Yeah that was his first injury. I know Keith Law credits Baker forcing him to pitch after he was obviously tired in 2003 to blowing out his shoulder. I tend to agree with him, especially since Kerry Wood was never the same after that either. Carlos Zambrano's career was probably not helped by pitching that many innings at that age either but he's crazy as hell so people just overlook that one.
Oh boy, it turned into a Cubs thread. :rolleyes:
Mark Buehrle? is lucky DeWayne Wise saved his perfect game by taking away a home run ball.
I'm struggling with this one. I voted for 20Ks, but none of the 5 in history ended up being no-hitters/perfect games. When Kerry Wood struck out 20, he only gave up one very questionable hit (still think that was an error). He was throwing wiffle balls that day.
Not the hardest, but here is something that should probably be added to any "hardest to do" list:
stealing 2nd, 3rd, and Home in the same inning.
Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner both did it 4 times! Still the AL and NL record.
Stealing Second, Third, And Home Plate in the Same Inning
Edit: Sidenote - First Base has only been stolen once in history:
It is a baseball saying that "you can't steal first base", so it is perhaps surprising that it has been done, at least once. On August 4, 1911, Herman A. "Germany" Schaefer was on first base and another runner was on third. Schaefer stole second in an unsuccessful attempt to draw a throw so the other runner could steal home. Since this didn't work, he returned to first base--"stealing" first from second--so that he could try again. It has also been reported that he did this in an earlier game, but the report is unconfirmed.
It wasn't until 1920 that the rules were changed so that a runner could not relinquish a base that he had safely reached.
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It's not hard to hit 4 home runs in one game by one player, however the opportunity seldom presents itself. Power hitters tend to get walked more and the quality of pitches they see is not good. I think this is why it has happened so few times. If pitchers would just fall in line and pitch over the plate all the time and not walk anyone we would see more 4 HR games.