Locked and Loaded, When 500 HRC Members go on a Tear Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Friday, 01 June 2012

When members of the 500 Home Run Club® got on a home run tear, watch out opposing pitchers.  The home run heroics of 500 HRC members, including:

Ken Griffey, Jr., who made home run hitting look like child's play when he hit longballs in eight consecutive games during the 1993 season as a member of the Seattle Mariners.

Jim Thome, who muscled balls into the stands during seven consecutive games for Cleveland from June 25 to July 3, 2002.

Frank Thomas, who hit titanic blasts in six consecutive games during September 2007.

Manny Ramirez, who homered in four at-bats over the span of two games in 1998.

Following is a list of other MLB players with homers in six or more consecutive games, including: "Mr. October” Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds (who has done it three times) and his godfather Willie Mays.

Mark McGwire
Jim Thome

American League


8 -- Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle, 1993, July 20-25, July 27-28

8 -- Don Mattingly, New York, 1987, July 8 (2), July 9, July 10, July 11, July 12, July 16 (2), July 17, July 18
7 -- Kevin Mench, Texas, 2006, April 21-28 

7 -- Jim Thome, Cleveland, 2002, June 25-July 3
6 -- Frank Thomas, Oakland, 2006, Sept. 5-11
6 -- Reggie Jackson, Baltimore, 1976, July 18-July 23

6 -- Frank Howard, Washington, 1968, May 12 (2), May 14 (2), May 15, May 16 (2), May 17, May 18 (2)
6 -- Roger Maris, New York, 1961, Aug. 11-Aug. 16 (2)
6 -- Roy Sievers, Washington, 1957, July 29 (2nd game), July 30-31, Aug. 1-3
6 -- Lou Gehrig, New York, 1931, Aug. 28-31, Sept. 1 (doubleheader)
6 -- Ken Williams, St. Louis, 1922, July 28-July 31, Aug. 1-2

National League



8 -- Dale Long, Pittsburgh, 1956, May 19, May 20 (1st and 2nd games), May 22-23, May 25-26, May 28

7 -- Barry Bonds, San Francisco, 2004, April 12-21
6 -- Jason Bay, Pittsburgh, 2006, May 22-28
6 -- Morgan Ensberg, Houston, 2006, April 15-21
6 -- Barry Bonds, San Francisco, 2001, May 17-22
6 -- Barry Bonds, San Francisco, 2001, April 12-18
6 -- Graig Nettles, San Diego, 1984, Aug. 11-22
6 -- Willie Mays, New York, 1955, Sept. 14-20
6 -- Walker Cooper, New York, 1947, June 22-28
6 -- George Kelly, New York, 1924, July 11-16

 




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