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  • Better than a Perfect Game!

    I was looking at Baseball Almanac last night and I happen to see this under statistic formulas.

    An advanced pitching statistic developed by Bill James used to measure how dominant a pitcher performed in each game he pitched. Often referred to as "Ryanicity" since Nolan Ryan and his multiple no-hitters were amongst the best Game Scores ever recorded until Kerry Wood threw his twenty strikeout game in 1998. The strikeouts in that game combined with the lack of hits (1) made it better than a perfect game as the statistics rewards dominance (strikes) and lack of hits while penalizing for walks.
    I think thats amazing to see. Does anyone know where I can get the record for highest game score? I tried googling it but nothing good came up.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Cubsfan97 View Post
    I was looking at Baseball Almanac last night and I happen to see this under statistic formulas.



    I think thats amazing to see. Does anyone know where I can get the record for highest game score? I tried googling it but nothing good came up.
    Go to wikipedia and search game score. Wood has the highest 9 inning score and Marichal and Perry have the highest overall (they each went 16 innings). The lowest belongs to a former Tiger at -52....he gave up 24 (give or take a couple) runs in the game

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    • #3
      I've also heard before from other analysts that Wood's game was the most dominant game ever pitched--that one "hit" (which many consider an error)notwithstanding.
      To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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      • #4
        Didn't the first base ump say after the game that he wouldn't have called it a hit if he'd known how the game was going to end up? I think it was called a hit mainly because Kerry was a new guy at the time. If he was an established veteran, he might have gotten that call.
        Last edited by vptpt; 04-10-2007, 10:25 AM. Reason: spelling
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        • #5
          Originally posted by vptpt View Post
          Didn't the first base ump say after the game that he wouldn't have called it a hit if he'd known how the game was going to end up?
          What does the umpire have to do with hits and errors?? That's the official scorers job. My guess is the scorer's decision had nothing to do with Wood being a young player. I would say it was early in the game and the ball looked like a hit to the scorer. Maybe later in the game he might have ruled it an error to make the opposition get a clean hit.
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          • #6
            I'm sorry, I may not have been clear in what I was saying. The ump said it was a close play at first, and that the runner may not have been safe. But I realize that I may be confused.
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            • #7
              hmm, anybody got a clue which game Haddix had a 107? Completely boggles me
              "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
              -Rogers Hornsby-

              "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
              -Rogers Hornsby-

              Just a note to all the active members of BBF, I consider all of you the smartest baseball people I have ever communicated with and love everyday I am on here. Thank you all!

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