Monday, May 18, 2009

Single Game Record Holders

Ever wonder who holds the single game record for plate appearances? Well, it’s a record shared by Carlton Fisk, Rudy Law, and Harold Baines who stepped up to the plate 12 times each as members of the Chicago White Sox on May 8, 1984 in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers (John Milner and Felix Millar also share the record). The following is a list of batting and pitching single game records for individuals from 1954 to present (some good, some bad).

Offense:
6 Runs- Joe Randa (KCR/2004), Shawn Green (LAD/2002), Edgardo Alfonzo (NYM/1999), Spike Owen (BOS/1986), and Frank Torre (MLN/1957).

12 RBI- Mark Whiten (STL/1993).

7 Hits- Rennie Stennett (PIT/1975), Cesar Gutierrez (DET/1970), and Rocky Colavito (DET/1962).

4 Doubles- done by 25 players; most recently by Alex Rios (TOR/2008).

3 Triples- done by 13 players; most recently by Rafael Furcal (ATL/2002).

4 Homeruns- Carlos Delgado (TOR/2003), Shawn Green (LAD/2002), Mike Cameron (SEA/2002), Mark Whiten (STL/1993), Bob Horner (ATL/1986), Mike Schmidt (PHI/1976), Willie Mays (SFG/1961), Rocky Colavito (CLE/1959), and Joe Adcock (MLN/1954).

6 Strikeouts- Geoff Jenkins (MIL/2004), Alex Gonzalez (TOR/1998), Sam Horn (BAL/1991), Cecil Cooper (BOS/1974), Billy Cowan (CAL/1971), Rick Reichardt (CAL/1966), and Don Hoak (CHC/1956).

6 Walks- Jeff Bagwell (HOU/1999) and Andre Thornton (CLE/1984).

6 Stolen Bases- Carl Crawford (TBR/2009), Eric Young (COL/1996), and Otis Nixon (ATL/1991).

3 Hit By Pitch- done by 18 players; most recently by Manny Ramirez (LAD/2008).

4 Ground Into Double Plays- Joe Torre (NYM/1975).

19 Total Bases- Shawn Green (LAD/2002).

Pitching:

18 Innings- Vern Law (PIT/1955).

21 Strikeouts- Tom Cheney (WSA/1962).

12 Walks- Jack Fisher (BAL/1961), Stan Williams (LAD/1961), and Bob Turley (BAL/1954).

14 Runs- Mike Oquist (OAK/1998) and Billy Travers (MIL/1977).

18 Hits- Bob Forsch (HOU/1989), Reggie Cleveland (BOS/1977), and Bill Travers (MIL/1977).

6 Homeruns- RA Dickey (TEX/2006) and Tim Wakefield (BOS/2004).

4 Hit Batters- done by 17 players; most recently by Livan Hernandez (WAS/2005).

6 Wild Pitches- Bill Gullickson (MON/1982), Phil Niekro (ATL/1979), and JR Richard (HOU/1979).

10 Stolen Bases- Stan Spencer (SDP/2000).

5 Balks- Bob Shaw (MLN/1963).

4 Pickoffs- Jerry Garvin (TOR/1977) and Bill Wight (BAL/1956).


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8 comments:

GM-Carson said...

For the record, the Topps cards featured match up with the season each player made the single game record.

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