Wacky Wednesday

Wacky stats from August 27-September 2 (the greatest day of the year) aka: Sober Day

September 2, 2006
The Devil Rays record a triple play without the ball even getting hit. The play is recorded 2-6-2 when Raul Ibanez strikes out, Dioner Navarro throws Adrian Beltre out at second, and Ben Zobrist throws it back to Navarro recording the third out. Also in 2006, the Pirates – one of my favorite teams EVER, lose their 14th consecutive game.
September 2, 1986
I’m born… pretty good day… the Sober Rankings begin…

September 1, 2008
Stephen Drew and Adrian Beltre both hit for the cycle. Meanwhile, C.C. Sabathia has a controversial one-hitter. Many people scrutinize official scorer Bob Webb’s call saying the one hit should have been an error.
September 1, 2007
Clay Buchholz records a no-hitter in his second career start.
September 1, 2002
The A’s win their 18th consecutive game in dramatic fashion with a walkoff home run by Miguel Tejada.

August 31, 2002
The Mets complete the worst August home record of all time. Speaking of terrible, you don’t have to go to far to find another worst. The Yanks lose 22-0 that day, tying a major league record for biggest lost of all time.
August 31, 1997
Eddie George rushes for 216 yards on 35 carries as the Titans win their first game in Tennessee against the Raiders. Could you imagine any running back getting the rock 35 times in ’09?

August 30, 2002
Bud Selig reaches an agreement with the players union and MLB owners. The settlement means there will be no strike.

August 28, 2008
The Cubs vs. Phillies game is the first ever game to use instant replay.
August 28, 2007
Even a squirrel wants to take in that nutty Red Sox-Yankee rivalry. The squirrel hangs out on the foul pole, where he gets a good look of the biggest rivalry in sports.


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