Comments on: 15+ Career WP With WP > One-Tenth Career IP Total http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-135743 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:05:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-135743 The biggest suprise to me on this list was this piece of information:
"Denny Bautista - December 14, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners. "

Wow. I can't believe he's still getting paid. He nearly qualified for the HBP list too (16 in 223.1 innings, 0.65 per 9IP). I mean, if you add his HBP and WP totals, he's doing one or the other at an amazing 1.65 per 9IP!!!

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By: therood http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134961 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:48:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134961 @16 - It probably would. The all-time leader in wild pitches was Tony Mullane with 343, although he wouldn't make the list as it was over 4,531.1 IP.

However, he did throw 63 WP in 1884, but that was mostly because he was a racist. His catcher was Fleet Walker, the first black professional ballplayer. Mullane enjoyed calling his own game, regardless of what Walker wanted him to throw. Hence, all the wild pitches and a few bruised ribs for Walker.

http://greatnamesinbaseball.blogspot.com/2011/08/tony-mullane-apollo-of-box.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Fleetwood_Walker

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By: jason http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134959 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:39:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134959 another list that i think would explode pre-1901. there would probably be HOFers on it.

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By: jiffy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134925 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:25:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134925 No comment on Scott Williamson and one WP every 6 innings? That's crazy.

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By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134918 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:46:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134918 Where's A.J.?!

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134876 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:59:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134876 Following up on #3, pitchers with 15+ Career HBP and HBP > 10% of Career IP:

1. Randy Choate, 2000-2011, 27 HBP in 269.2 IP
2. Kelly Wunsch, 2000-2005, 22 HBP in 177 IP
3. Aaron Myette, 1999-2004, 22 HBP in 154.1 IP
4. Elmer Brown, 1911-1915, 20 HBP in 188.2 IP
5. Ole Olsen, 1922-1923, 19 HBP in 178.1 IP
6. Greg Keagle, 1996-1998, 18 HBP in 171.2 IP
7. Tom Dettore, 1973-1976, 18 HBP in 179.2 IP
8. Keiichi Yabu, 2005-2008, 16 HBP in 126 IP

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134873 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:55:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134873 Tommy Lasorda had the briefest of careers, but still came reasonably close to the 15 WP entry level for this list.

For his career, he had 11 WP in 45.1 IP. I love his 1955 season with Brooklyn: 4 games, 4 IP, 4 WP.

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By: oneblankspace http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134864 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:41:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134864 Rick Ankiel : 20 WP in 242 IP, excluding postseason. Including the postseason where he had 9WP in 4IP, he has a total of 29 WP in 246 IP.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134860 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:29:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134860 @6.

Varitek isn't the only catcher who can't stand knuckleballers. A while back, I was researching old batteries and thought I'd found a gold mine with Charlie Hough and Carlton Fisk playing together in Chicago for two full seasons, both aged 43 and 44.

Hough had 58 starts those two years ('91 and '92) and Fisk was still a half-time catcher (160 games), but Fisk never caught Hough once, even for just a single batter. Several times, Fisk was playing first base when Hough pitched, and then moved to catcher soon after (or immediately after) Hough was removed from the game. I don't think that was coincidental.

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By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13846/comment-page-1#comment-134858 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:25:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13846#comment-134858 Hey, how about hit by pitch as a function of innings pitched?

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