1. Johnny Burnett, 10 July 1932. Inning game (18-year-old) In a nine-inning game, there were seven hits. The number of occurrences is as follows: 2. Rennie Stennett, September 16, 1975; Wilbert Robinson, June 10, 1892. An inning with three hits. 5. Johnny Damon's most recent posting was on June 27, 2003. A game with four triples. 6. Joe Tiller's most recent posting was on August 25, 2000. A game with five doubles. 7. George Van Houten's most recent posting was on October 4, 1895.
Burnett's nine-inning hit record will not be exceeded because the maximum number of hits in an inning has since been increased to ten.
In addition to his seven hits, Burnett also had two walks, one strikeout, and one bunt single. The last player to have this much impact in an inning was Johnny Damon in 2003. He led off the inning with a triple, moved into scoring position on a ground out, then scored on a double by Matt LeCroy.
The last player to have an entire game with seven hits was Joe Tiller on August 25, 2000. He went 7 for 14 with four triples, a stolen base, and eight runs batted in that day. Tiller's batting average was.571. George Van Houten had six hits in an inning in 1895.
In the American League, Walter Johnson was the first to do it. Here are the pitchers that bucked the odds by striking out four hitters in one inning. A curve ball is not something you can learn in a day.
1. Johnny Burnett, 10 July 1932. (18-inning contest) In a nine-inning game, there were seven hits. The number of occurrences is: 2. Rennie Stennett, September 16, 1975; Wilbert Robinson, June 10, 1892. An inning with three hits. The most recent instance was on June 27, 2003, by Johnny Damon. A game with four triples.
Only two guys have ever had seven hits in a single game: Rennie Stennett and Wilbert Robinson. Freddy Sanchez, who went 6 for 6 in May 2009, is the most recent induction into the 6 hit club. Cal McVey accomplished this feat twice in four days in 1876.
The players with the most single-game hits in Major League Baseball are listed below. Wilbert Robinson (left) and Rennie Stennett (middle) had seven hits in a nine-inning game, while Cal McVey (right) has six hits in two straight games.
Walter Johnson holds the modern-era career pitching record for most hit batters with 205. Phil Knell established the season record of 54 in 1891, while Ed Knouff and John Grimes hold the game record of six. Brady Anderson became the first player in an American League game to get hit by a pitch twice in the same inning. He was hit by Pedro Martínez of the Boston Red Sox both times during an 11-9 loss on May 19, 2001.
In 1892, Ed Summers was hit by 13 pitches, a record that stood until 1914 when it was broken by Joe McGinnity of the New York Giants who was hit by 12 pitchers. The last time a pitcher hit someone above crosstown rival Chicago was in 1951 when Harvey Haddix of the Cleveland Indians hit Billy Williams of the Chicago White Sox with a pitch.
During World War II, baseball players were needed in faraway places so many great hitters were struck by pitches over the years. In 1942, Bill Dickey was hit by 26 pitches, breaking Walter Johnson's modern-era record. Dickey played first base for the Boston Braves at the age of 36. The next year, Sam Rice was hit by 27 pitches, also breaking the record. Rice was a third baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 35. In 1944, Pete Gray was hit by 25 pitches, another record that was later broken. Gray was a first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies at the age of 29.
A look at every four-homer game in Major League Baseball history. There are presently 18 players in MLB history who have hit four home runs in a single game. There are presently 18 players in MLB history who have hit four home runs in a single game.
Chief Wilson of the 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates is the only player in major league history to have hit at least one triple in five straight games!
Only two switch-hitters have ever had one-hundred hits from both sides of the plate in the same season: the first was Garry Templeton of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979, when he had one-hundred and eleven hits left-handed and one-hundred hits right-handed. The second was Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998, when he had one-hundred and seventy-five hits left-handed and twenty-five hits right-handed.
In addition, there are only five switch-hitters who have one-hundred hits from either side of the plate over a full season. They are Joe DiMaggio with the New York Yankees in 1936, Mickey Mantle with the New York Yankees in 1952, Ralph Houk with the New York Yankees in 1957, and Mike Schmidt with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1972.
DiMaggio and Mantle were born in the same month (September) and died on the same day (November 25th), but they played for different teams during their careers. So they could not hit against each other. Houk and Schmidt were both right-handed hitters who played most of their games at third base, so they too would have had trouble hitting against each other.
The only current switch-hitter who can say they have one-hundred hits from both sides of the plate is Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees.
Players in Major League Baseball Who Have 6 Hits in a Game Each of the following players hit for the cycle: John Reilly (1883), Dave Orr (1885), Larry Twitchell (1889), Farmer Weaver (1890), Sam Thompson (1894), Bobby Veach (1920), Rondell White (1995), Ian Kinsler (2009), and Christian Yelich (2018).
Ted Breitenstein and Jim Hughes threw a no-hitter on April 22, 1898, and Dave Stewart and Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter on June 29, 1990. Major league pitchers threw eight no-hitters during the 1884 season. Seven no-hitters have been pitched in the modern period (since 1901): in 1990, 1991, 2012, and 2015. The most recent no-hitter was thrown by Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs.
The first no-hitter in the history of baseball was thrown 91 years ago today, on April 22, 1898. Ted Breitenstein of the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.
Jim Hughes is credited with the first perfect game when he retired the only batter he faced in a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on August 5, 1895. However, this has been disputed since 1998 when John Tudor of the Colorado Rockies achieved this feat against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field.
In 2004, Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox became the first pitcher to no-hit the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during their inaugural season. Schilling accomplished this one-hit victory on May 31, 2004, at Fenway Park. The only baserunner he allowed was Yunel Escobar who scored on an error by third base coach Joe Corvo. In fact, it was the only run of the game for the Red Sox as they beat the Devil Rays 1-0.