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shavo2k2
08-14-2008, 03:35 PM
When's the last time that's happened?

nug0hs
08-14-2008, 03:37 PM
It's happened five times in MLB history, most recently by the Red Sox, on 4-22-2007.

Of course now its happened 6 times, with the most recent being by us today.

It pays to work for a sports statistics company.

BigP50
08-14-2008, 03:38 PM
When's the last time that's happened?

2005, The White Sox did it against Randy Johnson

twentywontowin
08-14-2008, 03:40 PM
2005, The White Sox did it against Randy Johnson

Negative. There was a batter or two between Widger.

downstairs
08-14-2008, 03:40 PM
2005, The White Sox did it against Randy Johnson

That was 3 in a row, then another homer later in the inning.

I'm sure everyone remembers Boston last year, they played the highlight 24/7 until they won the world series.

doublem23
08-14-2008, 03:40 PM
2005, The White Sox did it against Randy Johnson

No, they hit 4 home runs in a single inning against Randy Johnson that inning, but they were not all in a row.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200508210.shtml

downstairs
08-14-2008, 03:41 PM
It's happened five times in MLB history, most recently by the Red Sox, on 4-22-2007.

Of course now its happened 6 times, with the most recent being by us today.

It pays to work for a sports statistics company.

Judging by the fact you're from Northbrook- I assume STATS, Inc?

How cool.

BigP50
08-14-2008, 03:44 PM
O, my bad

DeadMoney
08-14-2008, 03:44 PM
Interesting article about the last time it happened here (http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/bostons-home-run-streak-what-were-the-odds-91/) (and the probability behind that specific event). The last paragraph is kind of funny now too, asking 'how long before it happens again'? Well ... now we know.

cbotnyse
08-14-2008, 03:53 PM
awesome.

PatK
08-14-2008, 04:50 PM
IIRC, Uribe looked like he was just making a safe, easy swing to make contact.

nug0hs
08-14-2008, 05:04 PM
Judging by the fact you're from Northbrook- I assume STATS, Inc?

How cool.


Indeed. Best job I've had so far in my young career.

The Immigrant
08-14-2008, 05:07 PM
J.D. Drew has been a part of 2 of the 6 times this has happened in MLB history.

White Sox
8/14/2008
Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe



Red Sox
4/22/2007
Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek



Dodgers
9/18/2006
Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson



Twins
5/2/1964
Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall



Indians
7/31/1963
Woody Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown



Braves
6/8/1961
Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas

chaerulez
08-14-2008, 05:09 PM
I was at the Sox 4 homers in a inning against Randy Johnson game, great game to be at.

Soxman219
08-14-2008, 05:10 PM
Sweet!:bandance:

BNLSox
08-14-2008, 05:13 PM
That Dodgers one was incredible because it was the bottom of the 9th IIRC and forced extras.

Frank Thomas played for the Braves in '61?!


White Sox
8/14/2008
Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe



Red Sox
4/22/2007
Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek



Dodgers
9/18/2006
Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson



Twins
5/2/1964
Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall



Indians
7/31/1963
Woody Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown



Braves
6/8/1961
Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas

Adele_H
08-14-2008, 05:25 PM
J.D. Drew has been a part of 2 of the 6 times this has happened in MLB history.

White Sox
8/14/2008
Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe



Red Sox
4/22/2007
Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek



Dodgers
9/18/2006
Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson



Twins
5/2/1964
Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall



Indians
7/31/1963
Woody Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown



Braves
6/8/1961
Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas




In other words... it's more rare/special than a perfect game? Yes!

I bet a lot of people in the early 60s were spoiled by all that - even prompting Time Magazine to project that by mid-70s, the man would be hitting back-to-back-back-to-back-to-back HR on Jupiter.

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white sox bill
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
J.D. Drew has been a part of 2 of the 6 times this has happened in MLB history.

White Sox
8/14/2008
Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe



Red Sox
4/22/2007
Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek



Dodgers
9/18/2006
Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson



Twins
5/2/1964
Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall



Indians
7/31/1963
Woody Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown



Braves
6/8/1961
Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas



Damn the Big Hurt must be old!!

DumpJerry
08-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Frank Thomas played for the Braves in '61?!
Yes. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr03.shtml)

Crede24Thome25
08-14-2008, 07:33 PM
I am voice is completely gone after watching the 6th inning that was something that I will remember for years to come. I will be recording it tonight to add to my personal collection.

Madscout
08-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Is ESPN going nuts about this yet? Because I think I saw the Red Sox replays about 30 million times when they did it last year.

all*star quentin
08-14-2008, 08:04 PM
espn game time
"the white sox go yard again,again,again and again"
unique and special thing happened at US Cellular today

then they showed the thome,konerko,ramirez,uribe bombs!!!!

My question...what are the tshirts gonna look like @the custom shop?

EuroSox35
08-14-2008, 08:52 PM
I feel like ESPN has been very good to us lately, maybe Griffey brings attention they like, but I've seen a lot of attention from them this year.

FoxSports, on the other hand, ignored Griffey's debut on their front page (instead keeping a headline that one of their writers thought it was a terrible trade, while all the other major players traded had their lines for the day on the front page). I also noticed they rarely if ever put a Sox headline on the front page after a big game/win (while ESPN did), so I stopped going there

Juice16
08-14-2008, 09:06 PM
I just watched the highlights and it is so good to hear Nancy playing Nah Nah Nah Nah. Home runs are empty at night when I don't hear that song as a White Sox is rounding the bases.

LongLiveFisk
08-14-2008, 09:17 PM
So I take this all to mean that never in MLB history have 5 home runs been hit in a row?

Ragator43
08-14-2008, 09:41 PM
So I take this all to mean that never in MLB history have 5 home runs been hit in a row?

Toby Hall sure as hell tried as hard as he could to make that an MLB first. His at-bat could quite possibly be the least I've ever cared when a White Sox player struck out when I, along with everyone else, in the stadium knew that they had their eyes set on the long ball and nothing less.

LongLiveFisk
08-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Toby Hall sure as hell tried as hard as he could to make that an MLB first. His at-bat could quite possibly be the least I've ever cared when a White Sox player struck out when I, along with everyone else, in the stadium knew that they had their eyes set on the long ball and nothing less.

Oh yeah, Toby was trying hard to make it a reality. Maybe a little too hard, actually!

And I'm a little surprised there was no announcement at the park that the Sox tied an MLB record with those 4 home runs in a row. I just figured it must not have been a record if we didn't hear anything because I'm pretty sure that had that fifth homer happened, Gene Honda would have acknowledged the record to the crowd.

Nellie_Fox
08-15-2008, 12:52 AM
So I take this all to mean that never in MLB history have 5 home runs been hit in a row?That would be correct.

doublem23
08-15-2008, 01:04 AM
Cool stat on SportsCenter, this is the lowest in the batting order 4 consecutive HR's have occurred...

5-6-7-8.

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_123272.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_117244.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_493351.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_346874.jpg

Ragator43
08-15-2008, 01:09 AM
Cool stat on SportsCenter, this is the lowest in the batting order 4 consecutive HR's have occurred...

5-6-7-8.

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_123272.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_117244.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_493351.jpg http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_346874.jpg

And the most unbelievable part of it all: The four homers were hit in a span of only 10 pitches.

Konerko05
08-15-2008, 01:18 AM
I called both Alexei's and Uribe's shots. When Hall came up, I called "absolutely no chance for a homerun."

KenBerryGrab
08-15-2008, 09:11 AM
Up in the right field upper deck, my son was just giggling over the first three bombs. He said, "Uribe's gonna do it!" No way, sport, he hasn't hit once since...

ka-BOOM!

Pinar_del_Rio_WS
08-15-2008, 01:58 PM
J.D. Drew has been a part of 2 of the 6 times this has happened in MLB history.

White Sox
8/14/2008
Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe



Red Sox
4/22/2007
Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek



Dodgers
9/18/2006
Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson



Twins
5/2/1964
Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall



Indians
7/31/1963
Woody Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown


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Braves
6/8/1961
Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas



And in four of the six were players of Cuban heritage: Ramos - Oliva - Lowell - Ramirez

ktssox
08-15-2008, 03:41 PM
Did anyone read this interview with the scoreboard operator in the Suntimes a few months back?

http://www.suntimes.com/chicago/know/1011481,CST-NWS-this18.article

He states in it that they only have enough fireworks set up for three homeruns in row. I guess it's a good thing they had to switch pitchers before Juan. It would have been weird to not have the proper celebration for the record-tying homer.

BadBobbyJenks
08-15-2008, 04:14 PM
Wow I just remembered when the Dodgers did it they tied the Padres in the 9th inning.

I will still take ours though.:cool:

GlassSox
08-15-2008, 09:22 PM
I was at the 3 in a row.

And now we were at the 4 in row with our 10 year old grandson from NJ. History for him and us to remember.

spongyfungy
08-20-2008, 09:10 PM
Alexei's bat was sent to the HOF.

It was the third homer in the sequence. Why was his sent and not Juans?

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2008/08/alexeis-bat-goe.html

also check this little error : http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8169/news

Alexei Ramirez is already in the Hall of Fame. Well, at least his equipment is in Canton.