Big changes are coming. But the game keeps spinning until it happens. Yesterday I posted about each perfect game in May. They are the rarest and best of achievements, says me. But other achievements are also pretty neat. On Jars9ay, we are going to deep dive into several achievement worthy performances in May and prior when necessary.
In May, there were 74 no-hitters by the starting pitcher. As you may or may not know, CSFBL does not give achievements for combined no-hitters. And since searching through the game logs for teams that didn’t get a hit against more than one pitcher is a bit out of my time/skill range right now. A quick scroll through the 74 games revealed something I did not expect to see. 3 pitchers had 2 no-hitters in the month.
23 players drove in 10 or more runs in a game in May.
In May, 4 players had 7 hits in a game.
The last time a player had 8 hits in a game was on January 19th in the ToC Championship Season when James Bertrand did it for the Carleton Swingers managed by ClaytonKershaw (vs a human owned team ftr)
There were 14 games where a player scored 6 or more runs in May. Nobody did it twice, nobody scored more than 6. Moving on.
Now here’s a category that is way more fun in simulation than reality. 126 times a player walked 5 times in a game. Only 2 players did it twice.
In the group there is the most repetition because you have to be fast to steal. there were 83 games of 4 or more steals. 6 players did it twice. 4 players had 5 steals. They were too fast to grab their player ids for a link.
I was genuinely curious about how often a 2 Grand Slam game happens. In May, there were 64 such games. No player did it more than once.
No player has hit 4 Grand Slams in a game according to the records in the database.
There were 337 cycles in May. Only 2 players had 2.
We are getting into the depths here. 44 players had 3 or more outfield assists in a game in May. Nobody did it twice. Two players had 4 in a game.
9 poor bastards had 4 errors in a game.
25 players were busted on the bases 3 times in a game in May. Lucky for them, none of them did it twice.
The last player to get caught 4 times in a game was Jeffrey King on Oct 22, 2021 of
Janes Addiction Baltimore Orioles managed by dteggers. Dteggers is the first repeat owner in this compilation. Congrats, sorta.
There are a couple of negative pitching achievements left to look at…
In May, 236 pitchers allowed 5 or more HR in a game. Perhaps the Dead Ball era will curtail this a bit… Several pitchers did it twice. 1 unlucky soul did it three times.
The last pitcher to allow more than 6 was Terry Donnelly in MLB Throwback on April 25th.
Possibly my favorite category. 21 pitchers hit 4 or more batters in a game in the month of May. Nobody did it twice. Nobody hit more than 4. Disappointing. Too much control around here.
Spring Contests Update
There are 9 entries into the Spring Sports Contest. The NBA and NHL playoffs are ongoing. The Premier League was won by Manchester City, everybody except clone got that one correct. Sorry, buddy. The Champions League was won by Real Madrid, 6/9 got that right.
At the time of this writing, Tuesday afternoon, Yankees, Mets and Dodgers each have 33 wins, so any answer is in play. And all 3 answers were chosen. I can’t believe I’m going to root for the Dodgers today. Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship so we all got that right as everyone expected him to finish out of the top 20. The event was won by Justin Thomas who was in the ‘A Name’ category. Nobody selected that group. Marcus Ericsson won the Indy 500 and he was a Field guy.
With 5 questions answered and 4 remaining, here are the standings…
9 – Drinkslinger, fyewiks, humie87
7 – randyb33, crimedog60, GB Ray, andujar
5 – citizenclone, balmers