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Old 06-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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The rules of baseball provide the possibility of 4 outs in an inning under some extremely unlikely circumstance (the runner from third leaves too early and crosses home before the third out is scored and they appeal). Do any of you know if it has ever happened in MLB ? That would be pretty unlikely.

There have been only two game-ending unassisted triple plays in major league history. I saw one of them in 2009. My son was there and he had already seen another game-ending triple play of which there have been fewer than in major league history and he has seen two of them. The other one was 5-4-3 and it was in early Sept. 1991 in Montreal 6 days before a 55 ton concrete chunk fell off the Olympic Stadium.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:15 PM
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Baseball reference recounts a single instance in MLB history where it could have happened, had the defence appealed. I conclude that means that it has never occurred.

(I'm actually surprised at the scenario given there -- I thought that tagging following a fly out was like a force play and could wipe out a run even if the out was made after the run scored).
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:22 AM
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Thus strikes ne as artificial, and rather silly,but suggests a more interesting similar question what was the most unlikely event/record that* did actually occur* in a real major league game.
“On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s became the only pitcher to lose a complete game no-hitter in nine innings when he was beaten, 1–0, by Cincinnati. The winning run was scored by Pete Rose”.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:33 AM
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I mentioned this in another baseball thread recently, but it deserves recognition as an play unlikely ever to be repeated.

Bottom of the 10th inning, 1989 Reds-Phillies game, winning run for the Phils on second (speedy runner). Lenny Dykstra lines a single into right field. The Reds' Paul O'Neill charges the ball to make a play at the plate, muffs it, grabs desperately for the ball, juggles and drops it, and in frustration at botching a potential game-saving play, kicks the ball.

Meantime the Phils' runner has momentarily held up going to third on a mistaken belief the ball might be caught on the fly, and O'Neill's kick is a near-perfect relay to the first baseman. The run does not score.

Shown here.

It would've been perfect if that play eventually resulted in a Reds' win, but you can't have everything.

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Old 06-03-2019, 11:49 AM
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Andy Hawkins lost an eight-inning no hitter 4-0, with a lot of walks and errors.

MLB.com's list of rare feats includes it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:19 PM
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It would have been ironic if, by scoring the winning run, Rose lost a bet.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:56 PM
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It would have been ironic if, by scoring the winning run, Rose lost a bet.
Ironic, but completely in character.
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Ironic, but completely in character.
I’d even call that Rosaic.
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P. Rosaic
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:31 PM
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P. Rosaic
Well-played.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:12 PM
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Andy Hawkins lost an eight-inning no hitter 4-0, with a lot of walks and errors.
Mentioned in post #17. Pretty crazy game that was. I wasn't at the game, but I remember it. Here's a video for those interested. The excitement starts at 2:09. (The beginning just establishes the conditions and Hawkins' performance.) And all 4 runs came in the same (8th) inning.
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