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1-pitch starts

Posted by Andy on March 25, 2008

First of all, note that boxscores on B-R.com now go back to 1956 (instead of 1957) thanks to some hard work by Sean and his team.

And now, here are all the game starts that last just 1 pitch:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GmSc IR IS BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS Pk BK WP   ERA
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+------+
    1 Wade Miller       2001-08-05    HOU  MON W  4-1  GS-1       0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1   1   51        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0.00 

    2 Pedro Astacio     2000-09-06    COL  CHC L  5-8  GS-0       0    1  1  1  0  0  0   1   1   44        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   inf  

    3 Chris Bosio       1993-06-26    SEA @CHW L  4-7  GS-1       0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1   1   51        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0.00 

    4 Dennis Martinez   1990-09-09    MON @PIT W  9-5  GS-1       0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1   1   51        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0.00 

    5 Al Leiter         1988-05-31    NYY @OAK W  5-0  GS-1       0    1  0  0  0  0  0   1   1   48        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0  undef 

    6 Don Cardwell      1963-09-20    PIT @LAD L  0-2  GS-1       0    1  0  0  0  0  0   1   1   48        1  1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0  undef 

We talked about that Astacio game recently, and Don Cardwell's name might be familiar to you because he passed away about 2 months ago. It's amazing to me that half these pitchers actually recorded an out. (It looks like 2 of them were involved in the defensive play, probably getting injured in the process.)

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4 Responses to “1-pitch starts”

  1. It looks like all but Bosio were involved in the play. Astacio was hit. In Cardwell's game it says that Wills singled to pitcher. That could either be a bunt or a shot up the middle where Cardwell was hurt. In Leiter's game, it says that Lansford singled to pitcher and Leiter threw wide of first, so he was probably hit since I can't imagine Carney laying down a bunt. The others were involved either with an assist or putout covering first.

    In Bosio's game, Joey Cora hit a grounder to second. I suppose Bosio could have been hurt covering first if the ball was in the hole, but the 1B recorded the putout. He'd been off for 3 weeks, so I'm going to think he either stiffened up or he was afraid to face Ellis Burks and Frank Thomas coming up.

  2. Andinator, just a quick question: When are you going to give the in-season gamelogs for each team? Because the first game was today (which you probably know). Just curious, thanks.

  3. Uh, when you say "Andinator", are you talking to me?

    As for your question, I have no idea. I'm a guest contributor to this blog but I don't have anything to do with the running of the site. You need to ask Sean about that.

  4. Yes, I am talking to you. And thanks.