ESPN.com columnist Jayson Stark is a good guy, great writer, and lover of baseball oddities. So Jayson, this one is for you.
In the 4th inning of yesterday’s Orioles/Tigers game, the Tigers’ Victor Martinez hit a long fly ball to deep right-centerfield chased down Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. As the umpires saw it, he made contact with the wall and the ball bounced out of his glove only to be caught by right fielder Nick Markakis producing a rare 8-9 on your scorecard.
Replays showed that it should have been scored 8-wall-9 and Martinez should have been ruled safe as the ball hit the wall before Markakis grabbed it.