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  • Pitching oddity?

    In 1989, Charlie Hough had a W/L% of .435 and an ERA of 4.35. Seems like it would be unusual or even rare for those stats to be "the same" (of course they're not really the same but you know what I mean). Any thoughts?

  • #2
    Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post
    In 1989, Charlie Hough had a W/L% of .435 and an ERA of 4.35. Seems like it would be unusual or even rare for those stats to be "the same" (of course they're not really the same but you know what I mean). Any thoughts?
    Lots of numbers in baseball

    Of course some of them will be similar.


    1893. Ed Delahanty 146 RBI 146 wRC+

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    • #3
      Originally posted by filihok View Post
      Lots of numbers in baseball

      Of course some of them will be similar.

      h
      1893. Ed Delahanty 146 RBI 146 wRC+
      Bob Bailey, and most remarkable of all, Johnny Gochnauer.
      Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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      • #4
        Adam Dunn

        and some more characters needed in this post

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        • #5
          Six pitchers have had an ERA of 5.00 and a .500 W/L%.

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            In 1951, Al Dark had 114 runs and OPS+.
            Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ipitch View Post
              Six pitchers have had an ERA of 5.00 and a .500 W/L%.
              That's the kind of thing I was wondering about. There's really a pretty narrow margin here - I think - cause there's probably nobody who had a .750 W/L% and a 7.50 ERA one season ....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post
                That's the kind of thing I was wondering about. There's really a pretty narrow margin here - I think - cause there's probably nobody who had a .750 W/L% and a 7.50 ERA one season ....
                There are 31 pitchers with 50 or more innings pitched whose WL was a tenth of their ERA, recently Greinke with 417.

                The rest are here:

                http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/UIS2L

                The top(?) was 538 by Doug Davis in 2000.

                The toughest luck was 250 by Denny Riddleberger in 1972.
                Last edited by Jackaroo Dave; 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM.
                Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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                • #9
                  In 1888, Fave Foutz had a 120 ERA+ and a 120 OPS+ in 593 PA and 176 IP.
                  "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
                    In 1888, Fave Foutz had a 120 ERA+ and a 120 OPS+ in 593 PA and 176 IP.
                    Not much action in the 19th c. forum, Buzz. Sucks. We need to do something to get it bumping again.
                    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                      Not much action in the 19th c. forum, Buzz. Sucks. We need to do something to get it bumping again.
                      Yep. We need some new controversy or good argument fodder. I'll put on my thinking cap
                      "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
                        Yep. We need some new controversy or good argument fodder. I'll put on my thinking cap
                        My great great grandfather told me that Lip Pike used deer antler spray in 1873 when he led the league with 4 HRs. Discuss.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                          My great great grandfather told me that Lip Pike used deer antler spray in 1873 when he led the league with 4 HRs. Discuss.


                          But seriously: in 1881 he was accused of throwing games, & was banned from the NL at season's end.

                          PS - Hi, Jack!
                          Last edited by westsidegrounds; 02-18-2013, 01:23 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
                            In 1888, Fave Foutz had a 120 ERA+ and a 120 OPS+ in 593 PA and 176 IP.
                            Dave the Fave!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post


                              But seriously: in 1881 he was accused of throwing games, & was banned from the NL at season's end.

                              PS - Hi, Jack!
                              Your great great grandfather or Lip Pike?
                              "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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