When Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro launched his third home run over the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field on Wednesday, he joined a club usually reserved for the greatest power hitters in the game.
Dioner Navarro is the first #Cubs player to hit three HRs in a game since Aramis Ramirez in 2010.— Jeff Hoffman (@jthoffman18) May 29, 2013
Names like Babe Ruth, Johnny Mize, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and—most recently—Miguel Cabrera come to mind when thinking of all the great sluggers that have hit three home runs in a game.
But after a backup catcher for the Cubs accomplished the feat, baseball fans were reminded of what they love so much about the game of baseball—anything can happen on any given day.
Dioner Navarro is having a game he'll never forget in the Windy City Series with three homers and six RBI for the #Cubs— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 29, 2013
So, in celebration of Navarro’s impressive—albeit shocking—accomplishment, let’s take a look at some of the most unlikely three home run games in the last decade.
* All statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference.