1957 The Chicago Cubs set a National League record by walking nine batters in the 5th inning of a 9 – 5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Moe Drabowsky walks four batters, Jackie Collum issues three free passes, and Jim Brosnan two
Houston’s Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as baseball’s all-time walks allowed leader, giving up two walks in a Houston Astros 3-0 win over the New York Mets to raise his total to 1, 777. Of course, Ryan also fans ten batters while pitching a five-hitter.
Chicago Cubs pitchers walk nine Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning, an N. L. record, as Cincinnati wins 9-5. Moe Drabowsky starts with four walks, Jackie Collum adds three, and Jim Brosnan passes two.