Padres and Giants combined for unique MLB story Monday


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MLB is full of weird stats: every individual game might surprise us with some historical fact or development that hasn’t happened since the early 1900s.

That’s part of the beauty of baseball: the element of surprise is everywhere.

Last night, in the San Diego Padres’ 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, we witnessed a piece of history, and the best (or worst?) of it all was that most of us didn’t even realize.

Steven Wilson, Tyler Rogers and Taylor Rogers were all born in the same city, and for the second time since 1901, three players from the same city have won, lost and been saved in the same game.

“Littleton, Colorado represents! Last night was the 2 @MLB game since 1901 where the W, L and Sv pitchers were all born in the same city (by @baseball_ref). @Swilson2436 @tyrogers2020 @trogers34,” the official Padres Twitter account wrote.

Three Littleton natives made MLB history

A quick Wikipedia search will tell us that Littleton is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and its population was 45,652 at the 2020 United States Census.

It’s not a particularly big city, so it’s somewhat surprising that last night’s statistical oddity took place with three natives of Littleton.

To be fair, two of them were born on the same day (December 17, 1990): Taylor and Tyler Rogers are twins.

Wilson of the Padres was the winner, allowing just one run in a working inning, with two hits and a walk.

Tyler Rogers, a late-inning reliever for the Giants, took the loss, allowing a run in one frame; while his brother Taylor saved the game with a perfect ninth.

Just another fun story to tell their grandkids.




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