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Tying and go-ahead sac flies in the same W.S. inning

Posted by John Autin on October 21, 2011

The top of the 9th inning in game 2 was just the 2nd time in World Series history that a team got a tying sacrifice fly and a go-ahead sac fly in the same inning (according to the B-R Event Finder).

The other was game 1 of the 1930 Series, sac flies in the 3rd inning by the Cardinals' Taylor Douthit and Sparky Adams, off of Lefty Grove. The Cards got no other runs off Grove and wound up losing that game, and lost the Series 4-2 to the Athletics.

Here are all the other tying or go-ahead sac flies in the WS:

Date ▾ Series Gm# Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn RoB Out Pit(cnt) RBI WPA RE24 LI Play Description
2008-10-25 WS 3 Gabe Gross TBR @PHI Jamie Moyer down 1-0 Out t2 --3 1 4 (2-1) 1 0.02 0.15 1.40 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Crawford Scores
2007-10-25 WS 2 Jason Varitek BOS COL Ubaldo Jimenez down 1-0 Out b4 -23 1 1 (0-0) 1 -0.00 -0.09 1.85 Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Lowell Scores; Drew to 3B
2005-10-23 WS 2 Lance Berkman HOU @CHW Mark Buehrle down 2-1 Out t3 --3 1 2 (1-0) 1 0.02 0.14 1.48 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Taveras Scores
2003-10-23 WS 5 Bernie Williams NYY @FLA Brad Penny tied 0-0 Out t1 1-3 0 3 (2-0) 1 -0.02 -0.32 1.59 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Jeter Scores/unER
2003-10-18 WS 1 Ivan Rodriguez FLA @NYY David Wells tied 0-0 Out t1 1-3 0 1 (0-0) 1 -0.02 -0.33 1.53 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Pierre Scores
2002-10-27 WS 7 Reggie Sanders SFG @ANA John Lackey tied 0-0 Out t2 1-3 1 6 (3-2) 1 0.01 0.02 1.83 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Santiago Scores
2002-10-23 WS 4 David Eckstein ANA @SFG Kirk Rueter tied 0-0 Out t2 123 1 2 (1-0) 1 -0.00 -0.12 2.77 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gil Scores
2001-10-30 WS 3 Matt Williams ARI @NYY Roger Clemens down 1-0 Out t4 123 1 2 (0-1) 1 -0.01 -0.10 3.13 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Finley Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
2000-10-21 WS 1 Chuck Knoblauch NYY NYM Armando Benitez down 3-2 Out b9 123 1 3 (1-1) 1 0.07 -0.19 8.46 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); O'Neill Scores
1997-10-26 WS 7 Craig Counsell FLA CLE Jose Mesa down 2-1 Out b9 1-3 1 3 (1-1) 1 0.11 0.05 7.33 Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF Line); Alou Scores
1993-10-23 WS 6 Pete Incaviglia PHI @TOR Al Leiter tied 5-5 Out t7 123 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.03 -0.09 3.98 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hollins Scores; Daulton to 3B
1993-10-16 WS 1 Joe Carter TOR PHI Curt Schilling down 3-2 Out b3 --3 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.02 0.14 1.59 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; White Scores/unER
1992-10-24 WS 6 Joe Carter TOR @ATL Steve Avery tied 0-0 RoE t1 --3 1 5 (3-1) 1 0.07 0.74 1.43 Reached on E9/Sacrifice Fly (Line Drive to CF-RF); White Scores; Carter to 2B
1992-10-24 WS 6 Terry Pendleton ATL TOR David Cone down 1-0 Out b3 --3 1 4 (2-1) 1 0.03 0.18 1.76 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Sanders Scores
1991-10-26 WS 6 Kirby Puckett MIN ATL Steve Avery tied 2-2 Out b5 --3 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.04 0.15 1.89 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Gladden Scores
1991-10-23 WS 4 Jerry Willard ATL MIN Steve Bedrosian tied 2-2 Out b9 1-3 1 4 (1-2) 1 0.18 0.05 5.30 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Lemke Scores
1991-10-22 WS 3 Chuck Knoblauch MIN @ATL Steve Avery tied 0-0 Out t1 --3 0 3 (2-0) 1 -0.01 -0.15 1.09 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Gladden Scores
1991-10-20 WS 2 Rafael Belliard ATL @MIN Kevin Tapani down 2-1 Out t5 --3 1 5 (2-2) 1 0.02 0.15 1.88 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Olson Scores
1990-10-20 WS 4 Hal Morris CIN @OAK Dave Stewart tied 1-1 Out t8 1-3 1 2 (1-0) 1 0.09 0.07 4.18 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Winningham Scores/unER
1990-10-17 WS 2 Ron Hassey OAK @CIN Danny Jackson tied 2-2 Out t3 123 1 3 (2-0) 1 -0.00 -0.13 2.86 Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McGwire Scores
1989-10-15 WS 2 Robby Thompson SFG @OAK Mike Moore down 1-0 Out t3 -23 1 7 (1-2) 1 -0.00 -0.06 1.93 Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Uribe Scores
1986-10-25 WS 6 Gary Carter NYM BOS Calvin Schiraldi down 3-2 Out b8 123 1 4 (3-0) 1 0.06 -0.05 6.84 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Mazzilli Scores; Dykstra to 3B
1986-10-23 WS 5 Spike Owen BOS NYM Dwight Gooden tied 0-0 Out b2 --3 1 3 (1-1) 1 0.02 0.15 1.41 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Henderson Scores
1984-10-14 WS 5 Rusty Kuntz DET SDP Craig Lefferts tied 3-3 Out b5 123 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.02 -0.13 3.22 Popfly: 2B/Sacrifice Fly (Short RF); Gibson Scores
1983-10-15 WS 4 John Shelby BAL @PHI Willie Hernandez tied 3-3 Out t6 123 1 2 (1-0) 1 0.02 -0.10 3.83 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Dauer Scores
1983-10-12 WS 2 Joe Lefebvre PHI @BAL Mike Boddicker tied 0-0 Out t4 1-3 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.03 0.14 2.28 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Morgan Scores/unER; Schmidt to 2B
1981-10-24 WS 4 Steve Yeager LAD NYY Tommy John tied 6-6 Out b7 123 0 2 (0-1) 1 0.00 -0.40 2.66 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Baker Scores
1980-10-19 WS 5 U L Washington KCR PHI Ron Reed tied 2-2 Out b6 1-3 0 1 (0-0) 1 -0.01 -0.32 1.84 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hurdle Scores
1980-10-15 WS 2 Manny Trillo PHI KCR Larry Gura tied 0-0 Out b5 -23 1 3 (2-0) 1 0.02 -0.02 2.08 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Moreland Scores; Maddox to 3B
1979-10-14 WS 5 Willie Stargell PIT BAL Mike Flanagan down 1-0 Out b6 -23 1 4 (2-1) 1 0.01 -0.04 2.69 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Foli Scores; Parker to 3B
1979-10-12 WS 3 Dave Parker PIT BAL Scott McGregor tied 0-0 Out b1 --3 1 2 (1-0) 1 0.02 0.17 1.36 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Moreno Scores
1976-10-16 WS 1 Graig Nettles NYY @CIN Don Gullett down 1-0 Out t2 --3 1 5 (3-1) 1 0.02 0.19 1.55 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Piniella Scores
1976-10-16 WS 1 Pete Rose CIN NYY Doyle Alexander tied 1-1 Out b3 --3 1 3 (2-0) 1 0.03 0.19 1.69 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Concepcion Scores
1975-10-16 WS 5 Carl Yastrzemski BOS @CIN Don Gullett tied 0-0 Out t1 --3 1 4 (1-2) 1 0.02 0.18 1.42 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Doyle Scores
1974-10-17 WS 5 Sal Bando OAK LAD Don Sutton tied 0-0 Out b1 --3 1 9 (2-2) 1 0.03 0.20 1.51 Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; North Scores
1972-10-22 WS 7 Hal McRae CIN OAK Catfish Hunter down 1-0 Out b5 123 1 1 0.01 -0.07 4.32 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Perez Scores
1972-10-21 WS 6 Dave Concepcion CIN OAK Vida Blue tied 1-1 Out b5 --3 1 1 0.05 0.21 2.28 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); McRae Scores
1971-10-16 WS 6 Brooks Robinson BAL PIT Bob Miller tied 2-2 Out b10 1-3 1 1 0.18 0.09 5.56 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Short CF); Robinson Scores
1969-10-15 WS 4 Brooks Robinson BAL @NYM Tom Seaver down 1-0 Out t9 1-3 1 1 (0-0) 1 0.06 0.07 6.11 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Robinson Scores
1964-10-08 WS 2 Clete Boyer NYY @STL Bob Gibson down 1-0 Out t4 123 1 1 -0.01 -0.13 3.42 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Howard Scores
1964-10-07 WS 1 Ken Boyer STL NYY Whitey Ford tied 0-0 Out b1 1-3 1 1 0.01 0.05 1.83 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brock Scores
1963-10-06 WS 4 Willie Davis LAD NYY Whitey Ford tied 1-1 Out b7 --3 0 1 0.02 -0.09 1.77 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Gilliam Scores/unER
1958-10-09 WS 7 Tony Kubek NYY @MLN Lew Burdette tied 1-1 Out t2 1-3 1 1 0.02 0.07 2.06 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Howard Scores/unER
1958-10-08 WS 6 Yogi Berra NYY @MLN Warren Spahn down 2-1 Out t6 1-3 0 1 -0.04 -0.31 2.85 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mantle Scores
1958-10-01 WS 1 Wes Covington MLN NYY Ryne Duren down 3-2 Out b8 -23 1 1 0.04 -0.05 4.39 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Mathews Scores
1956-10-06 WS 3 Roy Campanella BRO @NYY Whitey Ford tied 0-0 Out t2 1-3 1 1 0.01 0.04 1.91 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Robinson Scores
1956-10-06 WS 3 Duke Snider BRO @NYY Whitey Ford tied 1-1 Out t6 --3 1 1 0.04 0.16 2.19 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Reese Scores
1956-10-05 WS 2 Enos Slaughter NYY @BRO Don Bessent down 7-6 Out t4 --3 1 1 0.02 0.15 1.68 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Morgan Scores
1930-10-01 WS 1 Bing Miller PHA STL Burleigh Grimes tied 0-0 Out b2 --3 1 1 0.01 0.09 1.24 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Foxx Scores
1930-10-01 WS 1 Taylor Douthit STL @PHA Lefty Grove down 1-0 Out t3 123 0 1 -0.01 -0.17 2.15 Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mancuso Scores; Gelbert to 3B
1930-10-01 WS 1 Sparky Adams STL @PHA Lefty Grove tied 1-1 Out t3 1-3 1 1 0.00 -0.03 1.76 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gelbert Scores
1928-10-09 WS 4 Frankie Frisch STL NYY Waite Hoyt tied 0-0 Out b3 1-3 0 1 -0.02 -0.33 1.58 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Orsatti Scores
1927-10-08 WS 4 Paul Waner PIT @NYY Wilcy Moore down 3-2 Out t7 1-3 1 1 0.01 0.02 3.37 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Brickell Scores/unER
1927-10-06 WS 2 Clyde Barnhart PIT NYY George Pipgras tied 0-0 Out b1 --3 0 1 -0.01 -0.18 .99 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Waner Scores
1927-10-06 WS 2 Babe Ruth NYY @PIT Vic Aldridge tied 1-1 Out t3 --3 0 1 -0.01 -0.18 1.14 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Koenig Scores
1927-10-05 WS 1 Glenn Wright PIT NYY Waite Hoyt down 1-0 Out b1 -23 1 1 -0.00 -0.07 1.52 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Waner Scores; Waner to 3B
1926-10-10 WS 7 Bob O'Farrell STL @NYY Waite Hoyt down 1-0 RoE t4 123 1 1 0.11 1.00 3.25 Reached on E7/Sacrifice Fly; Bottomley Scores/unER; Bell to 3B; Hafey to 2B
1926-10-07 WS 5 Tony Lazzeri NYY @STL Bill Sherdel tied 2-2 Out t10 123 1 1 0.11 -0.16 5.83 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Koenig Scores
1926-10-06 WS 4 Specs Toporcer STL NYY Waite Hoyt down 3-2 Out b4 -23 1 1 -0.00 -0.10 1.97 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; O'Farrell Scores/unER
1925-10-12 WS 5 Pie Traynor PIT @WSH Stan Coveleski tied 1-1 Out t3 -23 1 1 -0.01 -0.13 1.55 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cuyler Scores
1925-10-10 WS 3 Glenn Wright PIT @WSH Alex Ferguson tied 0-0 Out t2 --3 0 1 -0.01 -0.19 1.04 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Traynor Scores
1925-10-10 WS 3 Joe Judge WSH PIT Ray Kremer down 3-2 Out b7 123 1 1 0.00 -0.18 4.71 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; McNeely Scores
1924-10-10 WS 7 Irish Meusel NYG @WSH Firpo Marberry down 1-0 Out t6 1-3 0 1 (0-0) 1 -0.04 -0.33 2.44 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Youngs Scores
1922-10-08 WS 5 Everett Scott NYY @NYG Art Nehf tied 2-2 Out t7 1-3 1 1 0.05 0.10 3.03 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Meusel Scores; Ward to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
1922-10-06 WS 3 Frankie Frisch NYG NYY Waite Hoyt tied 0-0 Out b3 -23 1 1 0.00 -0.09 1.54 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bancroft Scores/unER; Groh to 3B
1922-10-04 WS 1 Ross Youngs NYG NYY Waite Hoyt tied 2-2 Out b8 1-3 0 1 0.01 -0.34 1.76 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Frisch Scores
1921-10-10 WS 5 Elmer Miller NYY @NYG Art Nehf down 1-0 Out t3 -23 1 1 -0.01 -0.10 1.79 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McNally Scores
1919-10-01 WS 1 Heinie Groh CIN CHW Eddie Cicotte tied 0-0 Out b1 1-3 0 1 -0.02 -0.28 1.77 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Rath Scores
1916-10-12 WS 5 Larry Gardner BOS BRO Jeff Pfeffer down 1-0 Out b2 --3 1 1 0.03 0.21 1.76 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF); Lewis Scores
1915-10-11 WS 3 Dick Hoblitzell BOS PHI Pete Alexander down 1-0 Out b4 --3 1 1 0.04 0.21 2.22 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Speaker Scores
1914-10-12 WS 3 Eddie Collins PHA @BSN Lefty Tyler tied 0-0 RoE t1 --3 1 1 0.06 0.58 1.47 Reached on E7/Sacrifice Fly; Murphy Scores; Collins to 1B
1914-10-12 WS 3 Joe Connolly BSN PHA Bullet Joe Bush down 4-3 Out b10 1-3 1 1 0.11 0.08 7.51 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Moran Scores
1913-10-11 WS 5 Home Run Baker PHA @NYG Christy Mathewson tied 0-0 Out t1 1-3 1 1 0.02 0.16 1.90 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Oldring Scores; Collins to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw to Hm)
1912-10-16 WS 8 Larry Gardner BOS NYG Christy Mathewson tied 2-2 Out b10 123 1 1 0.17 -0.15 5.57 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Yerkes Scores/unER
1912-10-10 WS 3 Buck Herzog NYG @BOS Buck O'Brien tied 0-0 Out t2 --3 1 1 0.02 0.15 1.41 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Murray Scores
1912-10-09 WS 2 Moose McCormick NYG @BOS Charley Hall tied 5-5 Out t10 1-3 1 1 0.13 0.03 5.12 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Merkle Scores
1911-10-25 WS 5 Fred Merkle NYG PHA Eddie Plank tied 3-3 Out b10 1-3 1 1 0.18 0.04 5.18 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Doyle Scores
1911-10-24 WS 4 Ira Thomas PHA NYG Christy Mathewson tied 2-2 Out b4 --3 1 1 0.03 0.16 1.73 Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Davis Scores
1910-10-20 WS 3 Solly Hofman CHC PHA Jack Coombs down 1-0 Out b1 -23 0 1 0.01 -0.01 1.71 Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Sheckard Scores; Schulte to 3B
1910-10-18 WS 2 Heinie Zimmerman CHC @PHA Jack Coombs tied 0-0 Out t1 123 1 1 0.02 0.09 2.86 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Schulte Scores; Hofman to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm; Chance to 2B
1909-10-16 WS 7 Ham Hyatt PIT @DET Bill Donovan tied 0-0 Out t2 123 1 1 0.01 -0.06 3.02 Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Abstein Scores
1905-10-14 WS 5 Billy Gilbert NYG PHA Chief Bender tied 0-0 Out b5 -23 1 1 -0.01 -0.36 2.09 Double Play: Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Mertes Scores; Dahlen out at 3B/LF-C-3B
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Generated 10/21/2011.

 

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31 Responses to “Tying and go-ahead sac flies in the same W.S. inning”

  1. This is looking like it's going to be a fantastic World Series! When the Cards scored the first run there was a sense that another title was on it's way to StL. The Cards are playing with a great deal of confidence, similar to the last time they won the WS under LaRussa. Texas really was lucky to sneak out with a win. I think this one goes 7 and will be a great one.

  2. Johnny Twisto Says:

    Timmy, it seems as if you dislike the Brewers more than the Cards. If so, that seems unusual for a Cubs fan.

    ALSO: What is your reaction to the (apparent) hiring of Kid Theo? Perhaps you'll need to wait and see how he gets his steaks prepared.

    FURTHERMORE: I am upset I missed this game tonight, sounds like a good one. Alas.

  3. @2 Ever heard the story George Will tells about growing up half way between St. Louis and Chicago? He became a Cubs fan for whatever reason and has long suffered while the Cardinals had many great years. St. Louis is a funny town, baseball is king in St. Louis. St. Louis, Boston, and New York might be the only cities that the baseball teams easily eclipse the football teams, although I suppose technically there is no pro football in NY or Boston, but you get the point. Growing up in Wahoo and Boy Town, there were a ton of Cardinal fans in Nebraska, but once I heard the excited booming slurred voice of Harry Caray shouting at me on cable I was hooked on the Cubs. The Brewers I look down on because I got arrested in Milwaukee.

  4. Johnny Twisto Says:

    To be fair, the Chicago PD arrests most people they find pantless as well.

    I think.

  5. Evil Squirrel Says:

    St. Louis is a funny town, baseball is king in St. Louis. St. Louis, Boston, and New York might be the only cities that the baseball teams easily eclipse the football teams, although I suppose technically there is no pro football in NY or Boston, but you get the point.

    There has never been professional football in St. Louis either, well, except for those weird years around the turn of the century, but it was just a passing fad....

    BTW, you two crack me up... though I am easily amused....

  6. Hmm, Merkle got a GW sac-fly. Guess it didn't make up for his mistake.

  7. Please take a look at this picture I have linked below and tell me if Bobby Richardson looks like he is about 5' tall.
    http://www.life.com/gallery/66421/never-seen-61-yankees-goofing-off#index/7

  8. Series-winning walk-off sac-fly in 1912, and off of Christy Mathewson !

    Craig Counsell ties up game 7 in 1997 in 9th inning sac-fly, then scores winning run in the 11th.

    Tonight's sac-fly with the score tied in the top of the 9th - first time ever in that situation (although twice before in top of the 10th).

    On the broadcast I was watching, Rick Sutcliffe was all over TLR for taking out Motte in a situation where the Cards need a strikeout against a Josh Hamilton who's in a funk. Arthur Rhodes is not the guy to get the K, and Motte is. I king of agree with Sutcliffe.

  9. @4JT: Too cold in Milwaukee to be going pantless.

  10. @7 No, he looks about 4'8" and African-American. Very strange picture.

  11. @8 Yes, I too say TLR pulled a WTF? But, I cant really expect anything different from LaRussa, he does like his crazy pitching changes.

  12. @7 -- It's hard to believe that picture wasn't doctored, or taken with a distorting lens.

    The picture where he's holding the bat like a microphone is sort of disturbing:
    http://www.life.com/gallery/66421/never-seen-61-yankees-goofing-off#index/8

  13. Re: bringing in Rhodes to face Hamilton -- If they were going to pitch to Hamilton, I thought it was the right move.

    Motte has an enormous platoon split for his career: .188 BA vs. RHB, ..284 vs. LHB (.162/.270 this year). His career K% against lefties is an ordinary 20% (18% this year).

    And of course, Hamilton also has a large platoon split: .322 BA vs. RHP, .278 vs. LHP career (.314/.260 this year). K%, 16.5% vs. RHP, 22.1% vs. LHP career.

    Hamilton's injury has sapped his power, but he's still hitting .250 this postseason and not striking out a lot, 6 Ks in 53 PAs.

    I would not have let Motte pitch to Hamilton.

  14. @4, JT -- Didn't Richard Daley say that "the policeman isn't there to create pantlessness; the policeman is there to preserve pantlessness"?

  15. Johnny Twisto Says:

    That sounds right. If I remember correctly, that was just before Abe Ribicoff suggested the CPD wouldn't be so upset about their ill-fitting uniform pants if they would just visit George McGovern's tailor.

  16. @10 It's a very strange picture. @9The Brewers close the roof when it rains, or it's cold. @15 The late Mayor Daly would have known how to handle the current problems on Wall Street.

  17. Sorry you got pinched in Milwaukee Timmy, but you must have been drunk to the point of being unconscious which is about the time when you start to stand out as being much more drunk than everyone else.

    In a spot where Hamilton just needed to put the ball in play, I would have stuck with Motte and his 99 mph stuff. Also, after Hamilton's AB I think I would have walked Young to setup the double play.

  18. Well, who can name the most famous one on that list???

  19. Waite Hoyt gave up SIX of these.

  20. I thought Gene Larkin's 1991 Series winner be there but apparently his ball was not caught because of a drawn-in outfield.

  21. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    I saw four go-ahead/tying sacrifice flies listed for the 1927 World Series and thought, "Wait, didn't the Yankees win all those games with 500-foot homers?" Fitting that three of those SFs were by the Pirates. Clyde Barnhart's Game 2 sac fly gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 first-inning lead, which they held till the top of the third. The only other lead the Pirates had in that World Series was 1-0 in the top of the first of Game 4 on a Glenn Wright single. The Yankees promptly tied the game in the bottom of the first and cruised on to the sweep.

    just the 2nd time in World Series history that a team got a tying sacrifice fly and a go-ahead sac fly in the same inning . . . [t]he other was game 1 of the 1930 Series, sac flies in the 3rd inning by the Cardinals' Taylor Douthit and Sparky Adams, off . . . Lefty Grove.

    The trivia fiend in me is certain that I am a better person for knowing this. Great topic, John!

  22. @18... OK, I'll go there, too.

    Rusty WHO?

  23. 10-15-69 Brooks Robinson...if Swoboda misses that ball, who knows what would have happened the rest of the Series. Miracle Mets, indeed!

  24. @21, Kahuna T -- Thanks! I always feel I've accomplished something when I find an excuse to drop Taylor Douthit's name. How many guys have put together a season like his 1930 -- 201 hits, 109 runs, 93 RBI, .303 BA, 41 doubles, 10 triples, 283 Total Bases -- and had it add up to an 87 OPS+?

  25. I wouldn't wish anyone to be unjustly incarcerated. I was at the mercy a heavy set, deep voiced woman with a badge. She spoke with the unmistakable twang associated with trailer courts built on a flood plain near a river that used to be an anti-freeze factory. County jail guards, one small step above TSA agent.

  26. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    I always feel I've accomplished something when I find an excuse to drop Taylor Douthit's name.

    Agreed! You're right that that 87 OPS+ looks too low. The 1930 NL was the richest run-scoring environment for any major league since 1900 — 5.68 runs per team per game, just a tad ahead of the 1936 AL (5.67 R/G). A player in the 1930 NL couldn't hope to have an OPS+ over 100 unless his raw OPS was somewhere north of .800. I seem to recall that the 1930 NL aggregate batting average was above .300. The league opted to tone down the liveliness of the baseballs during the following offseason.

    I've never heard Douthit's last name pronounced. I like to think it was said as "Doubt it," which would have made our man the Alibi Ike of position players, a guy with a built-in excuse for every out.

  27. @26, KT -- FWIW, B-R Bullpen says "DOW-thit"....

  28. oneblankspace Says:

    Not on this list was the 2-run SF in 1982. Tom Herr of the Cardinals flied to deep center scoring Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee to make a 1-0 Cardinal lead 3-0 in the top of the 2nd in game 4. The Brew Crew got 6 in the 7th to win the game.

  29. [...] in. But it wouldn’t be two game-winning RBI in two games for Craig: Texas won the game, 2-1, with back-to-back sacrifice flies in the ninth [...]

  30. [...] in. But it wouldn’t be two game-winning RBI in two games for Craig: Texas won the game, 2-1, with back-to-back sacrifice flies in the ninth [...]

  31. Lawrence Azrin Says:

    @26 -Kahuna Tuna -
    "... The 1930 NL was the richest run-scoring environment for any major league since 1900 — 5.68 runs per team per game, just a tad ahead of the 1936 AL (5.67 R/G). A player in the 1930 NL couldn't hope to have an OPS+ over 100 unless his raw OPS was somewhere north of .800. I seem to recall that the 1930 NL aggregate batting average was above .300..."

    Kahuna Tuna, The 1930 NL BA was .303 for the entire league, .308 if take out the pitchers. As you stated, we have to take a whole lot of air out of seasons like this, 1894-1895,1936 AL, and a few others, to compare fairly players from other less offensively-inflated seasons. Plenty of seasons like Douthit's 1930 look great until you start adjusting them down.

    If you want to have some real time-wasting fun, take the regular-season batting stats for the 1930 NL or 1894 NL, arrange them by OPS+, and see how many superficially impressive battter seasons have an OPS+ below 100.