Jackie Bradley Jr. ties record with five extra-base hits in one game
Jackie Bradley Jr. became the youngest player -- and first Red Sox player -- in history with five extra-base hits in a game on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon, the Red Sox absolutely walloped the Mariners at Fenway Park (BOS 22, SEA 10). The BoSox crushed Felix Hernandez for 10 runs on 12 hits in only 2 1/3 innings of work. It was a good ol' fashioned beatdown.
Jackie Bradley Jr. led the way offensively for the Red Sox, going 5 for 6 with five runs scored and seven RBI. All five hits went for extra-bases: Bradley had three doubles and two homers on the afternoon. Here's video of his second home run of the day, which came off backup catcher Jesus Sucre in the final inning of the blowout:
A five extra-base hit game is surprisingly rare. I would have guessed something like that happens once every two or three years, but nope. Bradley's was only the eighth five extra-base hit game in history. Here are the other seven:
|1||Josh Hamilton||30.353||05/05/12||TEX||BAL||W 10-3||5||5||4||5||1||0||4||8||0||0||0||0|
|2||Kelly Shoppach||28.092||07/30/08||CLE||DET||L 12-14||7||6||4||5||3||0||2||3||1||1||1||0|
|3||Shawn Green||29.194||05/23/02||LAD||MIL||W 16-3||6||6||6||6||1||0||4||7||0||0||0||0|
|4||Steve Garvey||28.249||08/28/77||LAD||STL||W 11-0||5||5||5||5||3||0||2||5||0||0||0||0|
|5||Willie Stargell||30.148||08/01/70||PIT||ATL||W 20-10||6||6||5||5||3||0||2||6||0||0||0||0|
|6||Joe Adcock||26.274||07/31/54||MLN||BRO||W 15-7||5||5||5||5||1||0||4||7||0||0||0||0|
|7||Lou Boudreau||28.362||07/14/46||CLE||BOS||L 10-11||5||5||3||5||4||0||1||4||0||0||0||0|
At 25 years and 118 days, Bradley is the youngest player in history with a five extra-base hit game. He's also the first player in Red Sox history with such a game. Wowza.
Bradley has spent most of the season in Triple-A, where he hit .305/.382/.472 in 71 games. He came into Saturday's game with a .203/.307/.351 batting line in 28 games with Boston this year and left with a .250/.340/.500 batting line in 29 games.
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