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So, You Had A Bad Day…You Must Be In Houston

Posted by Steve Lombardi on January 25, 2009

A fun list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Batting Game Finder...

Since 1956, players who had 10+  PA in a single game without reaching base:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB TOB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 John Shelby       1989-06-03 LAD @HOU L  4-5  10 10  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  2   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 6th CF
    2 Danny Thompson    1972-05-12 MIN  MIL L  3-4  11 10  1  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  2   0  1  0   0   0  0  0 2nd SS
    3 Tommie Agee       1968-04-15 NYM @HOU L  0-1  10 10  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  4   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd CF
    4 Ron Swoboda       1968-04-15 NYM @HOU L  0-1  10 10  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  5   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th RF
   

Three times it happened in Houston.  Go figure.

Note that two Mets did it in the same game!  Don Wilson and Jim Ray must have been dealing that day.

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5 Responses to “So, You Had A Bad Day…You Must Be In Houston”

  1. Actually, both Shelby and Thompson were on base because of fielder's choices. Thompson had a run scored and Shelby had a SB. That might even make it weirder, because the only time it's happened then has been in that game.

  2. In his 10 PA, Agee managed to make the last out of an inning 6 times!

  3. Even cooler about that game in 68 was the fact that it was a 24 inning game that ended with a 1-0 score

    The astros had two pitchers in the game with quality "starts". Wilson had started the game going 9 innings no runs. Jim "the Sting" Ray came into the game in the 14th and pitched 7 innings of shutout ball. Two pitchers with what may as well have been quality starts (both entered the game with a 0-0 score)

    Meanwhile, the lifeless mets couldn't get anything going for the great Tom Seaver who pitched 10innings of 2 hit ball

  4. why are the IBBs, GIDPs, SBs and CSs messed up?

  5. It looks like once you get past the game result, the data is off by one column.
    Games like these can mess up your starting rotation, let alone your pitching staff.