Sunday, August 25, 2013

Clint Fagan's Record 712-Pitch, 7:06 Game; 100% 18th QOC

HP Umpire Clint Fagan squatted for 712 pitches over seven hours and six minutes during Saturday night's 18-inning Diamondbacks-Phillies game, the longest game in time of the season and the lengthiest since Houston-Los Angeles on June 3, 1989, which lasted seven hours and 14 minutes, encompassing 643 pitches. Fagan's 18th inning strike zone was called at 100% accuracy, which is an MLB umpiring record.

The previous 2013 record for longest game was Kerwin Danley's 597-pitch Angels-A's game on April 29. That game lasted just six hours and 32 minutes and featured 372 strikes (62.3%).

PFX: Fagan called the 18th inning at 100% accuracy (32 callable pitches)
With an average MLB umpire squatting for 295 pitches per game, Fagan called the equivalent of nearly two-and-a-half regulation ballgames, though the game lasted just 18 innings. Of his 643 pitches seen, 405 were strikes (63.0%); the game also featured 28 total walks, six of them intentional (Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Philadelphia's Cody Asche were IBB'd twice each).

Maligned by Phillies fans for allegedly "squeezing" regular right fielder Casper Wells during his pitching assignment in the top of the 18th inning, Pitch f/x confirms that Clint Fagan finished strong, carrying an accuracy rating of 100 percent through the final inning of play (32 Correct Ball/Strike Calls out of 32 Callable Pitches = 100%). This figure includes both the top and bottom halves of the frame.

Therefore, it is a logically indisputable fact that Fagan has at the least tied, if not set, the MLB record for highest accuracy by a home plate umpire during an 18th inning.

Wrap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/25/13

14 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Good for the rookie this will help him in the long run and he will get more love from mlb. Great job Clint!!! Haha why need a robot to be perfect behind home plate when u have Clint fagan haha who needs questec. Incredible performance he will be promoted to the bigs soon if not already. Excellent.

Gil Imber said...

i was watching the game and clint did an unbelivable job. you barely saw anyone turning around to question a pitch.

i don't know much about him, but i just hope we see him behind the plate throughout the playoffs this year.
he put on a clinic last night,

Gil Imber said...

He is a AAA fill in. He will not be in the playoffs this year.

Gil Imber said...

oh ok,

looks like he's got a bright future in the majors then,

Gil Imber said...

mark parent just got tossed by jerry layne while exchange the lineup cards

Gil Imber said...

On the other hand, I am not a big fan of every hitter in mlb calling hundreds of timeouts while in the batter box, lets be honest most hitters use that as a distraction and its annoying for the pitcher. I hope they get rid of that. It's not like they get a bug in their eye every time they come up. Idk food for thought. I'm not talking about when the pitchers take eons of time to throw a pitch

Gil Imber said...

http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?cid=mlb&content_id=30028075

Gil Imber said...

Why?

Gil Imber said...

my guess is because parent was upset with some of the calls in this series

Gil Imber said...

"Therefore, it is a logically indisputable fact that Fagan has at the
least tied, if not set, the MLB record for highest accuracy by a home
plate umpire during an 18th inning."


I recognize that this is a rather impressive feat for an umpire that's behind the plate for such a long period of time (though it'd be much more impressive if the game was in Arizona), but the above quote is just hilarious to me. Makes me feel like election season is here.

Gil Imber said...

What does this have to do with the post that everyone is talking about? (Fagan's 18th inning)

Gil Imber said...

Who needs robot technology. Just clone Clint Fagan!

Gil Imber said...

Unfortunately, he will receive no accolades beyond this since the media only wants to show umpires in bad light. Congrats, Fagan, for actually doing umpires proud.

Gil Imber said...

Thats flat out incredible. So difficult to do.

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