Only one man in Major League Baseball history has recorded seven hits in seven at-bats during a regulation nine-inning game.

  • Who was this player?
  • For what team did he play?
  • Who was the losing team?
  • Why was this game particularly embarrassing for the losing team?
  • What were the stats for that game?
  • What kind of hits did he have in his seven at bats?
  • Who pinch-hit for this player and why?
  • What are the most important events in this player’s Major League Baseball career?
  • Why is this player’s bat from the record-making game in the National Baseball Hall of Fame—but the player himself is NOT in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

closed as too broad by Nij, Ale, Ram Chandra Giri, dly, Val May 9 at 20:26

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • The phrasing makes this sound like a quiz, not an actual question. – chepner Jun 29 at 14:26

Who was this player?

Rennie Stennett

For what team did he play?

Pittsburgh Pirates

Who was the losing team?

Chicago Cubs

Why was this game particularly embarrassing for the losing team?

They were shut out 22-0.

What were the stats for that game?

Box Score

What kind of hits did he have in his seven at bats?

  • Double to RF
  • Single to RF (Line Drive)
  • Single to CF (Line Drive)
  • Double to LF (Line Drive)
  • Single to RF (Ground Ball)
  • Single to CF (Ground Ball)
  • Triple to RF

Who pinch-hit for this player and why?

Nobody. Willie Randolph pinch-ran for this player because reasons.

What are the most important events in this player’s Major League Baseball career?

Randolph was a 5x All-Star selection.

Why is this player’s bat from the record-making game in the National Baseball Hall of Fame—but the player himself is NOT in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Without diving into much speculation, one extraordinary game does not equal an extraordinary career. To make a raw and brief comparison, Roger Maris is not a Hall-Of-Famer, but had a season in which he hit the most home runs in a season, won MVP twice, and is a 7x All-Star selection. Stennett finished no higher than 19th in MVP voting and was never an All-Star selection.

The most objective answer is "the voters for the baseball Hall-Of-Fame did not vote him in." In 1987, his first year of eligibility, he was not included in the Hall-Of-Fame ballot. I'm not sure if he was ever on a Hall-Of-Fame ballot, so while it is true he was never voted in, it may be true that he never had an opportunity to be voted in.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.