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Big Boppers: A history of four-homer games

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Josh Hamilton's historic slugfest Tuesday night in Baltimore made him the 16th player in major league history with four homers in a game. Here's how his big night stacks up against the rest.

-JOSH HAMILTON, Texas, May 8, 2012. The Rangers' outfielder sets an AL record with 18 total bases, going 5 for 5 with four two-run homers and eight RBIs in a 10-3 victory against the Orioles.

-CARLOS DELGADO, Toronto, Sept. 25, 2003. The last man before Hamilton to homer four times in game, Delgado went 4 for 4 with six RBIs and the Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 10-8 in Toronto.

-MIKE CAMERON, Seattle, May 2, 2002. Hit four consecutive solo home runs in the Mariners' 15-4 victory against the White Sox. And in his fifth at-bat, hit a flyball to the warning track that was caught.

-SHAWN GREEN, Los Angeles, May 23, 2002. Green went 6 for 6, with a single and double to go along with his homers. He set a major league record with 19 total bases and drove in seven runs as the Dodgers won 16-3 at Milwaukee.

-MARK WHITEN, St. Louis, Sept. 7, 1993. After going hitless in the first game of the doubleheader in Cincinnati, Whiten went 4 for 5, tying another major league record with 12 RBIs as the Cardinals won 15-2.

-BOB HORNER, Atlanta, July 6, 1986. Horner went 4 for 5 with six RBIs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Braves from losing to the Montreal Expos 11-8 in Atlanta.

-MIKE SCHMIDT, Philadelphia, April 17, 1976. The star third baseman went 5 for 6 and knocked in eight runs as the Phillies beat the Cubs at Wrigley field 18-16 in 10 innings.

-WILLIE MAYS, San Francisco, April 30, 1961. Mays went 4 for 5 with eight RBIs in the Giants' 14-4 win at the Milwaukee Braves.

-ROCKY COLAVITO, Cleveland, June 10, 1959. Finished 4 for 4 with four straight homers, six RBIs and five runs scored in the Indians' 11-8 victory.

-JOE ADCOCK, Milwaukee, July 31, 1954. He went 5 for 5 with a double, setting a record with 18 total bases and driving in seven runs in a 15-7 victory at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

-GIL HODGES, Brooklyn, Aug. 31, 1950. The Dodgers' first baseman went 5 for 6 with nine RBIs, and hit his four homers off four pitchers in a 19-3 home victory against the Boston Braves.

-PATRICK SEEREY, Chicago, July 18, 1948. In the first game of a double-header, Seerey went 4 for 6 with seven RBIs in an 11 inning game that the White Sox won 12-11 at the Philadelphia Athletics.

-CHUCK KLEIN, Philadelphia, July 10, 1936. His fourth homer was a three-run shot in the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 9-6 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 4 for 5 with six RBIs.

-LOU GEHRIG, New York, June 3, 1932. Went 4 for 6 with four consecutive home runs and six RBIs in the Yankees 20-13 victory at the Philadelphia Athletics.

-ED DELAHANTY, Philadelphia, July 13, 1896. According to The Sporting News Major League Handbook, all four of his home runs were inside the park. He went 5 for 5 with seven RBIs for the Phillies in a 9-8 loss to Chicago.

-ROBERT LOWE, Boston, May 30, 1894, consecutive. The first player to hit four homers in a major league game went deep in four straight at-bats for the Beaneaters against the Cincinnati Reds and finished 5 for 6 with six RBIs in a 20-11 victory.

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