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MLB: Intentional walk with the bases loaded

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Interesting, I read today that this has only happened twice in the past 72 years in MLB...  Video below where Barry Bonds was intentionally walked in the 9th inning of a game back in 1998, allowing a run to score on purpose just to face the next batter!

 

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/67794252/v134341083/arisf-dbacks-walk-bonds-with-the-bases-loaded

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I remember this. The actually scary part...they LEFT the reliever in after he had thrown 45 pitches and loaded the bases, to face the next batter. Knowing that was what Showalter was going to do (maybe he needed to rest arms), makes total sense. You made a mistake with steroidded Bonds, it was going to come back at you. As it was, the guy threw what looked like a first pitch strike down, the next guy up still hit the ball solidly, but at least it stayed in the park.

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