Comments on: Nearly-perfect rookies http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Brendan Burke http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-148323 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:26:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-148323 Yep, it probably was. The first Google result for "Cabriael" is the original thread about Jim Joyce's call.

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By: Brendan Burke http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-148322 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:24:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-148322 Let me guess, it was an anti-Jim Joyce comment.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-148216 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:34:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-148216 Since the fun of seeing Cabriael make a complete ass of himself is losing its novelty, I'm going to delete his comment advocating violence against umpires.

Cabriael, don't post any more comments like that on my threads, ever. Or you will be banned. This is absolutely the only warning you will ever get from me.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-148146 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:33:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-148146 Cab, obviously the umpires are incompetent and being drawn and quartered is too good for them. But do you think they are actually against perfect games being thrown? Why would this be? And how would any ever have been thrown? It wouldn't be hard to screw them all up, if that was the intent.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147805 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:57:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147805 @24, @25.

In addition to Don Fisher, Luis Aloma (1951), Larry Anderson (1975) and Frank Williams (1984) are the only other pitchers to record a shutout in their only career start.

Nobody has recorded two or more shutouts in the same number of career starts.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147778 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:42:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147778 @27, Paul -- Do you have a source for Von McDaniel's case of "Steve Blass"? I'm not seeing it in his stats. After his MLB debut, in his next 2 years in the minors, he walked 48 in 179 IP -- no sign of control trouble there.

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By: Paul Drye http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147767 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:23:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147767 I think the end of Von McDaniel`s career was more an early case of Steve Blass Disease than arm trouble. He's actually quite comparable to Rick Ankiel, to the point that he even tried to make it back to the majors as an everyday player (though in his case he just missed, making it to AAA with the Colt .45s).

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147743 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:11:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147743 Kahuna comes through again!

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147737 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:48:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147737 Here's the link to an archived SABR article mentioning Don Fisher and other pitchers who tossed shutouts in their final big-league games.

http://research.sabr.org/journals/shutouts-final-year-final-game

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14715/comment-page-1#comment-147712 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:55:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14715#comment-147712 @23, Doug -- Interesting note about Don Fisher there.

Curious that the only record of him playing pro ball before the 1945 season is a no-stats mention in the 1938 Northern League. After his brief stint with the Giants, he pitched one more year in the top minors classification, and that was it for his career. And B-R Bullpen has nothing on him.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=fisher001don

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