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This Must Be the Sloppiest Inning in Baseball History: Mariners Commit Five (!) Errors in the First

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So I feel comfortable guessing that we’ve all had at least one experience with the sort of defensive inning that makes you want to pluck every last eyelash out of your face one-by-one just to distract yourself from the equally painful and self-induced damage your second baseman is forcing upon you as he boots ball after ball around the infield dirt … right?

Well, we may have all experienced something close to that at one point or another, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite as bad as the five-error first innings the Seattle Mariners tortured their fans with against the New York Yankees on August 27th of last season.

Take a look, but be warned … it’s tough to watch:

All in all, the Mariners committed five errors and the Yankees scored six runs … in the bottom of the first inning alone.

Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty …

According to CBS Sports, this is the first time a team has committed five errors in a single inning since the 1977 Chicago Cubs, and it’s a new franchise record for Seattle. Woof.


So what do you think? Was this one of the ugliest innings you’ve ever seen from a defense? Can you think of a “better” one? I’m not sure that I can … this is that terrible.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.