On September 16, 1998 — For only the 30th time in major league history and the 12th time it has been done consecutively, four batters strike out in one inning. Thanks to Randy Knorr’s passed ball, Marlin rookie Kirt Ojala accomplishes the feat in the 4th inning of the Marlins’ 3 – 2 defeat to the Expos.

 


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