Comments on: Most players debuting in the same game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304/comment-page-1#comment-15493 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 04:58:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5304#comment-15493 Eventually that 1912 (or thereabouts) Tigers game where scrubs filled in for the striking players will be available, and could set a new high.

It will. Nine players debuted in that May 18, 1912 game. Only one (Billy Maharg) ever played in another major-league game, and for Maharg, it was only a single game for the 1916 Phillies.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304/comment-page-1#comment-15489 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 02:11:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5304#comment-15489 Also, in 1995, teams were allowed to keep an additional player or two (I forgot whether it was one or two players) between opening day and May 15, due to the shortened spring training period for non-replacement players. This could have accounted for the higher number of players debuting in those two games.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304/comment-page-1#comment-15488 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 02:08:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5304#comment-15488 David Herndon is a Rule 5 draft pick that the Phillies have to keep or offer back to the Angels. With a decent spring combined with injuries to others in their bullpen, he made the team. He probably would not have been brought into this game if the score had not been so lopsided.

Jesse English pitched in the Giants farm system last year, so I thought that maybe he was a Rule 5 pick, too. But I just re-read a Baseball America item I had seen earlier this week that listed the Rule 5 picks that made the teams that drafted them, and he's not mentioned. So it must have been some other transaction, perhaps minor league free agency or just being released, period.

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By: Chipmaker http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304/comment-page-1#comment-15486 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 01:18:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5304#comment-15486 Eventually that 1912 (or thereabouts) Tigers game where scrubs filled in for the striking players will be available, and could set a new high.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5304/comment-page-1#comment-15473 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 17:20:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5304#comment-15473 I thought the 9/27/63 Mets-Astros game, when the Astros started their all-rookie lineup, would dominate your list, but it didn't. Five Astros (Morgan, Pointer, Vaughan, Grote, and White) had debuted earlier in September. The only Astros position player to debut on 9/27 was Sonny Jackson.

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