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Rarest sight in baseball?

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

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I cannot find this anywhere, but I do remember reading that near the end of his career Neal Heaton went more than a month without any player swinging and missing at one of his pitches. That is the definition of meat.

    I think I saw Duane Kuipers' homer on TV, back when ABC had Monday night baseball.
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Something I didn't know until some random Retrosheet browsing the other night: The major-league record for walks issued by one pitcher in a game is 12. Both occurred in 1961. And in both cases, the guy who walked 12 was the winning pitcher.

    Somehow, I doubt that'll ever happen again.

    It's not an individual-game accomplishment, but I also doubt anyone will ever match Anthony Young's 27-game losing streak. I was there for No. 25. He gave up a leadoff single, balked him to second and allowed him to move to third somehow. (Grounder to the right side, I think.) He then proceeded to retire the next 22 batters before giving up a bloop single and a two-run home run in the eighth to lose to an Andy Benes one-hitter.
  3. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Was that when Heaton was throwing the beloved screw-knuckle-change?
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Anyone under the age of 25 playing this stupid boring ass game. NBA rooooolz!!! [/little Chucky Taylor]
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    The White Sox offense.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    besides the obvious of Cy Young's career losses mark, I'd say 15 complete games in a year. and sadly for the fans a same-ticket double-header.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Derek Jeter's range.
  8. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    A.J. Burnett got close. I think he walked nine in a no-hitter a few years ago.
  9. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Happened in a Reds game this year although it was the opposite outcome. He didn't get ANYONE out. Ump blew the call, however, and ended up calling one of them out and one safe, I believe. (Didn't see it happen live, so i'm going off a shaky memory here. Anyone who can correct me, feel free to chime in.)
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I cannot find the clip on youtube, but didn't This Week in Baseball run a shot of two Yankees getting called out at the plate in it's intro?
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    THIS was the rarest sight in baseball, because it only happened once. Back in the early 90s,the Twins were the only team ever to turn two triple plays in one game. Did it one night at Fenway against the Sox.
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    [blue]A manager who's not overweight.[/blue]
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