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With four straight home runs, the White Sox tied a major league record in their game yesterday against the Cardinals. Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and Jose Abreu were also the first three Cuban-born players to go back-to-back-to-back in MLB history.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 August 2020 14:50 (three years ago) link

washington's luis garcia is the first player born in the 2000s to homer in the major leagues

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:49 (three years ago) link

and apparently he was starting in place of starlin catro...the first player born in the 1990s to hit a home run

awooooooo

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (three years ago) link

*castro

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (three years ago) link

The @Padres are the first team EVER to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 21, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:13 (three years ago) link

holy shit they did it

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:28 (three years ago) link

before yesterday

We have a winner.

Last time there were multiple MLB games played on a day, and none of them lasted 9 innings: Jun 21 1943. American League off-day. pic.twitter.com/E1H9PnYj64

— Doug Kern (@dakern74) August 28, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 28 August 2020 14:26 (three years ago) link

Padres and Rockies combined for 14 runs and 28 hits at Coors tonight with only 1 Home Run. Got me looking for the highest scoring games with no extra base hits and it led me to this wild 2005 Phillies vs Marlins game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200509170.shtml

D-train takes a complete game shutout into the 9th with a 2 run lead and ends up losing 10-2, on a ton of hits, errors, and hit batsmen.

sous les paves, Saturday, 29 August 2020 04:39 (three years ago) link

Jacob deGrom just became the first pitcher to induce at least 31 swings and misses in a game and LOSE since Pedro Martinez had 37 misses (and 17 K's) in a 1-0 loss to Steve Trachsel on May 6, 2000.

— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) August 31, 2020

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 20:31 (three years ago) link

because of the marlins' earlier covid-related schedule issues, new outfielder starling marte could possibly play 65 games in a 60-game season

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 21:25 (three years ago) link

MILWAUKEE -- Josh Hader and the Brewers closed their homestand with a Major League record.

Hader finished the Brewers’ 8-5 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Miller Park with a record-setting 12th consecutive hitless appearance to begin the season, snapping a tie he had shared with three others and capping a winning homestand that kept Milwaukee in the thick of the postseason chase -- losing record and all.

Nobody’s perfect, and Hader certainly hasn’t been. His velocity is a tick down this season and his walks were up even before an outing Saturday against the Pirates when he blew a save by walking five of the six batters he faced, forcing home the tying and go-ahead runs. The Brewers bailed him out that night with Eric Sogard’s walk-off home run, and the next day, Hader threw a rare bullpen session to, in his words, “make sure I was able to throw it over the plate, at least.”

Back on the mound on Monday, Hader struck out the side in a win over Pittsburgh. On Wednesday against Detroit, he hit the first man he faced before retiring the next three.

With that, Hader had 12 straight hitless games spanning 11 2/3 innings to begin 2020. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the longest season-opening streak of appearances without allowing a hit in history, snapping a tie he had shared with 2017 Tiger Justin Wilson, 1999 Phillie Scott Aldred and 1987 Red John Franco.

...“He's good at baseball,” Christian Yelich said.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 14:58 (three years ago) link

Do people even care about hitless streaks anymore if you're walking 5 straight batters in the thick of it?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:51 (three years ago) link

it's pretty trivial, i'd say

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:55 (three years ago) link

Today is just the 23rd day in MLB history with 20+ games. First time since 1974 pic.twitter.com/Xxx6TRWCco

— Dan Hirsch (@DanHirsch) September 4, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 15:00 (three years ago) link

13 XBH today is a brewers franchise record

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:09 (three years ago) link

19 runs, of which yelich got 1, which feels representative of his season so far

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:15 (three years ago) link

Luke Voit hit a game-ending sacrifice fly leading off the 10th inning

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:56 (three years ago) link

Cavan Biggio is the 7th player (since stolen bases became an official stat) to steal 20 bases without being caught to begin a career.#BlueJays

— Rodney Hiemstra (@therodbot) September 18, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 18 September 2020 21:18 (three years ago) link

SABR-approved percentage

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 September 2020 22:36 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

From Jon Couture:

Jon Lester, regular season with Red Sox: .636 winning pct. (110-63), 3.64 ERA
Jon Lester, regular season with Cubs: .636 winning pct. (77-44), 3.64 ERA

clemenza, Sunday, 1 November 2020 01:27 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

who led MLB in HR, RBI, and Runs from 1950-1959?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:33 (three years ago) link

ugh, a hint: not MLB, but just one of the leagues. this player was 1st in MLB in 2 of the categories, and 2nd in MLB in the other

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:37 (three years ago) link

I know this because this player played in 3* different HOME stadiums during this stretch. He would have had even better numbers if his team had stayed put.

*Kind of a trick question but I'm shameless: Name all 3

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:30 (three years ago) link

Ebbetts, the LA Coliseum, and...?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:35 (three years ago) link

For some reason I watched his HOF speech last night (maybe the first one I’ve ever sat all the way through?)

He spent the entire speech telling stories about teammates and family, it was great

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:36 (three years ago) link

It was used for 15 "home" games by the Brooklyn Dodgers during their last two seasons in Brooklyn – seven in 1956 and eight in 1957.[7] The games were played partly as a negotiating tactic with the Borough of Brooklyn, in pursuit of a new stadium to replace Ebbets Field.[8] While it had just 24,000 seats as opposed to Ebbets Field's 31,497, Roosevelt Stadium had 10,000 parking spaces compared to Ebbets Field's 700. The Dodgers' negotiation came to naught, and the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958.[9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Stadium#Sports

Incredible to think back at how much power BigAuto used to have.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:41 (three years ago) link

(Dodger Stadium has 16k parking spaces... if you've ever gone to a game there you'll never forget the hour plus spent coming in & out Chavez Ravine).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:44 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Don't know where to put this--it's not an occurrence, it is trivial.

Posnanski mentioned Alex Gordon today, so I was looking at the 2005 draft (Gordon was drafted second). Within the first 11 picks, there were three guys who seemed like a very good bet for the HOF at one point midway through their careers, then all three, for one reason or another, fell off a cliff: Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, and Andrew McCutchen. (Two are still active, and McCutchen's playing reasonably well at 33, but he'd have to stage some kind of a comeback to make up for time wasted.) Justin Upton, and Ryan Zimmerman were also in the top 11--add Gordon, and that's six guys between 30-50 WAR. I would think that counts as a strong draft, I don't know--the value is spread around, at least, rather than one or two imposing players.

clemenza, Monday, 8 March 2021 19:29 (three years ago) link

6 of top 11 with 30/50 WARs is extremely impressive, i would think! tough to comprehensively compare that draft year until all the players from it are retired, but that's gotta be up there for a top 10 cumulative WAR

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 March 2021 19:46 (three years ago) link

Found this piece, which counts 2005 as the best ("sickest," actually, but I'm up on my lingo, so I know that means good) first-round ever, and the fifth-best overall. It was written in 2012, though, when the three headed-for-the-Hall guys were all at their peak--might get a bit of a downgrade today. But it does seem to be one of the best ever.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1462043-which-mlb-draft-class-is-the-best-of-all-time

clemenza, Monday, 8 March 2021 22:07 (three years ago) link

Looking at their rankings today, think I'd go with the '85 class as the best (third on their list). Bonds, Randy Johnson, Larkin, Smoltz, Palmeiro--wow. And Will Clark still may make the HOF one day via the Veteran's Committee.

clemenza, Monday, 8 March 2021 22:10 (three years ago) link

i knew that pitchers sucked at hitting. i didn't realize they suck a little more each year!

https://i.imgur.com/snOJv8M.png

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:08 (three years ago) link

(xposts) The first round of the 2011 draft is looking pretty great right now. All mid-career, among the first 11 picks: Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Anthony Rendon, Francisco Lindor, George Springer.

clemenza, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:08 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I love to get excited about Opening Day starters, especially when they have outings that could be mistaken for bad openers. 1.1 IP, 6 R for Brad Keller (KC), 0.1 IP, 5 R for Kyle Gibson (TEX) https://t.co/e2rmJurMR7

— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) April 1, 2021

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:42 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

This is the Giants' first 10-run FIRST INNING since June 29, 1967 at the Cardinals, when they scored 11 in the 1st

Scoring summary from that inning ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/shoem2nEZD

— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 4, 2021

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 23:16 (three years ago) link

Is this what they mean by a "counting stat"?

https://www.bluebirdbanter.com/2021/5/6/22422240/blue-jays-pitchers-matz-kay-ray-ryu-ties-mlb-name-record

clemenza, Friday, 7 May 2021 03:49 (three years ago) link

just wait until the diamondbacks promote the Ng quadruplets

, Friday, 7 May 2021 05:45 (three years ago) link

How do you hit .000 and match Babe Ruth in the record books?

You do what White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal just did -- go 0-for-3 with 13 walks in four games. With the strange stat line, Grandal joined the Bambino (1930) as the only players in American League history to walk 13 or more times in a four-game span.

If you add in the National League, you're only going to add one more player to the list -- Bryce Harper, who accomplished the feat in 2016.

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 May 2021 16:28 (three years ago) link

wow, grandal's current line is:

.121/.388/.259

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 May 2021 16:29 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Carlos Martínez, a nine-year veteran, raised his career ERA from 3.55 to 3.64 in less than an inning.

— Foolish Baseball (@FoolishBB) June 3, 2021

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 June 2021 09:48 (three years ago) link

It was a tough day

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 June 2021 15:29 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

yankees (taillon) vs red sox (eovaldi) today is the first MLB game in which both starters have had multiple tommy johns

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 July 2021 20:43 (two years ago) link

Since 1901, the Twins are just the 4th team to hit 7 HR in a 9-inning game and lose.

White Sox (6/25/16 vs Blue Jays)
Tigers (8/8/04 vs Red Sox)
Tigers (5/28/95 vs White Sox)https://t.co/fHLzbRR4BO

— Stathead (@Stathead) July 28, 2021

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 July 2021 02:44 (two years ago) link

OK I’m interrupting my vacation one more time for this incredible tidbit.

2 teams in the last 100 years had scored in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th innings of any game. And then last night 2 teams did it in the same game! #Royals #Yankees

Baseball!

Now back to the beach

— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) August 10, 2021

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 August 2021 14:36 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

HISTORY at Dodger Stadium: Austin Adams ties the all-time record for hit batters in a season in the modern era (21) by plunking Will Smith in the ninth inning. He's done it in 47 2/3 innings. Most recent guy to hit 21 (Kerry Wood in '03) needed 211

— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 12, 2021

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:59 (two years ago) link

Paul Goldschmidt is now the all-time leader in hits for a player born in Delaware with 1,549. He surpassed Delino DeShields with that double.

That makes him first in hits for the First State.#Cardinals #stlcards #MLB

— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) September 15, 2021

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 04:18 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Gavin Sheets with a hit off Lance McCullers, Jr., radio broadcast just said there's family history as Gavin's dad Larry had a hit off Lance McCullers, Sr.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:55 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Terrance Gore:

- 102 MLB career games
- 0 career Home Runs
- 1 career RBI
- 2 career Doubles
- 3 World Series rings. He has more World Series rings than Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, and Mike Trout combined (2).@LoCronitaTV pic.twitter.com/IwRVNwUHiH

— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 3, 2021

na (NA), Thursday, 4 November 2021 00:42 (two years ago) link

guy's a winner

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 November 2021 00:52 (two years ago) link

14 wins as a rookie and had a gruesome end of season injury which may have lent some sympathy votes.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Monday, 4 March 2024 21:15 (four months ago) link

Steve Shasta…You are unreal

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 4 March 2024 21:34 (four months ago) link

lollin'~q

...pardon my ignorance. When did you start posting on ILX gyac? I created this subboard 21 years ago (!) when I had tons of free time and we could have used more quality posters such as yourself.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Monday, 4 March 2024 22:35 (four months ago) link

Firstly!

Secondly, I had to check, 2011? But I only got into baseball in 2022. I’m trying very hard to make up for lost time though! One day we will meet and pore over your big book of player injuries together 🫡🫡🫡

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 4 March 2024 22:57 (four months ago) link

Yes please!

HEALTH IS WEALTH

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Monday, 4 March 2024 23:11 (four months ago) link

(aw, thanks for the kind words too!)

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Monday, 4 March 2024 23:11 (four months ago) link

Was WAR around in 2002? I know there was an earlier version at some point--VORP--but I don't think it was. A couple of the awards that year were obvious--Bonds and Johnson--but Tejada winning MVP over A-Rod suggests voting was still pretty old-school.

clemenza, Monday, 4 March 2024 23:44 (four months ago) link

No idea, and I’m not even a WAR believer tbh (it’s just one stat of many & I personally cbf thinking about the different kinds), but I just mentioned it as shorthand for a negative WAR (for a reliever, no less!) being reflective of some less than shining performances.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 4 March 2024 23:51 (four months ago) link

I think it's a great tool for narrowing the field and making sure there's never a Baylor/Burroughs-type winner again. (And honestly, you don't need WAR for that.) But I'm far from a true believer. I like a little narrative in the mix!

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 00:37 (four months ago) link

If you want to feel really old: Kent Tekulve turns 77 today.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 16:03 (four months ago) link

thought he'd be older

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 17:08 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Zp1C3Dt.jpeg

I wonder if his arm even works these days...

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 18:26 (four months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVGks-UU0AIl4VC?format=jpg&name=small

francisF, Wednesday, 6 March 2024 03:06 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

According to noted White Sox stats poster Jay Cuda, they are only the second team in baseball history to have--take a deep breath--zero runs, zero walks, zero extra-base hits, and 10 or more strikeouts in an Opening Day game. The previous instance was in 1967, when the San Francisco Giants faced Bob Gibson and the St. Louis Cardinals.

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2024 20:10 (three months ago) link

Tbf they should definitely have had a walk going by the scorecard

#OpeningDay
Umpire: Brian O'Nora
Final: Tigers 1, White Sox 0#RepDetroit // #WhiteSox#DETvsCWS // #CWSvsDET

More stats for this game 👇https://t.co/fASdPcVOMs pic.twitter.com/uFV9X0FshR

— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) March 29, 2024



Skubal is seriously good

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 29 March 2024 20:40 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Tyler Anderson vs. Chase Anderson--that seems worth noting.

clemenza, Saturday, 13 April 2024 00:09 (three months ago) link

the astros' manager and the orioles' manager are brothers-in-law because their wives are sisters

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2024 01:34 (three months ago) link

the list of current active leaders in shutouts includes a guy near the top whom i forgot existed.

Clayton Kershaw - 15
Justin Verlander - 9

tied for third place --

Gerrit Cole - 5
Max Scherzer - 5
Shelby Miller - 5

omar little, Monday, 15 April 2024 18:55 (three months ago) link

reminds me what a different time we're in, Tim Belcher (career w-l of 146-140, ERA of 4.16) tossed 18 shutouts and even if we take away the 8(!) he threw in 1989*, he'd still rank second among active dudes now.

omar little, Monday, 15 April 2024 18:59 (three months ago) link

Not that living to 100 is trivial, but I don't know where else to post this (and there's a great brush-with-fame story from 1951).

https://www.mlb.com/news/oldest-living-mlb-player-turns-100

clemenza, Thursday, 25 April 2024 21:19 (two months ago) link

There are quite a few brushes with fame in his bio, he's had an incredible life!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 26 April 2024 05:43 (two months ago) link

For the first time since 1910 and only the second time in the history of the baseball, the Colorado Rockies have trailed in all 28 games to start a season.

— Patrick Lyons (@PatrickDLyons) April 28, 2024

mookieproof, Monday, 29 April 2024 17:11 (two months ago) link

He can see Russia from his window:

https://www.mlb.com/news/dave-winfield-getting-statue-in-alaska

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 19:24 (two months ago) link

I checked this--true!

https://i.postimg.cc/DftZ4WvQ/moyer.jpg

clemenza, Friday, 10 May 2024 14:12 (two months ago) link

From the article about Chadwick Tromp wearing 45:

Tromp is not the first player with a presidential last name to wear the jersey number corresponding with that POTUS’ term placement, however unintentionally. There’s Ben Ford, who pitched 19 unremarkable games in relief for the 2004 Milwaukee Brewers. Ford wore the No. 38; Gerald Ford was the 38th president.

He said he selected that number himself, but did so without knowing its historical significance and relation to the president.

“My parents’ names are actually Gerald and Betty Ford too,” Ben said, referring to the congruency between his family and the former president and first lady. “Ever since I was young, it’s always been talked about like that. I never even would have thought to have done that.”

U L Washington wore the No. 1 for the 1985 Expos. Buster Adams, who played in the 1940s wore, No. 2 and No. 6 in his career. John Adams was the second president and John Quincy Adams was the sixth. Two players named Jackson wore No. 7. Four players named Taylor wore No. 12. Six Johnsons wore No. 17, another 10 Johnsons wore No. 36. Three Wilsons wore 28. One Ike and one Dwight, both first names, wore the No. 34. Reggie Cleveland notably wore the No. 22, though not the No. 24.

There are other close calls. The Washington Senators had an infielder named John Kennedy, who wore No. 34 in 1962, No. 36 in 1963, and also shared a May 29 birthday with John F. Kennedy, the 35th president. There was also a John Fitzgerald who wore the No. 35 for his one big league appearance in 1958.

Then there’s No. 41 Guy Bush, who played with the Cubs in the 1920s and 30s. He died in 1985, four years before George H.W. Bush would become the 41st U.S. president.


https://theathletic.com/5483002/2024/05/10/chadwick-tromp-45-president-uniform-atlanta-braves/?source=user_shared_article

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 13 May 2024 00:14 (two months ago) link

Otis Nixon wore #1, as in "the first president to resign."

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2024 00:18 (two months ago) link

To paraphrase Outkast, what's more trivial than trival? Stupid!

https://i.postimg.cc/MpsxVGRb/trivial.jpg

clemenza, Tuesday, 21 May 2024 15:43 (two months ago) link

Hey Ira! (Flagstead)

felicity, Tuesday, 21 May 2024 17:59 (two months ago) link

Have you ever seen a center fielder tag someone out at home plate? Well here you go! pic.twitter.com/MORPFxt5Tp

— WOSN Sports (@WOSNScores) May 25, 2024

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 May 2024 18:01 (one month ago) link

he ran right into the CF's trap

z_tbd, Saturday, 25 May 2024 19:49 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

J.D. Martinez's 321st career HR tonight was his first-ever walk-off. Not sure if anybody keeps records on that kind of thing, but the odds on that seem very long.

clemenza, Friday, 14 June 2024 02:31 (one month ago) link

If it was his first walk off, that would be crazy.

But first walk off homer? Can only happen at home, team has to be losing by as many runs are om base - 1, j.d has to be in that batting order.... and then he has to hit a home run! Without doing any math, I'd say the 250-350 range is where the statistics favour this being an almost definite thing

H.P, Friday, 14 June 2024 02:42 (one month ago) link

JD has hit 4 HRs in a game which honestly is much more impressive (and rare).

Mrs. Ippei (Steve Shasta), Friday, 14 June 2024 02:48 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szf0TeB2PKY

Mrs. Ippei (Steve Shasta), Friday, 14 June 2024 02:50 (one month ago) link

Walk-offs are easily checkable on Baseball Reference. Looking at the three guys ahead of J.D. for career HR, there's Bryce Harper (6 career walk-offs), Vinnie Castilla (3), and Troy Glaus (6); behind him, Jay Bruce had 5 (including his very first HR), then there's the two Fielders, Cecil (2) and Prince (4).

6, 3, 6, 5, 2, 4--more in line with what I'd expect.

clemenza, Friday, 14 June 2024 03:03 (one month ago) link

Steve: four HR in a game is definitely more impressive--hitting 320 HR before you hit your first walk-off is almost the opposite of impressive--but I doubt it's rarer, not unless you can find 18 other players (how many who've had 4-HR games) who hit that many HR without a walk-off.

clemenza, Friday, 14 June 2024 03:22 (one month ago) link

Tonight's game between the Nationals and Rockies was the first in Major League history to end in a walk-off victory on a pitch clock violation.

— Jessica Camerato (@JessicaCamerato) June 23, 2024

mookieproof, Sunday, 23 June 2024 07:07 (four weeks ago) link

does anyone recall seeing a [6 - 3 - 4/5] gb double play where it's intentionally thrown to first to get a speedy runner, followed by a non-force out of a slowboy that was on 1st to complete the double play?

francisF, Sunday, 23 June 2024 14:02 (four weeks ago) link

sorry that's 5 - 3 - 4/6

francisF, Sunday, 23 June 2024 14:02 (four weeks ago) link

Never seen one of those. Just 3UA - tag at 2nd.

Ippei's on a bummer now (WmC), Sunday, 23 June 2024 14:10 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah or the guy on first is out because they’ve thrown from third to first and he’s caught off the bag.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 23 June 2024 14:22 (four weeks ago) link

Watching Braves-Yankees and YES network said this about Max Fried, but I can’t find anything about this anywhere else (tbf, a couple of minutes googling):

Announcer says he wears 54 because “his favourite pitcher of all time is Sandy Koufax and his favourite pitcher growing up is Clayton Kershaw, so he added Koufax’s 32 and Kershaw’s 22 for 54”

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 23 June 2024 18:05 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Cal Raleigh: first @MLB player to homer from both sides of plate in a state (CALifornia) that starts with his first name.

Only Chili Davis at CHI (7/30/88) & Milton Bradley at MIL (4/18/05) have done it in a CITY that starts with the first 3 letters of first name. #TheMayerGWS

— Alex Mayer (@alexmayer34) July 10, 2024

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 16:02 (one week ago) link

truly a trivial occurrence lol

z_tbd, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 16:05 (one week ago) link

Braves booth (Brandon Gaudin and CJ Nitkowski, 10000000x better than Chip Caray + anybody) last night was speculating whether there have ever been two A.J.s in one bullpen or on one pitching staff before now. (AJ Minter & AJ Smith-Shawver)

Ippei's on a bummer now (WmC), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:12 (one week ago) link

closest i can come is that a.j. burnett and j.a. happ were both in pittsburgh in 2015

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:22 (one week ago) link

great trivia question, that switch-hitter one

francisF, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:48 (one week ago) link

James McArthur of the Royals with two saves in one doubleheader. Is that rare?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 11 July 2024 04:31 (one week ago) link

This is just Brewers pitchers, so obviously not common, but maybe not that rare.

From @EliasSports, multiple saves by a Brewers pitcher on the same day:

8/16/1981 Rollie Fingers
7/18/1983 Pete Ladd
7/2/1984 Fingers
10/5/1986 Mark Clear
7/29/1997 Mike Fetters
6/05/2003 Mike DeJean
7/30/2013 Jim Henderson
5/30/2022 Josh Hader

— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 31, 2022

clemenza, Thursday, 11 July 2024 05:22 (one week ago) link


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