Comments on: Die Hard McClain http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1656 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1656/comment-page-1#comment-6819 Tue, 26 May 2009 20:59:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1656#comment-6819 JDV if you don't count relief appearances Mark Fidrych wins. He made 2 relief appearances before his first start. He then ran off 13 consecutive 7+ IP starts.
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By: JDV http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1656/comment-page-1#comment-6815 Tue, 26 May 2009 19:17:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1656#comment-6815 If the list did not count relief appearances made before a pitcher's debut as a starter, Fernando Valenzuela worked at least 7 innings in each of his first 10 ML starts (1981). Further, he pitched 9 innings in each of his first 8 starts, including 7 complete games -- one went extra innings -- and an amazing 5 shutouts. He had made 10 relief appearances late in 1980 (0.00 ERA) before earning the Opening Day start in '81.

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By: David in Toledo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1656/comment-page-1#comment-6808 Sun, 24 May 2009 02:12:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1656#comment-6808 Remember that the database starts in 1954, no matter how many years someone might have pitched prior to 1954. Those aren't the start of Gromek's (1948 Doby photo)and Simmons's (1950 Whiz Kids) careers.

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By: Holtzman Was A Horse For Yanks, At First… http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1656/comment-page-1#comment-6800 Fri, 22 May 2009 17:42:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1656#comment-6800 [...] off from the Stat of the Day, I was curious as to which pitcher started off his “Yankees career” with the longest [...]

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