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Answer #4 08/10/1995 - St. Louis at Los Angeles Baseballs were distributed to fans as they entered Dodger Stadium. The game was delayed in the 7th inning when some fans started throwing their souvenir baseballs onto the field. In the bottom of the 9th with St. Louis leading 2-1, the first batter, Raul Mondesi, was called out on strikes. He started to complain to umpire Jim Quick and was ejected. Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda was ejected as well. The fans became upset and started throwing the balls onto the field again. The umpires brought the Cardinal team in from the field while the grounds crew cleared the field. When play resumed, the fans again bombarded the field and the umpires forfeited the game in favor of St. Louis.
Question #11 5 points When was the last time a pinch runner was inserted in the middle of a play? (When a player who was entitled to advance was physically unable to do so, and a pinch runner was allowed to enter the game and complete the play.)
4 point bonus What is the relevant rule that allows this to happen?
(remember, you need to get the main question right in order to get credit for the bonus)
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Answer #11 9/14/2005 (Red Sox at Blue Jays) - In the top of the 5th, Gabe Kapler was on first when Tony Graffanino hit a deep fly ball near the line in left that Kapler thought might be in play, so he started running hard. As he rounded second base, he ruptured his left Achilles tendon and sprawled on to ground. The ball went over the fence for a homer, but Graffanino wisely stopped at second base while Kapler was attended to. After many minutes, Kapler was loaded onto a cart and taken off the field. Alejandro Machado, appearing in his 4th Major League game, entered as a pinch-runner and scored his first Major League run in front of Graffanino.
The relevant rule is 5.10(c)(1) which allows for the replacement of an injured runner in a dead ball situation before play resumes