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The following is a list of single-game baseball records and unusual events. The following criteria are used for inclusion:

Individual batting/hitting

Event # of occurrences References
10 or more runs batted in during a game 14 Baseball Almanac
Hitting for the natural cycle 14 Baseball Almanac
6 singles in a 9-inning game 18 Baseball Almanac
4 home runs in a game 17 Baseball Almanac
6 or more runs scored in a game 19 Baseball Almanac
Home run on first pitch in the major leagues 30 Baseball Almanac
Home run in final at bat in the major leagues 47 Baseball Almanac
Home run in first at bat in the major leagues 116 Baseball Almanac
Inside-the-park grand slam 224[17]
Hitting for the cycle 292[18]

Collective batting/hitting

Event # of occurrences References
Two inside the park grand slams by two teammates in a game 1a Baseball Almanac
2 pinch-hit grand slams (by batters on different teams) in a game 1b Baseball Almanac
10 home runs by one team in a game 1c Baseball Almanac
Home runs by same 2 consecutive batters twice in same inning 1d AP Online
5 sacrifice flies by one team in a game 2e CBS Sportsline
9 or more home runs by one team in a game 2 Baseball Almanac
5 or more home runs by one team in an inning 2f Wikipedia[better source needed]
3 grand slams by both teams in a game 3 Baseball Almanac
3 sacrifice flies by one team in a single inning[19] 4 Baseball Almanac
4 home runs by 4 consecutive batters 10g MLB.com
3 grand slams by one team in a game 1 Washington Post[dead link]

Individual pitching

Event # of occurrences References
10 consecutive strikeouts in a game 3h Baseball Almanac
20 or more consecutive scoreless innings pitched in a game 2 Baseball Almanac
First 27 batters retired without a perfect game[28] 2
6 or more home runs surrendered in a game 4 Baseball Almanac
Base on balls given to the first 4 batters 4 Baseball Almanac
Intentional base on balls with the bases loaded[29] 6 Baseball Almanac
Home run surrendered on first pitch in major leagues 7[30] Baseball Almanac
Perfect game bid lost on the 27th batter 13
4 consecutive strikeouts in a single inning[31] 17[32] Baseball Almanac
Perfect game 23[33]
4 strikeouts in a single inning[31] 62 Baseball Almanac
Home run surrendered to first batter faced in major leagues 69[34] Baseball Almanac
Immaculate inning (9 pitches, 9 strikes, side retired) 104 Baseball Almanac
No-hitter 313

Collective pitching

Scoring

Fielding

Baserunning

Event # of occurrences References
Two triple steals by the same team in a game 1i Baseball Almanac
A single baserunner caught stealing 4 times in a game 1j Baseball Almanac
8 stolen bases by a team in a single inning 2 Baseball Almanac
Home stolen 3 times by the same team in a game 5 Baseball Almanac
A single baserunner caught stealing twice in a single inning 10 Baseball Almanac
Home stolen twice by a single baserunner in a game 11 Baseball Almanac
One player stealing second, third, and home in a single inning 53 Baseball Almanac

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "4 Home Runs in 1 Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2 Grand Slams In 1 Game by Baseball Almanac". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Home Run From Both Sides of the Plate In One Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Grand Slam Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  5. ^ "MLB Total Bases Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  6. ^ a b "MLB Hits Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Six Hits in a Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  8. ^ "MLB Triples Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  9. ^ Bryce Harper ties record for walks in a game, MLB.com
  10. ^ "Intentional Bases On Balls Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  11. ^ "National League Roundup : Reds Walk Dawson Intentionally Five Times in 2-1 Loss". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  12. ^ a b "MLB Runs Scored Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  13. ^ "RBI Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Grounding Into Double Plays Records by Baseball Almanac". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Sacrifice Flies Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Seattle Mariners ride flurry of sacrifice flies to 11-6 victory over Kansas City Royals (Seattle Times, 16 April 2008, last accessed 28 July 2009)". seattletimes.nwsource.com. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  17. ^ As of 2002. This event was much more common before the modern era (i.e. the turn of the 20th century); there have been only 40 inside-the-park grand slams since 1950.
  18. ^ As of 3 September 2011.
  19. ^ This may seem impossible. However, a sacrifice fly can be awarded without an out being recorded, if the fielder in question commits an error.
  20. ^ a b "MLB Strikeout Records Set by Pitchers". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  21. ^ "MLB Innings Pitched Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  22. ^ "The Official Site of The New York Yankees: News: New York Yankees News". newyork.yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  23. ^ a b "Home Runs Allowed Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  24. ^ "Wild Pitch Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  25. ^ "Yank throws 105.1 mph, is on Cubs' radar". MLB.com. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  26. ^ "Rangers utility player Brock Holt throws 30.4 mph pitch in mop-up duty". www.ballysports.com. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  27. ^ "Holt has umps check glove after hilarious slow pitches vs. A's". RSN. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  28. ^ This may seem impossible. However, by definition a perfect game requires more than simply retiring the first 27 batters in order; it also requires that the pitcher's team wins, and that the pitcher completes the entire game. See perfect game for more details.
  29. ^ These six events may be the only times in the history of baseball when a team has deliberately and with premeditation allowed a run to score by the opposing team for strategic purposes. It is true that there are cases where a particular choice of defensive alignment may make scoring more likely, and there are cases where decisions made in the moment of play allow a run to score in exchange for other strategic purposes, but intentionally walking in a run is clearly in a different class of strategic maneuver. This may also have occurred when a pitcher was instructed to deliberately hit a batter with the bases loaded, but in this case, intention is not provable.
  30. ^ Baseball Reference lists 6, but Hideki Okajima surrendered a home run on his first pitch April 2, 2007.
  31. ^ a b This is possible when a batter who has been struck out reaches first base safely under a dropped third strike. That is, if strike three is recorded on the batter but the catcher does not catch the ball to complete the putout (likely because of a wild pitch or passed ball) and first base is unoccupied, the batter may advance to first; the pitcher is credited with a strikeout, but no out is recorded.
  32. ^ The Baseball Almanac states that 17 pitchers have accomplished this feat. Of these, all but Chuck Finley have only once struck out 4 batters in a single inning (consecutively or otherwise). Finley however did it 3 times, but the Baseball Almanac does not state how many of those were consecutive strikeouts (i.e., whether it was once, twice, or all 3 times).
  33. ^ Some sources do not include the two perfect games thrown in the 19th century, because of differences in the rules of play, and thus list only twenty-one perfect games.
  34. ^ Baseball Reference lists 64, but Russ Johnson took Shane Komine deep in Komine's 2nd pitch on July 30, 2006. As well, Brandon Phillips hit one off of Steven Matz on his 5th pitch June 28, 2015.
  35. ^ "Yankees edge Cubs in 18th inning and the teams combined for a record 48 strikeouts".
  36. ^ "Chicago Cubs 26, Philadelphia Phillies 23 (1922)". Bleacher Report.
  37. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs Box Score, August 25, 1922". Baseball-Reference.com.
  38. ^ "Teams to score 25 or more runs in a game". MLB.com.
  39. ^ Baseball's Triple Plays – Trivia & Miscellanea Archived 2011-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  40. ^ "The Official Site of The Texas Rangers: History: Rangers Timeline". texas.rangers.mlb.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  41. ^ "Unassisted Triple Plays". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  42. ^ "USA TODAY". usatoday.com. Retrieved 14 January 2022.