The Chicago Cubs gave us one of the more bizarre baseball games in recent memory Tuesday night, eventually beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 in 15 innings on a RBI single by Kris Bryant and then a grand slam from Javier Baez, and making plenty of history along the way. The particularly unconventional part of the game saw Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon use six different players in left field, including three pitchers. That’s quite historic on a number of fronts:

How rare is it to see three pitchers play the outfield in a single game? According to Play Index, it hasn’t happened since at least 1913 (as far as their data goes back):

Pitchers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton also went back and forth between the mound and left field, which hasn’t been seen in 30 years:

Reliever Pedro Strop, who finished the game in left field, had some great quotes after the game:

Not to let the defense have all the credit, the Cubs also made some history on the offensive side:

So, just another baseball game, right? Maddon’s been known for plenty of unconventional managerial moves in the past, but some of the ones he made here were odd even by that standard. But they certainly worked out for the Cubs. Now, we’ll just have to see if he can find a way to top this later in the season.

[The Associated Press]

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