1992: Four Home Runs in an Inning

Saturday May 2, 1992

Entering the fifth inning, the Twins and Yankees were tied at two runs a piece at Yankee Stadium. Each team had scored a run in each of the first two innings, but the pitchers – Scott Sanderson for the Yankees and Bill Krueger for the Twins – seemed to be settling down.

That all changed in the fifth inning. Shane Mack led off by taking an 0-1 Sanderson pitch deep to give the Twins the lead. Sanderson then retired Chuck Knoblauch on a flyball to right. Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek followed with back-to-back home runs. Then, with two out, Randy Bush capped an historical inning with another solo home run. The Twins had scored four runs on four solo home runs off of the same pitcher in a single inning.

New York handily erased the lead in the bottom of the sixth with two home runs of their own, including a three-run shot by Dion James. The teams were knotted at six until Chili Davis hit the Twins’ fifth solo home run of the game in the top of the eighth that ultimately gave the team an 7-6 win.

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One Response to 1992: Four Home Runs in an Inning

  1. Beau says:

    “an historical”

    I see, you’re one of those people. :)

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