Comments on: Shutouts in the World Series http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176849 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:24:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176849 Looking again at my blog #13 I realized that my English was a bit mangled. I was comparing games played and shutouts from the MLB Pitching Encyclopedia to those that I extracted from B-R's Play Index.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176689 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:55:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176689 @14 Don't you love recursion?

🙂

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176686 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:53:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176686 @13

I meant @12.

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176680 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:47:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176680 @13

I don't think anybody in the world would realize that the list of shutouts was for CG only. I found it by accident. In recent posts I mentioned the number of shutouts and games played, along with BSK, as determined by the P-I. The percentage of shutouts that you mentioned was nowhere near what we determined so I did some investigating. I copied and pasted the MLB Pitching Encyclopedia list into an Excel spreadsheet and summed the number of games and the number of shutouts (from 1919-2011) and compared them. The number of games differed by three but the number of shutouts differed by almost 6000. Then I compared the number of shutouts for 2011 only. The Encyclopedia list showed 75 versus 323 as determined by the league statistics on B-R. I then went back to the Encyclopedia list and placed the cursor on the shutout column heading and found out what was going on.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176668 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:19:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176668 Richard, thank you very much for that. I never knew that, and I had a really time hard believing the discrepancy between regular season and post-season could be so large.

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176667 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:17:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176667 Andy:

That spread sheet you referenced in the MLB Pitching Encyclopedia lists the number of complete game shutouts only.

From P-I it can be determined that there were 19570 shutouts, complete games and otherwise, in 157,347 games from 1919 to 2011. That is a percentage of 12.4.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176648 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:35:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176648 Oops — "All of the other 18 Series-clinching Game 6s ended with unique scores."

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176646 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:33:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176646 An interesting statistical oddity: There have been 23 World Series that ended in six games. Five of those Series-clinching games ended with a score of 4-3 (1935, 1948, 1951, 1953, and my personal favorite, 1992). All of the other 17 Series-clinching Game 6s ended with unique scores.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176571 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:48:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176571 Another interesting set of stats would be WS shut outs in the clinching game.

Here you go. There have been 23 shutouts in 106 Series-clinching games. The Tigers were shut out in the clinching game of each of the first four World Series they played in (1907-09, 1934).

1903 Game 8: Boston A (Dinneen) 3, Pittsburgh (Phillippe) 0
1905 Game 5: New York N (Mathewson) 2, Philadelphia A (Bender) 0
1907 Game 5: Chicago N (Brown) 2, Detroit (Mullin) 0
1908 Game 5: Chicago N (Overall) 2, Detroit (Donovan) 0
1909 Game 7: Pittsburgh (Adams) 8, Detroit (Donovan) 0
1920 Game 7: Cleveland (Coveleski) 3, Brooklyn (Grimes) 0
1921 Game 8: New York N (Nehf) 1, New York A (Hoyt) 0
1934 Game 7: St. Louis N (D. Dean) 11, Detroit (Auker) 0
1943 Game 5: New York A (Chandler) 2, St. Louis N (Cooper) 0
1955 Game 7: Brooklyn (Podres) 2, New York A (Byrne) 0
1956 Game 7: New York A (Kucks) 9, Brooklyn (Newcombe) 0
1957 Game 7: Milwaukee (Burdette) 5, New York A (Larsen) 0
1962 Game 7: New York A (Terry) 1, San Francisco (Sanford) 0
1965 Game 7: Los Angeles (Koufax) 2, Minnesota (Kaat) 0
1966 Game 4: Baltimore (McNally) 1, Los Angeles (Drysdale) 0
1983 Game 5: Baltimore (McGregor) 5, Philadelphia (Hudson) 0
1985 Game 7: Kansas City (Saberhagen) 11, St. Louis (Tudor) 0
1991 Game 7: Minnesota (Morris) 1, Atlanta (Smoltz starter, loss to Peña) 0 (10 innings)
1995 Game 6: Atlanta (Glavine) 1, Cleveland (Martínez starter, loss to Poole) 0
1998 Game 4: New York A (Pettitte) 3, San Diego (Brown) 0
2003 Game 6: Florida (Beckett) 2, New York A (Pettitte) 0
2004 Game 4: Boston (Lowe) 3, St. Louis (Marquis) 0
2005 Game 4: Chicago A (García) 1, Houston (Backe starter, loss to Lidge) 0

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16025/comment-page-1#comment-176525 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:32:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16025#comment-176525 Tim, thanks for pointing out my error, and yes I made a typo about the 1985 series since each team was shut out once.

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