- Jul 20, 2005
I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my earlier post, but the story I remember reading was a piece of fiction. It was about halfway between science fiction and fantasy.I believe the only guy in baseball history who has struck out 27 in a game (Bristol, Appalachian League) in 1952 was Ron Necciai, but he was an American.
Thanks for the info about Ron Necciai -- I've learned another new thing today. Speaking of pitchers who have struck out 27 batters in a single game, high-school phenom Paul Pettit did it in 12 innings, according to this article at sabr.org. Pettit was featured in the latest episode of the Only A Game podcast, which is often a good listen.