This day in baseball: Records in stranding

On August 10, 1901, Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set what was then an American League record by stranding 11 base runners as a result of his at-bats. ┬áThe Indians beat Chicago, 11-7, at Cleveland’s League Park.

The current American League record for base runners stranded stands at 12, held in a tie by Trot Nixon (2003) and David Ortiz (2009).  The NL record is 14, held by Ryan Zimmerman (2016).

Frank Isbell, 1909 (American Tobacco Company)

Quote of the day

Why? Why should the bond between a people and their baseball team be so intense? Fenway Park is a part of it, offering a physical continuum to the bond, not only because Papi can stand in the same batter’s box as Teddy Ballgame, but also because a son might sit in the same wooden-slat seat as his father.

~Tom Verducci




Boston Strong: Red Sox victorious

Photo source: The New York Times

Congratulations to MVP David Ortiz, to the Red Sox, and to the city of Boston on this World Series victory!


For more on the Series, see these links:

Red Sox Rout Cardinals to Win World Series – New York Times

Red Sox win World Series with Game 6 victory over Cardinals – CNN

With World Series victory, both Red Sox and city of Boston earn their baseball party – NY Daily News

Red Sox savor title, and comfort of home – USA Today

Photo source: NY Daily News