This day in baseball: Bock Baker gives up 23 singles

In a game against the Chicago White Stockings on April 28, 1901, Cleveland Blues pitcher Bock Baker gave up 23 singles, which allowed Chicago to cruise to a 13-1 victory over the Blues. As a result, Baker was tagged with the dubious record for giving up the most singles by an American League pitcher in a game, a record that still stands to this day.

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2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Bock Baker gives up 23 singles

  1. Sounds like a Baseball Project song in the works, something that uses all those singles and the team name in the lyrics. Come to think of it, that name, The Blues seems appropriate for Cleveland with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there. Oh well, we’ll have to live with Guardians.

    1. Yes, on both points! I do think the Guardians has a lot of potential for some fun in Cleveland, I do like the Blues better, as well. That’s a name with a lot of flexibility and possibility.

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