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    I hope I'm not getting this wrong, but I believe I saw on ESPN that last night's pitching duel between Luke Hochevar and David Price was the first time that two pitchers each pitched at least 8 scoreless innings, allowed 3 or fewer hits and had 8 or more strikeouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    I hope I'm not getting this wrong, but I believe I saw on ESPN that last night's pitching duel between Luke Hochevar and David Price was the first time that two pitchers each pitched at least 8 scoreless innings, allowed 3 or fewer hits and had 8 or more strikeouts.
    It's only the 2nd time it happened since 1920 (August 26, 1968, Jim Perry and Frank Bertaina).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    It's only the 2nd time it happened since 1920 (August 26, 1968, Jim Perry and Frank Bertaina).
    Well, I guess I got part of it wrong. Maybe instead of less than 3 hits each, it was 4 or less hits combined?
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    Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle yesterday, his triple was the first for him this year

    last year he had zero triples

    he has only 6 triples in the last 5 3/4 years
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    Max Scherzer has struck out at least 8 batters in his last 8 consecutive starts, setting a new Tigers record. The previous record holder was Hal Newhouser, who had at least 8 strikeouts in 7 consecutive starts in, I believe, 1946.

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    All three Dimaggio brothers not only played the same position,but are all 3 among the top 10 outfielders in baseball history in total chances per game for careers.All three brothers also share the same middle name of Paul!

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    The Cincinnati Reds are the only major league team that has not had a left-handed pitcher start at least one game in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascott View Post
    The Cincinnati Reds are the only major league team that has not had a left-handed pitcher start at least one game in 2012.
    Wow thats pretty amazing, I guess something like that didn't hurt them much.
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    The baseball field at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri is named Frank Saucier Field, in honour of the Missouri native who played with the 1951 St Louis Browns.
    What is ironic about this is that Saucier's full name is Frank Field Saucier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee Walker View Post
    Max Scherzer has struck out at least 8 batters in his last 8 consecutive starts, setting a new Tigers record. The previous record holder was Hal Newhouser, who had at least 8 strikeouts in 7 consecutive starts in, I believe, 1946.
    Just looked it up- Newhouser had 9+ K's in 9 straight starts in 1946 (during that stretch he also made a relief appearance). This was from August 15th till September 22nd. He had one more start after that, during which he struck out 7.

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    If Prince Fielder holds on as the MLB leader in IBB, it will be the first time since 1995 that an AL player was the MLB leader
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Quinin Berry of the Detroit Tigers currently has 20 stolen bases in 2012 and has not been caught stealing. He is on pace to be only the fourth player to have at least 20 stolen bases in a season without being caught (since caught-stealing stats have been recorded).

    The others are Kevin McReynolds (1988), Paul Molitor (1994), and Chase Utley (2009).
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    just noticed something

    Catfish Hunter died on 9-9-1999
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    Paul Goldschmidt has 5 HR in 14 career ABs vs Tim Lincecum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    If Prince Fielder holds on as the MLB leader in IBB, it will be the first time since 1995 that an AL player was the MLB leader
    OOC, who has led outside of McGwire, Bonds, and Pujols during that time? Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew C. View Post
    OOC, who has led outside of McGwire, Bonds, and Pujols during that time? Anybody?
    Fielder was also the leader last year, but he was in the NL. In 2001, Sammy Sosa led with 31. The year before, Vlad Guerrero (then an Expo) led the majors with 23. Before that was Mark McGwire in 1999. Then it's Bonds since 1995, the last time an AL player led the majors. It was Frank Thomas with 29.

    As I post this, Fielder is still the leader by one IBB over Votto
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    The 2012 Giants are the first team since the 2006 White Sox and the first Giants team since 1968 to have 5 starters with at least 175 IP
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    On the Giant's 87 division championship team, starting shortstop Jose Uribe was injured early in the season. The Giant's top prospect was a 3rd baseman named Matt Williams. However, Williams was called up and pressed into service as the team's starting shortstop for 63 games. He didn't hit much, but he was superb at short and one of the reasons that the Giants held it together. Wiiliams helped turn 49 double plays in those 63 games and made just 8 errors. I'm not up on advanced fielding metrics, but someone should check and see, if those numbers validate what I remember.

    However,the Giants wanted him to play 3rd base. Williams had a 52 game callup in 88, and was up to stay in June of 1989. He went on to win 4 gold gloves, an RBI title, a home run title, and play in 5 all-star games.

    Now you know....the reeeeest of the story.

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    Ted Williams outhit Joe DiMaggio .412 to .408 during DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.

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    For the entire 1941 season,Dimaggio and Williams had a COMBINED total of only 40 strikeouts!!!!!!!!

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    Of Course we know Petco park is an extreme pitchers park

    but today

    1) The Padres hit 3 HR off Tim Lincecum there

    2) then in the top of the 9th and the Padres leading 5-4, Padre closer Huston Street entered the game, he has been injured much of the year but he entered the game with 38 IP and just 14 hits allowed and zero home runs and was 23/23 in save opportunities. Then Xavier Nady lit him up for a solo home run, the first home run hit off him this year and his first blown save and two batters later Hunter Pence smashed a two run dinger hanging him with the loss. Nady's homer was his first as a Giant and poetically the 100th for the team this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascott View Post
    The Cincinnati Reds are the only major league team that has not had a left-handed pitcher start at least one game in 2012.
    Interesting . . . but as I recall, the Dodgers went several years (92 thru part of 97) without having a left handed pitcher make a start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason R. Maier View Post
    Interesting . . . but as I recall, the Dodgers went several years (92 thru part of 97) without having a left handed pitcher make a start
    Very good find on your part. On another note, the 1984 Detroit Tigers are the only team to win the World Series in a season that they did not have a left-handed pitcher start a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    Ted Williams outhit Joe DiMaggio .412 to .408 during DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.
    Ted Williams played in Fenway, DImaggio played in Yankee Stadium
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    The Astros and Cubs are playing a series in which both teams have 100 losses

    the last time this happened was 1962 with the 2 expansion teams
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