On July 6, 1986, Atlanta's Bob Horner hit four home runs against the Montreal Expos to become just the 11th player to achieve that feat.
Three Expos players hit home runs that day. Three of Horner’s four homers came off Montreal starter Andy McGaffigan.
Horner was responsible for 6 of the Braves’ runs in the 11-8 loss before 18,153 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
Horner told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2012 of the game:
"The stars aligned. They're throwing at me and trying to get me out and we're behind every time we're at bat. It happened, and my only regret is we didn't win."
Here are highlights from that July 1986 game:
The Braves drafted Horner first overall in the 1978 baseball draft. He hit 23 home runs that year to beat out Ozzie Smith for NL Rookie of the Year honors.
He topped 30 homers three times before injuries cut short a once promising career.