Mired in a slump and five days removed from being benched, Shawn Green provided plenty of offensive firepower for the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 23, 2002. With the Dodgers in Milwaukee to play the Brewers, Green single-handedly lit up the scoreboard in the team’s finale of a three-game series.
In his first at-bat of the game, Green hit an RBI double to give the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead. The right fielder followed that up in the second inning with a three-run home run that gave the Dodgers a 6-1 lead. Green then hit solo home runs in the fourth and fifth innings that further extended the Dodgers’ lead.
Green capped off his day of work with his fourth home run of the day in the ninth inning as the Dodgers went on to comfortably win the game, 16-3. Green finished a perfect 6-for-6 with four homers, seven RBIs and 19 total bases, which set an MLB record.