Monday, May 22, 2006

Lloyd, Lloyd, Null and Void


The AFLAC Trivia Question tonight was “What Cub set a record with five intentional walks on this date in 1990?” I knew it had to be Andre Dawson, and it was tipped in by the fact that he is a special assistant in the Marlins’ organization. My question was, who was hitting behind him?

I checked the box score and saw it was Lloyd McClendon (0-6) and later Dave Clark, who ended up driving in the winning run, after the fifth intentional walk.

I also saw Mike Bielecki threw ten shutout innings. They didn’t keep pitch counts in the box scores then, so I have no idea how efficient he was. The Cubs won 2-1 in 16 innings, with Chris Sabo hitting a homer in the 13th off Jeff Pico, but Luis Salazar answered with a homer in the bottom of the inning off Randall Kirk Myers.

2 comments:

Tom said...

When I saw the headline I thought it was a note about Lloyd Bentsen, then I saw the date. RIP, Senator.

Your Humble Correspondent said...

Yeah, he died too.

I bet Dan Quayle got some media phone calls because of it.