Results for tag: Mike Mussina
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Mar 8, 2010 at 02:29:10 PM

Keith Olbermann has a blog post up about Andy Pettitte and the Hall of Fame. Seems to me he’s unlikely to go (a separate issue from whether he should go or not), but he does underscore an interesting aspect of the way that the Yankees have gone about winning their umptybillion rings over the last 87 years. For a team that has won as many games as the Yankees have, you’d think they would have stamped out a 300-game winner every 15 years or so, the pitchers just picking up wins by hanging around good teams. That hasn’t been the case. Only two pitchers have won even 200 games in a Yankees uniform, Whitey Ford with 236 and Red Ruffing with 231. Andy Pettitte is currently third with 192 wins in pinstripes, followed by Lefty Gomez (189) and Ron Guidry (170).

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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:01:24 PM

Comrades, as much as I hate to defuse a raging discussion in the commentary section, it’s much ado about nothing. I understand the difference between the popular accounting of decades and the more logical way of doing it. However, as one of you pointed out, everyone else is doing it. I decided to go with the flow. As it says in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence,” when the decade becomes fact, print the decade—or something like that.

As for me, the only date that matters is the one in which I close out the Baseball Prospectus annual and get to start looking forward to spring training and having the book in the hands of you all, whatever decade you feel like we’ll be in starting the day after tomorrow. I’m not picky when it comes to stuff like that.