Hodges sets NL record with four home runs
Aug. 31, 1950
Brooklyn's Gil Hodges enters the record book when he hits four home runs in a nine-inning game, becoming the first National Leaguer, and just the second player, to accomplish the feat this century. Lou Gehrig was the first in 1932.
Hodges, who also singles, breaks the modern major league record for total bases in a game with 17. The big first baseman knocks in a team-record nine runs in the Dodgers' 19-3 rout of the Boston Braves. Only 14,226 are on hand ...
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