Houston Astros Yordan Alvarez (left) and Jeremey Pena (right) forearm bash after Alvarez’ bottom of the fifth inning home run against the Oakland A’s at Minute Maid Field in Houston on Fri Sep 16, 2022. Alvarez joins an elite club of Hispanics that accomplished the three home run in one game feat. (AP News photo)
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Hispanic Players with Three Home runs in the Same game
That’s Amaury News and Commentary
By Amaury Pi-González
This week at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, Cuban-born Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros hit three (3) home runs in a game against the Oakland A’s. Below are the Hispanic/Latino players to date that have accomplished the feat and in how many games they have hit 3 home runs.
Countries in Alphabetical order:
Cuba: J.D. Martínez (3); José Canseco (2) Yordan Alvarez (2) Román Mejias, Tony Oliva, Kendrys Morales, Yoenis Céspedes, Yasiel Puig, José Abreu
México: Vinny Castilla (2), Erubiel Durazo (2), Bobby “Beto” Avila, Adrián González, Christian Villanueva, Isaac Paredes
Panamá: Ben Oglivie (3), Héctor López, Adolfo Phillips, Carlos Lee
Puerto Rico: Carlos Delgado (5), Juan “Igor” González (3), Roberto Clemente (2) José “Tony” Valentín (2), Edgar Martínez (2), Eddie Rosario (2), Orlando Cepeda, Otoniel Vélez, Juan José Beníquez, Von Hayes, Danny Tartabull, Carlos Baerga, John Valentín, Benito Santiago, Roberto Alomar, Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez, Mike Lowell, Carlos Beltrán, Nolan Arenado, George Springer, Francisco Lindor, Michael Pérez
Dominican Republic: Sammy Sosa (6), Alex Rodríguez (5), Aramis Ramírez (4), Albert Pujols (4), Alfonso Soriano (3), Edwin Encarnación (3), Gerónimo Berroa (2), Miguel Tejada (2), Manny Ramírez (2), Manny Machado (2), Nelson Cruz (2), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2), Manny Jiménez, Rico Carty, George Bell, José Ortíz, Moises Alou, Carlos Peña, José Reyes, José Bautista, Adrián Beltré, Juan Uribe, Hanley Ramírez, Ronald Guzmán, Gary Sánchez, Robinson Canó, Aristides Aquino, Marcell Ozuna, Miguel Sanó, Fernando Tatis Jr.
Venezuela: Miguel Cabrera (2), Carlos González (2), Victor Martínez (2), Andrés Galarraga, Edgardo Alfonzo, Richard Hidalgo, José López, Pablo Sandoval, Dioner Navarro, Eugenio Suárez, Rafael Ortega.
-Postseason -Only Hispanic/Latino players to have hit 3 home runs during the same game in the Postseason: Dominican Republic: Adrian Beltre (2017) ALDS, Albert Pujols (2011) World Series,. Puerto Rico: Enrique “Kike”Hernández (2017) NLCS Venezuela, Pablo Sandoval (2012) World Series
Bonus Note: World Series record – The only player in history to hit 3 home runs in more than one game during a World Series? The ‘one and only’ George Herman “Babe” Ruth 1926 and 1928 World Series.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the vice president of the Major League Baseball Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame Museum and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com