Quiz: Six October men, plus one (solved)
What sort of postseason event unites these six players, and one more who is not listed? They are listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent.
- A search with B-R’s Play Index could pinpoint those six games, but not the players.
- The seventh player owns a unique subcategory of this type of event, and was omitted to avoid giving the game away.
Congratulations to James Smyth and David Horwich! James was the first to identify the event as a defensive miscue that led to an unearned run in a 1-0 postseason loss. David named A.J. Ellis as the seventh member of the club, for his passed ball today that set up the St. Louis run as they captured NLCS game 2. The other six miscues were all errors. (By the way, I’ve now heard two postgame commentators say that the ball was scored a wild pitch, but the online accounts of MLB.com and ESPN.com both show a passed ball.)
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