Asdrubal Cabrera went 5-5 with two home runs and five RBI on Sunday afternoon, just the 4th such game by an Indian in the baseball-reference era (since 1919) and the first by a shortstop. More than likely, he is the first shortstop in team history with such a stat line (technically it’s possible that it happened pre-1919, but highly unlikely given the lack of home runs, especially by middle infielders).
Cabrera is also the only player on that list to also steal a base in the same game.
But Cabrera’s numbers aren’t just historical by Indians standards. The only other shortstop in the baseball-reference era with at least 5 hits, 2 HR and 5 RBI was Roy McMillan of the Cincinnati Reds on April 20, 1960.
Cabrera also joins just six others – regardless of position – in the baseball-reference era with five hits, two home runs, five RBI and a stolen base.
|Asdrubal Cabrera||2011-05-22||CLE||CIN||W 12-4||5||2||5||1||SS|
|Danny Bautista||2004-04-22||ARI||MIL||W 11-9||5||2||5||1||RF|
|Mike Marshall||1984-04-22||LAD||SDP||W 15-7||5||2||6||1||LF|
|Willie Stargell||1968-05-22||PIT||CHC||W 13-6||5||3||7||1||LF|
|Bob Johnson||1937-08-29 (1)||PHA||CHW||W 16-0||5||2||7||1||LF|
|Carl Reynolds||1930-07-02 (2)||CHW||NYY||W 15-4||5||3||8||1||LF|
|Jimmie Foxx||1929-05-01||PHA||BOS||W 24-6||5||2||5||1||1B|