In addition to Nap Lajoie, Bill Nicholson, Barry Bonds, and Josh Hamilton, Del Bissonette of the Brooklyn Dodgers (according to SABR data reported by Yahoo's Gordon Edes) was walked intentionally with the bases loaded by John McGraw of the New York Giants on May 2, 1928.
John Romano of the St. Petersburg Times has a bit more info on the five occasions -- all of which worked out for the team issuing the BBI.
Jason Bay was a bit surprised to hear cheers after his two home runs last night at Camden Yards:
They told me when we came here it was going to be that way, but it's something I'm definitely not accustomed to. It's a neat little experience.Tim Wakefield could be activated on Sunday, but Terry Francona said that is "probably a little aggressive." ... Julio Lugo took batting practice for the first time since straining his left quadriceps on July 11. ... Mike Lowell is rehabbing his strained right oblique in Miami and may rejoin the team in Toronto this weekend.
Portland (AA) 1B Lars Anderson was named Eastern League Player of the Week for August 11-17, after batting .476 (10-for-21) with two homers and six RBI. Speaking of Anderson, check out this fascinating Q&A he had with BP's David Laurila.
The Red Sox are interested in catcher David Ross, who was released by the Reds on Monday. Ross is 31 and was hitting .231/.381/.366 this season; his on-base percentage is exactly 100 points higher than Kevin Cash's OBP. ... In 90 games in 2006, Ross posted a .932 OPS! Jason Varitek has never had an OPS higher than .863 (back in 2003).
Curt Schilling is leaning heavily towards retirement, but will not make a final decision until next spring. ... Kevin Millar talks to Rob Bradford about Manny Ramirez. ... Maury Wills: Hall of Famer? No.
Two national writers (have seen the light and) believe the Yankees' chances for the post-season are non-existent. And Alex Belth looks at "the remains of the season".
THT's Steve Treder passes along some great baseball writing.