Comments on: Most GIDP In Non-Extra Inning Game Since 1919 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106807 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 01:22:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106807 @30 - I'm a Capitals fan, which I have been since Day 1 in 1974. I can certainly associate with the fans of certain baseball teams

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106742 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:12:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106742 Thanks!

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By: Evan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106718 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:25:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106718 The NY Times article indicated that 2 of the DPs involved caught stealing by Dickey.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106649 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 04:07:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106649 Concerning the Yankees' 7 DP game of 14 August 1942, the Baseball Almanac site http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/yr1942a.shtml says, "Bill Dickey gunned down two runners following third strikes and Phil Rizzuto, Johnny Murphy and Red Rolfe combined on five others." This is not consistent with the boxscore, which shows Dickey starting only one DP (he's involved in a second one, which went 1st to catcher to 3rd). I found other sites claiming Dickey started two, but they may all be copying each other.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106509 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:41:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106509 @21
"A lot of Yankees fans are also Rangers fans."

Nice one, Double! YOUR Rangers are in tough against the Caps this series. High-quality posts @21 and 22 (~sucks up~). Have to go run an errand for my wife but plan to digest all you've said in them later.

@25
Thomas, take a chill pill.......please.

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By: shoewizard http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106498 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:01:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106498 D Backs made a run at this tonight.

Had 5 DP's thru 6 innings, including every inning 2nd thru 6th

Had a couple more chances too but didn't get it......and lost the game to boot.

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By: Kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106488 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:21:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106488 the game listed that is most interesting to me is TB beating NYY 11-2 in spite of hitting into 6 GIDPs.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106471 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:21:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106471 @26 The game was very much in the news at the time. Unfortunately, none of the articles available for free have a recounting of each double play.

However, if someone has access to the Chicago Tribune, LA Times or possibly the NY Times archive, the articles there seem promising. Here is the link to those 3.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106469 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 05:53:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106469 @17, you're right, I missed the part about GIDP rather than all DP. You're also right that one of the 7 Yankee DP was started by the catcher, and in the absence of play-by-play availability it's reasonable to assume it went as you say. Another DP was started by the pitcher - I wonder if he picked off a runner, and a second runner got caught trying to take advantage of the play on the first runner. But would that count as a DP?

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10731/comment-page-1#comment-106460 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:24:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10731#comment-106460 @18

You were the one who brought up the past. When you said that Texas had beaten the Yankees again, you brought "the past" into the equation. But I guess you were only interested in the recent past.

So bringing up the past is only OK as long as you get to slide the ruler back as far as you would like. Say the last 13 games, or only as far as the numbers continued to support your point. Anyone who slides the ruler back into the past any farther is living in the past?

You don't have to go back to the dead Yankees to find the ones who have whomped Texas like they stole something. Jeter, Pettitte, Posada and Mariano were all active players when the Yankees beat them three times in the playoffs.

Incase you are wondering, you asked for this. The original post was about games with a large number of double plays turned against one team. You just couldn't resist mentioning that the Yankees lost. And I couldn't resist pointing out the bigger picture to you.

Your welcome.

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