One Game, 30 Runs

Yesterday the Texas Rangers walloped the Baltimore Orioles 30-3. They became the first major league baseball team in 110 years to score 30 runs:

“That was ridiculous,” said Saltalamacchia, who went 4-for-6 with a walk and scored five runs. “I have never been in anything like that in my life.”

The Rangers erased a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth inning, nine more in the sixth, 10 in the eighth and six in the ninth.

To add insult to injury, it was a double-header, and Texas won the second game (by the far more reasonable score of) 9-7.

Incidentally, I submitted this story to Boing Boing, because I dream of one day getting a sports-related story on that site. I gather that the editors all loathe sports, so it’s kind of a personal challenge to try and break them. I explained the rarity of the event thusly:

To translate, this is as rare as, say, Warren Ellis and Neil Gaiman collaborating on a LOLCat image while debating Pastafarianism.

So far, no joy, but I’m undaunted.

Speaking of Boing Boing and sports, I had an idea a while back: why not create the of sports? That is, ‘a directory of wonderful sports things’. I did a search at the time and couldn’t easily find such a site.


  1. Not directly comparable to BoingBoing, but Deadspin has a lot of “offbeat” sports stories that you don’t see elsewhere.

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