Rockies’ Brandon Barnes & a brief history of inside the park home runs

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The Colorado Rockies’ Brandon Barnes hit his second inside the park home run in June on Saturday. It was also his second in the last ten days! It prompted me to look up some inside the park home run statistics. To read more about Brandon Barnes big walk-off inside the park home run against the San Francisco Giants on FanSided’s Call to the PenCLICK HERE!

Inside The Park Home Runs: Did you know?

  • Ty Cobb holds the record American League record for most inside the park home runs in a season with nine in 1909.
  • The National League/Major League record for most “inside the parkers” in a season is held by Sam Crawford, who hit 12 in 1901.
  • The Major League record for the most in one game? 3 by Tom McCreery in 1896 (pre-modern era, in the modern era there are 17 players tied with 2)
  • An inside the park home run has only occurred nine times in World Series history.
  • No one player has two in a World Series.
  • There were two in the first World Series in 1903 but not in the same game.
  • There has not been an inside the park home run in a World Series since 1929.
  • The nine players to have an inside the park home run in a World Series game are Jimmy Sebring (1903), Patsy Dougherty (1903), Duffy Lewis (1915), Hi Myers(1916), Larry Gardner (1916), Casey Stengel (1923), Tommy Thevenow (1926), Lou Gherig (1928), Mule Haas (1929).
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