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Old 06-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Another baseball question

What's the minimum number of pitches needed to retire 27 batters and win a game?

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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81? 9 innings times 3 players times 3 strike each or is this a trick question?

I was not thinking or reading too clearly - I thought strikes since OP said "retire" players.

Of course, to be at bit absurd, it could be 0 if the other team forfeits for some reason.

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Well 27 batters and say you let them hit the first pitch and fly out to center field each time. That would be 27 pitches.
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In general, I would say 27 if you get every one of them to hit into an out. There are probably some ways to get out without seeing a pitch... I know in high school you can be called out if you remove your helmet while on the field on offense.
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theHundt is on the right track. You will be called out if you come to the plate out of order, so you can get 27 outs without throwing any pitches.
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Here's an odd perfect spring training 2000 the Red Sox used 6 pitchers to retire all 27 Toronto Bue Jays.

My favorite perfect game is Oakland's Catfish Hunter's in 1968 4-0 against the Twins before 6,300 fans...11 strikeouts...he also batted 3 for 4 with a double & 3 RBIs...except for Catfish & the catcher, most of the rest of A's tried to stay awake...

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