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bennyw41
08-11-2005, 02:10 PM
Does anyone know the explanation behind Albert Belle's 163 games played in 1998?

he_gone_89
08-11-2005, 02:36 PM
Sox and Blue Jays played to a 5-5 tie.
The Game was called in the end of the 6th inning

chaerulez
08-11-2005, 02:37 PM
Edit: he_gone beat me to my response

ja1022
08-11-2005, 02:37 PM
Damn good question, Benny. 80-82<163 :?:

Viva Medias B's
08-11-2005, 09:08 PM
Damn good question, Benny. 80-82<163 :?:

But 80-82-1=163

Chips
08-11-2005, 11:16 PM
Sox and Blue Jays played to a 5-5 tie.
The Game was called in the end of the 6th inning

The game was never resumed?

Viva Medias B's
08-12-2005, 08:26 AM
The game was never resumed?

It was replayed as a full game. This is the rare circumstance of a tie game. That happens when the game in progress is rained out with the score tied. All the game's stats are discarded, and the teams replay the game anew.

Railsplitter
08-12-2005, 11:41 AM
It was replayed as a full game. This is the rare circumstance of a tie game. That happens when the game in progress is rained out with the score tied. All the game's stats are discarded, and the teams replay the game anew.

It's easier to explain these rule rather than why it exists. I remember extra inning ties being suspended at Wriglet before the light went up and the American League once having a 1 A.M. curfew.

TDog
08-12-2005, 12:32 PM
It was replayed as a full game. This is the rare circumstance of a tie game. That happens when the game in progress is rained out with the score tied. All the game's stats are discarded, and the teams replay the game anew.

There's no winning or losing pitcher, but hitting, pitching and fielding stats count in tie games. Jack Brickhouse used to tell a story about a Cubs opener that went 14 innings or more and ended in a tie with one of the players complaining the season hadn't started yet and he was already 0-for-7.

If you look at the Cubs' stats in the late '60s, you'll see a few players with more than 162 games. Rain and darkness forced ties, Leo Durocher never rested his regulars, and the team ran out of gas at the end of the season.