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New Baseball Terminology: The Hillux

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Rich Hill's remarkable 9 no-hit inning loss in 99 pitches hearkens to baseball legends like Greg Maddux and sad sack legends like Charlie Brown.

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The Hillux combines two types of pitching performances:

  1. A “Maddux” – throw a complete game shutout in 99 or fewer pitches.
  2. A “Hill” – throw 9 no-hit innings and lose anyway.

Thus the “Hillux”: when a pitcher throws a complete game shutout and loses in 99 or fewer pitches.

To be used when something impossible is suggested. Examples:

You’re more likely to see a Hillux than see the Isotopes in the World Series this year.
I’ll believe Mark Reynolds shortened up on two strikes the day I see a Hillux.
If Chris Carter hits .300 this year, I’m a Hillux.

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