Fat Pat at Bat

In honor of J.D. Martinez's four-homer game on Monday, I'll post a couple of relates pieces ... starting with this one on one of the most unlikely men to have had hit four home runs in a game. On July 19, 1948, first game of a doubleheader, the craziest thing happened: A guy named Pat Seerey hit four home runs in a game. Well, no one really called him Pat Seerey. They called him "Fat Pat." They called him "Mr. Five-by-Five." They called him "The People's Choice." The papers called him "rotund outfielder" and "the flabby Oklahoman" -- the second of those unquestionably the worst name ever for a Western movie.

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