Wacky Wednesday

Some of the wackiest stats from the past week and in the history of this week (May 28-June 3) include:

May 28, 2003
The Braves become the second team ever to start the game with three consecutive home runs. Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield went yard.

May 30, 2009
Texas beats Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings. Mike Belfiore of the Eagles pitched 9.2 innings, while Texas’ Austin Wood pitched 13 scoreless innings! The most amazing thing: Wood is not a starter! 17 percent of his innings pitched the entire season came in that marathon game.

May 30, 2009
A high school pitcher throws 201 pitches in 13 innings, striking out 18 batters, while hitting the game winning walk off home run.

May 30, 2007
The Blue Jays let a fly ball drop to the ground after Alex Rodriguez (running the bases) says “I got it”.

May 31, 2009
Florida State scores 37 runs on 38 hits against Ohio State.

June 1, 2007
Check out this wacky video of quite possibly the greatest managerial blow up known to man!

June 1, 2004
Maybe not as wacky as Phillip Wellman, but Mike Lieberthal signs a one day, four dollar contract so he can retire with the Phillies.

June 1, 2005
The Houston Astros start the season 19-32, prompting the Houston Chronicle to write a mock obituary for their struggling team. The article predicts the Astros will finish the season 60-102, but the Astros actually go on to make the World Series that season.

June 3, 2003
Sammy Sosa is caught red-handed when his bat breaks and cork is exposed. He would receive an eight game suspension.


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