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Did Scooter Gennett just have the greatest MLB hitting performance ever?

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scooter Gennett isn’t exactly a household name, but he looked like a superstar last night. Gennett went 5-for-5, belted four home runs and drove in 10 RBIs, causing many to call it the greatest hitting performance ever. However, Los Angeles Dodger Shawn Green had an arguably better game when he went 6-for-6 with four home runs, a double and 7 RBIs in 2002. What do you think? ⚾ 

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The best thing about Gennett’s achievement is that it came out of nowhere. Gennett is not a star, nor is he a highly-touted up-and-comer. He is just a guy with an average MLB career. He came into the game only hitting three home runs for the season, and he isn’t even a regular starter.

Gennett’s performance is the greatest because he is the underdog we always root for. He isn’t someone who is supposed to hit four home runs, but through hard work and perseverance, is now on a prestigious list that some of baseball’s greatest stars aren’t even on. Gennett proved anyone can be a star at some point in MLB. For one night, Gennett and his hot bat were the league’s biggest star.

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The operative word in the question is “hitting,” and Shawn Green was perfect that one afternoon in Milwaukee, and had more hits than Gennett. Much like Gennett, going 5-for-5 is impressive, but Shawn Green’s 6-for-6 game is the great hitting performance of all time. Green took 19 total bases, an MLB record that still stands to this day.

Gennett may not even have the greatest hitting performance of 2017. Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals went 6-for-6 at the end of April, hitting three home runs and driving in 10 RBIs. When it comes to single game performances, Green still stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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Did Scooter Gennett just have the greatest MLB hitting performance ever?
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#TeamShawnGreen