With two outs in the fourth inning, Morse singled again. He did not score.
With a man on first in the top of the eighth inning, Brandon Belt grounded to second and beat out a potential double play. He also did not score.
So why are any of these plays relevant to anything? Because we were able to witness moments in baseball history. I think. How significant that moment was is subject to personal opinion, but anything in that can be described as superlative in the history of baseball is, well...superlative is already a pretty strong word.
So what happened? What happened was this: Morse and Belt, who are both 6'5" tall, got to stand next to A's first baseman Nate Freiman, who is the tallest position player in MLB at 6'8".
By my calculus, that is a combined 13'1" of calves, elbows, necks (particularly in Belt's case), and neck hair (particularly in Morse's case) standing next to each other. And it happened three times.
There are definitely tall baseball players, but most of them are pitchers. Jon Rauch, at 6'11", is the tallest player in the MLB history. Randy Johnson was indeed a Big unit, at 6'10". Chris Young is up there, also at 6'10".
In terms of position players, the guy who comes to mind is Richie Sexson at 6'8", who at the time was the tallest position player ever. Freiman matches him now, and I'm having a hard time coming up with many players as tall as Morse or Belt during Sexson's era.
What do you guys think? Did we witness history, or were there players in Sexson's era who were taller than 6'5"?
*For the record, I used to be on BtBS's staff, and retired last season. Bryan, I'm not looking for a job again, just having some fun ;)