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texasdave
09-08-2008, 01:01 PM
At the start of play on Monday baseball history tells us that there have been 249,996 home runs hit to date. Four more homers and MLB reaches the 1/4 million milestone. 250,000 is a lot of home runs.

http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/newsstand/discussion/will_the_250000th_home_run_be_hit_today/

Four games will start today before the Reds begin play against Milwaukee.
Since most of these games will likely be in the third inning or so the milestone might be achieved before any Reds batters step into the batter's box.

The four games (with probable starting pitchers) are:

Cleveland (Carmona) @ Baltimore (Olson) 7:05 EST
Oakland (Gonzalez) @ Detroit (Miner) 7:05 EST
Toronto (Jackson) @ Boston (Lester) 7:05 EST
Florida (Sanchez) @ Philadelphia (Blanton) 7:05 EST

Cincinnati (Volquez) @ Milwaukee (Bush) 8:05 EST
Pittsburgh (Snell) @ Houston (Arias) 8:05 EST
Toronto (Burnett) @ Chicago (Vasquez) 8:11 EST

The milestone should be reached in one of these seven games (probably in one of the first four listed).

I wonder if the milestone will be counted when the ball leaves the yard or when the batter touches home? Run, Forrest, run. Anyone remember Dave Concepcion racing around the bases while vainly attempting to score baseball's one millionth run?
I believe he lost out to Bob Watson.

Anyway if you feel like offering up the hitter and pitcher combo that results in # 250,000 go right ahead.

The game in Philadelphia looks promising. I will take Ryan Howard taking Anibal Sanchez deep in the third inning.:beerme:

justincredible
09-08-2008, 01:18 PM
Pretty cool milestone. It would be neat to see a Red get a chance to hit it.

CarolinaRedleg
09-08-2008, 01:58 PM
ESPN has spoken: 249,997, 249,998, 249,999 and 250,000 will all be taking place tonight at Fenway Park during the home half innings, even if there are other, earlier home runs. Those will be counted later.


*This, of course, is tongue in cheek.......probably*

robmadden1
09-08-2008, 05:53 PM
Thats so stupid they only want the damn Red Sox to get it.

REDblooded
09-08-2008, 07:57 PM
Reds start in 10 minutes. 3 HR's have already been hit.

Jason Bay
Gary Sheffield
Magglio Ordonez

REDblooded
09-08-2008, 08:08 PM
Sheffield gets it on a grand slam..... yuck.

texasdave
09-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Sheffield wanted that record. Homered in the first and then again in the second.

texasdave
09-08-2008, 08:25 PM
Just saw this note on baseball-reference.com. Hold all tickets!


Please note that it is raining heavily in Detroit which could cause the game to be called and the HR's not become official.

:eek:

HalMorrisRules
09-08-2008, 08:57 PM
Just saw this note on baseball-reference.com. Hold all tickets!



:eek:

That would be kind of cruel.