List of Major League Baseball single-game runs scored leaders

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In Major League Baseball, players have scored six or more runs in one game 16 times. This record has been achieved by 15 players, the most recent being Joe Randa of the Kansas City Royals on September 9, 2004. Mel Ott is the only player to accomplish the feat twice, doing so nearly a decade apart.

Three players — Ott, Cap Anson, and King Kellyhave been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. A player's team has never lost a game in which he scored six runs. None of the players who have scored six runs are currently active in MLB.

Guy Hecker scored seven runs for the Louisville Colonels against the Baltimore Orioles in the American Association on August 15, 1886, setting the record for professional baseball. Hecker is also the only pitcher to score as many as six runs in a game. In addition, Hecker collected six hits, another unique accomplishment for a pitcher.

Shawn Green's six run game set the Major League record for total bases (19) and tied the Major League records for home runs (4) and extra-base hits (5).

Five players on this list also collected six hits on their way to scoring six runs: King Kelly, Ginger Beaumont, Edgardo Alfonzo, Shawn Green and Joe Randa.

The record for runs in a postseason game is five.

Key[edit]

Player Name of the player
Date Date of the six run game
Team The player's team at the time of the game
Opposing team The team against whom the player scored six runs
Score Final score of the game, with the player's team score listed first
Career runs The number of runs the player scored in his MLB career
dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Players[edit]

Mel Ott is the only player to score six runs twice. He did so nearly a decade apart.
Player Date Team Opposing team Score Career runs Ref(s)
Jim Whitney June 9, 1883 Boston Beaneaters Detroit Wolverines 30–8 316 [1]
Cap Ansondagger August 24, 1886 Chicago White Stockings Boston Beaneaters 18–6 1,719 [2]
Mike Tiernan June 15, 1887 New York Giants Philadelphia Phillies 29–1 1,313 [3]
King Kellydagger August 27, 1887 Boston Beaneaters Pittsburgh Alleghenys 28–14 1,357 [4]
Ezra Sutton August 27, 1887 Boston Beaneaters Pittsburgh Alleghenys 28–14 739 [5]
Jimmy Ryan July 25, 1894 Chicago Colts Pittsburgh Pirates 24–6 1,642 [6]
Bobby Lowe May 3, 1895 Boston Beaneaters Washington Senators 27–11 1,131 [7]
Ginger Beaumont July 22, 1899 Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Phillies 18–4 955 [8]
Mel Ottdagger August 4, 1934 New York Giants Philadelphia Phillies 21–4 1,859 [9]
Mel Ott (2)dagger April 30, 1944 New York Giants Brooklyn Dodgers 26–8 1,859 [9]
Johnny Pesky May 8, 1946 Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox 14–10 867 [10]
Frank Torre September 2, 1957 Milwaukee Braves Chicago Cubs 23–10 150 [11]
Spike Owen August 21, 1986 Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians 24–5 587 [12]
Edgardo Alfonzo August 30, 1999 New York Mets Houston Astros 17–1 777 [13]
Shawn Green May 23, 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers Milwaukee Brewers 16–3 1,129 [14]
Joe Randa September 9, 2004 Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers 26–5 697 [15]

Sources:[16][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Whitney Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cap Anson Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mike Tiernan Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "King Kelly Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ezra Sutton Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jimmy Ryan Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bobby Lowe Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ginger Beaumont Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Mel Ott Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Johnny Pesky Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Frank Torre Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Spike Owen Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Edgardo Alfonzo Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Shawn Green Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Joe Randa Stats". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Runs Scored Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ The Complete Baseball Record & Fact Book. The Sporting News. 2008. p. 18. OCLC 234952886.