Ruane: Extra-inning single-game batting records

From SABR member Tom Ruane at on September 29, 2019:

A while back on SABR-L, Dennis Dillon was wondering if Rocky Colavito held the record with his 5 extra-inning hits on June 24, 1962. My answer was “probably” after looking through Retrosheet’s collection of play-by-play games. This collection is currently complete (at least when we include deduced games) back to 1934 (155,986 games) and also includes 79% (14,545 of 18,370) of the games from 1919 to 1933.

So here are the leaders in extra-inning game performances in a couple of statistical categories.

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Originally published: October 2, 2019. Last Updated: October 2, 2019.