Marlins rookie Mike Stanton went 5-for-5 with a homer and two doubles last night, becoming just the ninth 20-year-old in baseball history–and the first since Alan Trammell in 1978–to notch five hits in a game.
Here’s the complete list, courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:
MIKE STANTON 2010 Alan Trammell 1978 Jack Heidemann 1970 Ken Hubbs 1962 (twice) Roberto Clemente 1955 Hank Aaron 1954 Buddy Lewis 1937 Arky Vaughan 1932 Freddie Lindstrom 1926
That’s an interesting list, because in addition to Stanton the other eight guys include four Hall of Famers and one should-be Hall of Famer. Ken Hubbs is the only player in baseball history with a pair of five-hit games as a 20-year-old, but he died in a plane crash at age 22.
After a slow start following his much-hyped June call-up Stanton is hitting .259/.332/.519 with 11 homers, 14 doubles, and 35 RBIs in 52 games.