Today in Royals History: Three consecutive home runs

Royals Home Run Hitter. Now extinct. - Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

April 9, 2000.

Once upon a time, the Royals hit home runs. Mind you, they weren't setting the world afire with bombs. They were just kind of a run of a mill team that would hit with some power.

On this date in 2000, the Royals and the Twins played a game where each club hit three consecutive home runs. First, the Twins Ron Coomer, Jacque Jones and Matt LeCroy all went yard in the top of the sixth. Minnesota was raking that day and hit six home runs total. The Royals threw Jay Witasick and Brad Rigby. What else was going to happen?

Then, down 13-0 in the eighth, the Royals unloaded. Carlos Beltran, Jermaine Dye and Mike Sweeney all homer. So epic.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI
Johnny Damon LF 3 1 0 0 2 0 .194 .526 22 12 -0.041 0.33
Carlos Febles 2B 5 1 1 2 0 2 .286 .696 25 16 -0.033 0.25
Carlos Beltran CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .267 .748 10 8 -0.019 0.14 HR,2B
Jermaine Dye RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .429 1.377 20 14 -0.037 0.36 HR
Mike Sweeney DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 .393 1.271 16 9 -0.025 0.26 HR
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .385 1.121 16 13 -0.013 0.19
Dave McCarty 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 16 9 -0.015 0.21
Brian Johnson C 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .673 12 10 -0.023 0.20
Rey Sanchez SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .227 .564 7 6 -0.008 0.10
Luis Ordaz PR-SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 4 3 -0.003 0.12
Jay Witasick P
Brad Rigby P
Jerry Spradlin P
Team Totals 37 7 9 7 2 4 .243 .796 148 100 -0.217 0.23
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/8/2014.

See? The Royals used to hit home runs. Even at The K.

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