Comments on: Something For Sabathia To Shoot For http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/927 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/927/comment-page-1#comment-5796 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 00:28:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=927#comment-5796 http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/hall_of_merit/discussion/whitey_ford/#1917600

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/927/comment-page-1#comment-5795 Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:45:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=927#comment-5795 I think Stengel tended to match up Ford against the Yankees' major rivals (Chicago, Cleveland), so his performance in the '50s was even better than it first appears. (Chris Jaffe, who contributes here once in a blue moon, has done a lot of research on that, I believe.) A more regular game schedule and the development of a real starting "rotation" put an end to that in the '60s. I also believe Ford had some arm problems during the Stengel years.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/927/comment-page-1#comment-5794 Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:47:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=927#comment-5794 Whitey really exploded after he stopped being under the protective wizardry of the old professor.

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