This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 19

Nope. Absolutely nothing to do with anything in the post, but it just seemed too good a picture to waste...

Record: 5-10 - Home: 5-3 - Road: 0-7

  • 1911. Not D-backs related, but pretty cool. British-born Walter Carlisle completed what's believed to be the only unassisted triple-play by an outfielder in pro history, coming in to catch a shallow fly-ball while playing in the PCL for Vernon. Per SABR, "The runners had been off with the pitch. Carlisle regained his feet and ran to second base, retiring the runner Moore, who had rounded third and was most of the way toward home plate. After doubling off Moore, Carlisle switched direction slightly and ran toward first base, where he tripled off that runner, Metzer, who was still between second and third."
  • 1989: Patrick Corbin born - he's one of no less than ten players to have appeared in the majors this year, who were born on July 19 over the years. That's kinda impressive, given the average is less than three per day (based on 1,031 players used to date) Corbin is tied with the Braves' Luis Avilan for the youngest, with Yorvit Torrealba the oldest. Among those with whom Corbin shares a birthday is Rick Ankiel - who was designated for assignment by the Nationals today, on his 33rd birthday. Hey, let's sign Ankiel and convert him back to a pitcher! That's be a laugh!
  • 2001: Randy Johnson set a Major League record with 16 strikeouts as a reliever. The relief appearance was needed when a transformer blew at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium the night before, suspending play in the bottom of the second inning. Curt Schilling had started the game, but a replacement was needed when it resumed the next day. The two pitchers combined on a one-hitter with 17 K, Arizona beating San Diego 3-0. The previous best was 14 by Denny McClain in 1965 - no-one has reached double figures since, with Aaron Harang the most recent to fan nine out of the bullpen, in May 2008.
  • 2011: Barry Enright made his last appearance to date for the Diamondbacks, taking the loss and getting hammered in a spot start against the Brewers at Chase. He allowed six runs in three innings of an 11-3 defeat for the Diamondbacks, four of the seven hits given up leaving the park. Zach Duke, in relief, allowed three more in the fourth and fifth, and Milwaukee added a fourth homer, a two-run shot off Sam Demel in the ninth. Justin Upton had two of Arizona's five hits, and was the only player to reach base safely more than once.
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