Comments on: Youngest with 7 scoreless IP in a postseason game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Cayla Printers http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-163936 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:25:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-163936 I really like your wordpress template, exactly where do you get a hold of it through?

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160910 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:17:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160910 @11: The Orioles also acquired a pitcher during that era whose career path was the opposite of McNally: Mike Cuellar, who didn't acheive a whole lot of success until after he turned thirty.

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By: Kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160901 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 07:32:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160901 wait! wasn't babe ruth on the list of oldest to have a multi-HR post season game? and he's also on this list, of youngest pitchers to have a night like Moore's? yeah, ruth remains my favorite player.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160878 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:05:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160878 (Not to mention how the suspended game will pollute Verlander's and Sabathia's postseason stats for all posterity.)

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160876 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:03:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160876 Thanks, Thomas. I wish there had been a 2nd game; I'm pretty bummed out about the Tigers-Yankees "rainout" that will actually be resumed tomorrow from the point of suspension, under the new rule.

It's going to be a very strange thing -- two new starting pitchers, but only 7-1/2 innings left to play. I can't really fault anyone for the decision to start the game -- it looked like rain most of the day here in the NYC area, but then it's looked and felt like rain for the last 2 weeks, without actually raining all that much. And I understand the point of the new rule. But the result stinks -- we'll only get one real start in the series from Verlander and Sabathia.

One more bizarre turn of events in a month that was packed with them.

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160873 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:44:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160873 @12

No problem John... You are allowed one goof up every now and then. Your game wrap summaries are "must reads" - especially to us late night posters. I look forward to them for the rest of the playoffs.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160871 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:40:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160871 @9/10, Thomas Court -- Thanks for catching that. I've corrected the list. I first had the list as postseason debuts, then I took out the debut angle.
I must have goofed up somehow.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160867 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:31:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160867 @7, Steven -- Since you mentioned McNally, I see that he tossed a 2-hit shutout in his MLB debut 4 years before that WS, at the age of 19. It was against the KC A's, who were a bad team but a good offense, 4th in a 10-team league.

McNally pitched the 1st game of a doubleheader that day; in the nightcap, the A's and Orlando Pena beat Robin Roberts. Roberts had been the 1st pitcher ever to allow 40 HRs in a season (and the 2nd, and the 4th); Pena would become the 6th. His fellow Cuban, Pedro Ramos, was the 3rd.

The Orioles brought up McNally after he spent the whole '62 season at class A, where he had a good year, but nothing special. I guess it wasn't so unusual back then to bring up a 19-year-old from class A for no obvious reason.

Looking back on McNally's career, it's kind of surprising that the O's didn't give up on him. He joined the rotation at age 20, took 2 full years to really get established, had 2 pretty good years, then got hurt in '67 (pitching about half the season and pretty badly). Finally, in '68, his 6th year in the rotation, he began his run of 4 straight 20-win seasons.

And yet, it shows what a player can do when he gets to the majors really young. McNally was just 28 at the end of that 4-year run. He only lasted about 3 more years; he was washed up at 32 -- but he finished with 184 wins. He was one of a dozen pitchers in the live-ball era to reach 180 wins by age 31. Seaver had 182 through 31, Maddux 184.

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160865 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:26:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160865 By my cruel math, Babe's game one shutout in game one of the 1918 World Series was when he was 23 years, 211 days old - which puts him just behind Josh Beckett on the first list.

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15471/comment-page-1#comment-160861 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:18:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15471#comment-160861 Why isn't Babe Ruth on this list? Am I missing something? (something else, that is).

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