Comments on: Mailbag: Has one team ever played a double-header against two different teams? This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Autin Sun, 01 May 2011 04:12:48 +0000 @32, Stu Baron -- Thanks for the correction.

There's a funny story behind my mistake, which shows how hard it is to correct an erroneous memory even when the truth is proven to us. I had remembered that doubleheader being played in the order I wrote, i.e., wrong. But before writing that post, I looked up the box scores and found that my memory had it backwards. I was so confounded by the discovery that I even went to another source to confirm. So, now I was quite aware of the right order of the parks -- yet I still wrote it wrong, the way I originally remembered it!

By: Stu Baron Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:52:13 +0000 @8 John Autin: You had the results right, but not the ballparks. The Mets won the afternoon game, 15-6, at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees won the nightcap, 9-0, at Shea.

By: mfw13 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:46:34 +0000 I seem to remember that at some during my childhood (late 70's/early 80's), the Giants and Braves finished three games in one day, with a suspended game being finished prior to a scheduled doubeheader.

Probably just a faulty memory, though... 🙂

By: Lukehart80 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 03:48:14 +0000 Not only did Cleveland have to play that doubleheader against two different teams, they had to play back-to-back doubleheaders in Boston a few days before, with a three game trip to Kansas City after that:

Wednesday: doubleheader in Boston
Thursday: doubleheader in Boston
Friday: at Kansas City
Saturday: at Kansas City
Sunday: at Kansas City
Monday: home for doubleheader against Chicago and Minnesota

All of this was in the midst of finishing the season with 23 games in 20 days, not a single day off. That is a ROUGH stretch of baseball. The Tribe went 14-9 in that stretch and finished one game out of the wildcard.

By: andyr Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:13:37 +0000 @21, @22, @24-

It was the completion of a game started on Sep. 14 in Cleveland...

By: Cheese Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:23:04 +0000 Bonus points for the triple-headers in pre-lights stadiums. Although, games were a lot faster then without pitching changes, dragging the infield, etc.

By: Doug Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:22:49 +0000 @25.

This brings to mind the 1992 Dodgers and the LA race riots that spring. The riots forced cancellation of an entire Dodgers/Expos series. Those games were made up in July the next time the Expos were in LA, with 3 consecutive double-headers in 3 days. I recall that the NL granted a special roster expansion just for that series, so the teams could bring up a few more arms.

By: Doug Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:15:35 +0000 @25.

Nor the May 31, 1964 Giants/Mets DH (23 innings in the second game).

By: Jeff J. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:12:57 +0000 @24 "Good thing this was in September with the expanded rosters. Both teams certainly made good use of their available players."

The Apr 28, 2008 O's/Chisox game wasn't.

By: Doug Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:01:11 +0000 @21, @22.

Not clear from the box that the game was suspended, but it seems likely. It appears this DH was a twi-nighther as the first game is recorded under Weather as "Night". So, adding nine hours to (perhaps) a 6:00 pm start would mean finishing around 3:00am. And, I seem to recall the AL had a 1:00am curfew for many years.

Also, the visiting Senators had to travel after the game (albeit only to Detroit) for a game the next day, so they may have had to suspend for that reason, even if not for a curfew.

Good thing this was in September with the expanded rosters. Both teams certainly made good use of their available players.