"Atlanta 8-1-72. This is the
ball that broke the records in Atlanta by Nate Colbert.
HR's, Total Bases, RBI's are National League Records."
"Aug. 1, 1972.
5 home runs in doubleheader ties Stan Musial."
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Colbert's Incredible Day
On August 1, 1972, San Diego Padre slugger, Nate Colbert,
had the greatest hitting performance in Major League
history during a doubleheader. That day, he hit five
home runs, knocked in 13 and had 22 total bases. Coincidently,
as a youngster, Nate was in the stands with his dad
in St. Louis on May 2, 1954 when he witnessed Stan "The
Man" Musial hit five home runs in a doubleheader.
That day, he told his father that he wanted to do that
This ball is the fifth home run ball that Nate hit
on his record-breaking day, tying his hero Stan Musial's
mark for home runs in a doubleheader, but breaking the
record for runs batted in and total bases.
The first thing that Nate did after reaching the locker
room after his tremendous performance was to call his
father. He said "Dad, remember the game we saw
where Stan Musial hit those five home runs?" "Sure
do," said his father. "Well, tonight I did
it too!" answered Nate. His father said, "I
knew you could do it, Nate."
Listen to my phone conversation with Nate Colbert where
he describes his incredible five home runs feat.