Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rarity in Baseball last night

While the Mets were playing their first regular season game at Citifield last night the Yankees lost to Tampa Bay 15-5. When I checked the box score, I found out that first baseman outfielder Nick Swisher pitched the 8th inning for the Yankees. Since they were losing so badly manager Joe Girardi didn't want to "waste" another relief pitcher. Newsday reported that this was the first time since 1997 that the Yankees used a position player as a pitcher. Back then it was Wade Boggs. I did a little research and found these instances when the Mets used a position player to pitch (see chart to the upper left)

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