I'm surprised that no pitcher ever walked the lead-off guy, was lifted (presumably a 1-0 or 2-0 game) and the replacement gave up a homerun or a run-scoring hit to achieve the above result. There have been 100+ WS right? I wonder what the odds of that are.

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A slightly high approximation for the number of games from 1901 to 1918 would be 16 x 77 x 18 = 22,176.That calculation is for a 154 game season. In 1901, 1902, 1903, 1918 and 1919 the season was for fewer than 154 games. Then there were also lots of tie games. So since 1901 there have been approximately 179,000 ML games.

]]>I did a search using the exact same time frame (1919-present) as I did for the SHO list but with the only criteria to be IP >=1. I got a total of 314,694. However, this double-counts each game, since technically both teams pitched one inning. That means we are looking at 157,347 games. That is quite diferent than the original calculation.

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