eftda wrote:What about pitchers who have given up 3 hrs in a game

Man, youre a genius. If hitting 3 homeruns in a game is impossible, then surely giving up 3 homeruns in a game is possible.

dude, your logic is all wrong. lay off the sauce, bro. you meant: if hitting 3 games in a game is unpossible, then giving up 3 homeruns in a game is possible. however, we all know that hitting 3 games in a game is impossible, so that means giving up 3 homeruns in a game is mispossible.

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See, a hitter only gets 4 maybe 5 plate appearances in a game. It's mathematically impossible for him to homer 3 times. But a pitcher may face 20 or more hitters, he stands a much better chance at giving up 3 HR. It would be a shame if his manager pulled him from the game after he'd only been able to give up 2.

I don't think we would have any trouble at all finding out if a pitcher had ever done this and generating a list of some kind.

TheRock wrote:See, a hitter only gets 4 maybe 5 plate appearances in a game. It's mathematically impossible for him to homer 3 times. But a pitcher may face 20 or more hitters, he stands a much better chance at giving up 3 HR. It would be a shame if his manager pulled him from the game after he'd only been able to give up 2.

I don't think we would have any trouble at all finding out if a pitcher had ever done this and generating a list of some kind.

now the real trick would be to make a list of both pitchers and hitters who have given up/hit 3 homers in a game...as in, of all the pitchers who have given up 3 homers in a game, which are the ones who gave up 3 to one guy? Of course, that's assuming that a guy could hit 3 homers in a game, which is obviously impossible. But if it were possible, what a list that would be!

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I don't know why we need all these technical terms and misleading questions when we're discussing such a mythically impossible feat. The only word we need here is "scrappy." As in "Scrappy Doo barked at the man who thought hitting 3 homers in one game was possible."

eftda wrote:What about pitchers who have given up 3 hrs in a game

Man, youre a genius. If hitting 3 homeruns in a game is impossible, then surely giving up 3 homeruns in a game is possible.

dude, your logic is all wrong. lay off the sauce, bro. you meant: if hitting 3 games in a game is unpossible, then giving up 3 homeruns in a game is possible. however, we all know that hitting 3 games in a game is impossible, so that means giving up 3 homeruns in a game is mispossible.

this is an awesome post. it should be required reading for all those interested in 3 homer in a game guys...it really clears up alot of myths with which we've been wrestling throughout this thread.

wtf... i really dont get taht at all and i am drunk...

TheRock wrote:See, a hitter only gets 4 maybe 5 plate appearances in a game. It's mathematically impossible for him to homer 3 times. But a pitcher may face 20 or more hitters, he stands a much better chance at giving up 3 HR. It would be a shame if his manager pulled him from the game after he'd only been able to give up 2.

I don't think we would have any trouble at all finding out if a pitcher had ever done this and generating a list of some kind.

now the real trick would be to make a list of both pitchers and hitters who have given up/hit 3 homers in a game...as in, of all the pitchers who have given up 3 homers in a game, which are the ones who gave up 3 to one guy? Of course, that's assuming that a guy could hit 3 homers in a game, which is obviously impossible. But if it were possible, what a list that would be!