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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game played streak. Whose record did Gehrig break?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION
Three times between 1990 and 2005, a Phillie hit three home runs in one game. All three were catchers. Who were they?
LAST WEEK'S ANSWER
Benito Santiago, Bobby Estalella and Mike Lieberthal.
A catcher is responsible for six of the 23 times a Phillies has hit three or more home runs in a game (*consecutive).
|Oct. 9, 1884||John Manning||OF||3*||at Chicago White Stockings|
|July 13, 1896||Ed Delahanty||OF||4||Chicago Colts|
|Sept. 15, 1922||Walt Henline||C||3||at St. Louis Cardinals|
|May 11, 1923||Cy Williams (LH)||OF||3||at St. Louis Cardinals|
|July 10, 1936||Chuck Klein (LH)||OF||4||at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|July 22, 1936||John Moore (LH)||OF||3*||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|June 2, 1949||Andy Seminick||C||3||Cincinnati Reds|
|Aug. 27, 1951 (2nd)||Del Wilber||C||3*||Cincinnati Reds|
|July 23, 1955||Del Ennis||OF||3||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Sept. 12, 1961||Don Demeter||OF||3||at Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Sept. 27, 1964||Johnny Callison (LH)||OF||3*||Milwaukee Braves|
|June 6, 1965 (2nd)||Johnny Callison (LH)||OF||3||at Chicago Cubs|
|Sept. 29, 1968||Dick Allen||OF||3*||at New York Mets|
|July 11, 1971||Deron Johnson||1B||3*||Montreal Expos|
|April 17, 1976||Mike Schmidt||3B||4*||at Chicago Cubs|
|July 7, 1979||Mike Schmidt||3B||3*||San Francisco Giants|
|June 14, 1987||Mike Schmidt||3B||3*||at Montreal Expos|
|Aug. 29, 1989||Von Hayes (LH)||OF||3||at San Francisco Giants|
|Sept. 15, 1996||Benito Santiago||C||3*||at Chicago Cubs|
|Sept. 4, 1997||Bobby Estalella||C||3||at Montreal Expos|
|Aug. 10, 2002||Mike Lieberthal||C||3||at Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Sept. 3, 2006 (1st)||Ryan Howard||1B||3*||Atlanta Braves|
|May 16, 2008||Jayson Werth||OF||3*||Toronto Blue Jays|