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For some people this is Baseball Fantasy
For some people this is Baseball Memorabilia
For me it is joy and amazement. I love perusing the baseball stats.
Walter Johnson – One of the first to enter the Hall of Fame in 1936. From 1912 to 1915 he won 124 games. He also started 152 games and completed 131 of those games – Do you think the Senators had a strong bullpen? He pitched in 196 games. With 10 years having an era of under 2, he finished his career with a
lifetime era of 2.17. Wow….
Pedro Martinez has the third highest lifetime winning % all time. He has 2653 strike outs in 2296 innings pitched. – an average of 10.39 strike outs per game. He has 321 starts with 42 complete games.
Christy Mathewson. One of my all time favorites. His initial three years he had a record of 34-37. His next three years he compiled a 94-34 record. He discovered spinach?
His lifetime era of 2.13 ranks with the best. And he pitched in a total of 11 World Series games. His era was .97 yes .97 in those World Series games. His 79 career shutouts also rank among the best.
Babe Ruth – He won 47 games in two year period of 1916-1917
Has 15th best era lifetime with a 671 winning % is 10th highest.
Sandy Koufax’s last two years produced 53 wins while he lost 17 games. When most players careers lose steam at the end he had his best years. In a two year period he struck out 699 batters. Greatest pitcher I ever saw.
Grover Cleveland Alexander one of true greats of the game. From
1914-1917 He pitched at least 355 innings per year. Old rubber arm won 121 games. That’s an average of over 30 wins per season.
From 1915-1916 he had 28 shutouts. Not too bad. In his lifetime he completed 437 of 599 games started – He didn’t trust many people, most of all his bullpen.
He had six straight years of era under 2.
Nolan Ryan Won 71 games from the ages of 40 to 46. From 1972-1974 Struck out 1079 batters.He had 15 seasons of 200 or more strikeouts.
Randy Johnson had six years over 300 strikeouts plus three years with between 290-299 strikeouts. In first six years he had a 56-61 record. From ages 29-40 he had a 190-67 record.
I love this stuff.