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May 30, 1894
After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game, helping Boston to beat Cincinnati and Elton 'Icebox' Chamberlain, 20-11.
July 13, 1896
Phillies outfielder Ed Delahanty hits four home runs in one game in a 9-8 loss to the hometown Colts. All of the future Hall of Famer's quartet of round-trippers at the West Side Grounds are the inside-the-park variety.
June 3, 1932
In Philadelphia, Lou Gehrig becomes the first player in the twentieth century to blast four home runs in one game, and barely misses hitting a fifth. The Yankees hammer out a major league record with 50 total bases in a 20-13 slugfest with Philadelphia.
July 10, 1936
At Forbes Field, Chuck Klein becomes the first National League player to hit four home runs in one game in this century. The Phillies' 36 year-old outfielder's offensive outburst, which includes his final round-tripper on the first pitch in the tenth inning, powers Philadelphia's 9-6 victory over Pittsburgh.
July 14, 1946
Despite a home run and four doubles by Lou Boudreau, the Indians still lose to the Red Sox 11-10 thanks to Ted Williams' three homers and eight RBIs. During the second game of the twin bill, player-manager Boudreau will become the first skipper to employ the 'Williams' Shift', which puts four infielders and two outfielders on the right side of the field. Laughing at the unusual alignment, the 'Splendid Splinter' doubles in his first at-bat against the new defense.
July 18, 1948
Pat Seerey hits four home runs in the White Sox's 12-11 extra-inning victory over the A's. The Chicago outfielder's homer in the top of the eleventh inning proves to be the difference in the Shibe Park contest.
August 31, 1950
In front of 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field, Gil Hodges becomes the fourth major leaguer in the century to hit four home runs in one game in Brooklyn's , 19-3 rout of the Braves. Carl Furillo is on base for each of the homers helping the Dodger first baseman tie the major league record for total bases with 17.
July 31, 1954
At Ebbets Field, using a borrowed bat, Joe Adcock hits four home runs in one game as well as a double which misses by inches being his fifth round-tripper, in the Braves' 15-7 victory over the Dodgers. 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.
June 10, 1959
In Baltimore, Rocky Colavito becomes the sixth player to hit four home runs in one game, helping the Indians defeat the Orioles, 11-8. The New York City native joins Lou Gehrig as the only ones to accomplish the feat with four consecutive shots.
April 30, 1961
At Milwaukee's County Stadium, Willie Mays slams four homers in one game, with all of the round-trippers traveling over 400 feet. The San Francisco slugger is left on deck in the top of the ninth when the third out is made in the Giants' 14-4 win over the Braves.

August 12, 1966
In a game which featured a total of 11 home runs, the Reds' Art Shamsky, who came in as a defensive replacement, hits three round-trippers in a 14-11, 13-inning loss to the Pirates at Crosley Field. Cincinnati's new left fielder's eighth-inning home run put the team ahead, and his 10th and 11th inning shots, equaling the major league mark for four-baggers hit in extra innings, tied the game.
April 17, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Mike Schmidt hits four home runs in one game, including the game-winner, when the Phillies come back from an 11-run deficit to beat the Cubs in ten innings, 18-16. The Phillies' slugging third baseman is the first National Leaguer, third overall, to hit the homers consecutively.

July 6, 1986
At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, first baseman Bob Horner becomes the eleventh major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game. Three of the four homers, however, are solo shots, allowing the Expos to still beat the Braves, 11-8.

September 7, 1993
In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Cardinal outfielder Mark Whiten hits four home runs in one game, helping to tie two established RBI records. With 12 RBIs in the second game, he equals the single game mark set by Jim Bottomley in 1924, and his opening game ribbie ties a 21 year-old record established by Nate Colbert for the most RBIs (13) in a twin bill.

May 23, 2002
Shawn Green hits four home runs in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder's 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee's Miller Park, which also includes a single and double, breaks Joe Adcock's 1954 mark for total bases by one, with a total of 19.

May 2, 2002
Just missing hitting his fifth homer in the 15-4 victory over the White Sox, Mariners outfielder Mike Cameron becomes the 13th major leaguer to hit four homers in one game. The first two dingers were followed by round-trippers by second baseman Bret Boone, making it the first time the same two teammates have hit back-to-back homers twice in one inning.

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September 25, 2003
Carlos Delgado becomes the 15th player in big-league history and only the fifth American League player to hit four home runs in one game. The Blue Jays' first baseman's first homer was the 300th of his career and his barrage gives him 41 for the season.

May 8, 2012
Josh Hamilton becomes the 16th major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game when he blasts an 0-2 pitch over the Camden Yards centerfield fence in the eighth inning of the Rangers' 10-3 victory over Baltimore. The Texas outfielder, who connected each time with a man on base, also hits a double to set the American League's single-game record for total bases with 18, one shy of Shawn Green's major league mark of 19 established in 2002 with the Dodgers.

June 6, 2017
Scooter Gennett, who was claimed off of waivers by the Reds at the end of spring training, becomes 17th player in major league history, and the first in the franchise's 135 years of existence to hit four homers in a game. The Cincinnati second baseman establishes a franchise record with 17 total bases with his quartet of round-trippers in consecutive at-bats, contributing 10 RBIs to the club's 13-1 victory over the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

September 4, 2017
J.D. Martinez becomes the 18th major leaguer, joining Reds utilityman Scooter Gennett as the second player this season, to hit four home runs in a one game when he goes deep in the top of the ninth inning In the Diamondbacks’ 13-0 rout of the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The Arizona outfielder, who was acquired in a trade from the Tigers in July, had one more home run than the opponent's total amount of hits.

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