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These are a sampling of oddities from Jayson Stark's always entertaining baseball column on the ESPN website. Follow the link for the full story.
This team lost on a walk-off hit in their own ballpark.
May 5 delayed game in Washington was finished July 9 in Houston.
This winning pitcher in the above game was not on the winning team's roster when the game ended.
He was traded to Pittsburgh in the interim.
This team allowed 14 runs in the 20th inning played at their new stadium
They had never allowed 14 runs in an inning at old Yankee Stadium.
This Diamondback was the first player in history to switch-hit homers from both sides of the plate on Opening Day.
Hadn't happened in 134 years.
Next inning, this teammate duplicated the feat.
Hadn't happened in one inning.
This Yankee didn't steal two bases in a game all season. He stole two on the same pitch in the World Series.
Shift was on for Texeira - no one was on third.
This Reds pitcher hit a two-out pinch hit homer to tie the game on May 10.
First pitcher to do that in over 50 years.
This Cardinal struck out 7 consecutive batters in his first game. He had never done that in 708 previous games.
3395 innings for the Braves.
Jamie Moyer won his 250th game and Randy Johnson won his 300th vs this team, four days apart.
Last team to give up a 250th and 300th win the same season - 1891 Pirates.
This player hit 5 home runs and 0 singles in the World Series.
This Texas player struck out 150 times in only 353 at-bats and actually swung at a bouncing ball.
He hit the ball into right for a single.
This pitcher tried to slam the ball into his glove after allowing a run, but missed his glove for an E-1.
Of course, another run scored on the error.
This team had an active 10 game home winning streak and an 11 game road losing streak at the same time.
Never happened before in the modern era.
This team had a road trip in which they won one out of seven games. They outscored their opponents 42-35.
That 20-1 game against Chicago sure padded the stats.
This Rockies rookie got caught stealing after his first and second career hits.
Kid, do your celebrating at first base.
This Met went on a 17 for 36 hitting tear, without driving in any runs.
Must be the Mets
This team scored 10 consecutive runs in a game, but lost it by 8 runs.
18-10 vs Toronto on August 31.
This pitcher had a stretch of 45 consecutive batters where none of them reached base.
34 of the next 66 batters he faced reach base.
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