{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Lobaton's walk-offs have historic twist

Lobaton's walk-offs have historic twist

|
Lobaton's walk-offs have historic twist

BALTIMORE -- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jose Lobaton is the first catcher to hit a walk-off triple and a walk-off homer in the same season since Wally Schang did so for the Philadelphia Athletics in August 1917, in circumstances similar to Lobaton's.

Schang hit a walk-off triple on Aug. 6 against the White Sox, sat out on Aug. 7 and on Aug. 8 hit a walk-off homer against the St. Louis Browns.

Fast-forward 96 years and 10 days: Lobaton hit a walk-off triple on Aug. 16, sat out on Aug. 17 and hit a walk-off homer on Aug. 18.

In addition, according to Elias, Lobaton is only the fourth player since 2002 to record a walk-off triple and walk-off homer in the same season, joining teammate Ben Zobrist (2012), Detroit's Ramon Santiago (2011), and St. Louis' Jim Edmonds (2004).

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español