Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Harbour Ball highlight

A very unusual play in Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League playoff action as the Green Team faced the Navy Blue Team on Wednesday night.

WC Electric player and FH Green Team catcher Dave Bahm hit a soft fly to centre with runners on first and second and one out. The centrefielder for the Navy Blue Team misplayed the fly and booted the ball - not uncommon in Harbour League. The runner on second had tagged up, but the runner on first had started running. So when the ball was booted, there was approximately 4 feet between the runners and they kept going.

When the centrefielder came up with the ball, he whipped it into the shortstop, who turned around and saw BOTH runners going for home. A perfect throw to the catcher resulted in both runners being tagged out in quick succession as seasoned ump Bill "BK" Kirby made the double pump call at the plate.

Et voila - a 8-6-2-2 double play! Fairly uncommon I would think.....though a Google search found one in the majors from 1985.


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