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Home runs

Tuesday 8/22/23

Carl Yastrzemski hit four walk-off home runs. Ted Williams hit five. Willie Mays hit six. The mighty Dave Kingman hit eight.

Kingman is tied for fourth all-time in most three home run games with five.

Pete Rose hit seven home runs in 1978. Three of them came in one game. It was the only three home run game of his career. The second home run of his career in 1963 was an inside-the-park home run.

Jack Clark hit eighteen extra innings home runs. Lance Parrish hit eleven. Parrish hit seven walk-off home runs.

Carlton Fisk hit 188 home runs at home and 188 home runs on the road. He hit five home runs off of Roger Clemens.

Fisk homered at every spot in the batting order except the eighth spot. Pirates Hall of Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski homered in every spot in the order except the third spot.

Wade Boggs and Tony Gwynn each had four two home run games.

Ty Cobb hit forty-five inside-the-park home runs and one that bounced over the fence. The pitcher he homered off the most (five times) had a name that sounded like a newspaper headline: Urban Shocker. Shocker was an excellent pitcher, with 162 game averages of 17 wins against 11 defeats and 3.17 ERA and a career WAR of 58.5. He won a championship with the 1927 Yankees but did not pitch in the World Series.

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