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The games that broke Retrosheet

This is a fun read from Tom Ruane of Retrosheet, a look at some quirky events in major league history that are difficult for software programs to understand and thus display accurate box scores.

Like the time Ernie Banks was charged with an at-bat without ever appearing in the game.

Or the game Blue Jays manager Jimy Williams tried to play without a second baseman.

Or the time Bengie Molina hit a home run ... but didn't score a run.

There are other fun things here: Courtesy runners, umpire mistakes and, of course, Jean Segura running backwards on the bases. Check it out.