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asboog
08-27-2005, 08:27 PM
WOw anybody see this? I can't remember ever seeing. Does anybody know when the last time it was done?

AOEllis
08-27-2005, 08:34 PM
Willie Harris, I mean Wesley Snipes, did it in Major League.

Ol' No. 2
08-27-2005, 08:36 PM
WOw anybody see this? I can't remember ever seeing. Does anybody know when the last time it was done?The story says the last Indians player to do it was Omar Vizquel in May of 2003.

SoxFan76
08-27-2005, 08:56 PM
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez. duuuuuuuh

SouthSide_HitMen
08-27-2005, 08:57 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=cle

It was against a righty as well. It is rare in this day and age. Usually it only happens as part of a double steal.

Click the link to watch it.

SoxFan76
08-27-2005, 09:03 PM
Seriously now...I just watched it and it was just a smart play by Sizemore. The 3rd baseman was waaay off the line and Sizemore had a ginormous lead.

HotelWhiteSox
08-27-2005, 09:24 PM
Early in the year I was hoping Pods would try this, possibly if everything was clinched, or in a nondivision game, just for fun. Give you an inch, take a mile!

Soxzilla
08-27-2005, 10:27 PM
Jason Kendall stole home off KRod a few weeks ago.

A walkoff 'theft'...in fact.

bmac5001
08-27-2005, 10:59 PM
Actually Kendall scored on an error when the Angels catcher made a bad throw back to the mound.

I really like Sizemore. If only he didn't play for the Indians.

bafiarocks03
08-27-2005, 11:28 PM
All right Grady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Banix12
08-28-2005, 12:04 AM
Pods is capable of doing it. He did it once against the Cubs, I think during his rookie year.

santo=dorf
08-28-2005, 12:11 AM
Willie Harris, I mean Wesley Snipes, did it in Major League.

Willie Harris stole home tonight at AAA.

SOXSINCE'70
08-28-2005, 12:22 AM
Smart move,but still,

:wh1tesox00 :indianslose

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

itsnotrequired
08-28-2005, 01:05 AM
Smart move,but still,

:wh1tesox00 :indianslose

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

I love the loss but also love the steal. Amazing...

Chips
08-28-2005, 01:10 AM
Amazing.

TDog
08-28-2005, 01:14 AM
You don't see a straight steal of home much at all anymore. I was at a Cubs game in the 1970s. where Brock Davis was thrown out attempting a steal of home. On television I saw a Yankees player get tagged out attempting to steal home with two out in the nine and the score tied against the Sox. Rod Carew victimized the Sox in 1969, the year he stole home seven times, the single-season record, when you knew he was coming.

It doesn't happen much anymore. Now I think teams are too busy correcting bonehead baserunning mistakes that few players are confident enough to attempt it, except, maybe on a missed suicide squeeze. I talk to older people, and they remember when you used to see it.

Babe Ruth stole home eight times in his career.

Norberto7
08-28-2005, 01:16 AM
A steal of home is a pretty good way of proving your fortitude. If you don't make it, gosh, do you look stupid. If you do make it, gosh, do you look like a badass.

Soxzilla
08-28-2005, 01:24 AM
Actually Kendall scored on an error when the Angels catcher made a bad throw back to the mound.

I really like Sizemore. If only he didn't play for the Indians.

They ruled that an error? Bogus. The catcher threw it right at K-rod, K-Rod was just throwing a temper tantrum and missed the ball.

Ol' No. 2
08-28-2005, 01:31 AM
You don't see a straight steal of home much at all anymore. I was at a Cubs game in the 1970s. where Brock Davis was thrown out attempting a steal of home. On television I saw a Yankees player get tagged out attempting to steal home with two out in the nine and the score tied against the Sox. Rod Carew victimized the Sox in 1969, the year he stole home seven times, the single-season record, when you knew he was coming.

It doesn't happen much anymore. Now I think teams are too busy correcting bonehead baserunning mistakes that few players are confident enough to attempt it, except, maybe on a missed suicide squeeze. I talk to older people, and they remember when you used to see it.

Babe Ruth stole home eight times in his career.Ty Cobb did it six times in one season. It was a different game then.

Randar68
08-28-2005, 02:11 AM
Ty Cobb did it six times in one season. It was a different game then.

yeah, they actually knew what a balk was then and held ya to it...

HotelWhiteSox
08-28-2005, 02:38 AM
Smart move,but still,

:wh1tesox00 :indianslose

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Actually, I think it happened from their win on Friday, but yes, nice to see the loss Sat

DaleJRFan
08-28-2005, 04:26 AM
Willie Harris stole home tonight, too....

Podsednik took third on a throwing error by shortstop Anderson Hernandez and, after Willie Harris walked and stole second, scored on Roosevelt Brown's groundout. Harris stole home one batter later to give the Knights a 6-3 lead.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050828&content_id=23600&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp

fquaye149
08-28-2005, 10:07 AM
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez. duuuuuuuh

they don't see him! omigod i can't believe they don't see him!

SOXSINCE'70
08-28-2005, 10:31 AM
I love the loss but also love the steal. Amazing...

I'd love to see Podsednik steal home.IN THE PLAYOFFS!!

A lot goes into stealing home.You have to get the right lead
away from 3rd base,you have to know the pitcher's time from
the mound to home plate.You're either a fool if you fail or a hero
if you succeed.

LongLiveFisk
08-28-2005, 10:40 AM
How soon they forget! I knew I wasn't crazy when this came to mind. Of all people, Brian Daubach stole home for the White Sox back in April, 2003....

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20030427_MIN@CHW

akingamongstmen
08-28-2005, 10:41 AM
Willie Harris stole home tonight, too....

Further proof that he could be a valuable addition to the bench for the playoffs (just as long as he doesn't have to swing a bat).

doublem23
08-28-2005, 12:04 PM
They ruled that an error? Bogus. The catcher threw it right at K-rod, K-Rod was just throwing a temper tantrum and missed the ball.

How would that not be an error then?

Soxzilla
08-28-2005, 01:24 PM
How would that not be an error then?

Paulie whining to the umpire wasn't an error. And that cost US a run.

downstairs
08-28-2005, 01:33 PM
Paulie whining to the umpire wasn't an error. And that cost US a run.

Did he touch the ball? If he didn't it is very tough to call an error (may be a rule that you do have to touch the ball, but even if not... its tough to call something like that). If he did touch the ball, then it should have been an error for sure.

soltrain21
08-28-2005, 01:45 PM
How soon they forget! I knew I wasn't crazy when this came to mind. Of all people, Brian Daubach stole home for the White Sox back in April, 2003....

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20030427_MIN@CHW



It is amazing how different our lineup is. That was only 2 years ago!

SouthSide_HitMen
08-28-2005, 03:12 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore?gid=250828114

Picked Off - G Sizemore (3rd base, G Zaun).

Seems he had thoughts of sugar plums dancing in his head 1 too many times.

Letmehearya
08-29-2005, 12:00 PM
Didn't Dick "Don't call me Richie" Allen steal home for the Sox in the early 70's? or maybe it was Pat Kelly. It wasn't Nyls Nyman.

Railsplitter
08-29-2005, 12:06 PM
Seriously, I believe Greg Luzinski once stole home, but it was on the second end of a double steal.

TDog
08-29-2005, 12:20 PM
Didn't Dick "Don't call me Richie" Allen steal home for the Sox in the early 70's? or maybe it was Pat Kelly. It wasn't Nyls Nyman.

Allen stole home in a game against the Angels in California (after the team moved from Los Angeles, but before subsequent moves to Anaheim and Los Angeles). May 11, 1973, against highly touted Nolan Ryan in the first inning.

Pat Kelly doubles. Carlos May flies out to center, Kelly to third. Dick Allen doubles for an RBI. Bill Melton walks. Ken Henderson singles to left, sharply to load the bases. With Mike Andrews at the plate, Dick Allen breaks for the plate. Shaken Nolan Ryan's pitch goes back to the screen. The other runners advance on the wild pitch because they aren't running. (It wasn't a triple steal as I initially believed.) Mike Andrews doubles. Jorge Orta singles against the reliever, who eventually got out of the inning that ended with Chuck Brinkman striking out. All 5 runs charged to future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.

Sox win, 7-4. Stan Bahnsen with the win, Terry Forster with the save.