Golden Baseball Magazine
Grand Slam Lost

Situation: July 4, 1976 - The Phillies have the bases loaded with nobody out in a game at Pittsburgh. Tim McCarver hits a long fly. Thinking the ball might be caught, the runner on 1st, Garry Maddox, goes back to tag up. Watching his clout go over the fence, McCarver passes his teammate, and 1B umpire Ed Vargo gives the out sign. How is the play scored?

Reference: "When baserunners pass each other, who's out?", Rule Review, Rich Marazzi, USA Today Sports Weekly, July 21-27, 2010


Baseball Quiz

Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews of the Braves are the pair of teammates with the most RBIs while playing on the same team - 863. Second are Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig with 846. Which duo is third?

(A) Duke Snider/Gil Hodges - Dodgers
(B) Jim Rice/Dwight Evans - Red Sox
(C) Willie Mays/Willie McCovey
- Giants
(D) Mickey Mantle/Yogi Berra - Yankees