July 30, 2021

Stark: Strange But True Feats of the Year, 2019 Edition (The Athletic)

So what was so Strange But True about baseball in the year 2019?

Oh, nothing much — except that a guy got hurt while cooking Cajun food … And another guy hit a home run after striking out … And we found a real pitcher who is still trying to convince us that he pitched on two days on the same day!

But that’s not all. There’s so much strangeness where that came from. So fasten that seat belt. And put your seat back in the full upright-and-locked position – because it’s time for another wacky edition of the Strange But True Feats of the Year!

The Strange But True Team of the Year

Didn’t it figure that this would be the year the Washington Nationals won the World Series? All those years when they were clearly The Best Team didn’t lead them to any parade floats. It took this year, this Strange But True journey. Because baseball! So how unlikely was this journey? Let’s count the ways.

• Back on May 23 — 50 games into…

Read “Stark: Strange But True Feats of the Year, 2019 Edition” at The Athletic