Sept 7, 1993: Whiten ties HR/RBI records
Submitted by BTGrimes on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 5:00am
Mark Whiten explosion
CINCINNATI, OHIO • Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals had one of the most explosive offensive games in major league history on this date in 1993. He hit 4 home runs and drove in 12.
Whiten's 4 home runs tied a major league record held by 16 others (3 needed extra innings). His 12 RBI in one game also tied a record which was set by another St. Louis Cardinal in 1924, Jim Bottomley. The most RBI in the American League was 11 by Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees in 1936.
Here are other RBI records as compiled by Baseball-Almanac:
Most in a season
Most by a rookie
Most by a switch hitter
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