Skip to comments.Shawn Green hits 4 homers, 19 total bases
Posted on 05/23/2002 1:50:27 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
Green Ties Record With Four Home Runs vs. Brewers Breaks Total Bases Mark With 19
By ARNIE STAPLETON .c The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (May 23) -- Shawn Green hit four home runs Thursday, tying a major league record and becoming only the 14th player to accomplish the feat.
Amazingly, Green accomplished the feat exactly three weeks after Seattle's Mike Cameron did it against the Chicago White Sox. Two players had never hit four home runs in a game in the same season.
Green went 6-for-6 with six runs scored and seven RBIin the Los Angeles Dodgers' 16-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
He also tied a modern major league record for runs scored in a game, becoming the first player to do it since Edgardo Alfonzo of the New York Mets on Aug. 30, 1999, against Houston.
After hitting an RBI double his first time up Thursday, Green hit a three-run homer off Glendon Rusch in the second and solo shots off Brian Mallette in the fourth and fifth innings as the Dodgers took a 10-1 lead.
In the eighth inning, Green singled against Jose Cabrera. Green came up again in the ninth inning and connected for the record-tying homer against Cabrera.
He tied the record with a 450-foot shot to the right-field power alley off Jose Cabrera in the ninth and got a standing ovation from the crowd of 26,728 at Miller Park.
Green's 19 total bases broke the major league record of 18 set by Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves on July 31, 1954. Green's six hits were a career high. He had collected four hits eight times.
Green homered six times in the series, giving him nine for the year, and also had an RBI triple for the only run in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory on Wednesday night.
He went 9-for-14 in the series.
Green hit three homers in a game once before, on Aug. 15, 2001, against Montreal.
05/23/02 16:24 EDT