June 15, 2008

HR Tidbit

The consecutive home runs hit by Kevin Youkilis and Coco Crisp yesterday were only "the fourth set of back-to-back, extra-inning homers in club history and the first since David Ortiz and Jason Varitek hit consecutive shots on April 27, 2003, in the 14th inning of a game in Anaheim".

The other two:
June 11, 1963 - Frank Malzone/Dick Stuart, 15th inning at Detroit

September 28, 1985 - Glenn Hoffman/Dwight Evans, 10th inning at Detroit
The Red Sox press notes list the September 25, 1985 game at Toronto, which is wrong.

Here is the box from the 2003 game. Jeremy Giambi was the DH -- batting 8th. Ortiz (hitting .188 at the time) pinch-hit for Giambi in the 14th.

It would be roughly another month until Ortiz got regular playing time. It's interesting to look at his game logs for that season -- he usually hit 5th.

1 comment:

andy said...

Perhaps after the advent of the Drew Bomb Papi should hit 5th.

If LBJ can hit or steal a triple 2 times a game then come on make the move Tito.