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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
List of 16 players to hit four homers in a game

By Richard Durrett

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)