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Clayton Kershaw thru age 29 and other thoughts

One thing stands out for me when reviewing the accomplishments of the greatest pitchers in baseball history through their age 29 seasons.  Of the fourteen pitchers to have accumulated at least 50 bWAR only two of them are left-handed. Clayton Kershaw and Hal Newhouser. Only one of them pitched their full career in the 21st …

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OTDIB – May 15th – Piazza goes fishing

May 15th, 2015 – King Felix strikes out 2,000th hitter Mariner right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the fourth-youngest hurler to record his 2,000th career strikeout when he whiffs Sam Fuld in fifth inning of the team’s 4-3 victory against Oakland at Safeco Field. Bert Blyleven, Walter Johnson, and Sam McDowell are the only three pitchers to …

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Julio Urias moving up the strikeout leaderboard for baseball season 19 or younger

On July 21st, Julio Urias broke Joe Moellers fifty-four-year-old record for LAD strikeouts for a teenager by fanning four in his 7/21/16 start giving him 48 compared to Joe’s 46. Since that time Julio Urias has struck out another 28 giving him 76 for the season and is now tied with Don Gullet for 8th …

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