This Day in Failure: July 26

2019: Stevie Wilkerson becomes the first position player to record a save in a major league baseball game, pitching the 16th inning in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-8 win over the Los Angeles Angels—a game that started more than six hours earlier, during the evening of the previous day. Prior to Wilkerson’s appearance, three pitchers—Paul Fry and Tanner Scott for Baltimore and Ty Butrey for Los Angeles—were credited with blown saves. Wilkerson somehow manages to pitch a 1-2-3 inning (and retires future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for the final out) despite throwing pitches in the neighborhood of 55 mph, 30-45 mph slower than most major league pitchers.

2000: Concorde flight AF4590 crashes just after takeoff en route from Paris to New York after one of its engines burst into flames. The plane crashes into a small hotel, killing all 109 people on board and four individuals on the ground.