Box Score of Four Home Run Game by Ed Delahanty

A game that was truly beyond belief — not because of the four home runs, but because ALL four were inside-the-park home runs according to The Sporting News Major League Handbook (1999).

Recent research into the game has shown that only two of the four home runs were hit inside the park thus making 'Big' Ed Delahanty the only member of the four home run club to have ANY hit inside the park.

"You just want to shut your eyes, say a prayer and chuck the ball (to Ed Delahanty). The Lord only knows what'll happen after that." - Crazy Schmit
4 Home Runs in 1 Game
by Ed Delahanty

Ed Delahanty

July 13, 1896 at West Side Grounds

Hitting & Fielding Notes

Philadelphia Phillies
Name Pos AB R H RBI
Duff Cooley lf 3 1 1 0
Billy Hulen ss 4 1 1 0
Sam Mertes cf 5 1 0 0
Ed Delahanty 1b 5 4 5 7
Sam Thompson rf 5 0 1 0
Bill Hallman 2b 4 1 1 0
Jack Clements c 2 0 0 0
Billy Nash 3b 4 0 0 0
Ned Garvin p 4 0 0 1
Totals 36 8 9 8

 

Chicago Colts
Name Pos AB R H RBI
Bill Everitt 3b 3 1 2 0
Bill Dahlen ss 2 2 0 0
Bill Lange cf 4 2 2 5
Cap Anson 1b 3 0 1 1
Jimmy Ryan rf 4 1 1 0
George Decker lf 4 1 1 0
Fred Pfeffer 2b 4 0 2 2
Adonis Terry p 4 1 2 0
Tim Donahue c 3 1 0 0
Totals 31 9 11 8

Double Plays: Hulen, Hallman-Delahanty.
Doubles
: Thompson, Lange, Decker, Terry.
Home Runs: Delahanty 4.
Left on Base: Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4.
Triples: Lange, Pfeffer.

Line Score
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

Philadelphia

1 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 8 9 0

Chicago

1 0 4 0 1 0 0 3 x 9 11 0
Pitching Notes

Philadelphia Phillies
Name IP H R ER BB SO
Ned Garvin 8.0 11 9 8 4 4

 

Chicago Colts
Name IP H R ER BB SO
Adonis Terry 9.0 9 8 7 3 4

Losing Pitcher: Garvin.
Wild Pitch
: Garvin.
Winning Pitcher: Terry.

Game Notes
Attendance: 1,100.
Length of Game: 2:15.
Umpire: HP: Bob Emslie.


Ed Delahanty missed the Major League record for inside the park home runs by one and he is one of only a handful of men to have two games with two inside the park home runs in each game.

Did you know that Big Ed Delahanty had; not one, or two, or three, but four brothers who made it to the show?

Ed Delahanty was a lifetime .346 hitter who batted over .400 three times. However, of the three, only the .410 hit in 1899 gave him the batting title.