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Monday, May 31, 2021

MLB reaches 2 million total runs when Minnesota Twins’ Josh Donaldson crosses plate

And you thought it was the year of the pitcher.

Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins scored the 2 millionth run in major league history Saturday, trotting home in the first inning on a ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz against the Kansas City Royals.

The Elias Sports Bureau confirmed Donaldson touched the plate for the milestone mark. The former American League MVP has scored 685 of those runs.

“I don’t know what to think. I’ll be honest with you,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “But I know J.D. only does big things, so I’m not surprised to hear that he scored the 2 millionth run of all time.’‘

The buildup to No. 2,000,000 certainly didn’t equal the anticipation for the 1 millionth run. Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial were among the stars who helped promote the chase, which also drew corporate sponsors for the countdown.

Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scored No. 1 million on May 4, 1975, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Moments later, Dave Concepcion of the Cincinnati Reds hit a home run and crossed the plate shortly after Watson.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 31, 2021 at 11:48 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: June 01, 2021 at 10:55 AM (#6021783)
wow.. I remember the millionth run, which took 100 years; and now I was still around for the next million.

If we average 32 teams * 162 g/yr * 4.7 runs per g, that is almost 25K runs per season, which means another 41 years until run #3,000,000
   2. The Duke Posted: June 01, 2021 at 02:36 PM (#6021846)
I’m surprised it didn’t happen when the cardinals walked/hbp someone with the bases loaded . It happens about once a game.
   3. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: June 01, 2021 at 05:08 PM (#6021870)
Q: When will MLB score its three millionth run?

A: At this rate, never.

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