Comments on: Jeremy Hellickson does it (7 IP, 3 H) again http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-38030 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:15:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-38030 Only after I've seen and heard it a few more times will I stop thinking of this guy's last name as a blend of "Helling" and "Gullickson."

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By: Baseball In-Depth http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-38023 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:52:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-38023 Other unfortunate comparisons will be Wayne Simpson and Jose DeLeon, who were the only two pitchers to start their career with 3 straight games of 7+ innings and 4 or fewer hits allowed in each game. Wayne Simpson went 14-3 in his rookie year (1970), but ended his career only 36-31, and Jose DeLeon stayed in the majors for 12 years, but had two 19-loss seasons and ended up being 86-119.

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By: jim mcauliffe http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-37997 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:23:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-37997 I just noticed that Lew Krausse was only 18 years old when he accomplished this feat !!

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-37821 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:54:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-37821 And such top picks as Delmon Young (traded for Matt Garza) and Josh Hamilton doing well elsewhere. Rocco Baldelli had shown signs of promise but suffered injuries and illness after making it to the majors. He hasn't played in the majors this year, but I don't know if this is because he's on someone's DL, in the minors (including independent ball), or still waiting for an offer.

I knew there had been father and son major leaguers named Lew Krausse, and I remembered the younger one from my early days as a baseball fan. I wondered which of the two set this record, but if I had known before now that Krausse, Sr., had only played parts of two seasons in the early 1930s, it would have been easier for me to figure out that the one listed here was likely Krausse, Jr.

Lew Krausse, Jr., like Ken Griffey, Jr., batted and threw with the same hand as his father despite his natural hand being the opposite one. Both Krausses batted and threw righthanded, but I read once that Lew, Jr., is a natural lefthander. Both Griffeys batted and threw lefthanded, but right after Ken, Jr., made it to the majors, I read that he's a natural righthander.

Mark Carreon threw lefthanded, unlike his father Cam, who threw righthanded. However, both batted righthanded. Since it's unusual for a lefthanded throwing non-pitcher to bat righthanded, I wonder if the fact that his father was a righthanded batter had something to do with the way Mark Carreon batted.

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By: Sam Hicks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-37786 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:17:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-37786 Typo alert: you typed "second career stat".

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7770/comment-page-1#comment-37776 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:04:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7770#comment-37776 Surprising that he is the only one to win both games.

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