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    Would you wanna be the guy who gives up a record breaker?

    To reference current events, would you want to be the pitcher that gives up a Hr to Judge to break McGwires record?
    Now I'm not saying you'd go up there and give him a meatball so he can break it, but maybe you'd want to do that.
    Or are you trying your best to K him every time so it's not you, but if his best beats your best, so be it?
    Or are you not giving him anything to hit (aka unintentional intentional walk) so it's not you?
    Do you want your name in the record books, even if it's not for a record you broke, no matter what? Or keep your name out of the books no matter?

    You can answer my questions or answer however you feel appropriate, i just think it would be interesting to hear different people's thoughts on the matter

    Edit to add: this isn't about Judge specifically, just used that as a current example, could be any record breaking Homerun, hit, whatever

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    Would Ralph Branca be a household name among collectors if he didn't give up the HR to Bobby Thompson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    Would Ralph Branca be a household name among collectors if he didn't give up the HR to Bobby Thompson?
    Or Al Downing...but would you wanna be that guy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    Would Ralph Branca be a household name among collectors if he didn't give up the HR to Bobby Thompson?
    Not the best example, since that wasn't a record setter and the home run was both one of the most emotionally exciting and upsetting of all-time, based on which team you were a fan of. Dodger fans were pissed. Giants fans ecstatic. There aren't those unexpected and sudden polarizing feelings for the pitcher's team when a record is broken.

    A pitcher who gives up a homer that loses the pennant or world series is known as a choker or goat. Not so with a pitcher who gives up a record-setting homer.

    Seriously, without looking it up, only a tiny percentage of fans know who gave up McGwire's rookie and season record homers, or Bonds' record homers, or Ichiro's single-season hits record, or most others besides maybe Eric Show for Pete Rose and Al Downing for Hank Aaron.
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    No, I don't want to be that guy.

    I'd try my hardest to beat him. Only if the situation were right would I issue him (whoever it be) the unintentional intentional walk.

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    Without looking, I don't know who gave up mcgwires record breaking HR

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    And who will be in the record books, the royals pitcher today or the guy who gives up his last home run of the year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casebusters View Post
    And who will be in the record books, the royals pitcher today or the guy who gives up his last home run of the year?
    It probably won't matter unless it's a notable pitcher who played in their final MLB game. I don't even know who gave up Judge's 50th today because I wasn't watching the game live and I haven't checked the box score to find out.

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    I'll echo that Al Downing is the only name I remember without looking any of them up. And I don't think less of him for it lol


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    Tracy Stallard gave up Roger Maris's 61st...but all this is besides the point....

    If it were you, would you want to be the guy giving up a history maker?


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    So the guy who gave up McGwires 49th is off the hook..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    If it were you, would you want to be the guy giving up a history maker?
    Yes, I wouldn't mind, cause 8th hat means I would bee making some good money!!!
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    A few of those (Stallard and Branca) presumably used that event to their benefit later for shows, autographs, etc which is probably one of the only reasons why we even know why they are attached to those moments.

    I could probably name only a few pitchers who gave up milestone hits, and not many beyond the fee already named (Stallard, Downing, Branca). I happen to know Show gave up Rose's all time hit leader hit, but only because it was against the Padres and Garvey was somewhat related to the moment (and forever attached by photos of Rose and him at 1B). Beyond that, it would be a stretch. Same goes for pitching records. Lots of victims for milestone Ks, no hitters, etc that I have no clue about. I don't even recall knowing who ended some of the biggie streaks either (who snapped Di Maggio's streak, Drysdale's scoreless innings, Hershishers scoreless innings, etc?

    To answer the question though, I would try to avoid being that guy.

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    Yes I would because I probably wouldn't be remembered otherwise lol
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    I'd try my hardest against every batter, no matter the circumstances.

    I wouldn't mind giving up a record HR.

    Besides, just being on the mound would be a big enough deal for me anyway, no single failure would minimize that in my mind...
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