The world of baseball is filled with records and feats that have stood the test of time. One such record is the most home runs hit in a single game. On September 14, 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays set an impressive record by hitting 10 home runs in an 18-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. This record still stands today, with Ernie Whitt leading the charge with three homers, while George Bell and Rance Mulliniks contributed two each.
The Feat of Seven Home Runs
While the record for most home runs in a single game stands at 10, there have been instances where teams have come close. A notable example is when the White Sox hit seven home runs during a game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field. Despite this impressive feat, the White Sox were unable to secure a win, suffering a 10-8 loss.
The Individual Achievement: Eight Home Runs in a Game
When it comes to individual achievements, Jay Clarke holds the record for the most home runs in a single game. Playing for Corsicana of the Texas League, Clarke hit eight home runs on June 15, 1902. However, this record is still disputed due to the lack of a surviving box score to confirm his feat.