San Francisco Giants
Brandon Crawford #35
In front of 22,806 fans at Marlins Park against the Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford became the first player in 41 years to tie an all-time modern-day National League record of seven hits in a single MLB game. Crawford tied Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett, who accomplished the seven-hit feat in a nine-inning game on September 16, 1975 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. During the five-hour, 34-minute game that featured 17 different pitchers, Crawford’s seventh hit, a go-ahead run scoring single in the top of the 14th inning, proved to be the game winning hit for an 8-7 Giants victory.
QUOTE: “I got a couple to drop in and squeak past and then I hit a few balls hard too that found holes. I felt good. That’s just baseball. One day you feel like you can’t square anything up and the next day you get a couple that squeak through and you barrel a couple up,” said Crawford, who had more hits in this game (7) than in his previous 36 at-bats (6).
FACT: The MLB record for most hits in a single game is nine. On July 10, 1932, at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Indians’ shortstop Johnny Burnett went 9-for-11 (seven singles, two doubles) in an 18-inning game of which the Philadelphia Athletics won, 18-17.