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Friday, 29 April 2016

Enduring OdditiesBaseball’s Enduring Oddities

An article by The New York Times
Article: Elena Gustines
Illustrations: Jim Cooke

Baseball has far more games than other sports, increasing the chances that over the course of time, some truly unusual things will happen. Here is a sampling, meant to both intrigue and amuse. The Hall of Famer Casey Stengel used to impishly proclaim, “You could look it up!” We did.

21 Innings, No Walks

Facing the New York Giants on July 17, 1914, Babe Adams of Pittsburgh pitches an entire 21-inning game without issuing a walk. He still loses the game, 3-1, when he allows two runs in the top of the 21st inning.

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