When you think of Cincinnati Reds baseball, names like Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Barry Larkin or Ken Griffey Senior and Junior come to mind--but not Scooter Gennett. Tuesday night however, Gennett--a kid who was born in Cincinnati--did something no other Red in history had done by homering four times in one game. Gennett's huge night lifted the Reds to a 13-1 win over St. Louis. Gennett also had a run-scoring single, giving him a 5-5 night with four home runs and 10 RBI's. Here's a look at Gennett's historic night and some fun facts about his incredible night.
Scooter Gennett: 17th player in MLB history with a 4-HR game (1st since Josh Hamilton in 2012) pic.twitter.com/sixuN3iJsz— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 7, 2017
2 players have hit 4 HR in a game for a team that plays its home games in their birth city- Lou Gehrig and Scooter Gennett#statnightcap— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 7, 2017
Scooter Gennett is the 2nd player to hit 4 HR in a game wearing jersey No. 4, Other is Lou Gehrig.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 7, 2017
Never hit 4 HR in a game: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Reggie. Did hit 4 in a game: Scooter Gennett!— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) June 7, 2017
Home run leaderboard:— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) June 7, 2017
4 -- Scooter Gennett tonight.
3 -- Giants left fielders all season.
Scooter Gennett has hit 9.5% of his career HR in tonight's game.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) June 7, 2017