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Postby Rkiivs » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:49 am

Here's a dusty little corner of baseball I haven't seen before: 9 strikes on 9 pitches, side retired club. It's only happened 39 times but 3 times it happened last season (note: all in the National League)!

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When Nolan Ryan retired the side on nine (9) pitches / nine (9) strikes with the California Angels he became the first and only player to accomplish this unique feat once during both the American (1972) & National League (1968).

Did you know that the only three (3) pitchers in Major League history to accomplish this feat twice happen to be members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:40 am

Brian Lawrence did it recently in Baltimore.
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Postby eftda » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:02 pm

Sheets did a 9 pitch (3K) inning against the Braves the game before Johnsons perfection. ;-D
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