Category: 3 Home Run Games

Jimmy Wynn becomes the first Astro to hit three homers in one game, becoming the first of only two Houston players to have accomplished the feat in the 34-year history of the Astrodome. In 1994, ‘Toy Cannon’s’ performance will be matched by future Hall of Fame first baseman Jeff Bagwell.

Jimmy Wynn becomes the first Astro to hit three homers in one game, becoming the first of only two Houston players to have accomplished the feat in the 34-year history of the Astrodome. In 1994, ‘Toy Cannon’s’ performance will be matched by future Hall of Fame first baseman Jeff Bagwell.

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Mays becomes 4th player to hit 3 homeruns in a game twice in a season

With three round-trippers at Philadelphia – one a 10th-inning shot to win 8 – 7 – Willie Mays becomes the 4th major league player with three or more home runs twice in one season. Manager Gene Mauch’s efforts to conceal his starting pitcher and force Al Dark’s hand has a Phillie lineup including hurlers Don Ferrarese (batting leadoff, playing CF), Jim Owens (3rd, RF), Chris Short (7th, C), and Ken Lehman (9th, P) against San Francisco. When Dark sends a lefty to the mound, Mauch replaces Ferrarese. Dark then replaces Billy O’Dell with Sam Jones. Mauch replaces Lehman with Dallas Green after two batters. All the manoeuvering takes three hours and 20 minutes. The Giants then take the nitecap, 4 – 1, as Mays triples and doubles home two runs and completes a double play with a throw home.

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Don Demeter of the Dodgers hits three home runs, including the game winner in the 11th inning, in a 9 – 7 victory against the Giants at the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of his homers is an inside-the-park home run, as he drives in six runs.

Don Demeter of the Dodgers hits three home runs, including the game winner in the 11th inning, in a 9 – 7 victory against the Giants at the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of his homers is an inside-the-park home run, as he drives in six runs.

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Johnny Mize homers three times against the Braves’ right-hander Johnny Sain, but the Giants’ first baseman’s trio of round-trippers proves not to be enough when the team bows to Boston at the Polo Grounds, 14-5. The ‘Big Cat’ becomes the first major leaguer to hit three home runs in one game five different times.

Johnny Mize homers three times against the Braves’ right-hander Johnny Sain, but the Giants’ first baseman’s trio of round-trippers proves not to be enough when the team bows to Boston at the Polo Grounds, 14-5. The ‘Big Cat’ becomes the first major leaguer to hit three home runs in one game five different times.

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