(Almost) Historic Batting Line Occurs in Last Night’s Rays/Marlins Game

I got home last night to find an alert from my friend Dan, regarding a very rare 0-4-0-0 batting line by Carlos Pena.  I skimmed the box score, and (perhaps in a bit of wishcasting) read Pena’s line as 0-4-0-0.  I posted about it, as Pena would be only the fourth member of the 0-4-0-0 club, and the FIRST player to actually finish the game (the prior three got subbed out during the game).

I tweeted about this as I posted it, and within minutes, sharp-eyed readers pointed out that Pena DID NOT finish 0-4-0-0, but 1-4-0-0, as he had an official AB in the eighth inning.  So Pena didn’t make history.  (The post has been deleted).

However, he is STILL in rare company . . . this was only the eighth time since 1918 that a player has started and finished a game having a batting line of 1-4-0-0 (there were two others that saw the player start but not finish the game).  Here are the eight:

Player Date Tm Rslt AB R H RBI
Carlos Pena 2012-06-15 TBR W 11-0 1 4 0 0
John Jaha 1999-07-24 OAK W 12-2 1 4 0 0
Darren Lewis 1991-09-16 SFG W 8-5 1 4 0 0
Jim Gilliam 1960-09-25 LAD L 9-13 1 4 0 0
Floyd Baker 1951-05-06 (2) CHW W 8-3 1 4 0 0
Russ Derry 1946-05-05 (1) PHA W 10-2 1 4 0 0
Dick Bartell 1942-09-17 NYG W 11-1 1 4 0 0
Harry Hooper 1919-07-04 (1) BOS W 9-2 1 4 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/16/2012.

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