A Day of Rare Events

We’re talking rare events in terms of baseball, of course.  The Phillies turned an around-the-horn triple play today in San Diego, Franco to Hernandez to Joseph.  The last time they executed a 5-4-3 double play dates back to 2007, Nunez to Utley to Helms.

But more rare than that was first baseman Rhys Hoskins drawing five walks in today’s game for the Reading Fightin’ Phils to set a team record.  It’s an uncommon event in the major leagues as well.


I didn’t watch the game online, but have to believe that none of the walks were intentional since Hoskins was followed in the lineup by his Bash Brother Dylan Cozens, who didn’t draw any walks.  Today’s 14-0 drubbing of the Altoona Curve brings the Fightin Phils’ record to 76-38, the best record in all of baseball.  Okay, that does it — we’re putting a Fightin Phils’ game on this year’s bucket list.

Fightin Phils




About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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One Response to A Day of Rare Events

  1. doctuhdon says:

    That triple play was impressive. 5 walks in a game for Rhys is surreal !

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