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April 13, 2002 - Twice in Japanese pro baseball history has a single team rapped out five hits in a single inning and not had anything to show for it on the scoreboard. Here is the play by play:
The Eagles on October 27, 1937 against the Nagoya Club (a pre-cursor to the Chunichi Dragons):
Tsuji leads off and clocks a single to right, but attempts to stretch it
into a double and is dead meat at second.
Awahara (I might not have that name transliterated correctly) legs out a ground ball.
Teramoto drops one in near the thirdbase line.
Nakane singled to center and Awahara is nailed at the plate.
Bucky Harris (real name: Harrison MacGaillard; not the same Bucky Harris who played with the Washington Senators) singled to left and Teramoto is out at home.
The Hanshin Tigers August 14 1963 against the Kintetsu Buffaloes:
Bourbon singled to right
and is subsequently out attempting to steal.
Okajima singled to center. Toguchi singled to left and Okajima is out trying to take third. Nakata singled. Hayase singled to center and Toguchi is gunned down at the plate.
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