Schierholtz drives home five, should he pack his bags?

by Bill Chuck on July 25, 2013

There are many teams that can use another lefty bat and Nate Schierholtz was appealing even before last last night when he had a career-high five RBI in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Schierholtz lined a two-out double into the left-field corner in the top of the 12th to drive in the go-ahead run and hit a three-run home run.

There have been 59 games this season in which a batter has had at least five RBI.

Players with 6+ RBI in a game this season

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB H HR RBI ▾
1 Juan Uribe 2013-07-05 LAD SFG W 10-2 5 5 3 1 7
2 Adeiny Hechavarria 2013-05-05 MIA PHI W 14-2 5 4 2 1 7
3 Billy Butler 2013-04-07 KCR PHI W 9-8 5 4 2 1 7
4 Kendrys Morales 2013-07-02 SEA TEX W 9-2 5 5 3 2 6
5 Delmon Young 2013-06-28 PHI LAD W 16-1 6 6 3 0 6
6 Ryan Sweeney 2013-06-23 CHC HOU W 14-6 5 5 3 1 6
7 Brandon Phillips 2013-06-10 CIN CHC W 6-2 4 4 2 1 6
8 Carlos Gonzalez 2013-06-05 COL CIN W 12-4 5 5 3 3 6
9 Dioner Navarro 2013-05-29 CHC CHW W 9-3 4 3 3 3 6
10 Kelly Johnson 2013-05-27 TBR MIA W 10-6 5 5 4 2 6
11 David Ortiz 2013-05-18 BOS MIN W 12-5 5 4 3 2 6
12 Aramis Ramirez 2013-05-17 MIL STL L 6-7 4 4 2 2 6
13 Raul Ibanez 2013-05-15 SEA NYY W 12-2 5 5 2 2 6
14 Miguel Cabrera 2013-05-04 DET HOU W 17-2 5 4 4 2 6
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Generated 7/25/2013.

Players with multiple 5+ games this season

Rk Player #
1 Chris Davis 3
2 Adam Dunn 2
3 Miguel Cabrera 2
4 Billy Butler 2
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This season 27 teams have had a 5+ RBI player

Rk Tm #
1 DET 5
2 CLE 4
3 BOS 4
4 SEA 3
5 LAD 3
6 LAA 3
7 CHW 3
8 CHC 3
9 BAL 3
10 WSN 2
11 TOR 2
12 TBR 2
13 SFG 2
14 PHI 2
15 NYY 2
16 MIL 2
17 KCR 2
18 COL 2
19 CIN 2
20 TEX 1
21 STL 1
22 PIT 1
23 OAK 1
24 NYM 1
25 MIA 1
26 HOU 1
27 ATL 1
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Generated 7/25/2013.

All-time leaders (since 1916) of players with 5+ RBI games

Fascinating mix of clean and “questionable” players

Rk Player #
1 Lou Gehrig 41
2 Manny Ramirez 34
3 Sammy Sosa 29
4 Alex Rodriguez 28
5 Juan Gonzalez 28
6 Babe Ruth 27
7 Jimmie Foxx 26
8 Joe DiMaggio 26
9 Ted Williams 24
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Generated 7/25/2013.

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