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The Sacrifice Fly Brigade
2006-06-07 20:48
by Bob Timmermann

The Colorado Rockies tied a Major League record and broke the old National League record with five sacrifice flies in their 16-9 win over the Pirates.

The heroes of this game who will forever go down in baseball lore are: Yorvit Torrealba, Todd Helton, Garret Atkins, Clint Barmes, and Ryan Spilborghs.

The only other team to hit five sacrifice flies in a game was Seattle against Oakland on August 7, 1988. The men that day who willingly hit fly balls deep enough so their brethren could score a run were: Darnell Coles, Alvin Davis, Jim Presley, Jay Buhner, and Rey Quiñones

These 10 men paid the ultimate price. They will live on forever. Both in the record books. And in our hearts and minds.

2006-06-07 22:57:11
1.   das411
And Jayson Stark will have to totally re-write that "Greatest Remaining Baseball Records" column now.
2006-06-07 22:59:00
2.   rabid stan
Maybe we should lobby for a monument on the National Mall.

Too bad the WWII memorial already occupies the sight-line between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

2006-06-07 23:04:32
3.   Bob Timmermann
The Rockies sent 49 batters to the plate, but had just 33 at bats.

They had 9 walks, 5 sac flies, 1 sacrifice, and 1 HBP.

2006-06-08 05:44:49
4.   joejoejoe

I heard when Ryan Spilborghs tripled in the 5th he was held up even though he had an easy inside-the-park home run. That's a disgrace to those that came beforehand and judged the distance between a shallow and deep fly ball and scampered home safely, sometimes with a play at the plate, sometimes not.

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