Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 5/23/2002

Dodgers right fielder Shawn Green has one of the greatest games of any offensive player in major league history during a 16 - 3 drubbing of the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Green hits a run-scoring double in the first inning and a three-run homer in the second off Glenn Rusch. Facing Brian Mallette, he homers in the fourth and the fifth. With Jose Cabrera pitching, he singles in the eighth and homers in the ninth. In all, Green ties the major league record for most home runs and another for most runs since 1900. His 19 total bases sets a big league mark. In a three game span from May 23rd through the 25th, Green collects 11 hits in 13 at-bats for 33 total bases. Among his 11 hits are seven home runs, the most ever by a player in three straight contests.

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