April 17, 2014

Fun Facts From Last Night's 14-Inning Walkathon

Gordon Edes shares some facts, including:
The Red Sox became the first team since at least 1920 to reach base safely at least 23 times in a game in which they had six or fewer hits, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Fifteen walks, two hit batsmen, six hits.

This was the eighth time in club history the Red Sox have received 15 or more walks in a game. The club record is 18, in a 14-13, 12-inning loss to the Tigers on Sept. 17, 1920.

The 275 pitches thrown by eight White Sox pitchers, including utility infielder Leury Garcia, are the most ever thrown by a White Sox team in a game of 14 innings or fewer.
Here is the box score of that September 17, 1920 game.

Alex Speier of WEEI notes:
The Sox were 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position, a circumstance in which they are now hitting .184 this year. ...

The fifth through ninth spots in the Red Sox lineup combined to go 1-for-26.
Baseball Reference and ESPN both have the Red Sox hitting .192 with RISP (not .184), which is actually better than two teams: Kansas City and Houston. ... With RISP and two outs, the Red Sox are batting .179 in their 15 games so far.

1 comment:

Jere said...

How about Veach in that 20-inning game--6-for-6 with a cycle.

The box I found from a newspaper in 1920 shows 20 walks, but I think they accidentally included those 2 sacrifices in walks by Bogart, giving him 11 instead of 9.

Another interesting thing: My box shows Davey Claire going 0 for 1. BR shows 1 for 1. That one hit was the only one of his major league career! You think somebody just slipped him a hit later on so he could say he got one? The corresponding article notes "19 safeties" while BR shows 20 for Detroit (in a "slow, listless game").