Thursday, February 23, 2012

Starting pitchers

Today, modern-day training techniques, diets and conditioning. Most pitchers are at least six feet tall. Two hundred innings makes a starting pitcher “a horse.” Twenty-five starts around average. Ten complete games leads the league. Most starters do not last beyond 110 pitches.

Kid Nichols. 5-10 ½, 175 pounds. Fifteen years in the majors – 1890-1906. Started 561games, completed 531. Five straight years pitched more than 400 innings; seven years more than 300 innings. Twenty games in the outfield, six at first base. Batted .226, 58 doubles, 24 triples, 16 home runs, 278 runs batted in. Would not know what a pitch count was. 361 wins, 208 losses.

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