Comments on: Max Alvis and Carlos Zambrano This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: D J Jones Sat, 04 Jun 2011 02:18:12 +0000 Just a note on why Max Alvis never reached his potential...He had spinal meningitis in 1964 this caused him to decline prematurely...

By: Neil L. Sat, 04 Jun 2011 01:38:07 +0000 @33
Chuck, don't stop checkin' in here.

The raw data in the PI makes and breaks reputations.

By: Chuck Sat, 04 Jun 2011 01:34:23 +0000 Where else can you see Max Alvis and Carlos Zambrano in the same sentence?

Hell, where else can you see a reference to Max Alvis?

I love this site.

(don't forget, where alot of the boxscores come from)

Like the old saying goes, two heads are better than one.

By: Neil L. Sat, 04 Jun 2011 01:25:00 +0000 @31
JT, stop taking shots at a defenceless poster! 🙂

By: Johnny Twisto Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:18:45 +0000 But only one of them won the wildness triple crown (BB, HBP, and WP).

And only one of them exhibits qualities reminiscent of the feline family.

By: John Autin Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:26:47 +0000 Speaking of hitting 20 players ... In the past 40 years, there have been 6 pitcher-seasons of 20 or more HBP. All 6 fell in the 4-year span of 2001-04, and 5 of the 6 featured exactly 20 HBP. The culprits:
-- Bronson Arroyo and Carlos Zambrano, 2004;
-- Kerry Wood and Victor Zambrano, 2003; and
-- Chan Ho Park and Jamey Wright, 2001.

Footnote: There have been just 2 pitchers named Zambrano in MLB history. Each one led his league in HBP once, with a total of 20. Each one led his league twice in walks, including one year leading the majors.

By: Andy Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:40:02 +0000 LOL

By: Thomas Court Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:36:06 +0000 Hitting 20 or more players will give you a very high SLUGGING percentage.

By: Michael E Sullivan Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:20:15 +0000 Zambrano's 62 isn't all that good, but it sure is good for a pitcher.

I did a play index search and found 25 players who did not pitch who had at least 3000 PAs in their career and a career OPS of 62 or less. So basically he hits well enough to make it for a while as a defensive ace catcher or SS (everyone on my list spent time at either 2 or 6).

By: Travis Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:14:04 +0000 Leiter does hold the record for most years in between wins with the same team, though I may be missing someone who returned to a franchise that relocated during his time away.

16 years
Al Leiter, NYA 1989-2005

14 years
Dennis Eckersley, BOS 1984-1998
Chris Hammond, CIN 1992-2006
Jesse Orosco, LAN 1988-2002 (Pitched for Dodgers in 2001, did not win)

13 years
Doug Brocail, SDN 1993-2006 (Pitched for Padres in 1994, did not win)
Jack McFetridge, PHI 1890-1903 (Did not appear in majors 1891-1902)
Harry Kelly, WS1 1925-1938 (Pitched for Senators in 1926, did not win)
Al Maul, PHI 1887-1900

12 years
Doug Brocail, HOU 1996-2008
Mark Davis, PHI 1981-1993
Greg Maddux, CHN 1992-2004
Bob (Righty) Miller, NYN 1962-1974 (Pitched for Mets in 1973, did not win)
Herb Pennock, BOS 1922-1934
Jim Perry, CLE 1962-1974 (Pitched for Indians in 1963, did not win)
Rudy Seanez, LAN 1995-2007

11 years
Joe Bush, PHA 1917-1928
David Cone, NYN 1992-2003
Danny Darwin, TEX 1984-1995
Bill Dietrich, PHA 1936-1947
Burleigh Grimes, PIT 1917-1928
Rick Honeycutt, TEX 1983-1994
Don Larsen, BAL 1954-1965

10 years
Steve Farr, CLE 1984-1994
Danny Graves, CLE 1996-2006 (Pitched for Indians in 1997, did not win)
Mike Hampton, HOU 1999-2009
Art Herring, BRO 1934-1944
Rick White, PIT 1995-2005