18: Times in 2019 player has had 3-HR game; 226 since 2000-TUE0813

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 List of 18 players with 3-HR games in 2019; 226 total since 2000 season
2 Yankees' Gleyber Torres has 3-HR day - in 2 games; 13 vs. Orioles in 2019
3 Indians were 10 games out on June 4; 43-17 since has them now in first
4 8/13: 50 years ago there was no-hitter; 40 years ago player had 3,000th hit
5 Aug. 13 birthday leaders: Jay Buhner in HRs, Mudcat Grant in wins

BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


Breakdown by month of players who have had 3-homer games


18-0

2 players had 3-HR games on

Aug. 10 to make it 18 in 2019;

teams 18-0 when player hits 3 HRs

  • 7: RBI by 3 players in their 3-HR game

  • 5: Players had 4 runs scored in 4-HR game

  • 3: Players had 4 hits in their 3-HR game

  • 9: Players who had 3 hits, and 3 HRs, in game

3, 3, 3, 3

4 players had 3-HR games in

4 consecutive days in July,

first time in MLB history

PLAYERS WITH 3-HR GAMES IN 2019
DT PLAYER TM OPP AB R BI
AUGUST
8/10 Aristides Aquino CIN CHC 3-4 3 3
8/10 Yordan Alvarez HOU BAL 3-5 4 7
8/3 Nelson Cruz MIN KC 3-4 3 5
JULY
7/26 Mookie Betts BOS NYY 4-5 4 5
7/25 Nelson Cruz MIN CHW 3-5 3 5
7/24 Paul DeJong STL PIT 4-4 4 5
7/23 Robinson Cano NYM SD 4-4 3 5
7/15 Travis d'Arnaud TB NYY 3-3 3 5
7/1 Josh Bell PIT CHC 4-6 4 7
JUNE
6/14 Hunter Renfroe SD COL 4-7 4 5
6/6 Max Kepler MIN CLE 4-4 3 4
6/4 Pedro Severino BAL TEX 3-3 3 4
MAY
5/28 Derek Dietrich CIN PIT 3-4 3 6
5/17 Kris Bryant CHC WAS 4-6 3 5
5/7 Justin Turner LAD ATL 4-6 3 6
MARCH/APRIL
4/15 Christian Yelich MIL STL 3-4 3 7
4/7 Gary Sanchez NYY BAL 3-6 3 6
3/29 Paul Goldschmidt STL MIL 4-5 3 5

FOR THE RECORD

226

Times since 2000 that a player has hit 3 home runs in game, with 22 in 2001 the most during that stretch

3-HR GAMES SINCE 2000 SEASON
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
18 14 14 19 11
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
3 8 12 9 13
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
8 5 5 11 6
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
13 12 14 22 9

15

Players who have had 4 or more

3-HR games in their careers,

with 2 players doing it 6 times

  • 6: Sammy Sosa, Johnny Mize

  • 5: Mookie Betts, Alex Rodriguez, Dave Kingman, Carlos Delgado, Joe Carter

  • 4: Albert Pujols, Aramis Ramirez, Steve Finley, Larry Parrish, Barry Bonds, Ernie Banks, Ralph Kiner, Lou Gehrig


NOTABLE NUMBERS

3-HR day, 2 games

Gleyber Torres hit 3 HRs in DH sweep; has 13 of Yankees’ record 59 homers off Orioles in 2019

13

Torres is first player since Roger Maris in 1961 vs. White Sox with 13 HRs vs. single opponent in season

  • 14: MLB record, Lou Gehrig vs. Indians in 1936

  • 5: Torres’ record multi-HR games vs. Orioles

  • 8: Youngest player (22) in AL history with 8 multi-HR games

  • 2: Times Torres has hit HRs vs. Orioles in both games of a doubleheader; did it May 8 (last player was Mike Schmidt vs. Expos in 1983)

  • 26: Season homers for Torres; had 24 as rookie

  • 248: AL-record HRs allowed by Batlimore, 10 from MLB mark Cincinnati set in 2016

43-17

Indians’ MLB-best record since 6/4 when 10 games out of first; moved past Twins to lead AL Central

  • 17.5: Boston lost for 12th time in 15 games, trails Yankees in AL East by 17.5 games

  • 17-5: Dodgers record in Hyun-Jin Ryu’s starts

  • 48-16: Dodgers’ MLB-best home record

  • 6-1; 39-16: Dodgers’ rotation is 6-1 in August and 39-16 since April 25

.394

Bo Bichette average in 15 games after his first 4-hit game in Toronto’s 19-4 win over Texas


AL leaders in doubles

*-traded to Cubs on July 31

NL leaders in doubles


MILESTONE TRACKER

400

Joey Votto hit 25th double

of season and needs 3 to become 188th player to hit 400

1,158

Career walks for Votto to rank 68th on all-time list; 2 more base on balls ties him with Craig Biggio


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

Aug. 13, 1969

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer threw 142 pitches in no-hitter vs. A’s before 16,826 fans in Baltimore

3,000

Hall of Fame OF Lou Brock got milestone hit in 1979 off Dennis Lamp in Cards’ 3-2 win over Cubs


BORN ON THIS DAY

5

Players who have appeared

in MLB game in 2019 celebrating birthdays on Aug. 13:

  • 22: Kolby Allard, MIN (1997)

  • 28: Randal Grichuk, TOR (1991)

  • 29: Hansel Robles, LAA (1990)

  • 31: Brandon Workman, BOS (1988)

  • 32: Dustin Garneau, OAK (1987)


Aug. 13 birthday leaders: HRs


Aug. 13 birthday leaders: Wins


Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com