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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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Clayton Kershaw and his 1408 strikeouts puts him in some heady company

With Clayton recording his fifth straight 200 K season, his cumulative strikeout total has now reached 1408. Still just twenty-six years old, this is a staggering number only accomplished by the games best pitchers. Player SO From To Age W L IP H ER BB ERA+ Bert Blyleven 1728 1970 1977 19-26 122 113 2143.2 …

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