Results for tag: Casey Stengel
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on May 31, 2010 at 06:40:23 PM

With today’s victory, Andy Pettitte tied Whitey Ford for career wins. The two now sit at 60th on the all-time list with 236, sitting just behind a couple of Yankees alumni, Waite Hoyt and Clark Griffith, both of whom are in the Hall of Fame. It’s a nice accomplishment for Pettitte, who seemed to spend years with his arm hanging by a thread. Just a few years ago you wouldn’t have predicted him to have the endurance to get to this point, and you certainly wouldn’t have predicted this season’s dominant start as recently as last year.

When Pettitte eventually passes Whitey Ford, possibly as soon as Saturday, I’m sure we’ll hear a lot about how Ford could have had more wins had Casey Stengel not made a point of pitching the southpaw

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:42:48 AM

Flipping through the newspaper on the train out of Washington this morning, I read this story in USA Today’s sports pages: “Efforts to develop black talent in USA insufficient” by Bob Nightengale. The story opens with some surprising quotes from Angels center fielder Torii Hunter:

"People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African-American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors.

"Even people I know come up and say, 'Hey, what color is Vladimir Guerrero? Is he a black player?' I say, 'Come on, he's Dominican. He's not black.'”

I read that a few times just to make sure I had gotten it right and then turned to my traveling companion, Baseball Prospectus writer