I've read that an average start (by a starting pitcher) would have a Game Score around "50." (Related, one start in 300 reaches a score of 90 or better, and an all-time great performance would reach 100.)
Thinking about this, I wondered which team, since 1954, had the most games in a season where their pitchers had a Game Score of 50+. Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Pitching Game Finder, here's that answer:
That's interesting - but, what would happen if we bumped the bar up to a Game Score of 65+? Here's that list:
O.K. this drops the '75 Dodgers staff down a bit - but, most of the staffs topping them here are from the era where pitchers ruled the earth - due to a higher mound, larger strikezone, no-DH, etc.
So, does this mean that the 1975 Los Angeles Dodgers starting staff (seen below) is one of the best ever in the last half-century, or so, of baseball history? Granted, their home park helped them out...most likely. But, in terms of making decent starts, these guys got the job done...consistently...as a group.
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