Go Back > Urban Legends > Sports

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03 May 2009, 10:56 PM
snopes's Avatar
snopes snopes is offline
Join Date: 18 February 2000
Location: California
Posts: 109,642
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?
Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 12:04 AM
Nick Theodorakis Nick Theodorakis is offline
Join Date: 05 November 2005
Location: Fishers, IN
Posts: 6,657

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.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.