Granderson goes 5-for-5 with 3 home runs

Curtis Granderson hit a homer in the 1st inning which got the Yankees on the board Thursday night against the Twins, he hit another in the 2nd that tied the game, and another in the 4th that gave them a 7-4 lead. Then he let the crowd down by going 2-for-2 in his final at bats, unable to go for the truly historic 4-homer night.

“When I got to the dugout, I think CC told me to go out there and acknowledge the crowd,” Granderson told Vincent Mercogliano of the Journal News. “I’ve never done that before. I’ve seen a lot of guys do it, but to actually get an opportunity to do puts in perspective what you just accomplished.”

He missed out on being the sixth American Leaguer and the second Yankee (Lou Gehrig is the other) to hit four homers in a day, but still obviously a huge accomplishment in its own right.

In one night Granderson managed to go from a mediocre month to a great one, raising his OPS from .780 before the game to 1.040 afterward.

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3 Responses to Granderson goes 5-for-5 with 3 home runs

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    A few notes on Gehrig's accomplishment. He almost had five HR that day. After the four HRs, he hit another one to straightaway CF in old Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium). It was 468 feet to CF at that time, and Al Simmons caught in at the flagpole. Not only that, but Gehrig's feat was not the #1 sports story in the paper the next day. For on the very day Gehrig hit four HR, June 3, 1932, John McGraw resigned as manager of the NY Giants.

  2. vterranova1 says:

    Correction. Fifteen men have done it.
    American League

    Lou Gehrig
    Pat Seerey
    Rocky Colavito
    Mike Cameron
    Carlos Delgado

    National League
    Bobby Lowe
    Ed Delahanty
    Chuck Klein
    Gil Hodges
    Joe Adcock
    Willie Mays
    Mike Schmidt
    Bob Horner
    Mark Whiten
    Shawn Green