In All-Star Game history, there have been seven extra-inning home runs. The most recent by innings was Tony Perez's in 1967, in the top of the 15th inning against Catfish Hunter. Perez's home run came in the first of seven All-Star Games during his Hall of Fame career. The other six were in 1969 (start of the 8th inning), 1970 (9th), 1971 (10th), 1972 (11th), 1973 (12th), and 1974 (13th). Extra innings have also been reached via the tie game homer (three times) and the walk-off homer (four times).
The earliest extra-inning home run in All-Star Game history was hit by Johnny Allen of the Yankees vs. the Chicago White Sox on July 14, 1947. The game lasted 13 innings before being decided by a 13th batter's strikeout.
The most recent extra-inning home run in MLB history was hit by Daniel Murphy of the Nationals vs. the Miami Marlins on June 11, 2014. This game went 16 innings before being decided by a 17th batter's perfect pitch down the pike.
Murphy's home run was the 563rd of his career, tying him with Barry Bonds for 19th all time. The last extra-inning home run prior to Murphys was also hit by Daniel Murphy of the Nationals.
Last season, Aledmys Diaz, Jeremy Hazelbaker, and Greg Garcia each hit pinch-hit home runs in a 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, setting a big league record. Furthermore, in the past, as many as five reserves have recorded a hit in a single game. But no club has ever had four or more pinch-hit home runs in a single game.
This is a list of the all-time home run leaders in Major League Baseball, with the pitcher defined as a player who pitches in at least three games in a given year and is in a game as their team's current pitcher while hitting the home run.
Cal Ripken, Jr. was the oldest player to hit a home run in an All-Star Game, aged 40 years, 10 months, and 16 days (2001). * Paraphrase formalized At 43 years, seven months, and thirteen days, Carlton Fisk was the oldest player to get a hit in an All-Star Game (1991).
The major league record for the most consecutive games in which a player hits a home run is eight (held by Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long, and Don Mattingly). The National League record is seven, set by Griffey in 1999.
The American League record is six, set by Ted Williams in 1941. Williams also had six in a row in August 1941 when he was with Boston.
There have been other players who have five straight games with a homer. They are Joe DiMaggio with Hollywood Stars in 1936, Willie Mays with the New York Giants in 1959, and Sammy Sosa with Chicago Cubs in 1996 and 1997.
Four straight games with a homer is held by four players: Pete Rose with Cincinnati Reds in 1978, Barry Bonds with San Francisco Giants in 2007, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle with New York Yankees in 1961, and Alex Rodriguez with New York Yankees in 2006.
Three straight games with a homer is held by three players: Frank Robinson with Baltimore Orioles in 1956, Mike Schmidt with Philadelphia Phillies in 1983, and Paul O'Neill with Washington Nationals in 1991.
Two straight games with a homer is held by two players: Charlie Gehringer with Detroit Tigers in 1935 and Hank Greenberg with Cleveland Indians in 1939.
While the 1979 game had a record-tying 11 home runs, the 1922 game only had three, all of which were hit by the victorious Cubs. The 1979 game holds the record for the greatest score in an extra-inning game, as well as the highest score in a game decided by a single run. It also ties as the longest game in MLB history, lasting 13 hours and 57 minutes. The final score was Chicago Cubs 20, Cincinnati Reds 19.
In addition to being one of the most exciting games you will ever see, this match-up held the record for the highest scoring game until 1989 when it was broken by the San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers game. The final score of that game was San Francisco Giants 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 with two outs in the ninth inning. It was also noted for being the first major league game played under solar-powered lights; the original idea came from Cubs owner William Wrigley, who wanted to provide night games during the day when stadium attendance was at its lowest. These lights have been used ever since, except during World War II when they were turned off to save electricity.
The record for the highest scoring game over one season was set in 1919, when several high-profile games were played. In the last week of the season, the Cubs and Reds played a doubleheader on September 30th that ended after 12 hours due to darkness.
The following is a list of the most home runs hit by a Major League Baseball pitcher in a single season and while pitching in a game. This page was last modified at 21:15 on April 17, 2019.
The American League vs. the National League It was a contest designated solely for the World Series until 1997, when Major League Baseball introduced Interleague Play into the regular season for the first time.
In one inning, three runs were scored. The number of occurrences is as follows: 3. Sammy White, 18 June 1953. Tom Burns and Ned Williamson (both for the Chicago Colts) on September 6, 1883. In a single game, he had 12 RBIs. The number of occurrences is as follows: 2. Jim Bottomley was born on September 16, 1924, and Mark Whiten was born on September 7, 1993. Into four double plays in a single game
For inclusion, the following criteria are used: Only occurrences that occur during a single plate appearance, inning, or game are included; cumulative or aggregate records established across several games are not recorded. Those that occur during post-season play are included, but events that occur during an All-Star Game are not.
To date, 58 different players have hit two home runs in an inning in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game, with Edwin Encarnacion of the Seattle Mariners hitting the most recent on April 8, 2019.
Mickey Mantle, Hall of Fame Outfielder (Ten Time "Member" of the Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate in a Game "Club") Mark Teixeira holds the Major League record most career home runs from both sides of the plate with fourteen, twelve in the American League (AL) and two in the National League (NL).
With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds owns the Major League Baseball record. On August 7, 2007, he surpassed Hank Aaron, who had reached 755. Babe Ruth is the only other player to have hit 700 or more home runs, with 714. The modern era of baseball started in 1920; before then, home runs were illegal. It is possible (although not likely) that another player will break the record soon.
Before 1920, there was no such thing as a home run. Balls used by major league players before that time had feathers attached to them to make them fly farther. However, there was no such thing as an outta-town homer back then either - all balls came from within the park where they were played. That changed in 1916 when the New York Yankees' Babe Ruth launched one over the left-field wall at Sportsman's Park that landed several blocks away in East Boston. The ball was sent up in the air again and again by Ruth until finally caught by a police officer walking his dog. The game ended about an hour later because of rain delays - probably a good thing for everyone involved!
In 1914, the Home Run King ruled the baseball world: George S. Kelly of the Chicago White Sox hit one hundred home runs. The following year, the record was broken by Sam Thompson of the Cincinnati Reds with 106 home runs.