On July 31, 1954, At Ebbets Field, using a borrowed bat, Milwaukee Braves slugger Joe Adcock sets a major league record by accumulating 18 total bases in a single game. Adcock hits four home runs and a double in the Braves’ 15-7 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Adcock, missed his 5th homerun by inches. The Milwaukee first baseman’s 18 total bases, collected on just seven pitches, set a major league record, surpassing the mark established in 1950 by Brooklyn’s Gil Hodges. In 2002, Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green will break Adcock’s mark for total bases, racking up 19, also in Milwaukee.

 

 

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Play by Play

BRAVES 1ST: Bruton flied out to left; O’Connell flied out to
left; Mathews homered; Aaron flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Gilliam doubled to right; On a bunt Reese singled
to third [Gilliam stayed at second]; Snider singled to right
[Gilliam scored, Reese to second]; Hodges grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Reese to third, Snider out at
second]; Reese was picked off and caught stealing home (catcher
to third); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Adcock homered; Pafko doubled to left; Logan singled
to center [Pafko scored, Logan to second (on throw)]; LABINE
REPLACED NEWCOMBE (PITCHING); Crandall flied out to left; Wilson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bruton doubled to center
[Logan scored]; O’Connell flied out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB. Braves 4, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 2ND: Amoros doubled to center; Robinson was hit by a
pitch; Furillo singled to left [Amoros to third, Robinson to
second]; BURDETTE REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Walker struck out;
MORYN BATTED FOR LABINE; Moryn grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Furillo out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Dodgers 1.

BRAVES 3RD: PALICA REPLACED MORYN (PITCHING); Mathews homered;
Aaron flied out to right; Adcock doubled to left; Pafko singled
to left [Adcock scored]; Logan made an out to second; Crandall
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 6, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 3RD: Gilliam walked; Reese forced Gilliam (third to
second); Snider grounded out (pitcher to first) [Reese to
second]; Hodges grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB. Braves 6, Dodgers 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Burdette flied out to left; Bruton flied out to
right; O’Connell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Braves 6, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 4TH: Amoros lined to second; Robinson walked; Furillo
forced Robinson (pitcher to second); Walker grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 6, Dodgers 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Mathews walked; Aaron singled to right [Mathews to
third]; Adcock homered [Mathews scored, Aaron scored]; Pafko
made an out to first; Logan walked; WOJEY REPLACED PALICA
(PITCHING); Crandall popped to catcher in foul territory;
Burdette made an out to shortstop; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves
9, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 5TH: Wojey grounded out (pitcher to first); Gilliam
singled to left; Reese made an out to catcher; Snider flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Dodgers 1.

BRAVES 6TH: ZIMMER REPLACED REESE (PLAYING SS); HOAK REPLACED
ROBINSON (PLAYING 3B); On a bunt Bruton singled to first;
O’Connell struck out; Mathews made an out to shortstop; Bruton
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Braves 9, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 6TH: SMALLEY REPLACED LOGAN (PLAYING SS); Hodges was
called out on strikes; Amoros grounded out (first unassisted);
Hoak homered; Furillo grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Dodgers 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Aaron doubled to left; Adcock homered [Aaron
scored]; Pafko homered; Smalley struck out; Crandall struck out;
Burdette grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 12, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: PENDLETON REPLACED PAFKO (PLAYING RF); CALDERONE
REPLACED CRANDALL (PLAYING C ); Walker flied out to center;
PODRES BATTED FOR WOJEY; Podres singled to right; Gilliam
singled to right [Podres to second]; Zimmer flied out to center;
Snider struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 12, Dodgers 2.

BRAVES 8TH: SHUBA REPLACED SNIDER (PLAYING LF); AMOROS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); PODRES STAYED IN GAME (PITCHING); Bruton
doubled to left; O’Connell out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
first) [Bruton to third]; Mathews was called out on strikes;
Aaron grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 12, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Hodges homered; Amoros singled to center; Hoak
grounded out (second to first) [Amoros to second]; Furillo
singled to center [Amoros scored]; Walker homered [Furillo
scored]; BUHL REPLACED BURDETTE (PITCHING); Podres singled to
center; Gilliam singled to right [Podres to second]; JOLLY
REPLACED BUHL (PITCHING); Zimmer walked [Podres to third,
Gilliam to second]; Shuba made an out to third; Hodges grounded
out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Braves 12,
Dodgers 6.

BRAVES 9TH: Adcock homered; Pendleton reached on an error by
Hoak; Smalley singled to left [Pendleton to second]; Calderone
singled to second [Pendleton to third, Smalley to second]; Jolly
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Pendleton scored (unearned), Smalley to third, Calderone out at
second]; Podres threw a wild pitch [Smalley scored (unearned)];
Bruton doubled to right; O’Connell flied out to right; 3 R (1
ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 15, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 9TH: Amoros tripled to right; Hoak hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Amoros scored]; Furillo struck out; Walker made an
out to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 15, Dodgers 7.