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A pitcher who spent 7 years in the minors threw just the 101st immaculate inning in MLB history

Kyle Finnegan

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  • MLB pitcher Kyle Finnegan struck out all three batters in an inning with just nine pitches.

  • Finnegan didn’t even realize he was in his feat until his second-to-last pitch.

  • Finnegan is in just his second MLB season at 29 after spending seven years in the minors.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Kyle Finnegan recorded an immaculate inning on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves, marking a historic feat after a longer-than-usual journey to the majors.

Finnegan came into the game in the sixth inning and struck out all three batters he faced with just nine pitches, just the 101st “immaculate inning” in MLB history.

“It wasn’t until the eighth and ninth [pitches] that I was actually fully aware of what was going on,” Finnegan said after the game. “At that point, I was just telling myself, ‘At least give it a chance.

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