On July 13, 1896, Ed Delahanty of the Phillies slugged four homers and a single in a 9-8 loss to Chicago.
the Phillies first baseman slugged his four dingers off the Cubs’ Adonis Terry, but the interesting part is that Philadelphia rookie pitcher Ned Garvin couldn’t hold on to the lead, and the Phils lost 9-8.
The Braves’ Bob Horner also hit four homers in a losing cause in1986. delahanty
was elected to the HOF in 1945.