In 1993, both Mike Fetters and Paul Gibson did something really unusual.

For as far back as Baseball-Reference.com has pitch data (1988), here are the pitching appearances where each batter faced saw just one pitch:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp App,Dec IP H R ER HR Pit Str IR IS BF ERA
1 Paul Gibson 1993-07-18 NYY OAK 9-9f 1.0 3 1 1 0 6 6 0 0 6 9.00
2 Mike Fetters 1993-05-15 MIL CLE 9-9f 1.0 3 2 2 0 6 6 1 1 6 18.00
3 Duaner Sanchez 2005-05-07 LAD CIN 6-7 0.2 1 2 2 0 4 4 0 0 4 27.00
4 Matt Belisle 2005-05-03 CIN STL 9-9f 1.0 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 0.00
5 Brandon Lyon 2005-04-11 ARI COL 9-9f ,S 1.0 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 0.00
6 Paul Quantrill 2004-03-30 NYY TBD 6-7 1.0 1 1 1 0 4 4 1 0 4 9.00
7 Bob Wells 1999-06-18 MIN TBD 8-8 ,BW 1.0 1 0 0 0 4 4 2 1 4 0.00
8 Scott Sanders 1997-06-13 SEA COL 9-9f 1.0 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 0.00
9 Scott Bailes 1989-05-07 (2) CLE MIN 7-8 1.1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 4 0.00
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Generated 2/15/2012.

Since 1988, there is only one pitcher to have his batters faced equal his pitches thrown for an entire season, and that’s Trent Durrington, an infielder for the Brewers who pitched one game in 2004, throwing just one pitch.

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