Comments on: 4-for-4 as a sub This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jgeller Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:29:48 +0000 This is the third day this week that that 1984 25th inning game has come up for me.
Several days ago, i had Jay Bruce on my fantasy team, who got 4 K's, 1 CS, and 2 Errors. I looked up the history of 4+ K's and 1+ CS and found it was just the 22nd time since 1956 that that happened. I also noticed that Jeromy Burnitz was the only one to also have an error in such a game (so Bruce really did have one of the worst games ever). I noticed 2 players managed to get a homer in addition to the 4 K and 1 CS, which mostly are mutually exclusive events. One was Ben Oglivie in that 1984 game.
The next day on sportscenter they were talking about the suspended game with the White Sox and Orioles that was just completed from April. It was the last time the White Sox had a suspended game (not sure if at home or at all) since.......u guessed it: 1984 25th game.
That game had some pretty interesting stuff. For one, 3-3 after 9 innings, then both teams scored 3 in the 21st, then Harold Baines ended it with a homer in the 25th.

By: izzycat Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:11:46 +0000 Other interesting things that happened in that game, which I'm not sure are something that could be searched for:

- two consecutive intentional walks (after Victorino triples to lead off the bottom of the 13th, the next two batters were walked);
- two starting pitchers used as pinch hitters by the same team (Hamels in the bottom of the 11th, Myers in the bottom of the 13th). I suspect this is very rare; it requires the team to burn through a lot of pinch hitters, which only happened because the Phillies starter, Moyer, was lifted early. Moyer never came to the plate, and the Phillies bullpen combined for ten innings of relief. "Hitter" is only technically true for Myers, though; he never swung at the ball.

The Phillies also had 23 players enter the game at some point. And Kendrick was warming up in the bottom of the 13th, to pitch in the 14th (which never came); that would have been 24. This would probably only be notable in games played with a 25-man roster; with the expanded September rosters it's a lot easier to run that number up.

By: drewdez Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:06:12 +0000 Andy,

I think you're misreading the AB column as H. It looks to me like there was only one player (Paciorek) who had more than four hits as a sub. It's no 9-for-10, but coming in the fourth inning of a 25 inning game and going 5-for-9 still qualifies as pretty cool in my book.


By: Imsdal Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:03:03 +0000 Eh, did you misread the column headings there? Tom Paciorek was 5-for-9, right? Still, 5 hits as a sub is nothing to be ashamed of!

By: statboy Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:02:56 +0000 I think you were looking at the wrong one went 6-for-6 or 9-for-10.

I still think the best pinch-hitting performance was by Art Shamsky, who pinch-hit in the 8th inning and hit a HR in the 8th, 10th, and 11th. And, his team still lost!