Comments on: World Series Game 1 Pitcher’s Duels…Not! http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: hillsboro dance classes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-177942 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 01:10:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-177942 hillsboro dance classes...

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-173466 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:04:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-173466 @15/ Doug B -
To be fair to Koufax, if Davis hadn't made the three errors in one inning, Koufax may have pitched a complete-game1-0 loss in his last MLB game.

Going down the list of the all-time greats, I see only one player besides Koufax that "walked away as his dominant self', as you put it. It's just the nature of even the greatest players gradually declining, and eventually not being good enough to play at the major-league level.

Ted Williams was still a dominant player in 1960, his last year; he would've led the AL in OBA and SLG if he had enough PA, plus of course he hit the famous "Kid Bids Hub Adieu"* HR in his final at-bat. Despite that, he was playing on a team that finished in 7th place, 32 games back. So there's no such thing as the fairytale ending

*in reference to John Updike's wonderful short story he wrote after attending William's last game

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By: Doug B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-173448 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:28:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-173448 "actually, Koufax had perhaps his worst WS start in Game 2"

who said he didn't? I just didn't realize his team was just shut down with complete domination by the O's and Koufax was a non-factor in his final week as a baseball player. The impression is always that he walked away as his dominant self.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-173414 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:19:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-173414 @13/ Doug B -
"that's pretty sad. Sandy Koufax went out like that?..."

Doug - actually, Koufax had perhaps his worst WS start in Game 2, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings (although only one was earned, because of the aforementioned three errors by Willie Davis).

Another useless factoid: the Orioles won each of the last two games 1-0.

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By: Doug B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-173315 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:13:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-173315 that's pretty sad. Sandy Koufax went out like that?

Willie Davis had more errors in 1 inning than the Dodgers scored in the entire series.

wow.

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By: SocraticGadfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-172915 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 03:12:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-172915 Game 7, 1960 could probably go on the list.

And, other "oddities" of 1966 include Willie Davis' three errors in an inning.

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By: bluejaysstatsgeek http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-172887 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:24:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-172887 Off Topic - for this posting at least - but hardly less that Timmy P's 🙂

On the front page, under 2011 World Series, it lists:

Saint Louis Cardinals

Isn't it quite rare to see the "St." spelled out as "Saint"?

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By: Timmy P http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-172884 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:12:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-172884 Why can't Josh Beckett eat some chicken if he wants? I like fried chicken! I like Popeye's deep fried popcorn chicken, can't remember if they have shrimp at Popeye's, but I do enjoy deep fried breaded shrimp if I can find it. The Popeye's in south Minneapolis used to run out of stuff all the time, they'd even run of chicken sometimes.

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By: Chris http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15896/comment-page-1#comment-172807 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:48:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15896#comment-172807 @1 - I remember being very surprised to see the losing team in a Cliff Lee-Tim Lincecum matchup score seven runs.

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