Today’s Sports Stat-August 17, 2017
Milwaukee Brewers’ centerfielder Keon Broxton had a pair of home runs in yesterday’s win over Pittsburgh. It was his second career multi-HR game.
What makes Broxton’s two HRs interesting is that Broxton was batting eighth in the batting order… he became the 13th player in team history to hit a pair of home runs in a game while batting in the eighth position. It was the first time since Jean Segura had a pair of home runs for the Brewers while batting in the 8th position in a game on June 20, 2014.
A pair of Brewers players, Bill Schroeder and Gorman Thomas, had two HRs while batting in the eighth spot in multiple games. Schroeder did it three times with the Brewers while Thomas did it twice.
Schroeder had four games in his career (three with Milwaukee, one with the Angels) where he hit two HRs in a game while batting eighth. He is one of only 21 players in MLB history to accomplish this feat. Gabby Hartnett holds the MLB record in this stat… he hit two or more home runs while batting eighth in eight different games in his career