June 29, 1941 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 11, 1964 for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1973 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||163|
Larry Floyd Stahl (June 29, 1941 in Belleville, Illinois), is a retired professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1964-1973. He played for the Kansas City Athletics, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and Cincinnati Reds.
As a Padre on September 2, 1972, against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Stahl drew one of the most questionable bases on balls in baseball history—if only because of the circumstances surrounding it. Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas had retired the first 26 Padre hitters and was one strike away from a perfect game with a 2-2 count against pinch-hitter Stahl. However, home plate umpire Bruce Froemming called the next two pitches, both of which were close, balls. To date, the perfect game bid is the only one in Major League history to be broken up by a walk to the 27th batter. Pappas secured his no-hitter by retiring Garry Jestadt one batter later.
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