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Fun With Retrosheet Data, Episode 6

By Tom Ruane

A while back, I started collecting my Retrosheet posts in a place on the web-site. This series eventually grew to encompass several articles. Here are the others:

Fun With Retrosheet Data
Fun With Retrosheet Data, the Sequel
Fun With Retrosheet Data, Episode 3
Fun With Retrosheet Data, Episode 4
Fun With Retrosheet Data, Episode 5

I hope at least some of this is of general interest and, as always:

Thanks for your patience.

List of Articles (starting with most recent)

Extra-Inning Single Game Batting Records (September 29, 2019)
Second (and third) Generation Major League Players (September 14, 2019)
Perhaps the Most Improbable Comebacks From 1901 to 2018 (May 13, 2019)
Runs Produced By The Most and Fewest Hits (September 12, 2018)
Changes In Pitch Outcomes: 1988-2016 (July 2, 2017)
Fun with a Team's OPS (June 20, 2016)
A Look at Run Differentials (June 18, 2016)
Starting Pitching Lines (May 24, 2015)
The Greatest Incomplete Starts (May 20, 2015)
Most Surprising Pitching Performances (July 5, 2014)
Both Starting Pitchers Making MLB Exits (May 26, 2014)
Both Starting Pitchers Making MLB Debuts (May 19, 2014)
The Age of Starting Lineups (May 5, 2014)
Hot Starts to Careers, the Pitching Edition (April 29, 2014)
Hot Starts to Careers, the Batting Edition (April 28, 2014)
Hard to Hit Pitchers (April 5, 2014)
Unique Batting Lines (August 26, 2012)
Come-From-Behind Wins and Losses (July 8, 2012)
A Tour of Team Pitching Logs (July 7, 2012)
A Tour of Team Batting Logs (July 5, 2012)
Consecutive Winless Starts (June 23, 2012)
Low-Hit Clusters (June 19, 2012)
When Winning Streaks Collide (June 14, 2012)
Defensive Juggling (May 8, 2012)
Incomplete Games By Position (April 8, 2012)
A Look at Triple-Crown Leaders (December 19, 2011)
Do Only Slow Runners Ground into a Lot of DPs? (December 15, 2011)
The Homering-est Teammates (and Multiple Debuts) (December 12, 2011)
Multiple Hitting Streaks (November 29, 2011)
The Most Exciting Games (October 28, 2011)
League Leaders With the Fewest Games Played (October 14, 2011)
Nelson Cruz Made Me Do It (October 15, 2011)
Players With The Highest Percentage of Post-Season Homers (October 7, 2011)
Doubling Their Home Runs (September 27, 2011)
Top Hitting Streaks By Batting Order and Defensive Position (September 27, 2011)
Come-From-Behind Batting Champions, An Update (September 26, 2011)
Best Career Marks By Park (September 24, 2011)
Come-From-Behind Batting Champions (September 23, 2011)
Best Career Hitters By Lineup Position (September 18, 2011)
Best Hitters By Lineup Position (September 16, 2011)
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About 1-0 Games (September 15, 2011)
Best/Worst Month for a Team's Pitchers (September 14, 2011)
Batters Supporting Starting Pitchers (September 10, 2011)
Most Strikeouts Between Hits Allowed... And Then Some (September 5, 2011)
Double-Digits In Strikeouts and Hits Allowed (September 3, 2011)
Bases-Loaded Plate Appearances (August 31, 2011)
Palindromic At-Bat Line (August 27, 2011)
Most At-Bats With the Bases Loaded (August 25, 2011)
Starting Infields, Then And Now (August 24, 2011)
Easy schedule runs (July 15, 2011)
Parity Comes to MLB (May 29, 2011)
Two .400 Hitters on a Team (May 3, 2011)
Pitcher versus Team (July 22, 2010)
Expected Pitcher Match-Ups (July 21, 2010)
Consecutive Starts With IPs greater than or equal to Hits (July 19, 2010)
Consecutive Starts With Ks greater than or equal to IPs (July 17,2010)
Pitcher Match-Ups (July 16, 2010)
Most Blown Saves Combo (June 3, 2009)

Second (and third) Generation Major League Players

In light of the debuts of Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in Toronto this year, SABR member and Retrosheet volunteer Bruce Fleming asked me if I knew the record for the most sons of major leaguers to appear in the same game. This made me realize that I'd never really done anything with our data on baseball relatives. So I figured I'd play around with it for a while and see what I could find.

(And apologies in advance if any or much of this is already well-known to everyone but me.)

Before answering Bruce's question, I thought I'd take a quick look at the history of second-generation major leaguers. Here are the first ten od these sons to make it to the majors:

   Date       Son                      Father
 7- 2-1903    Jack Doscher             Herm Doscher
 7- 9-1904    Ed McNichol              Bob McNichol (umpire)
 8-15-1908    Queenie O'Rourke         Jim O'Rourke
 8-22-1910    Bob Meinke               Frank Meinke
10- 5-1910    Earle Mack               Connie Mack
 5-31-1915(1) Lew Malone               J.R. Malone (umpire)
 9-22-1917    Jimmy Cooney             Jimmy Cooney
 4-19-1921    Johnny Cooney            Jimmy Cooney
 7-18-1921    Joe Berry                Joe Berry
 6-15-1925    Charlie Berry            Charlie Berry

As you can see, the first player to follow in his father's footsteps to the majors was left-hander Jack Doscher, who started for the Cubs and lost on July 2, 1903. That would be his only appearance for Chicago before moving on to Brooklyn and then Cincinnati, ending his career in 1908 with a 2-10 record. His father, Herm Doscher, had a similarly undistinguised career for five different clubs over parts of six seasons, mostly as a weak-hitting third-baseman.

You probably noticed that two of the first ten players were sons of umpires, which probably don't belong in this study, but I thought they were interesting and so decided to leave them in, at least at the start. They won't be included below, so removing the McNichols and Malones above require these additions:

   Date       Son                      Father
 4-16-1927    Art Mills                Willie Mills
 7- 4-1928(1) Ed Walsh                 Ed Walsh

With the exception of the two Hall of Fame fathers, this is not a distinguished group of pairings. The Joe Berry father-son duo combined for 10 at-bats in the majors, while the Mills pitchers failed to win a single major league game. Of course, you wouldn't expect to find two Hall of Famers in ten random pairs of players and I suspect the accomplishments of the ten sons, which include one (Johnny Cooney the Younger, who lasted in the majors for twenty years), are not much worse than you'd get from a random draw.

Removing non-playing fathers from the mix, here are the number of second generation major leaguers each year since 1900:

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
190x    0   0   0   1   1   1   1   0   2   0
191x    2   1   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   1
192x    0   2   2   1   2   3   2   4   6   5
193x    4   4   3   5   3   6   6   5  11  11
194x   12  15  11  11  12  10  13  10  10   9
195x    7   7   6   5   5   6   7   8  11   8
196x    7   9   7  10  12  11  12  12   9  13
197x   11   8  11  14  12  11  13  16  18  16
198x   15  17  19  16  20  19  24  23  22  27
199x   29  31  31  33  29  33  34  35  36  38
200x   38  36  35  30  31  29  33  33  30  32
201x   33  35  37  35  38  37  34  27  28

I thought it might be interesting to look at a chronology of the record for the most sons of major leaguers to appear in a game.

1 PHI N(0) @ BRO N(1)  4-17-1905    Jack Doscher
2 STL N(1) @ BOS N(1)  6- 7-1924    Jimmy Cooney, Johnny Cooney
3 WAS A(0) @ CHI A(3)  9-11-1932(2) Billy Sullivan, Charlie Berry, Ed Walsh
4 PHI N(1) @ BRO N(3)  9-30-1939(1) Del Young, Dixie Walker, Gene Moore, Bill Crouch
5 CHI A(3) @ CAL A(2)  6-13-1984    Vance Law, Joel Skinner, Bob Boone, Dick Schofield, Jerry Hairston
6 CAL A(2) @ CHI A(4)  9- 8-1984    Dick Schofield, Bob Boone, Jerry Hairston, Roy Smalley, Vance Law, Joel Skinner
7 CAL A(3) @ TOR A(4)  9-10-1993    Eduardo Perez, Kurt Stillwell, Roberto Alomar, Ed Sprague, Todd Stottlemyre, Stan Javier, Dick Schofield
7 TOR A(3) @ CLE A(4) 10- 2-1999    Jose Cruz, David Segui, Darrin Fletcher, Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Jaret Wright, Chris Haney
7 TOR A(3) @ SEA A(4)  8- 7-2001    Jose Cruz, Darrin Fletcher, Bret Boone, David Bell, Pedro Borbon, Stan Javier, Ed Sprague
7 NY  N(2) @ SD  N(5)  6- 2-2010    Ike Davis, Jerry Hairston, Scott Hairston, Will Venable, Gary Matthews, Tony Gwynn, Ryan Webb
7 SD  N(4) @ PIT N(3)  7-23-2010    Jerry Hairston, Scott Hairston, Neil Walker, Will Venable, Andy LaRoche, Tony Gwynn, Bobby Crosby
7 SD  N(5) @ PIT N(2)  7-25-2010    Jerry Hairston, Will Venable, Scott Hairston, Neil Walker, Ryan Webb, Tony Gwynn, Bobby Crosby
7 SD  N(4) @ ARI N(3)  8- 7-2010    Will Venable, Tony Gwynn, Adam LaRoche, Rusty Ryal, Bobby Crosby, Scott Hairston, Jerry Hairston

The number in parenthesis following each team name is the number of sons on the team in that game. I showed all seven instances of the current record holders/

Two teams have had five sons of major leaguers appear in the same game. One team, the 2010 Padres, did it 13 times. The first and last:

5 SD  N(5) @ HOU N(0)  5- 9-2010    Tony Gwynn, Will Venable, Scott Hairston, Jerry Hairston, Ryan Webb
5 FLA N(0) @ SD  N(5)  7-31-2010    Jerry Hairston, Will Venable, Scott Hairston, Tony Gwynn, Ryan Webb

The other was the 2012 Dodgers, who did it 5 times. Again, the first and last:

5 STL N(0) @ LA  N(5)  5-20-2012    Tony Gwynn, Justin Sellers, Ivan De Jesus, Scott Van Slyke, Dee Gordon
6 LA  N(5) @ COL N(1)  6- 1-2012    Tony Gwynn, Ivan De Jesus, Jerry Hairston, Scott Van Slyke, Dee Gordon

The 2012 Dodgers had six sons play for them that season, but the record for the most second generation sons on a team's roster is seven for the 2000 Indians. The sons included Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Chris Haney, Jaime Navarro, David Segui, Justin Speier and Jaret Wright, but no more than four played together in any one game.

Next, I'd like to look at how these sons did in various statistical categories. To give you some idea of what I mean, here are the sons of major leaguers who combined for the most hits in a game:

Hits:
 8-4 CHI N( 5-2) @ STL N( 3-2)  4-28-1946(1) Don Johnson(4), Charlie Gilbert(1), Harry Walker(2), Dick Sisler(1)
 7-2 BOS N( 3-1) @ BRO N( 4-1)  8-21-1937    Gene Moore(3), Johnny Cooney(4)
 7-2 PHI N( 0-0) @ BRO N( 7-2)  9-30-1939(1) Dixie Walker(3), Gene Moore(4)
 7-2 BOS N( 7-2) @ CHI N( 0-0)  9-14-1941(1) Johnny Cooney(3), Gene Moore(4)

The first number in each rown is the total number of hits by the sons in the game, while the second number is the number of sons with at least one hit. That is followed by the breakdown for each team, the game date, and a list of all the contributing players.

Not only did the sons in the first game above combined for the most hits in game, but it was also the only time that four sons had one or more hits in the same game.

Here are similar lists for doubles, triples, homers, RBIs, walks and strikeouts:

Doubles:
 5-3 SF  N( 3-2) @ MON N( 2-1)  5-31-1996    Stan Javier(1), Barry Bonds(2), David Segui(2)
 5-3 STL N( 0-0) @ SF  N( 5-3)  6- 9-1996    Barry Bonds(1), Mark Carreon(3), Stan Javier(1)
 5-2 OAK A( 5-2) @ CLE A( 0-0)  8-29-1998    Ben Grieve(3), Scott Spiezio(2)
 5-3 TEX A( 0-0) @ SEA A( 5-3)  4-14-1999    David Bell(2), David Segui(2), Ken Griffey(1)
 5-3 SD  N( 0-0) @ SEA A( 5-3)  7-15-1999    David Bell(3), David Segui(1), Ken Griffey(1)
 5-3 SF  N( 4-2) @ HOU N( 1-1)  4-20-2002    David Bell(2), Barry Bonds(2), Daryle Ward(1)
 5-3 DET A( 1-1) @ CLE A( 4-2)  8- 7-2013    Nick Swisher(2), Prince Fielder(1), Michael Brantley(2)

 4-4 OAK A( 2-2) @ SEA A( 2-2)  4-11-1999    David Bell(1), David Segui(1), Scott Spiezio(1), Ben Grieve(1)
 4-4 LA  N( 4-4) @ COL N( 0-0)  6- 1-2012    Tony Gwynn(1), Ivan De Jesus(1), Jerry Hairston(1), Scott Van Slyke(1)

While the first groups shows the games with the most total hits, the second grouping shows the games with the most contributing players.

Triples:
A whole lot of teams with two triples and two sons.
Homers:
 4-3 SEA A( 4-3) @ TB  A( 0-0)  4-24-1999    David Segui(1), Ken Griffey(2), David Bell(1)
 4-3 SD  N( 2-1) @ CIN N( 2-2)  5-11-2000    Bret Boone(2), Ken Griffey(1), Aaron Boone(1)
 4-2 SD  N( 3-1) @ CIN N( 1-1)  6-23-2000    Ken Griffey(1), Bret Boone(3)
 4-2 TOR A( 4-2) @ TEX A( 0-0)  8-27-2000    Darrin Fletcher(3), Jose Cruz(1)
 4-2 TOR A( 2-1) @ SEA A( 2-1)  5- 6-2001    Darrin Fletcher(2), Bret Boone(2)
 4-3 SF  N( 2-2) @ PIT N( 2-1)  5- 1-2005    Moises Alou(1), Lance Niekro(1), Daryle Ward(2)

 3-3 MON N( 1-1) @ SF  N( 2-2)  9- 5-1995    David Segui(1), Barry Bonds(1), Mark Carreon(1)
 3-3 TOR A( 2-2) @ BOS A( 1-1)  7-23-1998    Darrin Fletcher(1), Ed Sprague(1), Damon Buford(1)
 3-3 SEA A( 3-3) @ COL N( 0-0)  6- 9-1999    David Bell(1), Ken Griffey(1), David Segui(1)
 3-3 CIN N( 2-2) @ HOU N( 1-1)  5-15-2000    Ken Griffey(1), Aaron Boone(1), Daryle Ward(1)
 3-3 CHI N( 2-2) @ SF  N( 1-1)  4-29-2001    Barry Bonds(1), Damon Buford(1), Gary Matthews(1)
 3-3 PIT N( 2-2) @ HOU N( 1-1)  8-17-2001    Moises Alou(1), Jason Kendall(1), Gary Matthews(1)
 3-3 MIL N( 1-1) @ STL N( 2-2) 10- 1-2006    Prince Fielder(1), Chris Duncan(1), Scott Spiezio(1)
 3-3 PIT N( 1-1) @ CIN N( 2-2)  6-30-2008    Jerry Hairston(1), Adam LaRoche(1), Ken Griffey(1)
 3-3 LA  N( 1-1) @ PIT N( 2-2)  7-22-2014    Neil Walker(1), Ike Davis(1), Scott Van Slyke(1)
RBIs:
11-2 MON N(11-2) @ COL N( 0-0)  4-28-1996    David Segui(6), Darrin Fletcher(5)
10-3 PHI N( 7-2) @ CHI N( 3-1)  5-17-1979    Del Unser(2), Bob Boone(5), Jerry Martin(3)
10-2 SD  N( 6-1) @ CIN N( 4-1)  6-23-2000    Ken Griffey(4), Bret Boone(6)
10-3 TEX A( 0-0) @ SEA A(10-3)  6- 4-2001    Stan Javier(1), Bret Boone(7), David Bell(2)
10-4 SF  N( 7-2) @ MIL N( 3-2)  9-22-2006    Barry Bonds(6), Moises Alou(1), Prince Fielder(1), David Bell(2)

Several other games had four different sons with RBIs.
Walks:
 7-3 PIT N( 2-1) @ CIN N( 5-2)  5-18-2000    Jason Kendall(2), Ken Griffey(4), Aaron Boone(1)
 7-3 LA  N( 3-1) @ SF  N( 4-2)  4-13-2003    Todd Hundley(3), Barry Bonds(3), Jose Cruz(1)

 4-4 CAL A( 2-2) @ CHI A( 2-2)  9- 7-1984    Dick Schofield(1), Bob Boone(1), Vance Law(1), Jerry Hairston(1)
 5-4 NY  N( 2-1) @ MON N( 3-3)  9- 9-1995    Damon Buford(2), David Segui(1), Darrin Fletcher(1), Moises Alou(1)
 6-4 OAK A( 3-2) @ TOR A( 3-2)  8- 8-1998    Ben Grieve(2), Jose Cruz(2), Ed Sprague(1), Darrin Fletcher(1)
 4-4 SF  N( 2-2) @ SD  N( 2-2)  7- 5-2003    Barry Bonds(1), Jose Cruz(1), Sean Burroughs(1), Gary Matthews(1)
 4-4 SF  N( 2-2) @ SD  N( 2-2)  9-11-2003    Sean Burroughs(1), Barry Bonds(1), Jose Cruz(1), Gary Matthews(1)
 4-4 CLE A( 1-1) @ OAK A( 3-3)  7-27-2005    Jason Kendall(1), Nick Swisher(1), Bobby Crosby(1), Aaron Boone(1)
 4-4 OAK A( 3-3) @ NY  A( 1-1)  5-13-2006    Nick Swisher(1), Robinson Cano(1), Bobby Crosby(1), Jason Kendall(1)
 4-4 PIT N( 2-2) @ MIL N( 2-2)  4-27-2009    Adam LaRoche(1), Andy LaRoche(1), Prince Fielder(1), Jason Kendall(1)
 4-4 MIL N( 1-1) @ SD  N( 3-3)  4-30-2010    Tony Gwynn(1), Prince Fielder(1), Will Venable(1), Jerry Hairston(1)
Strikeouts:
10-4 TOR A( 5-2) @ NY  N( 5-2)  9- 2-1997    Jose Cruz(3), Brian McRae(3), Todd Hundley(2), Ed Sprague(2)

 5-5 CAL A( 2-2) @ KC  A( 3-3)  9-26-1991    Ruben Amaro(1), Brian McRae(1), Dick Schofield(1), Danny Tartabull(1), David Howard(1)
 5-5 SF  N( 2-2) @ MIL N( 3-3)  9-23-2006    Barry Bonds(1), Moises Alou(1), Prince Fielder(1), David Bell(1), Tony Gwynn(1)
 7-5 SD  N( 6-4) @ NY  N( 1-1)  6- 8-2010    Scott Hairston(2), Ike Davis(1), Will Venable(1), Jerry Hairston(2), Tony Gwynn(1)
 8-5 LA  N( 5-3) @ PIT N( 3-2)  7-23-2014    Dee Gordon(1), Scott Van Slyke(3), Neil Walker(2), Ike Davis(1), Drew Butera(1)

Switching over to pitchers, here are the sons combining for the most innings pitched in a game:

16.1-2 CLE A(7.1-1) @ BOS A(9-1)    6-17-1955(2) George Susce(7.1), Ray Narleski(9)
16  -2 DET A(8-1) @ TEX A(8-1)      4-23-1997    Darren Oliver(8), Omar Olivares(8)
15.2-2 OAK A(7.1-1) @ KC  A(8.1-1)  5-20-1995    Chris Haney(7.1), Todd Stottlemyre(8.1)
15  -1 BRO N( 0-0) @ BOS N(15-1)    6-21-1929    Johnny Cooney(15)
15  -2 KC  A(8-1) @ WAS A(7-1)      7-26-1967    Joe Coleman(8), Lew Krausse(7)

 8.1-3 TOR A(8-2) @ OAK A(.1-1)     4-26-2000    Omar Olivares(6), T.J. Mathews(2), Pedro Borbon(.1)
 3.1-3 DET A(1.1-2) @ ANA A(2-1)    7-28-2007    Jason Grilli(2), Justin Speier(.1), Darren Oliver(1)
 9.1-3 ANA A(6.2-1) @ KC  A(2.2-2)  5- 6-2008    Brian Bannister(6.2), Darren Oliver(1.2), Justin Speier(1)
 3  -3 ANA A(1-1) @ TEX A(2-2)      6-29-2009    Darren Oliver(1), Jason Grilli(1), Justin Speier(1)

And the sons with the most hits allowed, walks and strikeouts:

Hits allowed:
19-2 MIL A( 8-1) @ KC  A(11-1)  6- 6-1993    Chris Haney(8), Jaime Navarro(11)
19-2 CHI A( 9-1) @ TEX A(10-1)  8-22-1997    Darren Oliver(9), Jaime Navarro(10)
18-2 MIL A(11-1) @ TOR A( 7-1)  5-27-1992    Todd Stottlemyre(11), Jaime Navarro(7)
17-2 CHI A(10-1) @ CLE A( 7-1)  8-31-1980(2) Ross Grimsley(10), Steve Trout(7)
17-2 CLE A( 9-1) @ TEX A( 8-1)  8- 1-1997    Darren Oliver(9), Jaret Wright(8)
Walks:
10-1 BAL A(10-1) @ DET A( 0-0) 10- 1-1974    Joe Coleman(10)
10-2 STL N( 4-1) @ FLA N( 6-1)  9-26-1993    Omar Olivares(6), Robb Nen(4)
 9-1 BRO N( 0-0) @ BOS N( 9-1)  6-21-1929    Johnny Cooney(9)
 9-2 BOS A( 0-0) @ NY  A( 9-2)  9-22-1957    Dave Sisler(8), George Susce(1)
 9-1 TEX A( 9-1) @ OAK A( 0-0)  9-23-1977    Matt Keough(9)

 4-3 TOR A( 3-2) @ OAK A( 1-1)  4-26-2000    Omar Olivares(2), T.J. Mathews(1), Pedro Borbon(1)
Strikeouts:
15-1 KC  A(15-1) @ OAK A( 0-0)  6-16-1995    Todd Stottlemyre(15)
14-1 WAS A(14-1) @ DET A( 0-0)  9-15-1971    Joe Coleman(14)
13-1 STL N( 0-0) @ FLA N(13-1)  5-15-1996    Todd Stottlemyre(13)
13-1 MIL N(13-1) @ STL N( 0-0)  5-11-1998    Todd Stottlemyre(13)
12-1 KC  A(12-1) @ BOS A( 0-0)  9-15-1964    Ed Connolly(12)
12-1 CAL A(12-1) @ OAK A( 0-0)  9-20-1995    Todd Stottlemyre(12)
12-2 FLA N( 6-1) @ ATL N( 6-1)  4-16-2004    Jaret Wright(6), Darren Oliver(6)
12-1 CHI A(12-1) @ HOU A( 0-0)  7- 6-2018    Lance McCullers(12)

 6-3 ANA A( 3-1) @ KC  A( 3-2)  5- 6-2008    Brian Bannister(3), Darren Oliver(2), Justin Speier(1)

So much for sons of major leaguers. How about looking at this in reverse: what games had the most fathers of future major leaguers in a game? Well, here are the first ten fathers (and some of these will be familiar):

   Date       Father                   Son(s)
 4-26-1872    Jim O'Rourke             Queenie O'Rourke
 9- 5-1872    Herm Doscher             Jack Doscher
 4-30-1884    Charlie Berry            Charlie Berry
 9-27-1884    Charlie Ganzel           Babe Ganzel
 5- 1-1884    Frank Meinke             Bob Meinke
 9-11-1886    Connie Mack              Earle Mack
 8- 3-1888    Willard Mains            Jim Mains
 4-19-1890    Jimmy Cooney             Jimmy Cooney, Johnny Cooney
 9-13-1899    Billy Sullivan           Billy Sullivan
 7-13-1901    Willie Mills             Art Mills

And here's a similar chart showing the number of fathers of major leaguers by year:

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
187x        0   2   2   1   2   1   1   1   2
188x    1   2   2   1   4   3   3   3   4   3
189x    4   5   4   3   2   2   3   1   0   1
190x    1   2   3   2   3   4   5   6   8  10
191x    9   7  13   7  10  12   9   9   8   6
192x   11  12  15  11  12   8   9   7   6   9
193x    9   7   9   7   7   7   7   8  11  14
194x   14  13  15  14  13   8  13  12  13  12
195x   15  16  14  12  12  13  16  18  17  16
196x   24  21  29  28  33  33  32  29  34  38
197x   43  40  42  39  42  42  43  42  35  37
198x   37  34  38  38  33  40  41  39  37  36
199x   30  26  24  23  21  23  19  15  12  11
200x    9  11   8   5   5   5   4   3   2   2
201x    1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Obviously, the data for the last few decades will look quite a bit different years from now. At the start of the 2019 season, the last father with a major league son was Ivan Rodriguez whose son Dereck Rodriguez debuted in 2018. But Vladimir Guerrero tied him this year, since he and Ivan both played their last game on September 28, 2011.

And the record chronology:

1 TRO n(1) @ MAN n(0)  4-26-1872    Jim O'Rourke
2 ???
3 CHI A(2) @ WAS A(1)  7-19-1906(1) Billy Sullivan, Ed Walsh, Howard Wakefield
4 CHI A(2) @ PHI A(2)  7-10-1912    Wally Mattick, Ed Walsh, Eddie Collins, Harl Maggert
5 PHI A(2) @ CHI A(3)  8- 9-1912    Harl Maggert, Eddie Collins, Wally Mattick, Ernie Johnson, Ed Walsh
6 CHI A(3) @ CLE A(3)  7- 4-1921(2) Ernie Johnson, Eddie Collins, Earl Sheely, Smoky Joe Wood, Jim Bagby, Guy Morton
7 CIN N(5) @ SF  N(2)  5-18-1972    Pete Rose, Hal McRae, Julian Javier, Chris Speier, Bobby Bonds, Pedro Borbon, Ed Sprague
8 CIN N(5) @ SD  N(3)  5-21-1972(2) Pete Rose, Hal McRae, Johnny Jeter, Ed Spiezio, Fred Kendall, Pedro Borbon, Julian Javier, Ed Sprague
8 CIN N(5) @ SF  N(3)  9-20-1973    Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Bobby Bonds, Gary Matthews, Chris Speier, Ed Crosby, Ken Griffey, Pedro Borbon

It seems very likely that the first occurrence of two fathers in the same game occurred prior to the start of our game coverage in 1905. And as before, I showed all instances of the current record holders, the two games played by the Reds in 1972 and 1973.

Now the lists above in this section counted any player who at some point fathered a future major leaguer, but what if you only counted those players whose son had been born on or before the game in question? Obviously, this would dramatically alter these lists. Anyway, that's what I went and did and here are the results.

The first ten fathers:

   Date       Father                   Son(s)
      1881    Herm Doscher             Jack Doscher
      1884    Jim O'Rourke             Queenie O'Rourke
      1890    Connie Mack              Earle Mack
 9- 4-1902    Joe Berry                Joe Berry
 5- 9-1905    Ed Walsh                 Ed Walsh
 4-16-1908    Patsy O'Rourke           Joe O'Rourke
 9-22-1908    Ralph Savidge            Don Savidge
 9-28-1909    Gene Moore               Gene Moore
 7-12-1910    Bill Crouch              Bill Crouch
 9-25-1910(1) Dixie Walker             Dixie Walker, and 8 years later, Harry Walker

Dixie Walker's game above came the day after his first son was born. He lost 2-1.

And here's the adjusted chart of fathers by year.

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
187x    x   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
188x    0   1   1   0   1   1   1   1   1   1
189x    2   2   2   2   1   1   1   0   0   0
190x    0   0   1   0   1   1   1   1   3   3
191x    4   3   5   1   3   3   5   6   6   4
192x    6   9  11   8   8   6   5   4   3   4
193x    3   3   3   1   3   2   5   5   6   7
194x    7   6   7   8   9   6   7   8   9   8
195x    8  10   9   8   6   7  10  13  10  10
196x   12  10  17  16  16  17  19  16  20  26
197x   29  25  26  22  27  23  25  27  22  24
198x   22  23  26  26  26  27  30  32  32  30
199x   23  21  22  21  20  23  19  15  12  11
200x    9  11   8   5   5   5   4   3   2   2
201x    1   1

And finally, the record chronology, starting with the first game with three fathers:

3 DET A(0) @ CHI A(3)  9- 3-1912(2) Billy Sullivan, Ernie Johnson, Ed Walsh
4 CHI A(3) @ STL A(1)  4-18-1921    Ernie Johnson, Eddie Collins, Earl Sheely, George Sisler
5 CLE A(2) @ CHI A(3)  4-30-1921    Smoky Joe Wood, Jim Bagby, Ernie Johnson, Eddie Collins, Earl Sheely
6 STL N(3) @ PIT N(3)  5-15-1965    Tito Francona, Julian Javier, Dick Schofield, Vern Law, Bob Skinner, Ozzie Virgil
7 MON N(1) @ CIN N(6)  6-20-1972    Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Clyde Mashore, Ed Sprague, Pedro Borbon, Julian Javier, Hal McRae
7 CHI N(2) @ CIN N(5)  7- 9-1972(1) Don Kessinger, Randy Hundley, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Pedro Borbon, Ed Sprague, Hal McRae
7 CHI N(1) @ CIN N(6)  7- 9-1972(2) Don Kessinger, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Julian Javier, Pedro Borbon, Ed Sprague, Hal McRae
7 LA  N(2) @ CIN N(5)  8- 8-1972    Manny Mota, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Maury Wills, Hal McRae, Julian Javier, Pedro Borbon
7 CIN N(5) @ LA  N(2)  9- 4-1972(1) Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Hal McRae, Manny Mota, Pedro Borbon, Maury Wills, Ed Sprague
7 LA  N(2) @ CIN N(5)  9-30-1972    Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Hal McRae, Manny Mota, Julian Javier, Pedro Borbon, Maury Wills
7 CIN N(4) @ SF  N(3)  9-19-1974    Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey, Bobby Bonds, Gary Matthews, Chris Speier, Pedro Borbon
7 CIN N(4) @ SF  N(3)  9-21-1974    Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey, Bobby Bonds, Gary Matthews, Chris Speier, Pedro Borbon
7 SF  N(3) @ CIN N(4)  9-27-1974    Bobby Bonds, Gary Matthews, Chris Speier, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey, Pedro Borbon
7 SF  N(3) @ CIN N(4)  9-29-1974    Bobby Bonds, Gary Matthews, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey, Chris Speier, Pedro Borbon

I listed all ten of the games in which seven fathers took part, every one of them involving the Reds from 1972 to 1974.

Like above, let's look at the combined stats of the fathers, again only counting those who children had arrived prior to the game in question. Here are the same batting categories as above.

Hits:
12-4 CHI A( 8-3) @ STL A( 4-1)  6- 2-1922    Ernie Johnson(3), Eddie Collins(2), Earl Sheely(3), George Sisler(4)
12-4 STL A( 3-1) @ CHI A( 9-3)  8-12-1922    George Sisler(3), Ernie Johnson(2), Eddie Collins(3), Earl Sheely(4)
11-4 STL A( 5-1) @ CHI A( 6-3)  8-30-1921    George Sisler(5), Ernie Johnson(1), Eddie Collins(3), Earl Sheely(2)
10-3 DET A( 0-0) @ CHI A(10-3)  9- 9-1921    Ernie Johnson(3), Eddie Collins(2), Earl Sheely(5)
10-4 CHI A( 7-3) @ STL A( 3-1)  9-30-1922    Ernie Johnson(3), Eddie Collins(2), Earl Sheely(2), George Sisler(3)
10-4 ATL N( 7-2) @ PIT N( 3-2)  6- 2-1968(1) Felipe Alou(4), Tito Francona(3), Maury Wills(2), Manny Mota(1)

 8-5 CHI A( 6-3) @ CLE A( 2-2)  7-23-1922    Ernie Johnson(3), Eddie Collins(1), Earl Sheely(2), Smoky Joe Wood(1), Jim Bagby(1)
Doubles:
 5-2 NY  A( 5-2) @ CHI A( 0-0)  7-22-1975    Bobby Bonds(2), Sandy Alomar(3)
 5-4 SF  N( 1-1) @ CIN N( 4-3)  4-16-1976    Gary Matthews(1), Pete Rose(1), Ken Griffey(2), Tony Perez(1)
Triples:
 3-2 NY  N( 0-0) @ PHI N( 3-2)  6- 2-1981    Pete Rose(2), Gary Matthews(1)

There were lots of games in which two fathers combined to hit two triples.
Homers:
 4-2 CIN N( 4-2) @ CHI N( 0-0)  5- 8-1970    Tony Perez(2), Hal McRae(2)
 4-3 CIN N( 4-3) @ CHI N( 0-0)  5- 9-1976    Pete Rose(1), Ken Griffey(1), Tony Perez(2)
 4-2 CIN N( 4-2) @ NY  N( 0-0)  4-29-1978    Pete Rose(3), Ken Griffey(1)

 3-3 SF  N( 1-1) @ LA  N( 2-2)  7-13-1969    Bobby Bonds(1), Maury Wills(1), Manny Mota(1)
 3-3 SF  N( 0-0) @ CIN N( 3-3)  4-17-1970    Pete Rose(1), Tony Perez(1), Hal McRae(1)
 3-3 SF  N( 1-1) @ CIN N( 2-2)  9-26-1971    Bobby Bonds(1), Pete Rose(1), Tony Perez(1)
 3-3 STL N( 1-1) @ CIN N( 2-2)  6-13-1976(2) Don Kessinger(1), Pete Rose(1), Tony Perez(1)
 3-3 CIN N( 2-2) @ ATL N( 1-1)  7- 6-1977    Pete Rose(1), Ken Griffey(1), Gary Matthews(1)
 3-3 OAK A( 2-2) @ BOS A( 1-1)  8-30-1982    Tony Armas(1), Dave McKay(1), Tony Perez(1)
RBIs:
11-2 PHI A( 0-0) @ CLE A(11-2)  6-18-1950(2) Ray Boone(5), Jim Hegan(6)
10-4 CLE A( 5-2) @ KC  A( 5-2)  5-21-1977    Hal McRae(4), Buddy Bell(4), Fred Kendall(1), John Wathan(1)

There were 13 other games in which four different fathers had at least one RBI.
Walks:
 8-4 CHI N( 2-1) @ SF  N( 6-3)  8-25-1974    Don Kessinger(2), Bobby Bonds(1), Gary Matthews(2), Chris Speier(3)
 7-4 SD  N( 2-1) @ SF  N( 5-3) 10- 2-1974    Bobby Bonds(1), Gary Matthews(3), Chris Speier(1), Fred Kendall(2)
 7-3 HOU N( 3-1) @ SF  N( 4-2)  5- 4-1975(2) Jose Cruz(3), Gary Matthews(1), Chris Speier(3)
 7-2 MON N( 7-2) @ CIN N( 0-0)  4-11-1984    Pete Rose(4), Tim Raines(3)

 5-5 SF  N( 2-2) @ CIN N( 3-3)  9-28-1974    Bobby Bonds(1), Gary Matthews(1), Pete Rose(1), Tony Perez(1), Ken Griffey(1)
 5-5 HOU N( 2-2) @ CIN N( 3-3)  7- 2-1976(1) Jose Cruz(1), Pete Rose(1), Ken Griffey(1), Tony Perez(1), Jerry DaVanon(1)
Strikeouts:
 9-3 DET A( 6-2) @ NY  A( 3-1)  8- 2-1990    Cecil Fielder(5), Gary Ward(1), Jesse Barfield(3)
 7-5 CIN N( 2-2) @ SF  N( 5-3)  9-21-1974    Tony Perez(1), Bobby Bonds(2), Gary Matthews(1), Chris Speier(2), Ken Griffey(1)
 7-4 BOS A( 2-2) @ NY  A( 5-2)  9-22-1990    Jesse Barfield(3), Tony Pena(1), Wayne Tolleson(2), Kevin Romine(1)
 7-3 DET A( 4-2) @ NY  A( 3-1) 10- 1-1990    Cecil Fielder(3), Gary Ward(1), Jesse Barfield(3)

 6-5 CIN N( 3-3) @ SF  N( 3-2)  9-22-1974    Pete Rose(1), Gary Matthews(2), Tony Perez(1), Chris Speier(1), Ken Griffey(1)

And shifting over to the pitchers:

Innings pitched:
17.1-2 STL N(8.1-1) @ PHI N(9-1)   7-14-1949    Max Lanier(8.1), Ken Heintzelman(9)
16.1-2 STL N(7.1-1) @ PHI N(9-1)   6-14-1950    Ken Heintzelman(7.1), Max Lanier(9)
16  -1 CHI A(16-1) @ PHI A(0-0)    7-11-1908    Ed Walsh(16)
16  -1 PHI A(0-0) @ CHI A(16-1)    8- 4-1910    Ed Walsh(16)

 8.1-3 BOS A(3.1-2) @ OAK A(5-1)   7-15-1968    Dick Ellsworth(5), Diego Segui(.1), Ed Sprague(3)
 6  -3 STL N(3.2-2) @ CIN N(2.1-1) 6-12-1973    Pedro Borbon(1.2), Ed Sprague(2), Diego Segui(2.1)
 6  -3 KC  A(3-2) @ DET A(3-1)     5- 4-1993    Mark Leiter(1.2), Tom Gordon(3), Dave Johnson(1.1)
Hits allowed:
17-2 PIT N( 8-1) @ CHI N( 9-1)  8-19-1966    Dick Ellsworth(8), Vern Law(9)
17-2 NY  A( 6-1) @ BOS A(11-1)  5-16-1968    Dick Ellsworth(6), Mel Stottlemyre(11)

 5-3 STL N( 3-2) @ CIN N( 2-1)  6-12-1973    Pedro Borbon(2), Ed Sprague(1), Diego Segui(2)
Walks:
11-1 NY  N( 0-0) @ STL N(11-1)  7-17-1952    Max Lanier(11)
11-2 NY  A( 5-1) @ BOS A( 6-1)  5-16-1968    Dick Ellsworth(5), Mel Stottlemyre(6)
11-1 WAS A(11-1) @ NY  A( 0-0)  5-21-1970    Mel Stottlemyre(11)

 4-3 STL N( 3-2) @ CIN N( 1-1)  6-12-1973    Pedro Borbon(1), Ed Sprague(2), Diego Segui(1)
Strikeouts:
15-1 CHI A(15-1) @ CLE A( 0-0) 10- 2-1908    Ed Walsh(15)
15-1 BOS A( 0-0) @ CHI A(15-1)  8-11-1910    Ed Walsh(15)
14-2 DET A( 4-1) @ BAL A(10-1) 10- 5-1991    Dave Johnson(4), Mark Leiter(10)

 5-3 BOS A( 2-2) @ OAK A( 3-1)  7-15-1968    Dick Ellsworth(3), Diego Segui(1), Ed Sprague(1)
10-3 KC  A( 5-2) @ DET A( 5-1)  5- 4-1993    Mark Leiter(3), Tom Gordon(5), Dave Johnson(2)

Now I expect that this has probably gone on far too long already, but I thought I'd take quick look at grandsons before we go. Here are the first ten grandsons of major leaguers to appear in a game:

   Date       Grandson                 Grandfather
 8-25-1946(2) Lee Possehl              George Rooks
 9- 1-1967    Ed Herrmann              Marty Herrmann
 9- 7-1968    Jim Spencer              Ben Spencer
 5-17-1972    Bob Gallagher            Shano Collins
 9-16-1983    Dennis Rasmussen         Bill Brubaker
 4-11-1987    Matt Williams            Bert Griffith
 4-12-1989    Matt Merullo             Lennie Merullo
 8-19-1992    Bret Boone               Ray Boone
 9- 8-1993    Roger Salkeld            Bill Salkeld
 5- 3-1995    David Bell               Gus Bell

Here are the number of third generation major leaguers each year since 1940:

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
194x    0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   0
195x    0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
196x    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   2
197x    2   2   3   3   3   3   2   2   2   1
198x    1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   2   3
199x    2   3   4   5   4   5   5   5   7   6
200x    7   6   7   7   7   6   4   5   4   5
201x    6   6   6   7   7   4   5   7   4

And here's a chronology of the record for the most grandsons of major leaguers to appear in a game.

1 PHI N(1) @ CIN N(0)  8-25-1946(2) Lou Possehl
2 CHI A(1) @ CAL A(1)  6-20-1969(2) Ed Herrmann, Jim Spencer
3 CIN N(2) @ SF  N(1)  5- 4-1996    Bret Boone, Roger Salkeld, Matt Williams
3 MIA N(2) @ WAS N(1)  9-17-2015    Derek Dietrich, Jarred Cosart, Jayson Werth

Three grandsons have appeared in a major league game 41 times. The first and last are shown above. No one team has fielded more than two grandsons of major leaguers in a game, since no team has ever had more than two on their roster.

Note: our data on relatives does not presume to be complete, and while I suspect we are missing very few father-son relationships, we are probably missing more of the others.

Having said that, let's look at the first ten grandfathers. This time around, we're not going to require that the grandson be born by game-time (since that's never happened). Here are the first ten grandpas:

   Date       Grandfather              Grandson
 5-12-1891    George Rooks             Lee Possehl
 4-21-1910    Shano Collins            Bob Gallagher
 9- 8-1913    Ben Spencer              Jim Spencer
 7-10-1918(1) Marty Herrmann           Ed Herrmann
 4-13-1922    Bert Griffith            Matt Williams
 9- 8-1932    Bill Brubaker            Dennis Rasmussen
 9- 7-1935(2) Bobby Estalella          Bobby Estalella
 9-15-1935    Sam Narron               Sam Narron
 9- 2-1937    Red Barkley              Brian Barkley
 9-12-1941    Lennie Merullo           Matt Merullo

The number of grandfathers of future major leaguers each year since 1890:

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
189x    0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
190x    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
191x    1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   2   1
192x    1   1   2   2   2   1   0   0   0   0
193x    0   0   1   1   1   3   2   2   1   3
194x    1   2   4   6   3   4   4   5   5   5
195x    6   6   4   6   6   6   4   4   4   6
196x    6   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   2   2
197x    3   3   2   2   1   1   1   1   1   1
198x    1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

The last grandfather to appear in a game prior to 2019 was Lee May (grandfather of Jacob May) in 1982, but Carl Yastrzemski extended that to 1983 this year when his grandson Mike Yastrzemski joined the Giants.

And here's a chronology of the record for the most grandfathers of major leaguers to appear in a game.

1 CHI A(1) @ STL A(0)  4-21-1910    Shano Collins
2 CHI A(1) @ WAS A(1)  9-13-1913    Shano Collins, Ben Spencer
3 CLE A(1) @ PHI A(2)  8- 7-1949(2) Ray Boone, Bobby Estalella, Joe Coleman
3 CIN N(1) @ MIL N(2)  4-20-1960    Gus Bell, Lew Burdette, Ray Boone
3 MIL N(2) @ PIT N(1)  4- 9-1963    Lew Burdette, Dick Schofield, Gus Bell

I've shown all three times that three future grandfathers of major league players appeared in the same game.

Now a man wiser than me would cease and desist at this point, but please bear with me for just a few more lists about... nephews. With the caveat that our data on uncle and nephews is probably not complete, here are the first ten nephews to appear in the major leagues:

   Date       Nephew                   Uncle      
 4-25-1901    Bill Hallman             Bill Hallman
 9- 1-1902    Johnny Evers             Tom Evers
 9-27-1902    Jesse Whiting            Ed Whiting
 8-15-1908    Queenie O'Rourke         John O'Rourke
 4-25-1910    Hugh Bradley             Foghorn Bradley
 4-24-1913    Joe Evers                Tom Evers
 7-17-1914    George McAvoy            Scoops Carey
 8-18-1915    High Pockets Kelly       Bill Lange
 4-20-1921    Tex Jeanes               Tris Speaker
 9-18-1923(1) Ren Kelly                Bill Lange

Bill Hallman's entry above was the first AL game played by Milwaukee and Detroit. Hallman's Brewers led 13-4 heading into the bottom of the 9th only to lose 14-13.

Here are the number of nephews each year since 1900:

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
190x    0   1   2   2   1   1   3   3   2   1
191x    2   2   2   2   3   3   2   2   0   1
192x    1   2   3   2   1   2   2   3   2   2
193x    1   1   1   2   2   1   1   1   2   2
194x    5   5   3   6   4   3   5   4   4   5
195x    4   4   5   4   5   6   5   5   3   2
196x    1   2   2   1   1   1   2   2   0   3
197x    2   3   3   3   3   3   5   6   5   7
198x    8   9   8  11   9   9   9   8   8   7
199x   10   8   9   8   9  10   8  11  15  15
200x   16  17  19  20  21  21  20  20  22  20
201x   18  18  15  17  19  15  13  13  14

And here's a chronology of the record for the most nephews to appear in a game.

1 MIL A(1) @ DET A(0)  4-25-1901    Bill Hallman
2 PIT N(1) @ CHI N(1)  9-16-1906    Bill Hallman, Johnny Evers
3 CHI A(1) @ WAS A(2)  6-11-1950(1) Chico Carrasquel, Sam Mele, Sherry Robertson
4 MON N(2) @ STL N(2)  4-25-1992    Ray Lankford, Gerald Perry, Moises Alou, Mel Rojas
5 ATL N(2) @ FLA N(3)  4-12-2002    Gary Sheffield, Kevin Millar, Derrek Lee, Charles Johnson, Wes Helms
5 ATL N(2) @ FLA N(3)  7-24-2002    Gary Sheffield, Wes Helms, Kevin Millar, Derrek Lee, Charles Johnson
5 FLA N(3) @ ATL N(2)  9-20-2002    Kevin Millar, Derrek Lee, Charles Johnson, Gary Sheffield, Wes Helms
5 PIT N(4) @ MIL N(1)  9-27-2011    Josh Harrison, Derrek Lee, Neil Walker, Matt Pagnozzi, Jerry Hairston
5 PIT N(2) @ LA  N(3)  4-11-2012    Neil Walker, Clint Barmes, Jerry Hairston, Juan Uribe, Tony Gwynn
5 PIT N(3) @ LA  N(2)  4-12-2012    Josh Harrison, Clint Barmes, Juan Uribe, Neil Walker, Tony Gwynn
5 PIT N(3) @ WAS N(2)  7-24-2013    Neil Walker, Clint Barmes, Scott Hairston, Jayson Werth, Josh Harrison
5 PIT N(3) @ WAS N(2)  7-25-2013    Josh Harrison, Clint Barmes, Jayson Werth, Neil Walker, Scott Hairston
5 WAS N(2) @ PIT N(3)  5-23-2014    Jayson Werth, Josh Harrison, Neil Walker, Clint Barmes, Scott Hairston

I have shown all nine times that five nephews of former major leaguers have appeared in the same game. Four nephews have appeared in a game for the same team 27 times.

Well, I think I'll spare you an investigation into cousins and sons-in-law and so on.

Hopefully some of this was of general interest and thanks for your patience.

Extra-Inning Single Game Batting Records

A while back on SABR-L, Dennis Dillon was wondering if Rocky Colavito held the record with his 5 extra-inning hits on June 24, 1962. My answer was "probably" after looking through Retrosheet's collection of play-by-play games. This collection is currently complete (at least when we include deduced games) back to 1934 (155,986 games) and also includes 79% (14,545 of 18,370) of the games from 1919 to 1933.

So here are the leaders in extra-inning game performances in a couple of statistical categories:

At-bats:

 AB Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  8 Dave Stegman          CHI A  5- 8-1984     8   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   5   0   0
  7 Rowdy Elliott         BRO N  5- 1-1920     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Leon Cadore           BRO N  5- 1-1920     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Tony Boeckel          BOS N  5- 1-1920     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  7 Doc Cramer            DET A  7-21-1945     7   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Bob Maier             DET A  7-21-1945     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  7 Irv Hall              PHI A  7-21-1945     7   0   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Ted Sizemore          STL N  9-11-1974     7   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
  7 John Milner           NY  N  9-11-1974     7   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   0   2   0   0
  7 Wayne Garrett         NY  N  9-11-1974     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Dave Schneck          NY  N  9-11-1974     7   0   2   2   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   3   0   0
  7 Jim Gantner           MIL A  5- 8-1984     7   0   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Harold Baines         CHI A  5- 8-1984     7   1   2   1   0   1   1   6   1   0   0   0   0   0
  7 Cecil Cooper          MIL A  5- 8-1984     7   1   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0
  7 Julio Cruz            CHI A  5- 8-1984     7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  7 Carlton Fisk          CHI A  5- 8-1984     7   1   3   1   0   0   1   4   0   0   0   2   0   0

All of the entries on this list played in one of only four games, the shortest one lasting 24 innings.

Runs:

  R Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  3 Stan Hack             CHI N  8- 9-1942(1)  3   3   3   1   0   0   1   4   2   0   0   0   0   0
  3 Howard Johnson        NY  N  7- 4-1985     4   3   2   0   0   1   2   5   1   1   0   1   0   0
200 players with 2

For the most part, scoring three runs in an extra-inning game requires having a team score in three different innings (as both teams above did), which in turn, requires that the home team team match the number of runs scored by the visitors in the first two of these. In the games we looked at, a team required three (or four) non-scoreless extra-innings to settle the contest on 35 occasions. Here's the breakdown of the number of runs scored in each of those matched innings:

  1 -  57
  2 -  12
  3 -   3
Tot -  72

The one game in which teams continued to play on after scoring in three extra-innings was the one played on September 10, 1974, between the White Sox and Twins. That 15-inning contest saw five scoreless half-innings and seven in which a team scored a single run.

The last time there were three different extra-innings with runs scored was the game on April 10, 2015 between the Red Sox and Yankees. Again, each of those innings featured just a single run scored.

In our collection of games, both teams have scored five runs in an extra-inning once and a matching four runs in an inning on four other occasions:

Runs Inn     Teams          Game
   5  14 CHI A @ SEA A   6- 5-2013
   4  10 TOR A @ NY  A   9-17-1980
   4  10 SD  N @ ATL N   5-23-1991
   4  10 DET A @ CHI A   9-18-2004
   4  13 OAK A @ NY  A   9-22-2012

And here are games where a visiting team scored four or more runs in an extra-inning only to lose in the bottom half:

 Top Bot Inn     Teams          Game
   5   6  11 CHI N @ PIT N   4-21-1991
   5   6  10 LA  N @ ARI N   9-27-2011
   4   5  10 PIT N @ PHI N   9-16-1930
   4   5  10 NY  N @ CHI N   8-31-1932
   4   5  10 DET A @ STL A   7- 3-1938
   4   5  10 CIN N @ BRO N   7-22-1952
   4   5  11 PIT N @ PHI N   5- 6-1966
   4   5  12 HOU N @ SD  N   7- 5-1969
   4   5  10 FLA N @ ATL N   9-17-2006
Hits:

  H Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  5 Rocky Colavito        DET A  6-24-1962     6   0   5   0   1   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0
  4 Sam Chapman           PHI A  5-28-1941     4   1   4   1   0   0   1   5   0   0   0   0   1   0
  4 Eddie Waitkus         PHI N  9-15-1950(2)  5   1   4   2   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0
  4 Mike Heath            OAK A  7- 1-1979     4   0   4   1   0   0   1   5   0   0   0   0   0   0
  4 Tom Paciorek          CHI A  5- 8-1984     6   0   4   0   0   0   2   4   1   1   0   2   0   0
  4 Brant Brown           CHI N  6-22-1996     4   1   4   1   0   1   2   8   0   0   0   0   1   1
  4 Alex Rios             CHI A  6- 5-2013     5   1   4   0   0   0   2   4   0   0   0   0   0   0
  4 Xander Bogaerts       BOS A  4-10-2015     4   1   4   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   1   0
137 players with 3

In case you're wondering, when Johnny Burnett had nine hits in the Indians' historic 18-17 18-inning loss to the Athletics in 1932, he already had six of them before the game went into overtime. Colavito finished his game with seven hits, the first batter with that many in a game since Burnett. It has happened three times since, once in a nine-inning game.

Four of these players (Chapman, Heath, Rios, and Bogaerts) were hitless in regulation. Prior to the 10th inning, the players on the list above were a collective 5-32.

Doubles:

 2B Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  3 Kiki Cuyler           CHI N  9- 8-1928     3   0   3   3   0   0   1   6   0   0   0   0   0   0
 71 players with 2

Cuyler's last double drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 14th.

Triples:

 3B Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  2 Harry Simpson         CLE A  5- 1-1952     2   0   2   0   2   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Herm Winningham       CIN N  8-15-1990     2   1   2   0   2   0   1   6   0   0   0   0   0   0
1551 players with 1

In his game, Herm Winningham had already hit a double and triple in regulation and his three triples would have been the most in game in over nine years, had not Shawon Dunston done it two and a half weeks earlier.

Neither of Simpson's triples resulted in a run (he was picked off of third following his last one) as the Indians lost to the Senators when Frank Campos singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 13th. Campos was in his second year with Washington after a brief trial the previous September, and entered the game with a .404 career batting average (19-47). His five hitless prior at-bats that day were a glimpse of things to come, however, as he would hit only .220 (with a .523 OPS) over the remainder of his short career. In his 71 major league games, he had as many hit by pitches (two) as walks, The next non-pitcher with a career as long as his without having more walks than HBPs is Joe Cannon, who played from 1977 to 1980 and had one of each. And the only two players with more than 1000 at-bats and more HBPs than walks are Jay Faatz who played from 1884 to 1890, and Whitey Alpermann who was with Brooklyn from 1906 to 1909.

Alpermann is also the last player with 1000 career at-bats and more triples than walks. But I digress.

Home Runs:

 HR Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  2 Vern Stephens         STL A  9-29-1943(1)  2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Willie Kirkland       CLE A  6-14-1963(2)  4   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Art Shamsky           CIN N  8-12-1966     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Ralph Garr            ATL N  5-17-1971     2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Mike Young            BAL A  5-28-1987     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 John Mayberry         PHI N  6- 4-2013     2   2   2   0   0   2   5   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Matt Adams            STL N  9- 4-2013     3   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Curtis Granderson     NY  N  9-17-2016     2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  2 Chris Davis           BAL A  5-16-2017     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
5199 players with 1

Art Shamsky didn't enter his game until the top of the 8th inning but he is still the only player on the list above to have three home runs in their game. He is also the only player on the list whose team lost, his two extra-inning homers merely re-tying the game, keeping things going until the Pirates could score three runs and win in the 13th. The two teams combined to hit 13 home runs in the game.

RBIs:

RBI Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  5 Clyde Vollmer         BOS A  7-28-1951     4   1   3   1   0   1   5   7   0   0   0   0   0   0
  5 John Mayberry         PHI N  6- 4-2013     2   2   2   0   0   2   5   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
207 players with 4

Clyde Vollmer's RBIs came via a 15th inning single (to re-tie the score) and a 16th inning game-ending grand-slam. Both hits came off of Bob Feller, who was making his only relief appearance of the year. It would be one of only two relief outings he would make from 1950 to 1954. His other, the year before, was also against Boston, also resulted in a loss, and featured another Vollmer RBI.

John Mayberry's big day also culminated in a game-ending grand-slam homer, coming after he'd led off the inning before with a home run to extend the game.

Total Bases:

 TB Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  8 Vern Stephens         STL A  9-29-1943(1)  2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Harry Simpson         KC  A  6-12-1956     3   2   3   0   1   1   4   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Willie Kirkland       CLE A  6-14-1963(2)  4   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Art Shamsky           CIN N  8-12-1966     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Ralph Garr            ATL N  5-17-1971     2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Mike Young            BAL A  5-28-1987     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Brant Brown           CHI N  6-22-1996     4   1   4   1   0   1   2   8   0   0   0   0   1   1
  8 John Mayberry         PHI N  6- 4-2013     2   2   2   0   0   2   5   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Matt Adams            STL N  9- 4-2013     3   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Curtis Granderson     NY  N  9-17-2016     2   2   2   0   0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0
  8 Chris Davis           BAL A  5-16-2017     2   2   2   0   0   2   3   8   0   0   0   0   0   0

We've seen all of these games on lists above with the exception of Harry Simpsons's, which featured his bases-loaded triple in a six-run 15th inning. Simpson played for the Athletics from 1955 to 1959, but 1956 was his only full year with the team, one which saw him tie for the league lead in triples and appear in the All-Star game. After coming there from the Indians in May of 1955, he was called up to the Yankees as part of Billy Martin's exile in June 1957, sent back down to the Kansas City a year later only to be dispatched to the White Sox in early 1959.

Walks:

 BB Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  4 Ted Kluszewski        CIN N  9- 7-1951     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   4   4   0   0   0   0
  4 Dick Allen            CHI A  8-10-1972     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   1   1
  4 Derrek Lee            FLA N  6-10-2002     0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   1   0
  4 Adam Dunn             CHI A  6- 5-2013     1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   3   0   0   0   0
  4 Melky Cabrera         TOR A  8-10-2014     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   4   2   0   0   0   0
 71 players with 3

After being intentionally walked for the 4th time, Kluszewski ended the 15th inning by getting hit by a batted ball. At the time, he wasn't the power hitter he would later become, finishing 1951 with only 13 homers in 607 at-bats. He would hit 16 in 1952 before turning into the Klu we remember, hitting 40, 49, 47 and 35 in the following four years.

Derrek Lee had homered in his two plate appearances prior to his game going into extra-innings, so the Royals pitched very carefully to him the rest of the way. His last walk came with the bases loaded, forcing home the fourth of the seven runs the Marlins would score in the top of the 14th.

Intentional Walks:

IBB Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  4 Ted Kluszewski        CIN N  9- 7-1951     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   4   4   0   0   0   0
  3 Eddie Miller          BOS N  7- 5-1940     2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   1   0   0
  3 Larry Doby            CLE A  7- 1-1952     2   0   1   1   0   0   0   2   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Jim Wynn              HOU N  7-11-1970     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Claudell Washington   NY  N  8-26-1980     2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   1   0   0
  3 Terry Kennedy         SD  N  9-13-1982     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Andre Dawson          CHI N  5-22-1990     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   3   3   0   0   1   0
  3 Paul Molitor          MIL A  5- 1-1991     2   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Vince Coleman         NY  N  8-10-1992     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Jeff Bagwell          HOU N  5-21-1997     0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   1   0
  3 Manny Ramirez         BOS A  6- 5-2001     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Mike Lowell           FLA N  4-27-2003     2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Rafael Palmeiro       BAL A  7- 2-2004     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Ryan Howard           PHI N  8-11-2006     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   0   0   0
  3 Adam Dunn             CHI A  6- 5-2013     1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   3   0   0   0   0

Dawson's three extra-inning intentional walks were part of a record-setting five he received in that game. A free-swinger throughout his career, half of his 42 walks that year were intentional.

Intentional walks are often a common strategy for the visiting team to use when a single run will end a game. In Kluszewski's game above, for example, the Reds received six intentional walks in extra-innings. The first visiting player to draw as many as three extra-inning intentional walks in the games we have was Terry Kennedy in 1982. While he was the Padres cleanup hitter, by the time the game reached the tenth inning, he was followed by the pitcher's spot in the batting order. A visiting player wouldn't get three intentional passes in extra-innings again until Rafael Palmeiro in 2004.

Hit By Pitches:

HBP Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  2 Cookie Rojas          PHI N  9-23-1966     0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0
  2 Phil Roof             KC  A  6- 2-1967     0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0
  2 Augie Ojeda           CHI N  5-28-2001     0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0
  2 Miguel Olivo          KC  A  5- 2-2009     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0
1794 players with 1

Cookie Rojas was only hit by two other pitches in 1966 (out of 679 plate appearances).

Strikeouts:

 SO Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  5 Dave Stegman          CHI A  5- 8-1984     8   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   5   0   0
  4 Ernie Koy             BRO N  6-27-1939     6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Sandy Valdespino      MIN A  8- 9-1967     5   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Graig Nettles         MIN A  7-19-1969     4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Don Mincher           SEA A  7-27-1969     5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Roy Smalley           MIN A  8-28-1976     4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Adam Rosales          OAK A  6-13-2013     4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
  4 Mike Napoli           BOS A  4-10-2015     5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
113 players with 3

Neither Dave Stegman, Sandy Valdespino, Graig Nettles, or Adam Rosales started the games above. And Stegman, Valdespino and Smalley all finished their games with five strikeouts apiece.

Stolen Bases:

 SB Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  4 Luis Polonia          CAL A  6-10-1992     2   0   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   4   0
  3 Eddie Miksis          BRO N  5-17-1949     2   1   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   3   0
  3 Rich Amaral           SEA A  7-30-1998     4   1   3   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   3   0
  3 Carlos Beltran        STL N  8-19-2012     3   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   3   0
132 players with 2

The only runner on the list above to score as a result of his stolen bases was Eddie Miksis, who singled after Roy Campanella's home run with one out in the top of the 11th had given the Dodgers a 5-2 lead. His run (which came after his steal of second and third) turned out to matter when the Cubs came back to score three time in the bottom half. Those were his only stolen bases of the season.

And the Dodgers were the only team of the four above to win their game.

Caught Stealing:

 CS Player                 Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  2 Alex Kampouris        CIN N  4-21-1935     2   0   2   0   0   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   2
  2 Mickey Vernon         WAS A  6- 8-1947(1)  2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   2
  2 Sheldon Mallory       OAK A  5-17-1977     2   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   2
  2 Dave Parker           PIT N  7- 6-1980     2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   2
  2 Bip Roberts           SD  N  9-28-1988     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   2
  2 Brad Ausmus           DET A  6-12-1999     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   2
  2 Jose Tabata           PIT N  8-19-2012     4   1   1   1   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   2
2152 players with 1

Alex Kampouris was caught stealing to end the 10th and 12th inning, the second time after his team had already scored four runs. Rookie Sheldon Mallory was the only player on the list above to risk a third extra-inning caught stealing, when he set off for second base in the 14th after having been previously thrown out in the 10th and 12th. He was successful this time, but was left stranded.

I thought I might follow those up with similar lists for teams.

At-bats:

 AB  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 61 CHI A  5- 8-1984    61   4  17   3   0   1   4  23   3   2   0  10   0   0
 58 NY  N  9-11-1974    58   0  11   2   0   0   0  13   7   4   0  10   0   0
 56 STL N  9-11-1974    56   1  13   0   0   0   0  13   4   3   1   7   1   1
 54 BRO N  5- 1-1920    54   0   4   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   4   1   0
 54 BOS N  5- 1-1920    54   0   4   0   0   0   0   4   3   0   0   5   0   0
 53 MIL A  5- 8-1984    53   3  14   1   0   1   3  18   5   1   0   9   1   2
 51 DET A  7-21-1945    51   0   7   1   0   0   0   8   6   0   0   5   0   1
 51 PHI A  7-21-1945    51   0   9   0   0   0   0   9   3   0   0   4   0   0
 51 HOU N  4-15-1968    51   1  10   0   0   0   1  10   7   4   0  12   0   2
 50 NY  A  6-24-1962    50   2  10   1   0   1   2  14   2   1   0  10   1   0

The same four games that dominated the player list occupy the top eight slots here as well. I was struck by how similar the two teams' lines for the record-setting 26-inning game in 1920 was, only differing by two walks and a single strike out and stolen base.

Runs:

  R  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 12 TEX A  7- 3-1983    29  12  12   3   1   0  10  17   7   2   0   2   0   0
 11 NY  A  7-26-1928(1) 19  11  12   4   1   0  11  18   2   1   0   1   0   0
 11 MIN A  6-21-1969    12  11   8   0   0   1   8  11   4   0   0   1   1   0
 10 CIN N  5-15-1919    20  10   9   1   2   0  10  14   4   0   0   1   2   1
 10 SD  N  6-28-1994(2) 12  10   7   1   0   0   6   8   2   1   3   1   0   0
  9 CHI N  7-23-1923    18   9   8   1   1   0   7  11   3   0   0   0   0   0
  9 NY  N  6-15-1929    24   9  11   4   1   0   9  17   3   1   0   3   0   0
  9 CLE A  8- 5-1933(1) 20   9   8   1   0   0   9   9   3   0   0   0   1   0
  9 NY  N  5-30-1940(2) 20   9  11   1   0   1   9  15   1   1   0   1   0   0
  9 CIN N  8-24-1947(1) 11   9   8   1   0   0   9   9   2   0   0   0   0   0
  9 BOS A  7- 8-1973(2) 10   9   8   2   0   1   9  13   2   1   0   0   0   0
  9 SD  N  5-28-1995     8   9   6   1   0   0   8   7   5   1   0   0   1   0
  9 FLA N  6-10-2002    20   9   7   1   0   0   9   8  11   3   0   1   2   0
  9 ANA A  8-16-2009    21   9  11   1   0   1   9  15   3   0   1   2   1   0

It's probably not too surprising that all of the entries on this list are visiting teams. All but four of these entries were the result of the scoring in a single inning.

From this list, you can create a chronology of the record for the most runs in an extra-inning. It was tied at ten by the Reds in 1919, extended to eleven by the Yankees in 1928, tied by Twins in 1969, before the 1983 Rangers set the current mark with twelve.

The record the Reds had tied had been previously set on July 21st, 1886 by the Kansas City Cowboys, and on June 17th, 1887 by the Boston Beaneaters. The Cowboys' victory that day in 1886 was quite an upset: they'd started that day with a 13-42 record and beat a Detroit team who came in with a 48-13 mark. Kansas City had lost eight straight before that win and would lose another six after it. Detroit's loss would be their only one in a sixteen-game span. 1886 would be the Kansas City franchise's only year in the National League, but at least they departed with a record that would stand for 42 years.

In both the 1919 and 1928 games, the opposing pitcher (and starter) was left in to take the entire beating. Al Mamaux, the Reds opponent, had battled Hod Eller to a scoreless draw until blowing up in the thirteenth (nine of the runs were unearned), and Detroit rookie Vic Sorrell saw a pretty good game (one run through eleven) go horribly wrong in the final frame against the Yankees.

For Steve Kealey, who was on the mound for the last seven runs of the 1973 Red Sox game, as well as Ben Callahan, who suffered through the last nine runs of the record-setting Rangers game, those would be their last major league appearances.

Before we move on, here are the most runs scored by a home team in our extra-inning games:

  R  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  6 BOS A  7-28-1951    24   6   9   4   0   1   6  16   6   2   0   2   0   0
  6 SD  N  7- 5-1969    16   6  11   2   0   0   5  13   1   1   0   2   0   0
  6 PIT N  4-21-1991     9   6   6   3   0   0   6   9   4   1   0   2   0   0
  6 ARI N  9-27-2011     6   6   3   0   0   1   5   6   2   0   0   0   0   0

Three of these games appeared on an earlier list of teams that had scored four or five runs in the top of an extra-inning only to lose in the bottom. The other is the product of two visiting team runs and a game-ending grand-slam.

Hits:

  H  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 17 CHI A  5- 8-1984    61   4  17   3   0   1   4  23   3   2   0  10   0   0
 14 MIL A  5- 8-1984    53   3  14   1   0   1   3  18   5   1   0   9   1   2
 13 NY  N  7-16-1920    35   7  13   1   3   0   7  20   1   0   0   1   0   0
 13 KC  A  6-17-1967(2) 41   2  13   1   0   1   1  17   3   0   0   4   1   1
 13 STL N  9-11-1974    56   1  13   0   0   0   0  13   4   3   1   7   1   1
 13 NY  N  4-19-1976    33   1  13   0   0   1   1  16   1   1   0   2   0   0
 13 CHI A  6- 5-2013    32   7  13   2   0   0   7  15   7   4   0   8   2   0
 12 NY  A  7-26-1928(1) 19  11  12   4   1   0  11  18   2   1   0   1   0   0
 12 CIN N  9- 7-1951    34   4  12   4   0   0   4  16   8   6   0   2   0   0
 12 TEX A  7- 3-1983    29  12  12   3   1   0  10  17   7   2   0   2   0   0
 12 LA  N  8-23-1989    49   1  12   1   0   1   1  16   0   0   0  10   1   1
 12 BOS A  9-15-2017    31   8  12   3   0   0   7  15   3   2   1   6   0   0

Once again, visiting teams dominate this list, even though several of the entries come from long games with little scoring. One seemingly high-scoring game, the 1920 Giants game, was scoreless for 16 innings before they exploded for seven runs and eight hits, including back-to-back-to-back triples, against what we can assume was a tiring Earl Hamilton. He had a three-hitter through the first ten innings, but much of his earlier dominance was overshadowed by the ending.

The 1967 A's game took 19 innings to conclude, thanks to a Dave Duncan home run. It was the first (and only) win in Bill Edgerton's major league, but it was also the first career loss for future Cy Young Award winner Mike Marshall.

Doubles:

 2B  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  5 BOS A  9- 5-1927(1) 31   4   7   5   0   0   4  12   1   0   0   4   0   0
  5 ARI N  6- 7-2009    33   3   8   5   0   1   3  16   6   4   0   9   0   0
  4 NY  A  7-26-1928(1) 19  11  12   4   1   0  11  18   2   1   0   1   0   0
  4 NY  N  6-15-1929    24   9  11   4   1   0   9  17   3   1   0   3   0   0
  4 STL A  5-12-1934(1) 28   1   6   4   0   0   1  10   4   1   0   8   0   1
  4 BRO N  5- 8-1935     9   1   5   4   0   0   1   9   2   1   0   1   0   0
  4 NY  A  8-11-1937(1) 20   4   5   4   0   0   3   9   5   1   0   7   0   0
  4 BOS A  7-28-1951    24   6   9   4   0   1   6  16   6   2   0   2   0   0
  4 CIN N  9- 7-1951    34   4  12   4   0   0   4  16   8   6   0   2   0   0
  4 CAL A  4-20-1984    17   5   7   4   0   0   5  11   3   1   0   2   1   0
  4 SF  N  9-28-1986    32   3  11   4   0   0   3  15   7   4   0   2   1   0
  4 ARI N  7- 8-1999     9   3   5   4   0   0   3   9   1   1   0   2   0   0
  4 TEX A  4-16-2008    21   2   6   4   0   0   1  10   4   3   0   6   0   0
  4 PHI N  8-24-2013    33   0   6   4   0   0   0  10   5   3   0   9   0   0

The 1927 Red Sox game, tied for the top spot on this list, probably deserves an asterisk. Like other games of this era (and earlier), the high number of doubles was a result of a ground rule. Sometimes the rule was temporary, as in this case, when an overflow crowd spilled into the outfield and any batter hitting a ball into the fans there was credited with a cheap double. And sometimes the rule lasted for an entire season, as was the case with the Chicago White Stockings' home games in 1883, when any ball hit over the ridiculously short fence at Lake Front Park (196 feet down the right field line, 300 feet to center-field) was good for two-bases. On July 3rd of that year, Chicago hit 14 doubles, including four each by Cap Anson and Abner Dalrymple on their way to a 31-7 victory over Buffalo. (The ground rule there was worse the next year, when balls hit over that fence were home runs.)

Triples:

 3B  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  3 NY  N  7-16-1920    35   7  13   1   3   0   7  20   1   0   0   1   0   0
  3 PHI A  7-10-1931    19   2   5   1   3   0   2  12   1   0   0   1   0   0
 47 teams with 2

As I mentioned above, the three triples hit in the Giants game came in a seven-run 17th inning and were consecutive.

Home Runs:

 HR  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  4 MIN A  5- 2-1964    10   4   4   0   0   4   4  16   0   0   0   1   0   0
  4 MIL N  6- 8-1965     8   6   7   0   0   4   6  19   1   0   0   0   0   1
 16 teams with 3

Like the Giants triples, the four home runs hit by the 1964 Twins were consecutive. This was only the third time a team had hit four homers in a row, the first by the Braves in 1961 (a game they lost, by the way), and the second by the Indians in 1963. While the Braves the next year didn't quite duplicate the Twins' feat, they did homer in four consecutive at-bats, as the string was interrupted midway by a walk to Eddie Mathews.

RBIS:

RBI  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 11 NY  A  7-26-1928(1) 19  11  12   4   1   0  11  18   2   1   0   1   0   0
 10 CIN N  5-15-1919    20  10   9   1   2   0  10  14   4   0   0   1   2   1
 10 TEX A  7- 3-1983    29  12  12   3   1   0  10  17   7   2   0   2   0   0
  9 NY  N  6-15-1929    24   9  11   4   1   0   9  17   3   1   0   3   0   0
  9 CLE A  8- 5-1933(1) 20   9   8   1   0   0   9   9   3   0   0   0   1   0
  9 NY  N  5-30-1940(2) 20   9  11   1   0   1   9  15   1   1   0   1   0   0
  9 CIN N  8-24-1947(1) 11   9   8   1   0   0   9   9   2   0   0   0   0   0
  9 BOS A  7- 8-1973(2) 10   9   8   2   0   1   9  13   2   1   0   0   0   0
  9 FLA N  6-10-2002    20   9   7   1   0   0   9   8  11   3   0   1   2   0
  9 ANA A  8-16-2009    21   9  11   1   0   1   9  15   3   0   1   2   1   0

Not a particularly interesting list, since it maps pretty closely to the data on team runs shown earlier, but I figured if I skipped it, someone would wonder why, so here it is.

Total Bases:

 TB  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 23 CHI A  5- 8-1984    61   4  17   3   0   1   4  23   3   2   0  10   0   0
 20 NY  N  7-16-1920    35   7  13   1   3   0   7  20   1   0   0   1   0   0
 19 NY  A  7-20-1941    33   6  10   3   0   2   6  19   2   1   0   3   0   0
 19 BOS A  4-29-1951    20   6   8   0   1   3   6  19   3   0   0   1   0   0
 19 MIL N  6- 8-1965     8   6   7   0   0   4   6  19   1   0   0   0   0   1
 19 PIT N  8-19-2012    38   4  11   3   1   1   4  19   6   2   1   7   0   2
 18 NY  A  7-26-1928(1) 19  11  12   4   1   0  11  18   2   1   0   1   0   0
 18 SEA A  5-16-1969    12   6   6   1   1   3   6  18   1   0   0   1   0   0
 18 CIN N  6-29-1976    22   8   9   1   1   2   8  18   4   1   0   4   2   0
 18 MIL A  5- 8-1984    53   3  14   1   0   1   3  18   5   1   0   9   1   2
 18 HOU N  6-16-1995    30   5  10   2   0   2   5  18   1   0   0   7   2   0
 18 BAL A  7- 7-2014    13   6   8   1   0   3   6  18   0   0   0   1   0   0

In their 1941 game, the Yankees had collected only four singles through seven scoreless frames before erupting for six runs in the 17th, including three doubles and two homers, all but a leadoff homer coming with two out. And the 1951 Red Sox homered in three straight innings to help earn their place on the list, solo shots by Dom DiMaggio in the 11th and Tom Wright in the 12th (his first in the majors), before Ted Williams capped the team's four-run 13th inning with a two run blast.

We've seen the 2012 Pirates-Cards game on two earlier lists, one because of three stolen bases by the Cards' Carlos Beltran and the other due to Jose Tabata's two caught stealing. And it's nice to see the original Seattle Pilots make a list for something other than Don Mincher's four extra-inning strikeouts. This time they hit for the cycle, with two extra homers, while scoring six runs in the top of the 11th and then, in true expansion team fashion, giving up five in the bottom before John O'Donoghue struck out Carl Yastrzemski to ensure the victory.

Walks:

 BB  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 13 MIN A  7-19-1969    30   5   6   3   0   0   4   9  13   2   0   9   2   0
 13 KC  A  6- 6-1991    28   1   8   1   0   0   0   9  13   6   0   2   1   0
 12 WAS A  9-14-1971(2) 36   3   4   0   0   0   2   4  12   1   0   4   3   0
 11 BOS N  7- 5-1940    36   0   7   3   0   0   0  10  11   6   0   4   0   0
 11 FLA N  6-10-2002    20   9   7   1   0   0   9   8  11   3   0   1   2   0
 11 FLA N  4-27-2003    32   0   4   1   0   0   0   5  11   3   0   9   1   0
 10 LA  A  6-25-1961    16   1   3   2   1   0   1   7  10   4   0   1   0   0
 12 teams with 9

The 13 extra-inning walks the Twins received in that 1969 contest were part of a record 19 they collected in the 18-inning game, tying the mark originally set in nine innings by Louisville on September 21st, 1887.

Well, that's one version. My out-of-date (2007) Sporting News Record book has Louisville's mark being broken on September, 17, 1920, when the Red Sox walked 20 times. But the official team dailies that day credit Boston with only 18 walks, matching the total of walks charged against the Tigers' pitchers. In addition, according to the same record book, the modern National League record was set by the Phillies in 16-innings on July 2, 2004 when they joined the Twins in the 19-walk club. But it looks like that might be a simple mistake on the Sporting News' part, since all other accounts give them 18 walks.

In the 1991 Rangers game, the team had walked only once heading into overtime, and their place alongside the Twins at the top of this list is due in large part to Gerald Alexander, who managed to hold the Rangers scoreless for over four innings despite walking eight batters (and allowing four hits). The game came to an end in the bottom of the 16th when Kenny Rogers gave up a single and a walk before his error on a sacrifice bunt sent everyone home.

Intentional Walks:

IBB  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  7 HOU N  7-15-1984    25   1   7   1   1   0   1  10   7   7   0   3   0   0
  6 CHI A  8-21-1933    30   2   8   0   0   0   2   8   7   6   0   2   0   1
  6 BOS N  7- 5-1940    36   0   7   3   0   0   0  10  11   6   0   4   0   0
  6 CIN N  9- 7-1951    34   4  12   4   0   0   4  16   8   6   0   2   0   0
  6 NY  N  5- 2-1956    28   1   6   2   0   0   1   8   9   6   0   5   0   0
  6 LA  N  4-24-1970    18   1   5   1   0   0   1   6   7   6   0   2   0   0
  6 NY  N  8-26-1980    32   0   6   2   0   0   0   8   7   6   0   9   0   0
  6 KC  A  6- 6-1991    28   1   8   1   0   0   0   9  13   6   0   2   1   0
 12 teams with 5

I mentioned earlier that intentionally walking batters is a strategy that make sense more often for visiting managers in extra-inning games. And noticing that only one of the teams on the list above (the 1956 Giants) were a visiting team, I decided to show some recent data to demonstrate what seemed to me a pretty obvious fact. But rather than present a huge table showing the year-by-year home and away extra-inning intentional walks, I figured that data from last year would suffice. So here it is:

Year   Away  Home
2018     62    60

So much for common sense. As it turns out, home teams are generally more likely than visiting teams to be passed in this manner, especially as you go back in time, but these days it's a very subtle difference indeed. Here's the breakdown by decade from 1934 to 2018:

Decade Away  Home   PctH
1930s   112   218   66.1
1940s   245   429   63.7
1950s   308   433   58.4
1960s   489   699   58.8
1970s   653   881   57.4
1980s   712   849   54.4
1990s   618   710   53.5
2000s   596   678   53.2
2010s   535   578   51.9

I'm sure there are very good reasons why the gap has been steadily narrowing over time, but in four of the past nine seasons, visiting teams have received more intentional walk than home teams.

Hit By Pitches:

HBP  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  4 TEX A  6- 8-2013    27   0   3   2   0   0   0   5   4   1   4   6   1   1
  3 CAL A  8-21-1968    19   0   2   0   0   0   0   2   5   1   3   3   0   1
  3 SD  N  6-28-1994(2) 12  10   7   1   0   0   6   8   2   1   3   1   0   0
  3 CHI N  5-28-2001    15   3   4   1   0   1   3   8   0   0   3   3   0   0
 77 teams with 2

Second-year reserve infielder Augie Ojeda entered the 2001 Cubs game as part of a double-switch in the sixth inning and ended up getting hit in both of his extra-inning appearances. It was the first two times he'd reached base that way in the major leagues.

Strikeouts:

 SO  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
 15 NY  N  4-15-1968    47   0   6   1   0   0   0   7   2   1   0  15   2   0
 14 NY  N  5-31-1964(2) 46   0   9   0   0   0   0   9   1   0   0  14   0   1
 14 SD  N  8-15-1980    41   0  10   0   0   0   0  10   6   3   0  14   4   0
 13 CAL A  7- 9-1971    38   0   5   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0  13   0   0
 13 CHI A  8-10-1972    32   1   5   0   1   0   0   7   8   1   0  13   1   2
 13 HOU N  6- 3-1989    43   1   9   1   1   0   1  12   4   2   0  13   0   0
 13 DET A  9- 7-1997    19   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0  13   1   0
 13 MIL N  6- 8-2004    28   1   5   1   0   0   1   6   4   0   1  13   3   0
 13 SD  N  5-25-2008    31   5   6   2   0   1   5  11   4   0   0  13   2   0
 13 CHI N  5- 7-2017    30   0   3   1   0   0   0   4   6   3   0  13   0   0

With the notable exception of the 2008 Padres game (which they won 12-9 in 18 innings), these are mostly long low-scoring games. And even the Padres game featured a four-inning nine-strikeout performance by Aaron Harang, who was making his only relief appearance of the year (although he didn't get the loss in that game, he would tie for the NL lead in losses that year with 17).

The other games include the 1968 Mets-Astros 24-inning 1-0 game (which, along with the 1-0 All-Star game that summer, seemed emblematic of the Year of the Pitcher), the 1971 A's-Angels game that finished in the early hours of the morning when Curt Blefary scored in the bottom of the 20th (and was followed by a bizarre news conference where Tony Conigliaro announced his retirement from baseball), and a 17-inning 1-0 game in 2004 between the Brewers and Angels. That 1971 contest set the major league record for the most strikeouts by one team in a game (26) and both the 2004 and 2017 games on this list tied it. It was tied again a few weeks later in 2017, that game lasting only twelve innings (and featuring 19 strikeouts in regulation).

Although it wasn't scoreless until the end, the 1964 Mets-Giants game did set a record for the longest contest by time in major league history, one that would last until 1984. Gaylord Perry pitched the last ten innings for the Giants to pick up the win, during which, at least according to a later autobiography, he threw his first spitball in a major league game.

Stolen Bases:

 SB  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  5 CAL A  6-10-1992    11   0   3   0   0   0   0   3   2   2   0   3   5   0
  5 SEA A  7-30-1998    33   3   9   1   0   1   3  13   6   3   0   5   5   0
  4 PIT N  6- 7-1972(2) 35   1   8   1   0   0   1   9   4   2   0  10   4   0
  4 PHI N  5-29-1978    17   1   3   0   0   0   1   3   4   1   0   4   4   0
  4 SD  N  8-15-1980    41   0  10   0   0   0   0  10   6   3   0  14   4   0
  4 LA  N  9-28-1986    24   2   3   0   0   0   2   3   2   1   0   2   4   0
  4 TEX A  6- 6-1987    14   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   4   2   0   6   4   0
  4 CHI N  5-22-1990    25   2   4   0   0   1   2   7   8   4   0  11   4   0
 72 teams with 3

We've seen the two games at the top of this list in the player's section, since they include Polonia's four extra-inning steals in 1992 and Amaral's three in 1998. (And the 1980 Padres game just appeared on the most strikeouts list.) In the 1972 Pirates game, Willie Stargell stole second base in the 18th on the back-end of a double steal. It was his only stolen base between 1969 and 1976. Al Oliver, who was on the front-end, would steal only one other base that year. I suspect that they were counting on the element of surprise.

Caught Stealing:

 CS  Team     Game      AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  TB  BB IBB HBP  SO  SB  CS
  3 CHI A  6-12-1967    42   1   7   2   0   0   1   9   3   1   1   9   0   3
  3 WAS A  6-12-1967    38   2   8   0   0   0   2   8   6   2   0   4   0   3
  3 CLE A  9-13-1967    23   0   4   0   0   0   0   4   5   1   0   4   0   3
  3 PIT N  7- 6-1980    29   1   3   0   0   0   1   3   7   1   0  11   1   3
  3 PHI N  9-21-1981    25   0   5   1   0   0   0   6   4   0   1   3   1   3
  3 KC  A  6-12-1985    15   1   4   1   1   0   1   7   3   1   0   1   0   3
  3 SD  N  7-12-1990    18   0   4   1   0   0   0   5   3   0   0   5   0   3
  3 STL N  4- 4-2003     9   0   4   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   1   1   0   3
107 teams with 2

I'm pretty sure some teams from the Deadball Era will eclipse these marks once we have their play-by-play data, but for the time being, I think it's interesting that when the White Sox' Walt Williams was caught stealing second in the 17th inning of the game at the top of the list above, Chicago became the first team to be caught stealing three times in an extra-inning game since at least 1933, a "record" that would be tied an inning later when the Senators Ken McMullen was also thrown out at second.

And you have to admire the persistence of the 2003 Cardinals, who had a runner caught attempting to steal in all three of their extra-innings that day, the last failed attempt, by Fernando Vina, was part of a "strike em out, throw em out" double-play that ended the game.

Well, that pretty much does it for me this time. As always, thanks for your patience.