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Dodger Shawn Green sets new major league record 19 total bases! (6 for 6, 4HR)
The Associated Press News Service ^ | May 23, 2002

Posted on 05/23/2002 1:42:04 PM PDT by dead

MILWAUKEE -- Shawn Green hit four home runs Thursday, tying a major-league record and becoming only the 14th player to accomplish the feat.

Amazingly, Green did it exactly three weeks after Mike Cameron's four-homer game for the Seattle Mariners 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 RBI in the Los Angeles Dodgers ' 16-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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.

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 against him and connected for the record-tying homer, a 450-foot shot to the right-field power alley. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 26,728 at Miller Park.

Green homered six times in the series, giving him nine for the year, and he 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

On May 2, Cameron homered in his first four at-bats and just missed hitting a fifth in the ninth inning. Before Cameron, the last player to hit four homers in a game was St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten, who did it Sept. 7, 1993.

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That's a heck of an afternoon.
1 posted on 05/23/2002 1:42:05 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead
Yeah, but Bob Horner holds the most career hit into errors.
2 posted on 05/23/2002 1:45:56 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: dead
Odd timing for posting - I just got done e-mailing a fellow roto player after I saw Green's stats in the boxscore.
3 posted on 05/23/2002 1:46:57 PM PDT by gdani
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To: dead; BluesDuke
That's a heck of a week!

Say, where does Lou Boudreau rank in total bases in a game? I thought he, not Adcock, held the record. Maybe Boudreau just holds the AL mark.

4 posted on 05/23/2002 1:48:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: dead
Put an asterisk* next to the record. It was against the Brewers.
5 posted on 05/23/2002 1:50:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: dead
That's a great day in any ballpark in any league at any level.

The dodgers will still only finish third in the west.

6 posted on 05/23/2002 1:52:54 PM PDT by Doomonyou
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To: Charles Henrickson
That's a heck of a week!

And say hello to NL player of the week!

7 posted on 05/23/2002 1:54:27 PM PDT by Doomonyou
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To: Charles Henrickson
When a player is on fire, he's on fire.

Besides, the asterik is saved for the Expos. I hope they are moving to Northern Virginia next year...

8 posted on 05/23/2002 2:00:00 PM PDT by hchutch
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To: Doomonyou
The Dodgers may finish third, but the Brewers will be fighting the Cubbies tooth and nail for sole possesion of sixth place.
9 posted on 05/23/2002 2:07:36 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: dead
All time leaders, Total Bases link HERE.

All time Season Leader, Total bases link HERE.

Most total bases the year you were born (no kidding), link HERE.

And GAME RECORDS, look under Total Bases.

10 posted on 05/23/2002 2:11:32 PM PDT by spald
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"Amazingly, Green did it exactly three weeks after Mike Cameron's four-homer game ..."

{GASP!} That is amazing! Had this happened a day earlier or later, it would have been a complete yawner.</sarcasm>


Let's change that "exactly" to "only," shall we? --Ed.

11 posted on 05/23/2002 2:12:16 PM PDT by newgeezer
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To: spald
Ooops. The GAME RECORDS is for All Star game. My bad.
12 posted on 05/23/2002 2:13:16 PM PDT by spald
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To: dead

13 posted on 05/23/2002 2:13:43 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: dead
Famous Jewish ballplayers
14 posted on 05/23/2002 2:28:11 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: dead
He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 26,728 at Miller Park.

Fans with class.

15 posted on 05/23/2002 2:55:57 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: MUDDOG
Yeah, but Bob Horner holds the most career hit into errors.

Just a question- were you watching the game the day Horner hit his four dingers? It is my firm belief that had it not been for the quick reflexes of Mike Sciosia, the Dodger's catcher, Horner would hold the record with five.

For any that didn't see that- Horner came up for his fifth at bat in the 9th because even after hitting four homers, the Braves were still losing. You could just tell by the way he walked up to the plate and by the glint in his eyes that he knew he was going to hit that ball out of the park. He foul tipped a pitch straight back over the catchers head and partly from luck and part lightning quick reflexes- the catcher thrust his mitt up and caught it. I just remember screaming "Damn!" but then again, had the Bravos been winning the game- and by God you should be if you have a man hit four home runs- Horner never would've come up to bat anyway. Oh well.

16 posted on 05/23/2002 3:04:03 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
I think I was listening on the radio that day, so I wouldn't have seen Sciosia's catch. Sciosia was a good one.

Talk about lightning quick reflexes. Horner at the plate, so relaxed, then boom. What a quick swing.

17 posted on 05/23/2002 6:45:16 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Prodigal Son; MUDDOG
Do you remember...Bob Horner actually beat out Ozzie Smith (then with San Diego) as the 1978 Rookie of the Year. But guess who's going to the Hall of Fame, and guess who spent the rest of a short career fighting off injuries most of which sprang from his apparent practise of eating more taters than he hit...Nice enough guy, apparently, but a too-classic half-dimensional, feast-or-famine power hitter who couldn't go the other way if he had a traffic cop giving him directions. Bob Horner actually had the distinction of making Greg Luzinski look graceful.

And as for Shawn Green - welcome home from the slump!
18 posted on 05/23/2002 8:05:11 PM PDT by BluesDuke
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To: BluesDuke
Some other Rookies of the Year -- Jim Lefebvre over Joe Morgan in '65, Nomo over Chipper Jones in '95.
19 posted on 05/24/2002 6:30:40 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG
I think I'd sooner have been comfortable with Nomo over Jones in their year than with Lefebvre over Morgan in 1965; clearly enough, the 1965 ROY voters were looking at the pennant-winning club and Lefebvre was an impressive enough rookie. If you're looking at a ROY winner who beat out a future Hall of Famer, then of course you look at Lefebvre v. Morgan. It's still too soon to tell whether Chipper Jones is a few-questions-asked future Hall of Famer, but Hideo Nomo is still a better-than-useful pitcher even if he isn't likely to be a Hall of Famer, especially when he remembers that he doesn't have to worry about throwing that almost changeup-like splitter of his for a first-pitch strike. Let them swing on it first pitch, when it drops right they're either going to air condition the field or whack it on the ground.
20 posted on 05/24/2002 12:16:10 PM PDT by BluesDuke
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To: BluesDuke
Another year I don't like is '59. Vada Pinson considered a non-rookie.
21 posted on 05/24/2002 1:48:46 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG
I'd have to doublecheck the rule of the time, but I think Pinson made just enough appearances in 1958 (the criteria may have been plate appearances for a position player, I'd have to look it up) that he could not qualify as a rookie. I'm guessing they were going by batting average, which would explain why Willie McCovey did win the 1959 Rookie of the Year prize. I wouldn't exactly object if Pinson should become a Hall of Famer - my reading of the arguments for and against him shows him a borderline candidate - but Vada Pinson was a terrific baseball player.

Favourite anecdote about Vada Pinson, as told by Jim Brosnan (in The Long Season): Pinson, not usually thought of as a power hitter despite his 20 rookie homers, once parked one over the Crosley Field fence and ran it out like he had a hellhound on his trail. When he came back to the Reds' dugout, Frank Robinson needled him: Little man, you just better stick to singles and leave the long ones to us cats who know how to act 'em out!

Then again, I'd like to know how it was that Frank Robinson couldn't make the All-Century team a couple of years ago. (For that matter, I want to know just why Nolan Ryan made it but Juan Marichal didn't - Marichal could pitch Ryan and just about every post-WWII righthander right under the table.) He was without question the best player in the history of either the Cincinnati Reds or the Baltimore Orioles.
22 posted on 05/24/2002 2:27:52 PM PDT by BluesDuke
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To: BluesDuke
I agree. Has long ticked me off that Frank Robinson doesn't get his just due. Best everyday player of the '60s IMHO. I had to call a talk show once to straighten them out that Frank was way ahead of Clemente. Glad to see Frank on TV this year as Expos manager.

Yep, Marichal was awesome.

23 posted on 05/24/2002 3:17:38 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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