Mike Stanton is first 20-year-old with five-hit game since 1978


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.