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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

How a Baseball Summer Turned Into ‘Groundhog Day’

That dissonance is just a sliver of this strange summer for the Spitters, whose season, like that of every other sports team in the country, has been defined by the coronavirus pandemic. For the Spitters, defending Northwoods League champions, that means a shortened schedule with no travel and, crucially, games against the Resorters, and only the Resorters, all summer long.

In MLB history, the longest streak of consecutive games between two teams is 12, between the Boston Beaneaters and Philadelphia Phillies in September 1903, after the deadly bleacher collapse at the Baker Bowl a month prior had scattered the Phillies’ schedule. (In the short-lived Federal League, the Buffalo Buffeds and Baltimore Terrapins played 13 consecutive games in July 1914.) The Spitters and Resorters more than tripled that MLB record, matching up in 41 consecutive games, the final 40 coming in a span of just 47 days.

“It’s a little bit like Groundhog Day,” says Mickey Graham, the Spitters’ general manager. Resorters manager Steve Cutter observes, “We’re just in the same spot. So, we see the same walls and we see the same office and the same field.” And the same opponents, who ran away in the two-team standings, as the Spitters went 34-7 in those matchups.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2020 at 11:54 AM | 2 comment(s)
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