OK, 1986 was a VERY bad year for the Atlanta Braves. They had a 72-89 record, finishing sixth in the NL west. An amazing 23 1/2 games behind the leader. It was Chuck Tanner’s first year as manager. I am sure it was NOT how he wanted to start out.
So, how bad were they that year? So bad that in one game, Bob Horner hit four home runs against the Expos on July 6. Pretty spectacular. They lost anyway, 11-8.
Horner was the 11th man in history to hit four home runs in a game. He was the first to do so and lose.