Like Snowflakes, They Are
Every year, baseball is played every day, all summer long. And despite the sheer volume of these games, we (as humans) keep precise logs for these games in the guise of boxscores. So it would make sense if there were a few games in the history of recorded baseball that played out the same way, wouldn’t it? Not so.
Using retrosheet, Jonathan Falk of The Hardball Times, located the two most similar, though not exact, games in the history of the sport. Oddly enough, they both feature the Tigers.
“They are the only games with identical run lines, hits, walks, and strikeouts for both teams. So for anybody who says that one baseball game is pretty much like another, point out that of the almost 170,000 games for which we have line scores, they’re all different.”
Just what two games are they? Well, you’ll have to check it out on your own to find out.