Stark: Strange but true feats in the 2014 MLB season

From SABR member Jayson Stark at on December 29, 2014:

How wacky was the totally nonfictional baseball season of 2014? So wacky that an actual major league manager made up an actual lineup based on an old Tommy Tutone song. So wacky that a team “hit” into a double play — on a walk. So wacky that one of the best pitchers in baseball had to head for the disabled list because he hurt himself trying to make a sandwich.

And that all happened. In real life. No kidding. So because it’s the end of that wacky year just past, and because it’s an end-of-year tradition right up there with resolutions, midnight smooches and pretending you know more than the first 10 words of “Auld Lang Syne,” it’s time for our 2014 roundup of the Strange But True Feats of the Year.

And just so you have something to look forward to, besides digging through the attic to locate the champagne glasses, we’re presenting all this as a two-part series this year, beginning with the Strange But True Regular-Season Feats of the Year. Coming Tuesday: The Strange But True Postseason Feats of 2014.

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Originally published: December 29, 2014. Last Updated: December 29, 2014.