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JUNE 10 (1969) - Colavito*
By Bill Grimes
Jun 10, 2007 - 1:27 PM

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Colavito muscles 4 out of the park

BALTIMORE , MARYLAND JUNE 10, 1969 – Rocky Colavito hit four home runs against the Orioles at Baltimore Memorial Stadium on this day in baseball. He became the eighth major leaguer to jack four in a 9-inning game. His Cleveland Indians won 11 to 4.

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Rocky Colavito
  “Rocky Colavito,” what a name. He could have been a prize fighter if he wasn’t a ball player. He was born Rocco Domenico Colavito in New York City in 1933. He was signed by the Indians in 1951.

Colavito hit 374 home runs in his relatively short 13 year major league career [1] , which puts him 60th on the all-time list. He was never a threat to the record, but in one eleven year span Colavito averaged 33 home runs, which is the same number career leader Henry Aaron averaged per season, and on par with the other career home run leaders; Barry Bonds (2nd-34), Babe Ruth (3rd-34), Willie Mays (4th-30) and   Sammy Sosa (5th-35 [2] ).

Colavito bounced around the majors a bit. Besides Cleveland, he played for the Detroit Tigers, and had short stints with the Kansas City A’s, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodger. His best year was 1961 with the Tigers when he hit .290 with 45 home runs and 113 RBI. Colavito was a 6-time All-star.

Read on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Colavito
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_career.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/colavro01.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/aaronha01.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bondsba01.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mayswi01.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sosasa01.shtml

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[1] Not counting 1955 when Colavito had 9 at bats.

[2] Through 2005, Sosa’s last full season



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