Duvall makes history with second 3-HR game

September 10th, 2020

ATLANTA -- can now say he has done something that not even Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones or anybody else in a Braves uniform ever did.

Duvall produced a three-homer game for the second time in eight days as the Braves rolled to a 29-9 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Truist Park. The veteran outfielder now stands as the only player in franchise history to record a second three-homer game.

“That list of names, it’s pretty cool to be the only one who has done it,” Duvall said. “I don’t know if it’s completely sunk in yet.”

Nobody had previously recorded more than one three-homer game while playing for the Braves. Duvall has now done so on consecutive Wednesdays. He produced the first of his career during the Sept. 2 win at Fenway Park.

“It’s 2020,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “Things that are weird are happening here.”

Duvall capped his memorable night with a seventh-inning grand slam. He now has eight home runs within his past 29 at-bats. His first on Tuesday was three-run homer in the 11-run second inning.

“It’s absolutely incredible what he has done, not only tonight, but the last 10 days,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said of Duvall, whose 13 homers match Marcell Ozuna for the team lead.

According to STATS, Duvall is the first player in history to homer with one man on, two men on and the bases loaded, in that order, in a game. He is also just the second player in NL history to have two three-homer games within 10 days of each other, joining the Cardinals' Johnny Mize who accomplished the feat on July 13 and 20, 1938. Duvall is also the first player in the Majors to ever have two such games in the same September.