Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cause It's Root, Root, Root
for the Home Team

Baseball astounds me.  

There are so many, so very many ways that this unique game can come with historic firsts:  Two grand slam homeruns by the same player, in the same inning, (Fernando Tatis, 1999); pitching back-to-back no-hitters (Johnny Van der Meer, 1938); and now this:

For the first time in baseball's long history, the FIRST TIME EVER, every single home team won Tuesday, on a day with at least 15 games. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century ago, on May 23, 1914, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

The 15 host teams -- the Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins, Mets, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, D-backs, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers and Giants -- outscored their visitors by an 80-32 margin, including four shutouts.

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