Mitch Moreland

Buck Showalter (probably) let baseball's first illegal lineup re-entry slide for a simple reason

Buck Showalter (probably) let baseball's first illegal lineup re-entry slide for a simple reason

On Aug. 25, the Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox, 16-3, at Fenway Park. The Red Sox allowed 21 hits, committed five errors and, maybe most amazingly, couldn’t solve Jeremy Hellickson. They also sent five players to the mound just one night after using five pitchers in a 13-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians. (Only reliever Blaine Boyer appeared in both for Boston.)

Largely overlooked until Wednesday, however, was a weird bit of baseball trivia: The game,

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