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:
|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|