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List of 16 players to hit four homers in a game

5/9/2012

BALTIMORE -- OK. Brace yourselves. Lots of facts and figures coming in the next 24 hours from ESPN Stats & Information and they are coming in now. Josh Hamilton, as you know, was the 16th player in big league history to hit four homers in a game. Some quick info:

* He's the 6th AL player to do it and the 5th left-handed hitter to hit four homers in a game.

* Counting Hamilton's game Tuesday, there have been 16 four-HR games and 21 perfect games (counting the postseason) in MLB history. 2012 is the first year there has been both a perfect game and a four-HR game.

* Hamilton's 18 total bases are an American League record, one shy of Shawn Green's major league record of 19 in his four-homer game on May 23, 2002. The previous AL record was 16, done eight times.

Here's the full list of players that have hit four homers in a game:

Josh Hamilton, 2012 Rangers

Carlos Delgado, 2003 Blue Jays

Shawn Green, 2002 Dodgers

Mike Cameron, 2002 Mariners

Mark Whiten, 1993 Cardinals

Bob Horner, 1986 Braves

Mike Schmidt, 1976 Phillies

Willie Mays, 1961 Giants

Rocky Colavito, 1959 Indians

Joe Adcock, 1954 Braves

Gil Hodges, 1950 Dodgers

Pat Seerey, 1948 White Sox

Chuck Klein, 1936 Phillies

Lou Gehrig, 1932 Yankees

Ed Delahanty, 1896 Phillies

Bobby Lowe, 1894 Beaneaters (Braves)