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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Johnny Mize Establishes Home Run Mark


On this date in 1947 slugging first baseman Johnny Mize became the first major league baseball player to hit three home runs in a game five times. Mize hits his three off Johnny Sain of the Milwaukee Braves in a 6-2 Giants win at the Polo Grounds. Mize hit 359 home runs in his career with 1,337 RBI, The "Big Cat" as he was known finished with a.312 batting average. He played his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and finished  1953  with the New York Yankees. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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