Season 5/Dudley Shames Dudley
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Dudley Shames Dudley refers to a Season 5, Day 76 game that took place at Battin' Island between the New York Millennials and the Charleston Shoe Thieves that resulted in an 11-10 shaming of the Shoe Thieves. In the bottom of the tenth inning, with 2 outs, Schneider Bendie hit a single, and Wesley Dudley scored the winning run from second base, leading the Millennials to victory and shaming pitcher Kevin Dudley and the rest of the Shoe Thieves in extra inings.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
In this high-scoring, high-intensity contest, the Shoe Thieves and Millennials traded run after run. By the end of the sixth inning, the Millennials were ahead 10-8. But in the top of the eighth, down by 2, the Shoe Thieves rallied to score two runs (both scored by Joe Voorhees, see Controversy section below) and claw their way back to a ten-run tie.
With the game tied 10-10 going into the bottom of the 10th, the first two Millennials were retired. That brought Wesley Dudley to the plate - Dudley on Dudley. Wesley Dudley hit a double on an 0-2 count. With the winning run in scoring position, Schneider Bendie came to the plate, and sitting on a 2-0 count, found a pitch they liked, and smoked it past the shortstop, scoring Wesley Dudley and shaming Kevin Dudley.
According to blaseball historians, the top of the eighth inning included an anomalous play in which Joe Voorhees appeared to have hit a single and been on first base before stepping into the box for his at-bat. This mysterious runner, possibly Voorhees, later scored while Voorhees was still on base. Known for his abilities in never being seen running and yet always being where he needs to be, some speculate that Voorhees pulled off a trick play. Others speculate that the baserunner was a confused Millennials player who had stayed on the field, was too embarrassed to return to the dugout after the inning began, and, out of politeness, continued to run the base paths, scoring the tying run, then slipping surreptitiously back to the Millennials dugout unseen.