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100th win puts Verlander in elite company

Posted by John Autin on August 12, 2011

By winning his 5th straight start tonight (and 13th in his last 15), Justin Verlander not only put a little more air between Detroit and Cleveland, took sole possession of the MLB wins lead, and notched his 20th game of 10+ Ks. He also reached 100 wins in 191 career games -- faster than all but 12 pitchers since 1919. (Note: All tables exclude tonight's games.)

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Teams Developing Young Winning Pitchers

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 11, 2011

Today's list from me: Since 1901, teams with the most pitchers who won 30+ games through and including their "Age 24 season."

28 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Winning the Game with the Pitcher at the Plate

Posted by Raphy on August 11, 2011

When Jerry Meals called Julio Lugo safe at home in the 19th inning on July 27th, not only did it provide the Braves with a controversial win, it gave pitcher Scott Proctor a walk-off RBI. Proctor's was the first walk-off RBI by a player in the game as a pitcher since Randy Keisler in 2005 and only the second since 1994.  Since 1974,  8  pitchers have done better than Proctor  and ended a game with a walk-off hit. The PI database also shows 32 game ending hits for pitchers between 1950-1973 (1043 games from that time span are not included in the search; see here.)  As you would expect, a single is the most common of these. However, due to managerial strategies, the home run easily surpasses the double for second place. Here are the plays:

46 Comments | Posted in Event Finders

Card of the Week: 1990 Score #84 Tony Phillips

Posted by Andy on August 11, 2011


I promised a post about Tony Phillips, and I'll get to his career in a moment. Bear with me as I speak first about this 1990 Score card.

69 Comments | Posted in Card of the Week

Fastest to a 5-hit game

Posted by John Autin on August 11, 2011

In his 16th career game tonight, Cleveland 2B Jason Kipnis went 5 for 5, with a double and a HR (his 6th in 61 ABs) in Cleveland's 10-3 rout of Detroit.

Here are the other 25 players since 1919 to have a 5-hit game by their 16th career game.
Spot the surprise name (and I don't mean Mark Reynolds), and check out the career of the lone repeater:

48 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Matt Lawton’s Walk-Off 2/3B

Posted by Raphy on August 10, 2011

I ran across this puzzling play description today:

Inn Score Out RoB R/O Batter Play Description
b10 4-5 0 12- RR M. Lawton Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Meares Scores; Nixon Scores; Lawton to 2B
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/10/2011.

So Lawton hit a walk-off triple and ended up on second base? Did he go back to second after touching third?

35 Comments | Posted in Event Finders

Bloops: Tony Phillips – Still Playing, And Fighting, For A Dollar

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 10, 2011

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Players with exactly 2 HR and 7 RBI this season

Posted by Andy on August 10, 2011

Through yesterday's games:

Rk HR RBI PA ▾ Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Austin Kearns 2 7 174 2011 31 CLE 56 150 18 30 5 1 18 48 .200 .302 .287 .589 *79/D
2 Michael Saunders 2 7 152 2011 24 SEA 45 137 14 23 5 0 10 45 .168 .223 .248 .471 *87
3 Brian Schneider 2 7 94 2011 34 PHI 27 84 8 15 4 0 8 21 .179 .255 .298 .553 *2
4 Brandon Belt 2 7 90 2011 23 SFG 31 78 8 17 3 0 11 20 .218 .322 .333 .656 *3/7
5 Marcus Thames 2 7 70 2011 34 LAD 36 66 4 13 1 1 4 16 .197 .243 .333 .576 7/D
6 Kyle Blanks 2 7 59 2011 24 SDP 17 52 8 13 3 1 5 18 .250 .339 .462 .801 *7/3
7 Cliff Lee 2 7 58 2011 32 PHI 26 53 3 12 2 0 1 21 .226 .236 .377 .614 *1
8 Adam Rosales 2 7 48 2011 28 OAK 15 43 3 4 0 0 3 11 .093 .167 .233 .399 /5637
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/10/2011.

That's right--Cliff Lee.

13 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

15+ Career WP With WP > One-Tenth Career IP Total

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 10, 2011

Since 1901, how many players have more wild pitches than one-tenth of their career inning pitched total - with at least 15 career wild pitches?

18 Comments | Posted in Season Finders

Trivia time: great players who split time at RF and 3B

Posted by Andy on August 10, 2011

Only 4 players in history have had a season in which they qualified for the batting title, had an OPS+ of at least 160, and played at least 20 games in right field and 20 games at third base. How many can you name?

46 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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