On This Day in Sports: Shawn Green, Historic Home Run Day
They say chicks dig the long ball and on this day back in 2002 Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers must have had the chicks all over him in a regular season game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Green laid down some serious lumber against the Brew Crew on this day. He finished the day 6-for-6 with four, yes FOUR home runs, 6 runs scored, and 7 RBI's. Talk about having a day! Needless to say the Dodgers would go on to win the game 16-3.
His first home run came off of starting pitcher Glendon Rusch and was of the three-run variety. His second and third came off of reliever Brian Mallette, both were solo shots, and his fourth came off of Jose Cabrera, also a solo shot.
It was an all-time great accomplishment in which only 17 other players in Major League Baseball can say they've achieved. (You can see the list here)