Comments on: Shutouts and near-shutouts in the World Series http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176546 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176546 @16, Nick C. -- Thanks for the correction on Grove. I've amended the post.

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By: Nick C. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176194 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:24:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176194 Actually Grove WON that 1930 shutout in relief of Earnshaw

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By: Timothy P. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176184 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:00:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176184 I was watching ESPN baseball pregame from Texas and it must be warm and humid in Arlington because there was perspiration coming from the Karl Ravich wig, and the wig looked kind of frizzy. If the wig is any indicator, the ball may be flying out of the park tonight. Enjoy!

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176140 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:32:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176140 ** Oh I guess I cannot read. Amend my post to say that the replacement didn't give up a homerun or run-scoring hit.

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176139 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:30:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176139 By the way, no postseason SP has ever begun the 9th with a shutout and then been lifted before getting an out, while still winding up with no runs on his record.

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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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176136 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:24:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176136 Exact number of MLB regular-season games, 1901 to 2011: 180,329.

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By: eddie almada http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176133 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:20:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176133 If I am not mistaken the last shutout of the American League -not combined-. was Jack Morris 1-0 in the 7th game of the 1991 World Series, and as everybody knows, he went 10 innings. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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By: sean http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176116 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:39:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176116 meaningless stat note: all three starts at the top are by lefties.

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176093 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:43:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176093 @8

BSK:

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.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15977/comment-page-1#comment-176076 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:07:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15977#comment-176076 RC-

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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