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2006-09-19 00:30
by Bob Timmermann

1. June 8, 1961 at Crosley Field.
The Reds lead the Braves 10-2 in the seventh. Frank Bolling leads off with a single and then Eddie Mathews cracks a home run to make it 10-4. Then Henry Aaron homers to make it 10-5. Marshall Bridges comes in to relieve and gives up a home run to Joe Adcock. Then Frank Thomas homers and it's 10-7 Reds. The Reds hold on to win 10-8 with Jim Brosnan picking up the save.

2. July 31, 1963, Game 2 at Cleveland Stadium. The Angels trail Cleveland 5-1 in the sixth with reliever Paul Foytack in. With two outs, second baseman Woody Held homers. Then pitcher Pedro Ramos homers (his second of the day). Left fielder Tito Francona then homers. Finally, shortstop Larry Brown homers. Only then does Los Angeles manager Bill Rigney decide it's time to pull Foytack, leaving him as the only pitcher in major league history to give up four consecutive home runs.

3. May 2, 1964 at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. The Twins and Athletics are tied in the 11th inning. Dan Pfister is on the mound for Kansas City. Right fielder Tony Oliva leads off with a home run, his second of the game. First baseman Bob Allison follows with another. Center fielder Jimmie Hall hits another to make it 6-3 Twins. Kansas City manager Eddie Lopat brings in Vern Handrahan, one of the greatest players ever to come out of Prince Edward Island. Left fielder Harmon Killebrew hits the Twins fourth straight homer and the Twins win the game 7-3.

4. September 18, 2006 at Dodger Stadium. The Padres lead the Dodgers 9-5 in the ninth. Second baseman Jeff Kent greets reliever Jon Adkins with a home run. Right fielder J.D. Drew follows with another home run. Padres manager Bruce Bochy brings in Trevor Hoffman. Catcher Russell Martin homers to make it 9-8. Left fielder Marlon Anderson hits his second homer of the night to tie the game at 9-9. The Dodgers win in the 10th on a 2-run homer by Nomar Garciaparra after the Padres had taken the lead in the top half of the inning.

The Dodgers were only the second NL team to hit four solo home runs in one inning. The other team to do it was the New York Giants on August 13, 1939 in the fourth inning of the first game of a doubleheader. It's happened nine times in the AL.

The Dodgers also tied an NL record for solo home runs in a game with 6. It's been done four other times, most recently on August 19, 1970 by the Cubs against the Padres. The major league record for solo home runs in a game is seven by the Red Sox on July 4, 1977 at Fenway Park against the Blue Jays.

2006-09-19 01:33:19
1.   bhsportsguy
I am listening to the San Diego broadcast of the ninth and tenth just to hear the disappointment of Ted Leitner. Actually he was more shocked during the back to back to back to back homers.

During the top of the tenth, both San Diego broadcasters thought the winner could carry the momentum to the end of the season.

Now as we get to Nomar's at bat, they were more concerned about Kenny possibly stealing but I give them credit, they gave Nomar and the Dodgers props but they were shocked to say the least.

2006-09-19 03:38:36
2.   Sam DC
Funny how three of the games were bunched together like that.
2006-09-19 03:51:00
3.   Chiron Brown
But what is the record for the number of different players to homer for a team in one game? The Dodgers had six, all but two of their starting position players hit one out.
2006-09-19 08:54:37
4.   Bob Timmermann
Most different players hitting a home run in a game is 8 by Cincinnati on September 4, 1999.

Aaron Boone
Dmitri Young
Jeffrey Hammonds
Ed Taubensee
Greg Vaughn
Pokey Reese
Brian Johnson
Mark Lewis

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