Green was the best Jewish ballplayer in the big leagues since Sandy Koufax, but he was far more than a novelty. Green hit 328 home runs in a 15-year career spent with the Blue Jays, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Mets. On May 23, 2002, Green hit four home runs in a single game and had 19 total bases, a new major league record. He hit another homer the next day to tie the record with five homers in two consecutive games. He hit seven in three straight games and nine for the week, both major league records. Green gained notoriety for choosing to sit out during Yom Kippur even though his team was in a playoff race in 2001, a decision which also cost him a 415-games played streak.