Martin also thought his relievers sucked on that team.
Bob Lacey Saves = 6
Jeff Jones Saves = 5
Lifetime baseball fan here, never heard this story. Thanks for posting.
CG has been dropped as a stat for some time now, I don’t know how long. America has gone the way of the complete game as I see it.
6 innings is now considered a quality start.
I recall when it was shameful to have a team ERA above 4.0.
Had never heard of this. Pretty damn amazing!!
The Finley-Martin era. Never a dull moment.
If I remember right most of the starting staff never pitched that well again - too many pitches thrown when tired is what kills arms and shoulders. It’s why there are so few CG’s today. Doctors can fix ligament and muscle tears, but they can’t fix a worn out arm.
Pretty amazing. Here’s a shout out for another workhorse: Wilbur Wood, lefty knuckler.
1971, 334 IP, 1.91 ERA
1972, 376 IP, 2.52 ERA
1973, 359 IP, 3.46 ERA
1974, 320 IP, 3.60 ERA
That would make the game incredibly pure.
What I'm saying is that the starting pitcher would pitch just the one inning and in inning 2, he'd trade places with the catcher while the catcher pitched. Then in inning 3, the starting pitcher will move to 1st base while the 1st baseman pitches. And so on.
Each positional player would have to pitch the one inning every game with the "starting pitcher" rotating through all 8 other positions as the game progresses. No relief pitchers allowed.
That would make the game very entertaining, that is for sure.
I have to be impressed with Langford’s record. It will never, EVER, be beaten, not with baseball today.
But I have to mention. My dad, “Lefty” Joe Hatten, pitched in both games of a double header. Let’s see somebody today do that! He was also the Dodger’s pitcher when Jackie Robinson played his first major league game.
Thanks for the Ping, Roccus! Always nice to remember my dad.