18 years ago today, Shawn Green had a day for the record books in Milwaukee. He went 6-for-6, hitting four home runs and driving in seven runs. He also added a double and scored six runs. Green had 19 total bases, which is still a major-league record. That record will likely stand for a while.
Green is in elite company. He’s one of eight players in MLB history to score six runs in a game. He’s one of seven players in MLB history to have four home runs and seven RBI in a game. In addition to being one of 16 players in MLB history to even hit four homers in a game, Green is the only one who added two additional hits as well.
You can make the case this is the greatest game by a hitter in major-league history.
The best part about this is how random this game was. Green had been struggling on the season. Entering the game, he was hitting .238 with an OPS of .740. He had only 5 homers and 24 RBI through the first 44 games of the season.
After the game, is average rose 27 points and his OPS rose by 118 points! Another reason why baseball is the best sport out there.