Comments on: Oldest Game 6 World Series starters http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9668 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 04:28:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9668 I'm sure Contreras is older than listed. That matchup might have been over 80 combined years old.

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9661 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:07:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9661 The Martinez start is interesting. On the one hand, he didn't give up any runs, so it's odd to see him lifted before finishing 5 innings. On the other hand, he put on 9 baserunners in (under) 5 innings, so it's odd to see him get away without giving up any runs. So I had a look at the play-by-play. In the 1st, he gave up 2 singles, but a runner was caught stealing. In the 2nd, he gave up 2 walks, but got out of the inning on a double play. In the 4th, he loaded the bases on a double and 2 walks, the first of which was intentional, but he got out of it. In the 5th, he gave up a walk and a single, and his manager had seen enough.

Meanwhile, his opponent, Glavine, had a no-hitter through 5.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9660 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:57:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9660 Quinn/Root from Game 4 of 1929 doesn't beat Clemens/Contreras, but its more than Wakefield/Williams. Root wasn't old enough for the list, but Quinn's 46 years carries the pair.

The only one besides Quinn that's older than Clemens is Moyer and he pitched against the not-yet-25 Garza so that pair isn't close to making the list.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9658 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:22:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9658 Using just the first page from the link #4 gives us these match-ups from non-game 6s:
77.34 10-22-2005 (Game 1): Roger Clemens 43.079 vs. Jose Contreras 33.320
76.147 10-23-2004 (Game 1): Tim Wakefield 38.082 vs. Woody Williams 38.065 (wow that's close)

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9656 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:35:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9656 Yeah, Pettitte will be the new #9.

Here are the oldest starters in any World Series game:

http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/RYHzS

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By: WanderingWinder http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9655 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:30:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9655 If Pettite slots between Spahn and Stewart, and Pedro will be the new #6, won't Pettite fall in at #9 rather than #8?

Also, what are the oldest ages for starters of other games? Is there a way we could get a list for the series as a whole, and/or games 1 and 7?

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9654 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:17:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9654 wow, I think it's going to be almost exactly the same. Pettitte, I believe is 37 yrs 142 days old today. Pedro, I believe, is 38 years 10 days old today. Together, that's 75 yrs 152 days. Amazingly close.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3229/comment-page-1#comment-9653 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:07:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3229#comment-9653 So Shawky and Alexander had a combined age of 75.169 in the 1926-10-09 Game. Will Martinez and Pettitte surpass that total?

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