- Dec 14, 2019
Josh. Not David. I think we're a long way away from a David Hamilton IBB - based loaded or otherwise.Intentional walking the batter with the bases loaded has happened, to my knowledge, three times since WWII: Barry Bonds in 1998, David Hamilton in 2008, and Corey Seager in 2022. Some interesting facts:
* All three times, the team issuing the intentional walk won the game.
* In the 2022 case, the team issuing the intentional walk was already losing when they issued it, and still came back to win (!).
* 2/3 of these intentional walks were ordered by Joe Maddon. (The first was ordered by Buck Showalter.)
Okay, carry on!