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  • Originally posted by ipitch View Post
    23-5 has been done 3 times. Chief Bender in 1884, Bob Purkey in 1929, and Zito.
    Randy Johnson's 24-5 is indeed unique.
    Thats crazy that no-one else in over one hundred years has ever gone 24-5. There are 75 instances where a pitcher has one 24 in a season, you would think more than 1 of those would have had 5 losses.

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    • Originally posted by ipitch View Post
      23-5 has been done 3 times. Chief Bender in 1884, Bob Purkey in 1929, and Zito.
      Randy Johnson's 24-5 is indeed unique.
      I think someone went 22-4 in a year "recently" maybe that was the one I was also refering to

      Purkey should have ben 1962?

      I know Bender pitched in 1911. DId he really go back to 1884?
      1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
      2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
      3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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      • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
        I think someone went 22-4 in a year "recently" maybe that was the one I was also refering to

        Purkey should have ben 1962?

        I know Bender pitched in 1911. DId he really go back to 1884?
        I think 1884 and 1929 were the years they were born. Their 23-5 seasons happened in 1910 and 1962.

        Since 1940 here are the unique seasons.
        2002 Randy Johnson 24-5
        1999 Pedro Martinez 23-4
        1999 Mike Hampton 22-4
        1996 Jim Abbott 2-18
        1995 Randy Johnson 18-2
        1995 Greg Maddux 19-2
        1990 Bob Welch 27-6
        1985 Orel Hershiser 19-3
        1985 Dennis Lamp 11-0
        1985 Jose DeLeon 2-19
        1982 Terry Felton 0-13
        1979 Phil Niekro 21-20
        1978 Ron Guidry 25-3
        1973 Roger Moret 13-2
        1966 Phil Regan 14-1
        1965 Jack Fisher 8-24
        1963 Sandy Koufax 25-5
        1959 Roy Face 18-1
        1956 Don Newcombe 27-7
        1954 Don Larsen 3-21
        1952 Robin Roberts 28-7
        1940 Freddie Fitzsimmons 16-2

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        • Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
          I think 1884 and 1929 were the years they were born. Their 23-5 seasons happened in 1910 and 1962.

          Since 1940 here are the unique seasons.
          2002 Randy Johnson 24-5
          1999 Pedro Martinez 23-4
          1999 Mike Hampton 22-4
          1996 Jim Abbott 2-18
          1995 Randy Johnson 18-2
          1995 Greg Maddux 19-2
          1990 Bob Welch 27-6
          1985 Orel Hershiser 19-3
          1985 Dennis Lamp 11-0
          1985 Jose DeLeon 2-19
          1982 Terry Felton 0-13
          1979 Phil Niekro 21-20
          1978 Ron Guidry 25-3
          1973 Roger Moret 13-2
          1966 Phil Regan 14-1
          1965 Jack Fisher 8-24
          1963 Sandy Koufax 25-5
          1959 Roy Face 18-1
          1956 Don Newcombe 27-7
          1954 Don Larsen 3-21
          1952 Robin Roberts 28-7
          1940 Freddie Fitzsimmons 16-2

          great info

          where did u get it?
          1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
          2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
          3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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          • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
            great info

            where did u get it?
            I downloaded Sean Lehman's database and ran a query using Access.

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            • Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
              I think 1884 and 1929 were the years they were born.
              Yeah, sorry. I was looking at the wrong years.

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              • Since 1990, three teams have rallied to win after trailing by 8+ runs in the 8th inning or later. All three times it was the Indians. In 1999, 2001, and 2009.

                Since 1950, three NL teams have given up 8+ runs in a game, all unearned. All three times it was the Astros. In 1981, 1985, and 2009.

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                • richie ashburn is the only hall of famer whose first major league home run was a leadoff, inside-the-parker.

                  29 may 1948 off thornton lee of the new york giants.
                  "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                  • Through yesterday, the Cubs and Dodgers in their all time series against each other since the 19th century both have exactly the same wins and losses vs. each other.
                    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
                    2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
                    3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                    • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                      Through yesterday, the Cubs and Dodgers in their all time series against each other since the 19th century both have exactly the same wins and losses vs. each other.
                      Yup, the all time series is tied at 1014-1014
                      "Obviously, no one wants to fail. But who's to say that failure's not a good thing masked in the wisdom that you can't see at that point? I just try to look at the positive." - Khalil Greene

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                      • Of all the guys with 3,000 hits, only two of those guys hit either a home run or a triple for their 3,000th hit.

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                        • Originally posted by Seattle1 View Post
                          Of all the guys with 3,000 hits, only two of those guys hit either a home run or a triple for their 3,000th hit.
                          Boggs hit a HR for TB right?
                          1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
                          2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
                          3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                          • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                            Boggs hit a HR for TB right?
                            Yep that's right. I can't remember right now who hit the triple for #3,000. I think it was a relatively recent one though.

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                            • Fernando Tatis, who had not hit a grand slam during his Major League career, homered twice with the bases loaded — both times off Chan Ho Park — in the third inning. Tatis, not only became the first Major League ballplayer to hit two grand slams in one inning, but he also set a new record with eight runs batted in during a single inning.


                              Also, earlier it was mentioned about pitchers having "walk off" stolen bases..

                              I actually was batting in 2007 in a high school game when we had two runners steal home on consecutive two strike, two out pitches in the bottom of the 7th inning to win.
                              Mike Hopper
                              Former Gateway Grizzlies Intern

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                              • Originally posted by Bulldog19 View Post
                                Fernando Tatis, who had not hit a grand slam during his Major League career, homered twice with the bases loaded — both times off Chan Ho Park — in the third inning. Tatis, not only became the first Major League ballplayer to hit two grand slams in one inning, but he also set a new record with eight runs batted in during a single inning.
                                Jim Palmer never gave up one grand slam home run in his entire career.

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