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MAY 23 (1901) - 4X2*
By Bill Grimes
May 23, 2007 - 5:14 AM

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN • MAY 23, 2002 In the more than 125 year history of major league baseball, just 14 players have hit four home runs in a nine-inning game. On this date in 2002, Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the 14th, but the second in less than a month! Just 3 weeks earlier, on May 2, Mike Cameron of the Seattle Mariners had a four home run game against the Chicago White Sox. Green hit his in a 16-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.  Mike Cameron hit his in a 15-4 win over the White Sox in Chicago.

Players who've hit 4 home runs in one 9-inning game:
Bobby Lowe, Boston Beaneaters               May 30, 1894
Ed Delahanty, Philadelphia Phillies              July 13, 1896
Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees                June 3, 1932
Gil Hodges, Brooklyn Dodgers                  August 31, 1950
Joe Adcock, Milwaukee Braves                 July 31, 1954
Rocky Colavito, Cleveland Indians             June 10, 1959
Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants             April 30, 1961
Bob Horner, Atlanta Braves                       July 6, 1986
Mark Whiten, St. Louise Cardinals             September 7, 1993
Mike Cameron, Seattle Mariners                May 2, 2002
Shawn Green, Los Angeles Dodgers           May 23, 2002
Carlos Delgado, Toronto Blue Jays             September 25, 2003

 
[1] The National League was established in 1876. The American League came along in 1901 .



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