On this date in San Diego Padres history, future Padres first basemen Nate Colbert was an eight-year old boy watching the St. Louis Cardinals play in a double-header against the New York Giants. Between those two games, Colbert watched Stan Musial of the Cardinals become the first player in MLB history to record five home runs in a twin bill with three during the first match and two in the second.
Nate Colbert’s record 5-HR, 13-RBI doubleheader makes the top 50 moments in honor of our 50th Anniversary.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) January 18, 2019
Unbeknownst to Colbert, he would eventually become the second major league player to achieve the same feat 18 years later as a 26-years old on August 1st, 1972. The Padres swept the Atlanta Braves in that double-header with finals scores of 9-0 and 11-7. Colbert knocked home 13 RBIs, which was the major league record at the time but has since been tied.