View Full Version : Has this been done before?
05-02-00, 09:17 PM
I was just wondering if a pitcher has only thrown three pitches for an entire inning(three ground balls for each batter) Who did that?And whats the record for a complete game w/the fewest pitches?
05-02-00, 10:16 PM
I guess The Answer is Blowin in the Wind
05-03-00, 08:18 AM
I would certainly guess that it's been done before. But I don't know who by.
And as to what was the fewest pitches for a game? That's a very good question. Tell me when you find out. ;)
(YF "i like the way you think" 36)
05-03-00, 04:49 PM
beats the hell outta me..I wonder where one could find the info.....does the baseball HOF have a website or something where you could look things up?
this is something that is really bugging me..I really want to know now!
05-04-00, 07:32 AM
three in an inning is common enough to be unremarkable. It happens quite frequently (probably 10-20 times per season in the majors, maybe more). As for the fewest pitches in a complete game... good question.
05-04-00, 12:25 PM
I know Greg Maddux a couple years back pitched an entire game in 71 pitches or something around there, but I don't think that was the record.
You'd probably have to go back to the 1800's, I bet...
Here's another trivia question for you guys, as long as we're talking about numbers of pitches per game -- what's the least number of pitches possible for a pitcher to hurl in a standard 9-inning game?
27 grounders to the mound...
Not only I am sure that there are pitchers who got the side out with three pitches, Guidry, Cone, and others come to mind, but I am equally sure that there have been numerous occasions where a pitcher has struck out the side on nine pitches. Walt Johnson, Feller, Randy Johnson and Clemmens and Woods come to mind. I will try to check the records.
Did you know that the shortes game in history was 54 minutes, a 4-0 victory of the Giants against the Cubs in the 1920s??
05-04-00, 04:51 PM
wow...54 minutes...that's not even funny. I'd murder someone if it was that quick; I want a long battle..
Nome: That's another interesting tidbit, 9 pitches to strike out the side, I didn't think of that.
05-04-00, 06:12 PM
25 pitches is the least amount possible. On the road, the pitcher gives up a homerun on one pitch, then gets 24 outs on 24 pitches. His lousy team scores no runs in support of his amazing feat so there is no reason for him to pitch the bottom of the ninth since the home team is already winning. (In place of the homerun you can substitute the combination of any hit coupled with stolen bases and/or balks.)
Do I win a prize? The anti-jinx hat maybe?
05-04-00, 08:32 PM
Very good, patrick o.!!!:):):):cool:
You win.... all my hearty congratulations for getting the question correct!!!
I always thought that was a pretty cool trivia question... that you could set the record for least amount of pitches in a game that you couldn't win.
05-06-00, 11:45 PM
What a cool question! How disappointed would that pitcher be?!? I feel bad for him already, and he's only imaginary!
I guess a 54-minute game would be considered extremely "manageable", huh?!? :)
05-07-00, 06:58 AM
I seem to remember the Goose striking out the side with nine pitches. I listened to that game on the radio and the announcers were going nuts.
26 in '00
I found this link in Fox Sports. Maybe this will help.
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