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Dbacks Minor Leaguer hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats

May 23, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

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Jon Griffin of the Double-A Mobile BayBears broke a minor league record over the past couple of days: he hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances. Four in the first game Wednesday and a fifth on Thursday in his first at-bat. You can see video of it here.

Griffin, 25, is a first baseman/DH, and the Dbacks really don’t need one of those, but it’s cool to see such an accomplishment. He has ten homers on the year. He hit ten last year, but earlier in his minor league career had seasons with 26 and 28. Maybe this will open someone’s eyes to him and give him a chance where his path to the bigs is less problematic.

  1. josemartez - May 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Crazy that the first of the four-homer game didn’t come until the 5th.

  2. yahmule - May 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Quite an accomplishment, but he’s repeating AA as a 25 year old. He’s going to have to do a lot more to impress or this will likely be his career highlight.

  3. seanwasamarine - May 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Trade him for pitching

  4. ripwarrior - May 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Him and Canseco have been hanging out.

  5. misterschmo - May 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    A few years ago,I saw Goldschmidt in Mobile. As I recall, he was killing it down there as well.

  6. chacochicken - May 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Wow, that dude wants out of Alabama real bad.

  7. Carl Hancock - May 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    He’s a 25 year old playing Double A. As another commenter mentioned, this will probably be the high point of his career. He’s not being blocked at 1B by the Diamondbacks. If he was and had real value he’s be traded. Not that there’s anything wrong with this being the highlight to his career. It’s far more than most will ever do in the game of baseball. There’s nothing wrong with being a career minor leaguer either.

    • professor59 - May 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      Except maybe for the poverty.

  8. thisdamnbox - May 23, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Rule 5 draft anyone?

  9. nothanksimdriving123 - May 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    It’s his tribute to the 60th anniversary of the legendary summer of Joe Bauman.

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