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Old Sep 29, 2010, 7:53 PM   #1
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Saw this driving through Highland Park on my way over to Arlington to the baseball game and had to get out and catch him before he flew off.

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 8:17 PM   #2
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Nice capture. What a bit of luck too. Plus you got to see a team win on a strikeout for only the 5th or 6th time in history. God am I glad it was a day game and I could miss the thing

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I didn't understand that play. If he struck out why was he running to 1st base? And why did the catcher try to get him out at 1st?
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I didn't understand that play. If he struck out why was he running to 1st base? And why did the catcher try to get him out at 1st?
If the catcher drops strike 3 the batter isn't considered out until he is either tagged out or thrown out at first. I have no idea why the rule is there and it usually doesn't have so dramatic of an outcome. It does allow a pitcher to get credited with 4 strikeouts in an inning (or more though I'm not sure that has happened) if at least one of them reaches base on a dropped strike 3.

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Thanks, John. I didn't know about that rule. I just didn't understand why he swung at that pitch in the first place.
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....there are additional trivia to enforcing this rule of which the 'delayed' run recognition by the batter has, depending on the game situation, caused heated arguments at home plate.

A simple reading of the rule can be found here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncaught_third_strike

For non-Texas Rangers fans two weeks ago the Rangers won a game on a 9th inning base loaded 2-out 2-strike count when the batter was hit by the pitch to force the winning run. This has been a fun filled season for Ranger fans with several of walk-off wins, some out of the ordinary.
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Greg, you had a terrific weather day to be there.

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Thanks for the reference, Bob.
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The only other game I can think of that had a similar type situation was a World Series game in 1941 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees. The Dodgers were one strike away from winning a game and taking the series lead when the Brooklyn catcher dropped the third strike, the Yankee player made it to first base safely, the Yankees rallied to win the game and the next day won the series.

The weather was perfect. I was sitting down the first base line and by the 6th inning the sun had gone far enough West that I was in the shade and it felt like outdoor air conditioning it was so comfortable.
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The only other game I can think of that had a similar type situation was a World Series game in 1941
I thought you were younger than that.



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