Last night, Cincinnati Reds' player Scooter Gennett had a remarkable night. 5 hits, 4 home runs (including a grand slam), 10 runs batted in, 17 total bases. Those are records for the Reds (except for the RBIs, where he tied the club record).
Only 14 players in the history of the game have hit 4 home runs in a single game. Gennett is now in a very exclusive club, including the likes of Lou Gehrig and Willie Mays. The Baseball Hall of Fame asked him for the uniform he wore.
The punch line? The Reds picked him up in the off-season when Milwaukee put him on waivers. He only broke an 0-19 batting slump on Monday.
This is one of the reasons that I love baseball.