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Rarest sight in baseball?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mike311gd, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I was looking through the AP wire and noticed that today is the anniversary of Johnny Vander Meer's second straight no-hitter, and I got to thinking: What is the one thing you don't think will ever happen again in the majors?

    I'd have to say consecutive no-hitters by the same pitcher is up there. Stealing 130 (or the record, 138) bases might be a stretch anymore, although there is quite a bunch of speed out there now.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Consecutive hit streak, possibly.

    Or two months going by with no live Yankees or Red Sox games broadcast on ESPN.
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    An infielder who doesn't touch himself after every pitch.
  4. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Any of the long-standing pitching records: career wins and strikeouts, especially. No one will ever throw enough innings to touch Young and Ryan.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Norm MacLean passing up a buffet line.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I never thought I'd see someone hit 2 grand slams in one inning till I saw Tatis do it against, sigh, the Dodgers.

    I'd love to see a perfect game with 27 strikeouts.

    I'd love to see someone steal 2nd, 3rd and home in the same inning.

    I'd love to see someone hit the cycle of homers in one game: 1-run, 2-run, 3-run, granny.

    I'd love to see the Dodgers and BoSox in the World Series.
  7. I heard a talking head on ESPN News ask Verlander: "Why do you think it's so difficult to throw back-to-back no-hitters?" Luckily, he bailed himself out to save the poor kid from having to answer that question.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As late as 1985 (John Tudor, St. Louis) there was a pitcher with 10 shutouts in a season. Really hard to imagine that ever happening again, and that's not even a record. Heck, a guy today who has five complete games in a season is a workhorse.
  9. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Saw it once, probably won't again, but it was cool: Two no-hitters on the same day.
  10. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Someone has done the first thing that mentioned with the steals, and a local product at Wilmington College in Delaware did the second in a playoff game, in a row.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Willie Mays Hayes did it in "Major League 2," and I believe we've all seen it dozens of times.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Doubtful it's really a "dozen" times if it's Major League 2 we're talking about. :D
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