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Just a regular day in baseball
2006-04-15 14:44
by Bob Timmermann

Stealing a bit of Catfish Stew's thunder, but this has been the recent stream of events in Oakland for the game between Texas and Oakland.

Two outs in the top of sixth:
Phil Nevin hits a three-run homer to put Texas up 4-2.
Hank Blalock pops up to end the inning.
Eric Chavez homers on Vicente Padilla's first pitch. Texas 4, Oakland 3

Frank Thomas homers on the first pitch. Game tied 4-4

Milton Bradley homers on the first pitch. Oakland 5, Texas 4

Buck Showalter brought in a relief pitcher after that.

Update, according to the AP story:

The last time a team homered on three straight pitches was Sept. 29, 2001, when Fred McGriff, Rondell White and Todd Hundley did it for the Cubs against Houston's Dave Mlicki at Wrigley Field, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

I checked newspaper accounts of that day and that appears to be true.

2006-04-15 14:58:51
1.   al bundy
So how many times has that happened on 3 straight pitches?
2006-04-15 14:58:54
2.   Ken Arneson
Correction: Chavez made it 4-3, Thomas tied it, and Bradley put the A's ahead, 5-4.

If you're gonna steal my thunder, please steal it accurately. ;)

2006-04-15 15:01:03
3.   Bob Timmermann
The Gameday operator was asleep at the switch I guess.


Corrections are in bold.

2006-04-15 15:22:59
4.   Ken Arneson
They just said on the A's broadcast that three-pitches-three-homers happened four times in 2005.
2006-04-15 15:24:53
5.   al bundy
I'm in the same boat as the A's play by play announcer. "I woulda thought it was much much much more rare than that."
2006-04-15 15:25:58
6.   Ken Arneson
Oops, and now they're taking it back.
2006-04-15 15:33:25
7.   Bob Timmermann
I'm sure David Vincent is on the case.

I would assume that any three pitch, three homer sequence would be extraordinarily rare.

2006-04-15 15:36:32
8.   das411
Ahhh, Vicente "Addition by Subtraction" Padilla...was this game in the ginormous Raider Stadium or in the Bandbox At Arlington?
2006-04-15 15:42:36
9.   Bob Timmermann
The game was in Oakland.
2006-04-15 16:09:43
10.   grandcosmo
Somewhere Jayson Stark is smiling.
2006-04-15 16:11:05
11.   Bob Timmermann

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