May 23, 2002

Shawn Green hits 4 HRs in a game, goes 6 for 6 : in one of the most incredible offensive days any hitter has ever had. If you watch carefully, ESPN might even mention something about this on Baseball Tonight...

posted by hincandenza to baseball at 09:32 PM - 4 comments

Mr. Green bigger accomplishment today was making my last place fantasy team look pretty good. Bravo.

posted by corpse at 10:31 PM on May 23

Previously mentioned here first. "Bring out the juiced ball theory because I don't think this is the last time this will happen this year." Nor do I think this is the last we will see a four homer game this year.

posted by brent at 10:54 PM on May 24

Nor do I think this is the last we will see a four homer game this year. Based on what? Because it happened twice in a short span, it'll keep happening and happening? I'm more than willing to believe baseball did something to the baseball back when Brady Anderson hit 50 home runs and I'll buy that steroids and hitter's parks share some of the "blame" for increased offensive output, but don't fall for the gambler's fallacy.

posted by yerfatma at 03:41 PM on May 25

No, I just happen to beleive now that the single season home run record has fallen in a short period of time, the 4 homer game "record" is going to fall, and more than one (now two) will come close this year. McGwire took down Mantle after some period of time. Bonds took down McGwire much faster. It took over a decade to accomplish it since Mark Whiten, but rather than saying "You won't see this happen for another decade," a prediction that came true faster than I could of guessed happened within a month. Now if you were to say the odds of this happening were x then I would fall for the gambler's fallacy. Maybe a back-to back-to back homer run in the same inning by one team then I'll beleive I have some kind of insight.

posted by brent at 04:06 AM on May 26

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