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Career HR Totals Of Those To Have Multi-HR World Series Game

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 23, 2011

If you took all the players to hit more than one homerun in a single World Series game, prior to Game 3 of the 2011 World Series, and ranked them by their career HR totals, you would get the following list (below).

17 Comments | Posted in Game Finders, Season Finders

500+ IP Before Age 23 & An ERA+ >=110

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 10, 2011

Since 1901, how many pitchers have logged at least 500 innings before their age 23 season while maintaining an ERA+ of 110 or better?

26 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

10+ Players With 200+ PA & Fewer Than 40 RBI

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 9, 2011

Since 1901, how many teams had 10+ players on their roster with at least 200 Plate Appearances, but, with fewer than 40 RBI that season?

7 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Prince Fielder’s Rare Season Ending Walk

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 1, 2011

Prince Fielder became the first player in the last 25 years, batting .299 in his final at-bat of the season, to talk take a walk.

Jon Wertheim has the story. (H/T to BBTF.)

14 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Teams With 8+ Batters With 300+ PA & 50 Or Less Runs Scored In One Season

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 27, 2011

Since 1901, how many teams had 8+ players in the same season with at least 300 Plate Appearances and none of them scored more than 50 runs that year?

22 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Seasons With 40+ HR, Less Than 160 Hits & Less Than 100 BB – Since 1961

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 25, 2011

Since 1961, how many players have hit 40 homeruns in a season where they also had less than 160 hits and less than 100 walks on the year?

26 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Teams With 3+ SP Under Age 30 With 30+ GS & ERA+ > 99 In Same Season

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 20, 2011

Since 1901, how many teams had 3+ starters, age 29 or younger, with 30+ Games Started and an ERA+ of 100+ in the same season?

32 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Does Verlander’s ’11 Match Guidry’s ’78?

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 19, 2011

A case can be made on that. Below are pitcher seasons in the A.L. since 1973 where the pitcher had a WAR of 8.5 or better:

Rk Player WAR Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
1 Roger Clemens 10.3 1997 34 TOR AL 34 34 9 3 0 21 7 .750 0 264.0 204 65 60 68 292 2.05 222 9 1044 957 41 3 1 12 5 2 27 10 9 3 0 4 .213 .273 .290 .564      
2 Pedro Martinez 10.1 2000 28 BOS AL 29 29 7 4 0 18 6 .750 0 217.0 128 44 42 32 284 1.74 291 17 817 768 18 1 0 14 2 1 11 10 3 2 0 1 .167 .213 .259 .473   3164 2136
3 Roger Clemens 9.5 1990 27 BOS AL 31 31 7 4 0 21 6 .778 0 228.1 193 59 49 54 209 1.93 213 7 920 847 35 5 3 7 7 5 11 14 14 2 0 8 .228 .278 .306 .584      
4 Bert Blyleven 9.2 1973 22 MIN AL 40 40 25 9 0 20 17 .541 0 325.0 296 109 91 67 258 2.52 158 16 1321 1221 42 11 4 9 11 13 15 18 11 1 2 7 .242 .284 .334 .618      
5 Zack Greinke 9.0 2009 25 KCR AL 33 33 6 3 0 16 8 .667 0 229.1 195 64 55 51 242 2.16 205 11 915 849 47 5 0 4 8 3 17 5 9 1 0 5 .230 .276 .336 .611   3477 2206
6 Bret Saberhagen 8.6 1989 25 KCR AL 36 35 12 4 0 23 6 .793 0 262.1 209 74 63 43 193 2.16 180 13 1021 961 45 6 6 2 9 6 13 5 9 3 1 8 .217 .251 .317 .568      
7 Justin Verlander 8.5 2011 28 DET AL 33 33 4 2 0 24 5 .828 0 244.0 166 68 62 56 244 2.29 176 22 938 874 31 3 0 3 2 3 12 10 5 1 2 7 .190 .240 .308 .548 50 3821 2514
8 Ron Guidry 8.5 1978 27 NYY AL 35 35 16 9 0 25 3 .893 0 273.2 187 61 53 72 248 1.74 208 13 1057 969 34 5 1 1 13 2 15 9 14 2 1 7 .193 .249 .279 .528      
9 Mark Fidrych 8.5 1976 21 DET AL 31 29 24 4 2 19 9 .679 0 250.1 217 76 65 53 97 2.34 159 12 996 923 21 2 3 3 12 5 25 13 16 0 0 6 .235 .277 .301 .579      
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Generated 9/19/2011.

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So, Verlander this season is not up there with Pedro in 2000 or Clemens in 1997. But, look at his WAR this season, his wins/losses and his strikeout totals. Those are right in line with what Guidry did in 1978 - although Gator's ERA+ was better.

Now, I wonder if Verlander will not get the MVP this season, like Guidry did not in '78?

104 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Can Bronson Catch Bert?

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 18, 2011

Here are the pitchers to allow 40+ homeruns in a season:

Rk Player HR Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA ERA+ BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
1 Bert Blyleven 50 1986 35 MIN AL 36 36 16 3 0 17 14 .548 0 271.2 262 134 121 58 215 4.01 107 1126 1049 42 8 4 10 5 4 19 26 7 4 0 4 .250 .294 .448 .742      
2 Jose Lima 48 2000 27 HOU NL 33 33 0 0 0 7 16 .304 0 196.1 251 152 145 68 124 6.65 75 895 801 52 8 3 2 12 12 12 14 5 0 0 3 .313 .364 .578 .942   3195 2037
3 Bert Blyleven 46 1987 36 MIN AL 37 37 8 1 0 15 12 .556 0 267.0 249 132 119 101 196 4.01 115 1122 1002 45 1 4 9 4 6 31 33 9 0 0 13 .249 .321 .433 .754      
4 Robin Roberts 46 1956 29 PHI NL 43 37 22 1 6 19 18 .514 3 297.1 328 155 147 40 157 4.45 84 1228 1161 55 17 3 2 15 10 23 11 2 0 0 2 .283 .305 .478 .783      
5 Bronson Arroyo 44 2011 34 CIN NL 30 30 0 0 0 8 12 .400 0 182.0 212 115 108 44 100 5.34 73 790 730 44 3 5 5 6 5 12 9 4 0 0 0 .290 .333 .540 .873 139 2890 1886
6 Jamie Moyer 44 2004 41 SEA AL 34 33 1 0 1 7 13 .350 0 202.0 217 127 117 63 125 5.21 87 888 799 33 1 3 11 9 6 12 9 4 2 0 1 .272 .331 .481 .812   3414 2108
7 Eric Milton 43 2004 28 PHI NL 34 34 0 0 0 14 6 .700 0 201.0 196 110 106 75 161 4.75 95 862 768 46 4 6 1 11 6 12 12 2 0 0 3 .255 .320 .493 .813   3438 2212
8 Pedro Ramos 43 1957 22 WSH AL 43 30 7 1 5 12 16 .429 0 231.0 251 131 123 69 91 4.79 81 1011 906 34 8 4 7 5 5 22 11 6 6 0 2 .277 .331 .475 .806      
9 Denny McLain 42 1966 22 DET AL 38 38 14 4 0 20 14 .588 0 264.1 205 120 115 104 192 3.92 90 1080 956 30 8 3 3 12 5 21 2 5 2 0 6 .214 .292 .394 .686      
10 Rick Helling 41 1999 28 TEX AL 35 35 3 0 0 13 11 .542 0 219.1 228 127 118 85 131 4.84 106 943 837 49 8 5 6 5 10 19 13 14 4 0 8 .272 .340 .497 .837      
11 Phil Niekro 41 1979 40 ATL NL 44 44 23 1 0 21 20 .512 0 342.0 311 160 129 113 208 3.39 120 1436 1290 50 6 8 11 14 7 25 40 11 2 4 18 .241 .306 .384 .691      
12 Robin Roberts 41 1955 28 PHI NL 41 38 26 1 3 23 14 .622 3 305.0 292 137 111 53 160 3.28 121 1256 1184 58 15 3 2 12 5 15 8 3 0 0 3 .247 .279 .425 .704      
13 Eric Milton 40 2005 29 CIN NL 34 34 0 0 0 8 15 .348 0 186.1 237 141 134 52 123 6.47 66 855 784 55 7 2 7 6 6 3 11 3 0 0 8 .302 .349 .543 .892   3164 2082
14 Ramon Ortiz 40 2002 29 ANA AL 32 32 4 1 0 15 9 .625 0 217.1 188 97 91 68 162 3.77 118 896 816 29 7 0 5 2 5 14 11 9 0 3 7 .230 .292 .430 .722   3254 2067
15 Shawn Boskie 40 1996 29 CAL AL 37 28 1 0 1 12 11 .522 0 189.1 226 126 112 67 133 5.32 92 860 769 43 1 7 13 6 4 18 17 2 3 0 10 .294 .359 .508 .867      
16 Brad Radke 40 1996 23 MIN AL 35 35 3 0 0 11 16 .407 0 232.0 231 125 115 57 148 4.46 114 973 901 55 6 2 4 5 6 16 6 5 0 0 1 .256 .302 .464 .766      
17 Bill Gullickson 40 1987 28 TOT ML 35 35 4 1 0 14 13 .519 0 213.0 218 128 115 50 117 4.86 88 896 827 43 5 7 3 8 8 9 24 9 1 1 4 .264 .305 .473 .778      
18 Jack Morris 40 1986 31 DET AL 35 35 15 6 0 21 8 .724 0 267.0 229 105 97 82 223 3.27 127 1092 1000 38 8 7 0 7 3 20 21 8 1 0 12 .229 .287 .403 .690      
19 Fergie Jenkins 40 1979 36 TEX AL 37 37 10 3 0 16 14 .533 0 259.0 252 127 117 81 164 4.07 102 1089 986 39 8 6 3 10 9 22 22 9 1 0 4 .256 .311 .433 .744      
20 Phil Niekro 40 1970 31 ATL NL 34 32 10 3 1 12 18 .400 0 229.2 222 124 109 68 168 4.27 101 980 895 25 6 2 6 6 5 20 25 6 0 2 6 .248 .304 .423 .727      
21 Orlando Pena 40 1964 30 KCA AL 40 32 5 0 3 12 14 .462 0 219.1 231 126 108 73 184 4.43 87 955 863 40 12 2 8 6 6 18 17 1 1 1 6 .268 .328 .481 .809      
22 Ralph Terry 40 1962 26 NYY AL 43 39 14 3 2 23 12 .657 2 298.2 257 123 106 57 176 3.19 118 1191 1114 36 9 1 3 8 9 17 9 7 0 0 2 .231 .268 .387 .655      
23 Robin Roberts 40 1957 30 PHI NL 39 32 14 2 5 10 22 .313 2 249.2 246 122 113 43 128 4.07 93 1033 978 47 9 16 1 8 3 8 18 3 0 0 0 .252 .283 .441 .724      
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Generated 9/18/2011.

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32 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Pitchers With 100+ PA And No Strikeouts As Batter

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 15, 2011

Since 1901, how many pitchers have come to the plate at least 100 times in a season and never whiffed that year?

37 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

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