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(ESPN)   Kerry Woods, Chicago Cubs pitcher, strikes out 4 batters in one inning. He could have gotten 5   (espn.go.com) divider line 104
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2002-09-02 10:02:47 PM  
How the hell did he do that? There isn't a good description in the article.....
 
2002-09-02 10:04:23 PM  
1 inning... is... nope, I still can't figure out how the hell he did that, unless the other team ran out of pitchers and he was kind enough to switch?
 
2002-09-02 10:04:45 PM  
It's Kerry Wood, numbnuts. Is Kerry Woods some new guy related to Tiger or somethin'?


Jeez...
 
2002-09-02 10:04:54 PM  
yeah but this season's stat line is mediocre.

Leahrostova:

If a batter gets a third strike and the pitch is wild, the batter has the opportunity to take first base.
 
2002-09-02 10:07:03 PM  
For those who wonder how if it is possible, if you strike out a guy on a wildpitch, the batter has to be tagged or forced out. He can run to first on that wildpitch. It still counts as a strike out.
 
2002-09-02 10:08:12 PM  
You never (almost) see first base stolen, but if it happens after a strike 3, then you're struk-out but on base, which happens so rarely that you can count the occurances in history on one hand. Trivia question for the board: If you hit a home run, but run the wrong way on the bases (this actually did happen, once, in like 1919 or something) what is the official call, and when is it made?
 
2002-09-02 10:08:36 PM  
Worst Rule Ever....
 
2002-09-02 10:09:13 PM  
But if it's a strikeOUT, doesn't that imply that they get the out? I think differnt terminology is needed. Or we could just watch hockey.
 
2002-09-02 10:11:31 PM  
shiathead: so can they do that more than once? like they can get 5 K's?
 
2002-09-02 10:12:33 PM  
AynRandIsGod!: Well i thought if you're stuck out then your out no matter what ... i am so confused ... :s


Anyways, what's the answer to your trivia question?
 
2002-09-02 10:13:06 PM  
I'm confused, maybe Mike Piazza can straighten things out.
 
2002-09-02 10:13:39 PM  
Good point DMD8605
 
2002-09-02 10:15:02 PM  
I'm gonna guess he's out the instant he steps on the 3rd to home base line. I'm basing this on The Naked Gun: "You idiot! He was out when he ran out of the base line in the first place" "All right, YOUR'RE out of here!"
 
2002-09-02 10:15:02 PM  
Just watch hockey. None of those stupid rules. Also hockey doesn't require a three hour nap while watching it. Baseball is too damn boring! Baseball boring!! Hockey is not boring, hockey is good! Hockey good!! Napster bad!! Hockey good!! Fire bad!! Alcohol good!! ...but not for the brain... aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
2002-09-02 10:15:36 PM  
Yet another reason not to watch baseball. The morons can't even count to 3.
 
2002-09-02 10:16:34 PM  
What's the big deal? It's the damn Brewers! I could strike out 4 or 5 or them in an inning!
 
2002-09-02 10:18:24 PM  
There was a minor league game being played a few years ago in a field outside of Ames, Iowa. The property was adjacent to a huge hog farm.

There was no outfield fence at this field, just a boundary marker. Anything over the line was considered a home run. Anyway, this one batter hit this long fly ball to right field. It glanced off of the right-fielder's shoulder and rolled past him over the line. He takes off after it.

At the same time, this huge pig from the farm next door had gotten out. He goes walking by just as the ball and the outfielder get to him. The pig, not knowing any better and being a pig, scoops up the ball and swallows it. The outfielder is beside himself. He looked to the umpire for a ruling.

The ump stood there for a minute, then ruled it an inside-the-pork-home run.

Thank you. Drive carefully. Try the veal!
 
2002-09-02 10:19:10 PM  
GO ©UBS. YOU'RE ONLY 19 GAMES OUT OF FIRST!
HOLY COW!!!
 
2002-09-02 10:19:43 PM  
Yeah, it seems like that rule was invented for little league play. Give the kiddies an extra chance to get on base. I was catcher in little league, and more often it was my fault, not the pitcher's that the 3rd strike was dropped. Most people were too bummed that they struck out to realize the ball was dropped, so I just tagged them easily. Phew.
 
2002-09-02 10:21:34 PM  
What the rulebook says.
6.09
The batter becomes a runner when_ (a) He hits a fair ball; (b) The third strike called by the umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied, or (2) first base is occupied with two out; When a batter becomes a base runner on a third strike not caught by the catcher and starts for the dugout, or his position, and then realizes his situation and attempts then to reach first base, he is not out unless he or first base is tagged before he reaches first base. If, however, he actually reaches the dugout or dugout steps, he may not then attempt to go to first base and shall be out.
 
2002-09-02 10:22:14 PM  
AynRandIsGod!: I'm really going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say that the official ruling is a single, made as soon as he touches first base.
 
2002-09-02 10:23:16 PM  
If they only made a fair living they could afford a real catcher and this kind of thing wouldn't happen.

Please folks, keep the clothing and canned goods coming. The baseball players need your support.
 
2002-09-02 10:24:16 PM  
Four strikeouts, big deal. What's more amazing is that it's the first week of September and the Cubs haven't been mathematically eliminated. Of course, if they lose or the Cardinals win some combination totalling seven games, then...
 
2002-09-02 10:24:20 PM  
Leahrostova:

yep.
 
2002-09-02 10:26:21 PM  
AnnRyndIsGod

You are out when you leave the basepath, so when you made your first step towards third base.

Unless you are lexdysic, in which case cares one no.
 
2002-09-02 10:26:29 PM  
Rochester:

That rule does not exist in Little League play. Players needn't be tagged or forced out on a dropped third strike.
 
2002-09-02 10:28:09 PM  
Jilaad, congrats. The call -- even though it is a legit home run -- is out at third base. Rule: You are OUT the moment you step on any base out of order. Example: If you didn't touch first on your way to second, you're out at second. You run the wrong way and touch third before touching the other bases in order, your simply out at third. Now, if you ask me if the guy at second is then free to run home (through third), you got me. That's one to ask the coach. Not after you do it, though. I can't imagine how in-the-doghouse a player might be after pulling a stunt like this..... there'd be a job opening, I can tell you that much.
 
2002-09-02 10:30:21 PM  
I believe if you check you'll find that you are out when you leave the basepath. That is a Bozo No-No in baseball.
 
2002-09-02 10:30:30 PM  
Do you mean some official organization called "little league" or something? Because in the Grinnell Youth Baseball and Softball Association the rule came up quite often.
 
2002-09-02 10:32:45 PM  
I struck out 6 times with the same girl in one night. try that Kerry Woods. Nyah.
 
2002-09-02 10:32:51 PM  
Have I mentioned how proud of our Twins we Minnesotans are? This is the team they were gonna "contract" last year, as in GET RID OF. This new coach oughtta get Manager of the Year. He's a $16 million payroll, which is the smallest payroll in the league. Throw in the injuries, and a Commissioner who wants to get rid of the team for being in too small a market, and we got a record that would lead 4 of the 6 divisions in MLB. 16 games up on the Whits Sox, even more over Cleveland, and they've got a $85 Million payroll. He's done the most with the least, is what I'm saying. Manager of the Year. No, I'm not saying they're gonna win the World Series, but what I AM saying is that it's incredible they're in contention.
 
RJ
2002-09-02 10:33:43 PM  
Pseudonym:

actually, it is a rule. i remember it. Numerous times I'd get struck out, but since in little league the catchers are so bad, they'd often drop the third strike, and so you could run to first if the catcher wasnt fast enough to pick up the ball and tag the guy out, or if you could make it to first because the catcher threw it there.

in MLB the catchers dont drop pitches very often cause they are so good, but on a third strike that's a wild pitch they can run.
 
2002-09-02 10:34:36 PM  
Now, if you ask me if the guy at second is then free to run home (through third), you got me.

Easy. Once Wrong Way McGuirk is called out, third base is again open, allowing the runner on second to advance. Players that are out are not "in play" and cannot occupy a base.
 
2002-09-02 10:35:44 PM  
hes my hero. my website that i havent updated in awhile

www.geocities.com/kerrywood20k98
 
2002-09-02 10:36:10 PM  
Official Little League rules (like the ones observed during their World Series) don't count it as a rule. I'm sure that other youth baseball leagues count it, though.
 
2002-09-02 10:38:46 PM  
anyone who doesn't know how this is possible is a terrorist.
 
2002-09-02 10:39:12 PM  
Here are some rule differences between the majors and official Little League ones.

THE BATTER is automatically out on strike three in Little League, whether or not the catcher holds on to the third strike.
 
2002-09-02 10:41:46 PM  
shiat. I wish the strike would have happened so we could avoid reading gay news such as tieing a record that is 50 years old. Baseball sucks.
 
2002-09-02 10:42:51 PM  
09-02-02 10:18:24 PM Bigpeeler
There was a minor league game being played a few years ago in a field outside of Ames, Iowa. The property was adjacent to a huge hog farm.
There was no outfield fence at this field, just a boundary marker. Anything over the line was considered a home run. Anyway, this one batter hit this long fly ball to right field. It glanced off of the right-fielder's shoulder and rolled past him over the line. He takes off after it.
At the same time, this huge pig from the farm next door had gotten out. He goes walking by just as the ball and the outfielder get to him. The pig, not knowing any better and being a pig, scoops up the ball and swallows it. The outfielder is beside himself. He looked to the umpire for a ruling.
The ump stood there for a minute, then ruled it an inside-the-pork-home run.
Thank you. Drive carefully. Try the veal!


One of the assclowns that announces Devil Ray games told that story during one of the Rays/Yankees games this season, after Randy Wynn hit an inside the park jobbie....I'm not kidding you, there was like 30 seconds of dead air from the announcing booth, then the other guy just went on with the game calling.....he finished the story, thirty seconds of dead air, then "and Aubrey Huff (Or whoever it was) steps up". It was hi-larious.
 
2002-09-02 10:46:24 PM  
Come on you people! This is one of the oldest rules in baseball. It cost the Brooklyn Dodgers the World Series in '41.
 
2002-09-02 10:49:18 PM  
Cubs will win the world series in 2004 or/and 2008
 
2002-09-02 10:51:18 PM  
So this one time, my cousin Earl was bailing hay and he plumb got both his arms stuck in them thar bailer and I tell you what both his arms were plumb ripped off....


That story reminds me of obscure baseball rules. farking Stupid.
 
2002-09-02 10:53:07 PM  
"You never (almost) see first base stolen, but if it happens after a strike 3, then you're struk-out but on base, which happens so rarely that you can count the occurances in history on one hand."

Kinda, but not really. You can't "steal" first whenever you want, only on a dropped or wild 3rd strike. Most of the time it's either only a slight bobble, the batter hardly notices, and the catcher just taps him out, or it rolls a foot or two away and the catcher throws him out easily at first. When its a wild pitch that totally gets by the catcher or he botches the throw to first, they're pretty much always safe.

Happens a fair amount, seen it 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks just watching BoSox games. The pitcher gets credit for a strikeout in his stats, as does the batter, just doesn't count as an actual out. Just one of those baseball quirks, kinda like how when a guy gets walked, it doesn't count as an actual "At Bat" in his stats.
 
2002-09-02 10:54:34 PM  
So what? A lot of guys Carry Wood...
 
2002-09-02 10:56:53 PM  
Hahaha... it was a gme against the Brewers. That's fitting. After the past few years in Milwaukee, I was beginning to wonder of the Crew could strand 4 in an inning... little did I think 4 of their batters could strike out in an inning.
 
2002-09-02 11:04:01 PM  
So the batter gets a stolen base, if he steals first? We own all your base.
 
2002-09-02 11:04:39 PM  
"Just watch hockey......none of these....."

Okay.....what the F is icing called for then.....stupid rule....this has me thinking.......hmmm.....post coming soon!!
 
2002-09-02 11:06:40 PM  
oh my bad Kerry Woods, yeah about baseball...

This rule applies in any form of organized Baseball/Softball played in the US may it be "little league", club ball, the minors, majors, collegic (sp), or olympic. I think it starts at about age 10, which is not considered "little league" but coach pitch. I'm guessing the logic behind this is that the players are old enough to grasp the idea of it as well as have the physical capability of the catcher being able to through the runner out at first (since stealing isn't allowed till 12 and under).

How do I know this? 14 years of competive softball and NO i'm not a dyke.
 
2002-09-02 11:07:36 PM  
or competitive rather
 
2002-09-02 11:07:36 PM  
the brewers? impossible.

they only set a record for most team k's in a season last year, and set another to become the only team to finish with more k's than hits.

all this while carew was their hitting coach.


with that said, i still think the stat for the unassisted triple play is a crock of shiat.
 
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