In my earlier post about Jamie Moyer's season-killing injury, dukeofflatbush pointed out how good Dwight Gooden was in the first half of his career and how good Moyer has been in the second half.
So let's have a little fun.
It's really easy to sum a series of years for a player's career. Did you know you can click on a row, hold down the control key, and click another row to sum them all up?
So here's what Dwight Gooden did up through his Age 29 season:
157-85, 3.10 ERA over 2169.2 innings with 651 walks and 1875 strikeouts.
And here's what Jamie Moyer has done from his Age 30 season onward:
233-150, 4.17 ERA over 3320.1 innings with 855 walks and 1970 strikeouts.
Overall, if we fuse those two half-careers together into one imaginary guy, we get the following line:
390 wins, 235 losses, 3.75 ERA over 5,490 innings with 1,506 walks and 3,845 strikeouts.
This mythical pitcher would be 3rd all-time in wins and 18th in losses. He'd be 4th in innings pitched, 12th in walks, and 5th in strikeouts.
Incidentally, these two half-careers overlap in 1993 (when Moyer was in his Age 30 season) and 1994 (when Gooden was in his Age 29 season).
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