Reds utility man Scooter Gennett on Tuesday night against the Cardinals hit four home runs (CIN 13, STL 1). In doing so, he tied the major-league record for home runs in a single game and became just the 17th player in MLB history to pull off the feat. Gennett becomes the first to homer four times in a game since Josh Hamilton of the Rangers in 2012.
Here's his night ...
Gennett entered Tuesday night's game with just three homers in 111 at-bats this season. As well, he also entered the game with 38 home runs in 502 big-league games. That latter observation brings us to this ...
Scooter Gennett has hit 9.5% of his career HR in tonight's game.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) June 7, 2017
Also, know that Gennett wasn't exactly on fire coming into this particular contest against the Cardinals ...
Yesterday Scooter Gennett was 0-for-19. Since then he is 6-for-6 with a double, 4 HR and 12 RBI.— Reds Media Relations (@RedsPR) June 7, 2017
Framed yet another way, Gennett when he woke up on Tuesday was batting .270/.308/.450 on the season. After going 5 for 5 with 17 total bases (!), he's now batting .302/.336/.578. Baked into his night is a grand slam, and that brings us to this additional layer of history ...
So by now you know that Hamilton and Whiten have both hit four homers in a game. Here's the full list of 17 players to accomplish the impressive feat:
- Scooter Gennett, Reds, June 6, 2017 vs. Cardinals
- Josh Hamilton, Rangers, May 8, 2012 vs. Orioles
- Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays, Sept. 25, 2003 vs. Devil Rays
- Shawn Green, Dodgers, May 23, 2002 vs. Brewers
- Mike Cameron, Mariners, May 2, 2002 vs. White Sox
- Mark Whiten, Cardinals, Sept. 7, 1993 vs. Reds
- Bob Horner, Braves, July 6, 1986 vs. Expos
- Mike Schmidt, Phillies, April 17, 1976 vs. Cubs
- Willie Mays, Giants, April 30, 1961 vs. Braves
- Rocky Colavito, Indians, June 10, 1959 vs. Orioles
- Joe Adcock, Braves, July 31, 1954 vs. Dodgers
- Gil Hodges, Dodgers, Aug. 31, 1950 vs. Braves
- Pat Seerey, White Sox, July 18, 1948 vs. Athletics
- Chuck Klein, Phillies, July 10, 1936 vs. Pirates
- Lou Gehrig, Yankees, June 3, 1932 vs. Athletics
- Ed Delahanty, Phillies, July 13, 1896 vs. Colts
- Bobby Lowe, Beaneaters, May 30, 1894 vs. Reds
And finally, here's some well wishes from four-homer club mate Cameron ...
Have a night, Scooter Gennett.