Mookie Betts joined some pretty good company Tuesday as the Boston Red Sox went on to beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 10-1. Betts belted 3-home runs, making it his third game doing so in his short career. Only two other active players share this accolade with the young star, Andrew McCutchen and Joey Votto.
Betts is also only the third player to achieve this feat prior to his 26th birthday. The other two? They are just a couple guys by the name of Ralph Kiner and Boog Powell.
Who else has completed this feat, and who has does Betts still have to chase down?
Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa share the top of this list with six games throughout their career.
Following them is a four-way tie for third place between Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire, Dave Kingman and Joe Carter, who have all recorded five games.
Lastly, with four career games, and coming in seventh place, we have Albert Pujols, Carlos Delgado, Willie Stargell, Aramis Ramirez, Larry Parrish, Ralph Kiner, Steve Finley, Ernie Banks, and Barry Bonds.
The Red Sox star is climbing the list and, provided he continues with his stellar level of production, has the capability to stand alone at the top of this list by the conclusion of his career.
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