On August 30, 1987 — Texas catcher Geno Petralli is charged with six passed balls in one game, tying an 85 year-old major league record established by Harry Vickers in 1902 while playing for the Reds. The 27 year-old backstop’s tough day can be attributed to being the batterymate of knuckleballer Charlie Hough, who started the Rangers’ eventual 7-0 loss to Detroit at Tiger Stadium.


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