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Managerial Aerobics

Posted by Raphy on January 4, 2010

Since 1954, there have been 18 occasions when a team has featured as many as 4 pitchers who appeared in a game for 1 batter or less. In 4 of those games the pitchers pitched consecutively.

April 29, 1981 - Cardinals at Cubs - 8th inning

August 26, 1987 -  Dodgers at Mets - 8th inning (Matt Young is listed as facing 0 batters. I assume he suffered an injury before he could complete a batter.

September 27, 1995 - Tigers vs. Red Sox - 9th inning

August 21, 2007 -  White Sox vs. Royals - 8th inning (The only 1 of these streaks that didn't end the game.)

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2 Responses to “Managerial Aerobics”

  1. In the Matt Young game, it looks like your suspicion was accurate. This, from the New York Times:

    "Young, a left-hander, was the new pitcher, and he threw all of three pitches. He left not by invitation from Lasorda but because he has had a tender elbow and felt pain when he threw the pitches. Brian Holton a right-hander and the only reliever left, replaced Young and prevented the Mets from scoring. He induced Hernandez to hit a grounder to Steve Sax at second, and Sax turned it into an inning-ending double play."

  2. Thanks JDV!
    I didn't think that the information would be in a game summary.