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton achieved a feat more rare than a perfect game Tuesday night in a Rangers win over the Orioles. His 5-4-5-8 line was ridiculous enough without looking closer at the five hits. He hit four home runs. There have been 21 perfect games in MLB history, but four home runs in a game by one player has only happened 16 times in major-league history. Here's a list with the all 16 of them (right).

In addition to this feat, Hamilton set an American League record with 18 total bases, as his fifth hit was a double. It was the most total bases in a major-league game since Shawn Green of the Dodgers collected 19 in 2002.

Hamilton is now hitting .406 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 30 games.

Hamilton won the AL MVP in 2010, when he hit .359/.411/.633 with 32 homers, 100 RBI and 95 runs in just 133 games. He's certainly headed to his fifth straight All-Star Game this summer.

Tuesday night marked the fifth time in Hamilton's career that he hit more than one home run in a game, but he'd never hit three in a game before -- let alone four.

One last stat of note: Hamilton entered Tuesday night with four career homers in Camden Yards, so he doubled the total in one night.

Hamilton, 30, is a free agent after this season.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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