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four-bagger

slang In baseball, a home run (as it causes one to touch all four "bags," or bases). Scotty just hit a four-bagger and gave us a one-run lead!
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four-bagger

n. a home run in baseball. Wilbur hit his third four-bagger of the season.
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Lemon hit two pinch-hit homers in addition to his swats as a pitcher and hit seven four-baggers in 1949.
The only other pitcher to hit three four-baggers in one contest is Guy Hecker, who performed the feat on August 15, 1886.
However, Harry McCormick and Odalis Perez each hit his only career homer in a 1-0 contest, while Gene Packard and Bob Welch only hit two career four-baggers. There are many long gaps between occurrences on this list and yet it happened twice in 1962!
This was the last game of the season and Harrison's four-bagger helped earn the win for the Birds.
After being traded to the Brewers for four players on July 7, Sabathia hit a four-bagger in his second start for the Brew Crew on July 13.
Mickey Lolich hit a four-bagger off Nelson Briles in the 1968 World Series, which was his only career home run.
In 1876, batters hit one homer for every 500 plate appearances while in 1883, batters hit two four-baggers for every 500 plate appearances.
In measuring how the four-bagger has become more prevalent in the game though the years, raw counting totals will not suffice.
Klein won the National League HR crown with a modest 28 four-baggers. Third place in the Triple Crown derby was Ted Williams' first win in 1942, aided by his RBI dominance.
What was surprising was that he reached the 30-HR plateau by the All-Star break before finishing the year by becoming the 21st player in big league history to reach 50 four-baggers in a season.
In 1999, Mark McGwire became the oldest player to hit 50 or more homers in a season at the age of 35 years, 11 months when he finished the season with 65 four-baggers for the St.