Here are today’s scores … 2-1, 2-1, 2-1, 2-1, 2-1 and 2-1.

Friend of the VORG Doug Kern from ESPN tweeted out the following a week ago …

Which I responded to:

And Doug replied:

Doug is indeed right that May 5, 1995 is the only date on which three 9-4 games had been played, so this was a new “record”.

My “idea” was to find which date(s) featured the most games with the same final score, be it 9-4 or something else.

With the help of the Retrosheet game logs, here are the “winners” since 1871, with six instances each on the same day. Not surprisingly, they are low-scoring games decided by one run. This is consistent with my finding in examining the final scores of all games from 1871-2010, where 4-3 and 2-1 were two of the top three most frequent outcomes.

DATESCOREGAMESTOT GAMES
197209242-169
201210024-368

Thank you Doug for the inspiration!

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