The Great Shutout Pitchers

The Great Shutout Pitchers

2.99 with three shutouts . The first of these was on May 1 when he hooked up in a pitching duel with Bob Gibson , defeating the Cardinals 2-0 . In that game he distributed four hits while walking none . On June 26 , he stopped the Cincy ...

Author: Joe MacKay

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786416769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Throughout baseball's long history, only twenty pitchers have thrown fifty or more complete game shutouts. In all probability, the author contends, this list of baseball elite has likely seen its last inductee, as the emergence of relief pitchers and the increasing brevity of playing careers have changed the game considerably. The twenty players are Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Eddie Plank, Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Bert Blyleven, Don Sutton, Ed Walsh, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown, Jim Palmer, Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, Rube Waddell, Vic Willis, and Pud Galvin. All but Blyleven are members of the Hall of Fame. The author presents anecdotal information about each of the pitchers, paying special attention to their shutout games, and also covers other significant games in their careers.
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The Shutout in Major League Baseball

The Shutout in Major League Baseball

Walsh and Joss met twice more in 1909, and on both occasions Joss lost 2-0 games to the great spitball pitcher. Their record in shutout games wound up at Walsh, 4 wins, and Joss, 4. It is also worth noting that in both 1908 and 1909 ...

Author: Warren N. Wilbert

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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The shutout—a game in which a team prevents its opponent from scoring—remains relatively rare. Of the roughly 200,000 regular season games that have been played since the origins of the major leagues, only about 10 percent have been shutouts. Gold Glove defense, astonishing pitching talent, and the combined efforts of a team working toward baseball artistry must all come together. This work covers every shutout from the beginning of professional baseball through the 2010 World Series, including no-hitters and perfect games. With in-depth statistics and play-by-play descriptions to bring to life the action on the field, it is the definitive history of one of baseball’s premier achievements.
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Baseball s Great Hispanic Pitchers

Baseball  s Great Hispanic Pitchers

In his first year in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Pascual was pitching as well as ever, but he was also as erratic as his final won-lost record indicated. Pascual led the league in shutouts (8) and strikeouts (221), worked 2521⁄3 innings ...

Author: Lou Hernandez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479757

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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Baseball has had many outstanding Latin American pitchers since the early 20th century. This book profiles the greatest Hispanic hurlers to toe the rubber from the mounds of the major leagues, winter leagues and Negro leagues. The careers of the top major league pitchers to come from Central and South America and the Caribbean are examined in decade-by-decade portrayals, culminating with an all-time ranking by the author. The grand exploits of these athletes backdrop the evolving pitching eras of the game, from the macho, complete-game period that existed for the majority of the last century to the financially-driven, pitch-count sensitive culture that dominates baseball thinking today.
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Baseball s Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame

Baseball s Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame

Mathewson was one of thetwoor three best pitchers in baseball, and the best pitcher in the National League, in virtuallyevery season ... He led the league in winsfive times, ERAfourtimes, strikeoutssix times, and shutouts seven times.

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Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 9781580425728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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This fascinating book covers every era of baseball, position by position, and answers the question: Which players really belong in the Hall of Fame? Using eight simple criteria to determine the level of dominance each player exhibited during his career, baseball superexpert Robert Cohen defines the qualities a true Hall of Fame player should possess. Cohen solves or fuels the debate on who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and who doesn't. He also discusses the careers of the best players not elected to the Hall of Fame and the circumstances surrounding the greatest injustices in the selection process very great player is examined, not only in relation to the era in which he played, but against all the Hall-worthy stars who ever manned the position
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The Great Baseball Players from McGraw to Mantle

The Great Baseball Players from McGraw to Mantle

In 1916 he set the major league mark by throwing a record 16 shutouts and with 90 lifetime shutouts , is second only to ... Alexander is best remembered for his performance in the 1926 World Series , one of the greatest spot - pitching ...

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486289249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

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Offers photographs and biographical portraits of such great baseball players as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra
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Major League Baseball s Greatest 150 Individual Pitching Seasons

Major League Baseball s Greatest 150 Individual Pitching Seasons

He hadn't lost much after missing almost an entire year because his nine shutouts and .211 opponent's average were the best in the N. L. In 1920 Pete reclaimed his stature as the senior circuits best pitcher. His 27 wins (14 losses), ...

Author: Jeff Wing

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595188093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

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When Pedro Martinez won his first Cy Young Award with the Boston Red Sox in 1999 many people in the baseball world claimed it to be one of, if not, the greatest pitching achievement of all-time. Though a remarkable campaign it hardly ranks as the greatest ever. This book lists in order the top 150 pitching performances for a single season between the years 1900-1999. Based on the grading system developed for this book Pedro’s season ranks as the 45th best season for a pitcher. Who is the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball? Is it Walter Johnson or Christy Mathewson? Some may argue for Roger Clemens or Nolan Ryan. The debate as to the best ever will continue but the chapter comparing pitchers of today and yesteryear will offer some new insights. This book will truly interest the baseball enthusiast because it offers clear and interesting data. Plus the measuring stick used for the rankings is not based on opinion, potential or favoritism but rather on fair and unbiased criteria. Eighty-seven pitchers (biographies included), from the famous to the one season wonders, make up the list of the greatest 150 pitching seasons. Included as well are brief summaries of an additional 130 pitchers.
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The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games of All Time

The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games of All Time

The losing pitcher in Drysdale's third shutout was Gibson. Jim Bunning lost his sixth. All three pitchers are now enshrined with Drysdale in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Every great baseball streak also requires luck.

Author: J.P. Hoornstra

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626011946

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Dodgers have played more than 10,000 games as a franchise. Their 50 greatest games span two coasts and three centuries worth of baseball. They include: • A doubleheader that lasted six and a half innings combined • A single game that featured three teams on the field • A game in which the Dodgers didn’t record a hit – and won • The games in which the single-season and career home run records were broken • Three perfect games and two no-hitters • The longest game in major league history • The first major league game ever televised • A game in which the Dodgers’ pitcher lost consciousness on the field • An exhibition game that drew 93,103 spectators • The first integrated game in major league history The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games features all the best players to don the uniform: Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Kirk Gibson, Zack Wheat, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Clayton Kershaw, Steve Garvey, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese and more. It also features some of the unsung heroes of baseball history, like Cookie Lavagetto, Vic Davalillo, Sandy Amoros, Al Gionfriddo and Joe McGinnity. For the first time, their performances are laid side-by-side in this account of the greatest Dodgers games ever played. Which game ranks number one?
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Gettysburg Eddie

Gettysburg Eddie

Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2009. MacKay, Joe. The Great Shutout Pitchers: Twenty Profiles of a Vanishing Breed. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland, 2004. Meany, Tom. Baseball's Greatest Pitchers.

Author: Lawrence Knorr

Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781620061701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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Who is the winningest left-handed pitcher in Philadelphia baseball history? Who is the winningest left-handed pitcher in American League history? Who is third in wins all-time among left-handed starters? Who threw more shutouts than any left-handed pitcher in baseball history? Few know the answer is Edward Stewart Plank, also known as "Gettysburg" Eddie. Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only a dozen years after the bloody Civil War battle, Eddie grew up on a farm and was a late-bloomer. By his early twenties, he was a local star on the town ball team and enrolled in the Gettysburg Academy in order to pitch for the Gettysburg College team. Soon after, Connie Mack from the Philadelphia Athletics in the newly-formed American League came calling and the rest is history. Eddie Plank was the mainstay of Connie Mack's early success from 1901 through 1914. Plank's unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control brought him consistent results. While others out-pitched him during individual seasons, "Steady-Eddie" provided Mack excellence year after year while others came and went. Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman. Said Mack upon hearing of Eddie's premature death in 1926, "I feel like a father must feel who has lost a son."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great All time Baseball Record Book

The Great All time Baseball Record Book

... Pitcher , AL , 274 Most Consecutive Losses , AL , 242 Most Hits , Pitcher , Career , 277 Most Home Runs , Pitcher , Career , 272 Most Home Runs , Pitcher , Season , 277 Most Home Runs by Position , Career , AL , 67 Most Shutouts ...

Author: Joseph L. Reichler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000021274893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

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Combines standard statistics with more unusual and esoteric records to provide diehard baseball fans with answers to any question that might pop up this season
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The Yankee Encyclopedia

The Yankee Encyclopedia

In 1938 he led the AL in wins , winning percentage ( 21-7 , .750 ) and shutouts ( four ) . In 1939 , Red led the AL in shutouts ( five ) . He fielded 1.000 in 1941 , leading AL pitchers in fielding . And proving he was a three - way ...

Author: Walter LeConte

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582616833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

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