Repetitive Player Batting Lines

Back in the day, the newspaper boxscore listed each batter and their position, along with four main offensive stats: at-bats, runs, hits and runs batted in.  You’d peruse the paper to see that your player went 4-0-0-0, and pretty assuredly know it wasn’t his best day.

Now the Internet has allowed the boxscore to become so much more detailed.  However, we here at the VORG are still interested in those “old style” individual batting lines. But we want the “repetitive” ones.  Those are the ones that feature at least three columns with the same total.  Furthermore, we want to know the highest total in the column that doesn’t match the other three.  In other words, we’re looking for batting lines in the form of X-X-X-Y, X-X-Y-X, X-Y-X-X or Y-X-X-X, with the highest Y possible.

So, with the Baseball Reference Play Index warmed up, we went searching for the those batting lines.  We’re presenting them in order of highest RBI first, then highest hits, runs and at-bats.  Of course, its impossible for a player to have more hits than at-bats, so don’t go looking for that.  There has also never been a game in which a player has had at least seven in three different categories, so we’ll end there.  Here then are the results:

AB-R-H-RBI
Player Date Tm Opp Rslt
0-0-0-3 David Ortiz 7/3/2000 MIN BOS L 8-11
0-4-0-0 Rickey Henderson 7/29/1989 OAK SEA L 6-14
0-4-0-0 Joe Morgan 7/27/1973 CIN ATL W 12-2
0-4-0-0 Larry Doby 9/19/1951 CLE BOS W 15-2
11-0-0-0 Charlie Pick 5/1/1920 BSN BRO
T 1-1 (26 inn)
1-1-1-5 Keith Ginter 5/20/2005 OAK SFG W 8-4
1-1-1-5 Candy Maldonado 9/6/1990 CLE DET
W 6-0 (6 inn)
1-1-1-5 Bill Voss 4/18/1970 CAL KCR W 7-1
1-4-1-1 Alfonso Soriano 6/8/2006 WSN PHI W 5-2
1-4-1-1 Manny Ramirez 9/10/1999 CLE CHW W 14-6
1-4-1-1 Trot Nixon 4/28/1999 BOS MIN W 9-4
1-4-1-1 John Olerud 8/17/1991 TOR DET W 7-5
1-4-1-1 Brett Butler 4/12/1990 SFG ATL W 13-4
1-4-1-1 Brian Downing 5/9/1981 CAL DET W 15-1
1-4-1-1 Jimmie Foxx 7/16/1935 PHA DET W 8-2
1-4-1-1 Mickey Cochrane 1928-08-25 (2) PHA CHW W 13-4
11-1-1-1 Julio Cruz 5/8/1984 CHW MIL
W 7-6 (25 inn)
2-2-2-7 Harmon Killebrew 9/7/1969 MIN OAK W 16-4
2-4-2-2 Elvis Andrus 9/2/2011 TEX BOS W 10-0
2-4-2-2 Jason Kubel 8/10/2010 MIN CHW W 12-6
2-4-2-2 Jason Giambi 6/18/2000 OAK KCR W 21-3
2-4-2-2 Kenny Lofton 9/24/1999 CLE TOR W 18-4
2-4-2-2 Henry Cotto 6/4/1991 SEA DET W 8-6
2-4-2-2 Ron Gant 6/1/1990 ATL SDP W 16-11
2-4-2-2 Ron Fairly 1970-08-01 (1) MON LAD W 11-6
2-4-2-2 Tony Oliva 9/7/1969 MIN OAK W 16-4
2-4-2-2 Gene Oliver 1965-07-14 (2) MLN CHC W 6-3
2-4-2-2 Hank Thompson 7/31/1954 NYG CIN W 7-0
2-4-2-2 Johnny Barrett 1944-08-06 (1) PIT CHC W 13-5
2-4-2-2 Doc Cramer 8/21/1931 PHA CHW W 15-12
2-4-2-2 Mel Ott 8/29/1929 NYG BRO W 6-2
2-4-2-2 Mickey Cochrane 5/20/1926 PHA CLE W 10-2
9-2-2-2 Rick Monday 1974-06-28 (1) CHC MON
W 8-7 (18 inn)
3-3-3-8 Lou Gehrig 7/31/1930 NYY BOS W 14-13
3-5-3-3 Edgar Martinez 5/17/1999 SEA MIN W 15-5
7-3-3-3 Larry Biittner 5/17/1977 CHC SDP W 23-6
7-3-3-3 Richie Zisk 4/26/1977 CHW DET
W 10-7 (14 inn)
7-3-3-3 Larry Doby 8/30/1958 CLE KCA
W 8-6 (14 inn)
7-3-3-3 Wally Post 6/1/1957 CIN CHC W 22-2
7-3-3-3 Walt Dropo 4/23/1955 CHW KCA W 29-6
7-3-3-3 Bobby Doerr 1949-05-08 (1) BOS SLB
W 10-6 (13 inn)
7-3-3-3 Elmer Valo 9/16/1941 PHA SLB
L 8-9 (12 inn)
7-3-3-3 Joe Gordon 1939-06-28 (1) NYY PHA W 23-2
7-3-3-3 Gee Walker 6/9/1933 DET CHW
L 9-10 (14 inn)
7-3-3-3 Al Simmons 1930-05-30 (1) PHA WSH
W 7-6 (13 inn)
4-4-4-8 Hank Thompson 6/3/1954 NYG STL W 13-8
4-6-4-4 Mel Ott 1934-08-04 (2) NYG PHI W 21-4
7-4-4-4 Xavier Nady 3/31/2008 PIT ATL W 12-11 (12 inn)
5-5-5-7 Joe Adcock 7/31/1954 MLN BRO W 15-7
5-5-5-7 Reb Russell 1922-08-08 (1) PIT PHI W 19-8
7-5-5-5 Phil Cavarretta 7/3/1945 CHC BSN W 24-2
6-6-6-7 Shawn Green 5/23/2002 LAD MIL W 16-3
6-5-6-6 Cal Ripken 6/13/1999 BAL ATL W 22-1

 

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