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Pitching Prowess

Back By Popular Demand – Come and See Those Amazing Baseball Stats
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.

This article was written after the 2004 Baseball Season

Walter Johnson – One of the first to enter the Hall of Fame in 1936 – From 1912 to 1915 He won 124 games.
He started 152 games and completed 131 games – Do you think the Senators had a strong bullpen? He pitched in 196 games
Walter had 10 years with an era of under 2 and a lifetime era 2.17

Pedro Martinez – Third highest lifetime winning % all time.
2653 strike outs in 2296 innings – an average of 10.39 strike outs per game
During one period – 325 innings without allowing a home run with a man on base. – 321 starts – 42 complete games

Christy Mathewson – In his initial three years he had a record of 34-37. Not what I would call a stellar performance.
His next three years – 94-34 – He discovered spinach? Lifetime era – 2.13
He pitched in a total of 11 World Series games. His era was .97 yes .97 – And had 79 career shutouts

Babe Ruth – Won 47 games in two year period of 1916-1917
Has 15th best era lifetime. – 671 winning % is 10th highest.

Sandy Koufax – Last two years- He won 53 and lost 17
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 – From 1914-1917 He pitched at least 355 innings per year. and he won 121 games
From 1915-1916 he had 28 shutouts. In his career he Completed 437 of 599 games started –
He didn’t trust many people, most of all his bullpen. I am kidding. 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 and had 15 seasons of 200 or more strikeouts

Randy Johnson – Six years over 300 strikeouts + three years with between 290-299 strikeouts.
First six years in the majors his won loss statistics were 56-61. From ages 29-40 190-67 record
I love this stuff.

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