Where do Aeden McQueary’s 15 Ks against Israel fit into GB national team history?

Aeden McQueary (courtesy of www.catchthefever.de)

Aeden McQueary (GB national team archive, courtesy of www.catchthefever.de)

In the first of two victories against the host nation in a successful Euro qualifier campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel, ex-NBL player Aeden McQueary notched up 15 strike-outs for Great Britain. According to available records, this is the second highest known total by a GB player. A full list is below, headed by British Baseball Hall of Famer, Ross Kendrick, and featuring another Hall of Fame inductee, Gavin Marshall.

  1. 1938, World Championship — Ross Kendrick struck out 16 in 9.0 innings in Game 1 against the USA.
  2. 2011, Euro Qualifying Pool — Aeden McQueary struck out 15 in 7.0 innings against Israel.
  3. 1967, Euro A-Pool — Terry Warner struck out 14 in 9.0 innings against Sweden.
  4. 1996, Euro B-Pool — Pete Arthur struck out 13 in 6.1 innings against Slovakia.
  5. 1938, World Championship — Ross Kendrick struck out 12 in 9.0 innings in Game 4 against the USA.
  6. 1988, Euro B-Pool — Brian Thurston struck out 12 in 9.0 innings against Sweden.
  7. 1994, Euro B-Pool — Martyn Dutton struck out 11 in 6.0 innings against Norway.
  8. 1965, exhibition against The Netherlands — Wally O’Neil struck out 11 in 9.0 innings.
  9. 1999, Euro A-Pool — Gavin Marshall struck out 11 in 9.0 innings against Croatia.

It is possible that there should be other entries on the list from among the following high full-tournament strike-out totals, but game-by-game breakdowns are unavailable:

  • 1992, Euro B-Pool — Brian Thurston had 28 Ks in 23.0 innings.
  • 1989, Euro A-Pool — Brian Thurston had 25 Ks in 23.1 innings.
  • 1995, Euro B-Pool — Gavin Marshall had 22 Ks in 19.0 innings.
  • 1991, Euro A-Pool — Brian Thurston had 20 Ks in 17.0 innings.
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes