Catcher John Baker pitches scoreless top of the 16th inning, scores winning run in bottom half
Catcher John Baker pitches, scores winning run
But in the top of the 16th inning, the Cubs decided it was time to go home. So they called on backup catcher John Baker ... to pitch. The 33-year-old hadn't toed the rubber since his days in the Cape Cod League, but delivered a scoreless frame, helped by this double play.
And he felt the love from the Wrigley faithful.
Then, in the bottom half of the inning, Baker drew a leadoff walk and came around to score the winning run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly.
That's the definition of a pitcher (catcher? pitching catcher?) truly earning himself the win.