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Old 03 May 2009, 10:56 PM
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Baseball Minor league pitcher strikes out 27 but loses game

Comment: This is not really new to me; I heard this a long time ago. The claim was
that a minor league baseball game ended 1-0 where the loosing pitcher
stroke-out all 27 batters he faced but the last batter reached base on a
pass ball and later scored the winning run, after the starting pitcher
(the 27-strike-outs guy) was lifted for a reliever.

This sounds very fictitious to me.

Have you heard anything like this?
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Old 04 May 2009, 12:04 AM
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Not exactly, but Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in a nine-inning Class D minor league games in 1952. Earlier in the game he retired one batter by ground-out, but in the 9th inning he struck out 4 batters, after one reached first when the catcher dropped the third strike. He won the game, though, as well as recording a no-hitter.

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