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  • 3 Homers To lead Off A Game; Rare Feat

    BALTIMORE -- For the first time in American League history, a team opened with back-to-back-to-back home runs. Orioles Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis staked Baltimore to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of a 6-5 win in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against Texas.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb


    Amazingly, this has only been done 4 times in history.

    Padres April 13, 1987 Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn, John Kruk
    Braves May 28, 2003 Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa, Gary Sheffield
    Brewers Sept. 9, 2007 Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Braun
    Orioles May 10, 2012 Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis


    J.J. Hardy is the only player to have been a part of it twice. A feat that he may hold by himself for awhile.
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  • #2
    You want to hear something weird? J.J. Hardy was one of the guys to hit a homer the last time it happened too! (All the way back in 2007 for the BrewCrew.)

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ardyjj01.shtml

    The weird thing is, I think Ryan Flahrety's homer bounced off about the sixth floor of the warehourse building!

    I wonder if RHSP Colby Lewis felt down-in-the-dumps or embarrassed about giving up three homers in a row to start a game!

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    • #3
      Technically they didn't really "lead off the game" since it was in the bottom of the inning.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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