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Yoenis Cespedes becomes first Mets player to hit three home runs in a game twice

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The Mets’ superstar left fielder made team history last night.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

With his incredible three-home run game last night in Philadelphia, Yoenis Cespedes made Mets history, as he became the franchise’s first player to twice hit three home runs in a game. Considering the relatively short amount of time he’s spent with the Mets thus far, it’s pretty remarkable.

The last time Cespedes pulled off the feat came just a few weeks after the Mets traded for him in 2015. While the team was in Colorado, he hit three home runs as the Mets score 14 runs—the same total that they scored last night—in a win over the Rockies on August 21.

Hell, even the list of Mets who have hit three home runs in a game once isn’t that long:

  • Lucas Duda, 7/29/15
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis, 7/12/15
  • Ike Davis, 7/28/12
  • Carlos Beltran, 5/12/11
  • Jose Reyes, 8/15/06
  • Edgardo Alfonzo, 8/30/99
  • Gary Carter, 9/3/85
  • Darryl Strawberry, 8/5/85
  • Claudell Washington, 6/22/80
  • Dave Kingman, 6/4/76
  • Jim Hickman, 9/3/65

After hitting the three home runs last night, Cespedes tacked on a double for good measure, which gave him fourteen total bases for the game. That wasn’t quite a Mets record, as he fell one base short of his own performance in that game in Colorado in 2015. And that game was one base shy of the Mets’ franchise record of sixteen, set by Edgardo Alfonzo in his famous six-hit game against the Astros on August 30, 1999.

When you’re doing things that draw comparisons to Peak Fonzie, things are going really well. Maybe he’ll break that total bases record yet.