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12-24-2003, 12:48 PM
Did it ever happen that a batter was intentional walked even the base loaded?
12-24-2003, 12:59 PM
I don't remember when, but I'm pretty sure this has happened to McGwire and/or Bonds in recent years.
Here's one from 7/23/1944. http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/N/Nicholson_Bill.stm
Showalter and the Dbacks also did it to Bonds 5/28/1998; it's mentioned here. http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/teams/1998diamondbacks.stm
The second link says that Bonds' was the fourth in history, I quit looking before I found the other two.
12-24-2003, 07:57 PM
Thanks, jzmet & skip. I just found a source with it: it happened on Nap Lajoie, Del Bissonette, Bill Nicholson & Barry Bonds.
Happy holiday to ALL!
12-24-2003, 08:04 PM
And according baseball library, Mel Ott did it on 1929/10/5, but this time they intentional walked him for preventing him contending home run title with Chuck Klein.
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