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4+ runs with 2 or fewer ABs

Posted by Andy on May 26, 2008

Shane Victorino just picked up 4 runs scored in a game in which he had just 2 official ABs (plus 2 walks.) This is the 121st time it's been done (4 or more runs, 2 or fewer ABs) since 1956, and first time since the 2006 season.

The guys who did it in 2006:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Carlos Beltran    2006-09-30    NYM @WSN W 13-0   5  2  4  1  0  0  0   0  3   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 3rd CF
    2 Jim Thome         2006-07-29    CHW @BAL W 13-11  6  2  4  0  0  0  0   0  4   1  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd DH
    3 Carlos Guillen    2006-07-14    DET  KCR W 10-9   5  2  4  1  0  0  1   1  2   1  0   1  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th SS
    4 Alfonso Soriano   2006-06-08    WSN  PHI W  5-2   4  1  4  1  0  0  1   1  2   0  0   1  0  0   0   0  1  0 1st LF
    5 Grady Sizemore    2006-06-03    CLE  LAA W 14-2   5  2  4  1  0  0  1   1  3   1  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st CF
    6 Jason Varitek     2006-05-15    BOS @BAL W 11-1   5  2  4  2  0  0  1   3  3   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th C

And the full list.

By the way, two of those times, a guy got 4 runs scored with no official ABs:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA **AB**  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+------+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Rickey Henderson  1989-07-29    OAK  SEA L  6-14  4    0    4  0  0  0  0   0  4   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  5  0 1st LF
    2 Joe Morgan        1973-07-27    CIN  ATL W 12-2   4    0    4  0  0  0  0   0  4   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 2nd 2B

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One Response to “4+ runs with 2 or fewer ABs”

  1. Some of the more unusual ways these players got on base (other than a H, BB, or HBP) were (1) Making a successful sacrifice (so they didn't get an AB), but there was an error on the play so they weren't put out (Covington, Snyder, Lewis), (2) by fielders choice, charged with AB (Luplow, Morgan, Johnson, Joyner, Bonds, Lofton), (3) ROE, AB (Covington, Morgan, Kelly), (4) Catcher's interference, no AB (Kelly),
    and (5) SO followed by PB, AB (Whitaker).