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Oddities from This Week in Baseball

Nyjer Morgan has failed to knock in a run in 121 at-bats this season.
Nyjer Morgan has failed to knock in a run in 121 at-bats this season.Bob Levey/Getty Images
Charlie LightContributor IIMay 31, 2012

While you likely heard about Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds saving a man's life and saw this amazing catch by an Ohio pitcher, there are a few quirky things that happened in baseball this week you may have missed.  

I present to you four interesting events from this week in baseball you might just find entertaining.

1. One fan got lucky on Wednesday when he caught Carlos Quentin's third inning home run, and then Darwin Barney's walk-off home run.  

You can view the video here.  Go to the 20-second mark to see the first home run and to 1:49 to see the second catch. 

2. On Tuesday, a group of Cubs fans completed a nearly 2,000-mile journey.

They walked from Mesa, Ariz., to Wrigley Field with a goat.

Their reasons? To raise awareness for cancer. Also to reverse the curse of the Billy Goat.

The Cubs beat the Padres 5-3 on the day they finished their walk, so they might be on to something.

3. Royals legend George Brett used Twitter to assemble a search-and-rescue team for his missing dog Charlie.

Many of Brett's 12,000-plus followers helped find his dog after he posted about its disappearance on Twitter.

The original tweet went out on Tuesday and, yesterday, Brett announced that his dog was home and safe.

4. Nyjer Morgan has set a new MLB record.

No, it's not most uncensored expletives shouted on TV or most entertaining brawl to watch. Morgan has set a record for most at-bats to start a season without an RBI, according to an article written by Kyle Lobner for, hitting 120 times without bringing a runner home.

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