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Old 04-01-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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I'm not talking about a homerun, but more of like a single, double, or triple with no one on base, and the defense makes errors and the batter runs all the way around to home and scores a point.


I know its possible, i dont know whats it called, i bet some little league kids did this before since they are kids, but at the MLB level i would love to see a clip of it on youtube or something.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There is such a thing as an "inside the park home-run" though for it to count as a home run on the batter's stats there can't be any errors. It doesn't take much to turn an extra base hit into an error with a run scored. Batter hits a triple, bad throw from the relay man to third, ball ends up in the dugout, next thing you know the runner's trotting home.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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There is such a thing as an "inside the park home-run" though for it to count as a home run on the batter's stats there can't be any errors. It doesn't take much to turn an extra base hit into an error with a run scored. Batter hits a triple, bad throw from the relay man to third, ball ends up in the dugout, next thing you know the runner's trotting home.


oh sweet.. i just saw it on youtube. I'm not much of a baseball fan but more of a NBA fan, but yea, an "inside the park home-run" seems pretty cool lol.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think what the OP is talking about is to go all the way around just on errors. Like the little leaguer who taps half way back to the pitcher and keeps in running while the inept 8-year old defense throws the ball around, and says "Grampa, did you see me hit a homer?"

No doubt there have been cases of a major leaguer circling the bases on a ball hit in the infield, but it is not counted as a statistic, and could only be reconstructed by reviewing every batted ball in the history of baseball. I would guess maybe it happens about one a year. It is pretty rare in MLB for two different players to make an error on the same play.

There is one instance, in 1901. Jimmy Burke, the Milwaukee third baseman made four errors on one play. Booted a ground ball (E#1), picked the ball up and sailed it over the first baseman's head (E#2), muffed a good throw at third where he should have tagged out the runner (E#3), and then throwing wild to the catcher as the original batter scored (E#4). The details I've described might be apocryphal, but Burke is one of three MLB third basemen who have been charged with four errors in the same innins.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Some ML players have done it twice in a game. It is not that rare to have an inside the park home run. Ty Cobb did it 46 times. The record is 55 or 56. I am sure it has happened thousands of times in ML history.

I think it is the most exciting play in baseball.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Some ML players have done it twice in a game. It is not that rare to have an inside the park home run. Ty Cobb did it 46 times. The record is 55 or 56. I am sure it has happened thousands of times in ML history.

I think it is the most exciting play in baseball.
Maybe it's just semantics but 46 times in 11,000 at-bats counts as "rare" in my book.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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He didn't go all the way around the bases, but Brendan Ryan had a cool play

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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There is a list of rare occurrences here.

and this!

Inside-the-park grand slams

An inside-the-park grand slam is the same event but, like a grand slam, features the bases loaded for an inside-the-park home run. There have been 224 inside-the-park grand slams in Major League Baseball history, 26 in the past 50 years, and only eight since 1990 (as of August 1, 2011). Honus Wagner has the most in MLB history with five.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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This isn't quite what the OP wanted, but this was a really hilariously memorable play last year that the Astros had. Incidentally, the 3rd base coach of the Nationals that is trying to hold up the runner that eventually scores is Bo Porter, now the new manager of the Astros.

http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/0...tionals-video/
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We were once at a Mariners game back in the late 1990s when catcher Dan Wilson had an inside the park home grand slam. No errors, just a great bounce.

Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | DET@SEA: Wilson hits an inside-the-park grand slam - Video | Mariners.com: Multimedia
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