Can I get a little help? Guys who got 5 hits without an RBI or a run scored

The title says it all…here are the guys since 1918 to have such a game:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB H 2B 3B BOP Pos. Summary
1 Adam Kennedy 2009-08-15 OAK CHW L 1-8 5 5 5 1 0 1 3B
2 Aaron Miles 2008-06-22 STL BOS L 3-5 6 6 5 0 0 2 SS 2B
3 Curtis Granderson 2005-09-18 DET LAA L 3-5 5 5 5 1 0 1 CF
4 Geoff Blum 2003-04-19 HOU MIL L 2-3 7 7 5 1 0 2 3B
5 Warren Morris 2000-06-10 PIT KCR L 1-2 6 6 5 0 0 1 2B
6 Jason Kendall 1999-05-03 PIT SFG W 9-8 5 5 5 2 0 5 C
7 Jeff Blauser 1996-06-10 ATL NYM L 3-8 5 5 5 0 0 6 SS
8 Jose Vizcaino 1995-09-23 NYM FLA L 3-4 5 5 5 1 0 2 SS
9 Rafael Palmeiro 1990-06-30 TEX BOS W 6-5 5 5 5 2 0 3 1B
10 Darren Daulton 1989-09-20 PHI CHC W 9-8 5 5 5 1 0 8 C
11 Lenny Harris 1989-08-23 LAD MON W 1-0 9 9 5 0 0 3 LF
12 Richie Hebner 1978-07-30 PHI CIN L 3-5 5 5 5 0 0 5 1B
13 Cesar Tovar 1974-08-14 TEX MIL L 5-6 5 5 5 0 0 2 LF
14 Matty Alou 1970-08-19 PIT SFG L 4-7 5 5 5 0 0 1 CF
15 Pete Rose 1970-07-10 (2) CIN ATL W 3-1 5 5 5 0 0 1 RF
16 Roberto Clemente 1968-07-13 PIT PHI L 2-3 8 7 5 0 1 3 RF
17 Lee Thomas 1961-09-05 (1) LAA KCA L 3-7 5 5 5 1 0 2 RF
18 Hank Aaron 1958-08-27 MLN SFG L 2-3 6 6 5 0 0 4 RF
19 Bill Virdon 1956-09-03 (2) PIT BRO W 3-2 5 5 5 1 0 1 CF
20 Stan Lopata 1955-06-19 (1) PHI CHC W 1-0 6 6 5 1 0 3 C 1B
21 Bobby Estalella 1945-07-21 PHA DET T 1-1 10 10 5 1 0 4 CF
22 Joe Medwick 1940-06-04 STL BRO L 1-10 5 5 5 3 0 4 LF
23 Cecil Travis 1937-08-03 WSH SLB W 3-2 6 6 5 2 0 3 SS
24 Bob O’Farrell 1927-08-16 STL BSN W 5-3 6 6 5 0 0 7 C
25 Buck Herzog 1918-08-01 BSN PIT L 0-2 10 9 5 0 0 1 2B
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Generated 5/11/2012.

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Can I get a little help? Guys who got 5 hits without an RBI or a run scored — 13 Comments

  1. Then there was Felix Millan, who once had four hits in four at-bats, only to be erased each time by a double play off the bat of Joe Torre.

  2. A thought-provoking list, Andy, thanks!

    You must have been sitting on this one for a while.

    The list shrinks to just 14 games if you restrict it to 9 innings or less. It is even more uncommon not to score or drive in a run in a nine-inning game than a long low-scoring one.

    Talk about batters isolated on a desert island in the batting order.

    Unfortunately there is on play by play data on Joe Medwick’s three-double, nine-inning game in 1940. His team hit into no double plays in that game.

    Roberto Clemente’s triple came with two out in the bottom of the 14th, but Manny Mota was intentionally walked to bring up shortstop Gene Alley who promptly struck out to seal Clemente’s place on Andy’s list.

  3. In the Jason Kendall game, the 4 batters ahead of him scored 7 runs, but also drove in 7. Kendall came up with the bases empty four times, once after a home run. The Pirates’ opponent the Giants also had a 5 for 5 gamee by Jeff Kent, but he had 2 runs scored and 5 RBI on the strength of a cycle plus a single.

    In the other 9-8 game on the list, all the Phillies runs were scored and driven in by the batters ahead of Darren Daulton, who led off an inning 4 times. Similar story for their opponent, the Cubs, who had two batters with 4 hits in the game, but only 1 run scored and 2 RBI between them.

  4. It’s too bad there’s no Victorino, Ka’aihue or Agbayani on this list. There ought to be a “Five-Oh” connection, no?

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