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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:18 pm

Krunk City King$ wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:Never heard of this either. Pretty bizarre. It's not an unintentional hit though...he tried to hit it.

Pretty pathetic a major league pitcher can't throw the ball far enough away so the guy can't hit it when he's supposed to intentionally walk him.


how bout a HR off of an intentional walk? ;-D



There are many tales of Gibson's hitting prowess. Some are just for fun, like the home run he hit in Forbes Field that disappeared over the outfield wall. The next day in Philadelphia an outfielder caught a fly ball and the umpire called Gibson out - "...yesterday in Pittsburgh!" It is true he hit a ball 500 miles - it landed in a passing truck outside of the ball park! But more seriously, he is credited with the only homer ever hit completely out of Yankee Stadium, and he once hit a home run over the center field fence when the pitcher threw too close to the plate on an attempted intentional walk. He is said to have hit the longest home runs ever hit in at least three Major League parks, even though he played in them just a few times.



http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4547/gibson.html
Hit a ball 500 miles? Only Cole Hamels can do that.
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Postby jellyroll » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:26 pm

I'm pretty sure Mike Greenwell hit a triple on an intentional walk attempt. I want to say '88 or '89. But I was just a kid then.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:49 pm

Yeah, I saw this last night. It's probably the funniest thing I've ever seen in as baseball game.
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