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Cliff Lee can do everything

9/17/2013

Cliff Lee's pitching and hitting combination was a unique one in this sport.

Lee is the first pitcher in major-league history to have a three-hit, four-RBI game and strike out more than eight hitters in a game.

Most RBI by Pitcher
Last 3 Seasons

The Elias Sports Bureau noted that Lee was only the second pitcher to have 14 strikeouts and four RBI in a game, joining Dwight Gooden of the 1990 New York Mets.

Lee was the first pitcher to have three hits and four RBI in a game, regardless of strikeout total, since Micah Owings of the 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks did so against the Atlanta Braves. He's the first with such a game for the Phillies since Phil Collins against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1930.

Lee became the second NL pitcher to strike out at least 14 hitters in a game this season, joining Jose Fernandez. He's the first Phillies pitcher with a 14-strikeout, no-walk game since Curt Schilling in 1997.

With the 14 strikeouts, Lee again cleared 200 whiffs for the season, the third straight season he's done so. He joins Hall-of-Famers Jim Bunning and Steve Carlton as the only pitchers in Phillies history with at least three straight 200-strikeout seasons.