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    Missed this stat from Kershaw last year

    Just noticed that Kershaw had 12 wins and only 11 BBs last year. Think its the first time for anyone since Saberhagen in '94. Also Kershaw was over 15 K/BB though not with qualifying IP.

    Also, did BBRef drop their links to career, and single season, annual and progressive leaderboards? I thought that when you looked at a player's seasonal ranking in a stat, it used to let you link to the leaderboards for that stat?

    I was looking for K/BB leaderboard.

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    I found the leaderboards though they aren't linked to individual player's leadership lists anymore. http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...s_season.shtml

    So I see that Phil Hughes and Bret Saberhagen are the only two post 19th century players with K/BB over 10. Kershaw came within 13 innings of qualifying and demolishing the record and had it happened it would have been one of the greatest records ever, 34% better than the next best mark. That is even a greater percentage difference than Dimaggio's 56 versus the #2 mark of 44 which is 27% better. Rickey's career SBs would be the only one I can think of that tops the #2 mark by a greater percentage. (Oh, I guess 2 grand slams in an inning is 200% but that's more of a "happening").

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    I found the leaderboards though they aren't linked to individual player's leadership lists anymore. http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...s_season.shtml

    So I see that Phil Hughes and Bret Saberhagen are the only two post 19th century players with K/BB over 10. Kershaw came within 13 innings of qualifying and demolishing the record and had it happened it would have been one of the greatest records ever, 34% better than the next best mark. That is even a greater percentage difference than Dimaggio's 56 versus the #2 mark of 44 which is 27% better. Rickey's career SBs would be the only one I can think of that tops the #2 mark by a greater percentage. (Oh, I guess 2 grand slams in an inning is 200% but that's more of a "happening").
    How about Barry's IBB record? He has more than double the intentional walks as second place (Pujols).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    So I see that Phil Hughes and Bret Saberhagen are the only two post 19th century players with K/BB over 10. Kershaw came within 13 innings of qualifying and demolishing the record and had it happened it would have been one of the greatest records ever, 34% better than the next best mark.
    It's a pretty obscure record that is held by Phil Hughes, so how great can it be? I think it would be a much greater feat to beat the HR, RBI, OPS, or WAR record (to name a few) by just 10% than the K/BB record by 34%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    It's a pretty obscure record that is held by Phil Hughes, so how great can it be? I think it would be a much greater feat to beat the HR, RBI, OPS, or WAR record (to name a few) by just 10% than the K/BB record by 34%.
    I am just surprised that no one is remotely close.

    After last night, Kershaw has a run of 200 Ks versus 12 BBs over I believe 171 innings. He also has/3334 Ks to 26 BBs on a run now (274 2. IP). As good as he has been, we may not have seen his best.

    Over his last 118 2/3 in 2015 he had a 1.22 ERA (a 301 ERA+ taken against the league/park ERA for the 2015 season).

    That gives him a run of 274 2/3 innings with A 12.84 k/bb ratio and a raw ERA of 1.49 as well as a composite ERA+ of 258

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