Friday, May 9, 2014
May 9, 1973: Bench Blasts Three Against Carlton
Bench feasted on Steve Carlton pitches, hitting 12 long balls while facing him, which ranked Carlton at the top of his list of victimized pitchers. Don Sutton shared the ranking with Carlton as he had also served up 12 homers to the Hall of Famer. Phil Niekro was right behind them both; he turned his head and watched 11 balls fly over the wall while Bench was at the plate.
Check out the box score here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI197305090.shtml
Johnny Bench's home run log can be viewed here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/event_hr.cgi?id=benchjo01&t=b