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Thursday, April 22, 2004

On sacrifice flies scoring two runs... 

One of the USSMariner authors made a snarky comment about overhearing someone at a Mariners game say that a sacrifice fly might drive in two runners. In response, a reader provided them with what presumably attempts to be a comprehensive list of instances over the last 30 years where two runners scored on a sac fly.

The curious thing is that, of the 9 instances, three of them occurred at old Arlington Stadium. Given that Arlington Stadium was out of the cookie-cutter mold, with your standard issue 330'-380'-400'-380'-330' dimensions, it seems a bit odd that there would be so many there. You'd expect it somewhere like Yankee Stadium, where left-center field seeming stretches to New Jersey...

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