Wacky stats from July 3 to July 9
July 9, 2005
Coors Field finally has its first 1-0 game after 11 years and 847 games played.
July 9, 2002
“Let them play” is the chant heard in Milwaukee when MLB commissioner Bud Selig decides to end the all star game in an 11th inning tie.
July 8, 2009
Colorado Rockies hurler Alan Embree records a win without throwing a single pitch. He comes in for one out and catches Austin Kearns stealing. Oh, only the Nationals could pull off a feat like that!!!
July 7, 2006
After giving up a lead off double to Mark Kotsay, Angels pitcher John Lackey gets the next 27 batters out.
July 7, 2005
Baseball and softball are cut from the Olympics. It’s the first time in 69 years an event is taken out of the schedule.
July 6, 2009
The Reds lose 22-1 to the Phillies, the worst loss in franchise history.
July 6, 2002
Daryle Ward becomes the first player to make a splash hit at PNC Park. The ball traveled 479 feet.
July 5, 2004
Chad Tracy ends Eric Gagne’s record streak of 84 consecutive games with a save.
July 4, 2009
Joey Chestnut sets the world record at the hot dog eating contest. He gorges 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
July 4, 2006
Nomar Garciaparra gets hit by a pitch three times in one game, setting the MLB record.
July 3, 2006
Barry Bonds, 41, Steve Finley, 41, and Moises Alou, 40, all start for the Giants. They become the first ever starting outfield of only 40-year-olds.