On June 14, 1987, future Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt hits three home runs in a game for the third time in his career. Schmidt’s trio of home runs, which ties him with Mel Ott for 13th on the all-time list, spurs the Philadelphia Phillies to an 11-6 win over the Montreal Expos.
Schmidt connected again in the sixth off Curt Brown for his 2,000th career hit. His other two came off Randy St. Claire and Lary Sorenson.
Schmidt has now hit 53 home runs at Olympic Stadium, more than any visiting player.
”It’s a memorable moment, but I’ve had one moment here that was even more memorable,” he said.
On the next-to-last day of the 1980 season, Schmidt hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that clinched the National League East championship for Philadelphia and eliminated Montreal. The Phillies went on to win their only World Series.