Comments on: Young Starters In The Post-Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-59274 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 13:25:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-59274 as a youth I remember how big a deal the announcers made about Jim Beattie pitching for the Yankees in the 1978 postseason. I remembered his complete game in the WS, but had forgotten how good he was in the ALCS also.

]]>
By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-59082 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:35:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-59082 #18, there's at least one more, Smokey Joe Wood, who started 3 games as a pitcher in the 1912 World Series, and was a starting outfielder for Cleveland in the 1920 Series.

]]>
By: paul http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58996 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:29:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58996 I think this is an interesting list, in part because it speaks to how widely disparate career trajectories can be. So many phenoms wind up in history's dustbin; others improve dramatically with age.

Question for trivia mavens (I don't know the answer to this): Beyond Rick Ankiel and Babe Ruth, how many others have started post-season games as both a pitcher and a position player?

]]>
By: Artie Z http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58964 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:04:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58964 I think the list is a little bit off, as in the "2" and the "9" in Hughes 24.29 might have been flipped to 24.92. I say this because Dizzy Dean pitched in the World Series when he was almost 25 years old. Born in January 1910, first postseason start in October 1934 - he's 24 years and 10 months. Looking at Anthony Reyes, he was born in October 1981 and started a postseason game in October 2006, which puts him at nearly 25.

Hughes is born in June 1986 (6/24/1986 to be exact) and making his first postseason start in October 2010 (10/9/2010 to be exact), making him 24 years and 3-4 months old. As best as I can tell it's somewhere around Karl Spooner (born 6/23/1931, postseason start 10/3/1955) where the actual list of pitchers who were younger than Hughes cuts off.

]]>
By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58938 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 12:57:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58938 Steve-

Is it sorted by their age during the 1st start or the most recent start made while younger than 24.29?

]]>
By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58888 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:11:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58888 Jim, Steve, yes, the list is sorted by age, youngest to oldest, so Bush had the record for a long, long time. And Bush is of some interest to trivia hounds for other reasons. He pitched in the World Series for three different World Champions (the 1913 Athletics, 1918 Red Sox, and 1923 Yankees). He had a huge number of Hall of Fame teammates; not only was he on the As, Sox, and Yanks when each was a dynasty, he was on the 1927 Pirates and Giants, who had loads of HoFers.

]]>
By: Volrath50 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58855 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 04:17:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58855 I love seeing Babe Ruth on this list. Is there any list that man does not make?

]]>
By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58849 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 03:51:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58849 Jim - pretty sure it was youngest ever to start a post-season game.

]]>
By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58846 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 03:44:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58846 @6
What record was that?

]]>
By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8621/comment-page-1#comment-58845 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 03:43:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8621#comment-58845 I thought this was cool, via B-R.com's Bullpen, which I learned via this list:

Pitcher Curly Ogden of the Washington Senators started Game 7 of the 1924 World Series against the New York Giants as a decoy to entice John McGraw to put Bill Terry (slumping vs. lefties) in the lineup. Senators skipper Bucky Harris then withdrew Ogden for lefty George Mogridge after Ogden allowed a strikeout and a walk. Washington eventually won the exciting game in 12 innings.

Ogden came up as one of the youngest players in the league in 1921.

]]>