Last Saturday night Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Kemp slugged three home runs versus the Brewers at Miller Park. It was Kemp’s first multi-HR game against the Brew Crew in his career.
Kemp’s three-homer game was the 10th time in Brewers franchise history that an opposing player had three or more home runs in a game. The last time was almost 15 years ago when Shawn Green slugged four home runs in a game against Milwaukee, the most HRs by an opposing player in a contest.
Here’s a look at the 10 times an opposing players had three or more home runs against the Brewers. (All players listed hit three home runs in a game except for Green who hit four.)
Matt Kemp, April 29, 2017
Shawn Green, May 23, 2002
Sammy Sosa, August 22, 2001
Steve Finley, September 8, 1999
Vinny Castilla, June 5, 1999
Sammy Sosa, June 15, 1998
Matt Williams, April 25, 1997
Willie Horton, June 7, 1970
Reggie Jackson, July 2, 1969
Bill Melton, June 24, 1969
When it comes to multi-HRs, three players have hit two or more HRs against the Brewers in six games. The players with the most multi-HR games (two or more HRs in a game) against the Brewers are:
6: Albert Pujols, Reggie Jackson, Joe Carter
5: Sammy Sosa
4: Graig Nettles, Pedro Alvarez
3: (Accomplished by 20 different players)
All total, there have been 71 opponents who have hit two or more home runs in two or more games against the Brewers.
Photo by Ronald Woelfel