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    How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Derek Fisher of the Astros, in his first game in the California league: one homer in each of the first 3 innings of the game. Two of them grand slams. Later he adds a double.

    Final line: 4 for 6, one double, 3 homers, 3 runs scored, 12 RBIs

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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Thats gotta be some kind of record right? 12 RBI in one game?
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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Mark Whiten hit four home runs and drove in 12 runs against the Reds in the early 90s. I believe the 12 RBIs was a record at the time. Whether it still stands is a mystery to me.
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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    I found this on MILB.COM. Eight home runs in consecutive at-bats!!

    The record for most RBIs in a game, according to Lloyd Johnson, the editor of The Minor League Encyclopedia, is 16, set by Corsicana's Nig Clarke on June 15, 1902. In that historic Texas League game, Clarke hit home runs in eight consecutive at-bats in a 51-3 win over Texarkana.
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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Mark Whiten hit four home runs and drove in 12 runs against the Reds in the early 90s. I believe the 12 RBIs was a record at the time. Whether it still stands is a mystery to me.
    Don't forget Sunny Jim Bottomley. He also drove in 12 in a game in 1924.

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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Bootjack Billingsley hit four grand slams in one inning in 1886.
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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I found this on MILB.COM. Eight home runs in consecutive at-bats!! The record for most RBIs in a game, according to Lloyd Johnson, the editor of The Minor League Encyclopedia, is 16, set by Corsicana's Nig Clarke on June 15, 1902. In that historic Texas League game, Clarke hit home runs in eight consecutive at-bats in a 51-3 win over Texarkana.
    Nig Clarke? Now that's one politically incorrect name if I ever saw one. 51-3? What ... they couldn't block the field goal?

    Edit - I guess if this guy had a 9 year MLB career, I should have heard of him
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...larkni01.shtml

    Notably, he didn't hit 8 homers over that 9 year MLB career
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    Re: How's this for a first day in high A ball?

    While some cast doubt on Clarke's eight home run game, the feat was later attested to by the official scorer (under oath) and by others who observed the game. In a 1940 interview with The Sporting News one of Clarke's Corsicana teammates claimed: "The right field fence at Ennis wasn't more than 40 feet back of first base. Nig just pulled eight short flies around and over that wall. I'm not taking anything away from old Nig's batting prowess, but that's the way he hit eight homers that day. Didn't have to send the ball more than 140 feet at the most. (from Wikipedia)

    And yes - he was nicknamed Nig because of his dark complexion. Pretty brutal world in those days.
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