Wacky Wednesday

Some of the wackiest stats from the past week and in the history of this week (May 7-13) include:

seaver 25th anniversary of the 25 inning, 8 hour 6 minute thriller between the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers (back when the Brewers played in the AL!) The game was spread out over two days, May 8 and 9, and Tom Seaver ended up picking up two wins in one day since he was the scheduled starter for the May 9 game, but had to finish the May 8 game when his team had no available pitchers left! The game was tied 1-1 for 8 innings. Then Milwaukee got two in the ninth, but the White Sox came back to tie it at 3 apiece. The teams played until the 17th inning, and then the game was suspended until the next day. The next day, May 9, the Brewers and the White Sox both scored three runs in the 21st inning! So the marathon continued. Finally, Harold Baines ended the longest game in AL history with a walk off home run after batting 1-9 the previous 24 innings! 7-6 White Sox the final.

146 games played the first 10 days in May is the most ever during any 10 game period in the month of May.

A.J. Burnett threw a no hitter May 12 against the Padres at Qualcomm Stadium. The Padres no longer play there, and believe it or not, Burnett walked 9 hitters during the no-no, tying the the Marlins’ team record for walks in a game too!

Just last year, May 11, a 13-minute delay occurred in the ninth inning of a Met-Red game when David Ross accidentally hit out of order in Corey Patterson’s place. The umps eventually made Ross bat again, which was actually the correct call, believe it or not. So Ross approached the plate again, this time with one out, and Patterson never had the chance to get his at bat.

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