Pitchers who played in the field during the final days of the season:1. Bill Wegman, Milwaukee Brewers, October 1, 1995.The last day of the 1995 season, and the final game of Wegman's career. With an 8-0 lead in the top of the 9th, as a reward for years of
Pitchers who played another position because their teams were out of position players:Note that many of these games occurred between 1986 and 1989, when major league teams voluntarily shortened their rosters to 24 from 25 to save money.New. Travis Wood, Spencer Patton, and Pedro Strop, Chicago Cubs, June 28, 2016.New.
Note that many of these games occurred between 1986 and 1989, when major league teams voluntarily shortened their rosters to 24 from 25 to save money.Pitchers who moved from pitcher to another position so that a different pitcher would have the platoon advantage (all pitchers righty except as noted):New. Cory
Occasionally, because of odd circumstances, a major league pitcher is called upon to play in the field. The next 5 posts list and detail those occasions.The categories:1. Pitchers in the starting lineup at other positions for fluky reasons, and who never actually played there.There are four possible reasons