Comments on: Both Teams Throwing Under 100 Pitches http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Mike Gaber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95461 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:32:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95461 On August 10, 1944 Red Barrett of the Boston Braves pitched a Complete game 2-0 shutout against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field:

He threw only 58 pitches:
It was the shortest Night game in MLB history 1 hour 15 minutes:

Bucky Walters of the Reds also threw a complete game against the Braves.
Unfortunately there is No Play by Play of the game to know how many Pitches Walters threw in the game., but he only gave up 6 hits, 1 Walk and 2 runs.

Barrett gave up 2 hits, NO walks.

Box of the Game:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN194408100.shtml

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95449 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 06:38:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95449 BTW, the winning pitcher in that hour-and-forty-one-minute game (#7 on the list) was the late Jose Lima, then of the Tigers, beating Paul Byrd of KC (who was 13-6 at the start of the day). Five weeks later, Lima had a 7.77 ERA and his walking papers. And who signed him out of the Atlantic League the following summer? The Royals, of course.

P.S. In the last 36 starts of his career, spanning 2005-06, Lima went 5-20 with a 7.26 ERA.

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By: Ken http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95425 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 03:23:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95425 Remarkably, only one of those games features two Cy Young winners: The #5 game -- KCR @ TOR -- featuring a young Zack Greinke versus a (youngish) Roy Halladay. (I know Greinke didn't win his until 2009, but still.) And both threw complete games, with Greinke taking the hard-luck loss.

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By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95379 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:32:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95379 In #11, the 54-out game, Mets pitcher Rick Reed actually had a 3-pitch 8th inning (the hard way: GO, 1B, GDP). Is there any way to search for other instances of this?

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By: topper009 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95367 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:26:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95367 Was that Miguel Cabrera solo shot you mentioned whiskey or a homerun?

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95352 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:59:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95352 #2/... Jason Says: "i think these sub-100 pitch games were common in the DBE. wouldn't know how to look it up though."

Jason, if by DBE, you mean "dead ball era", I don't see _how_ you could look it up. The box scores then did not include pitch counts, so unless a reporter attending a game actually kept a pitch count and wrote it in his game story, that information is forever lost to history.

You could do an estimate of total pitches based on the box score, but that kind of defeats the purpose...

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By: Andrew http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95350 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:54:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95350 Really? You misspelled Armando Galarraga's first name and his last name?

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By: jason http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95340 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:02:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95340 i think these sub-100 pitch games were common in the DBE. wouldn't know how to look it up though.

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By: LeeTro http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9914/comment-page-1#comment-95335 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:27:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9914#comment-95335 That was the "perfect game", by the way. My favorite type of game to watch too.

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