THE FUTURE OF PITCHING

There was a time when there was no such thing as bullpens and closers. In fact saves! weren’t even an official statistic until 1969. Starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game, and relief pitchers were used for spot starts and multi-inning relief appearances when a starter would struggle or get injured. Things changed however… starters went from pitching

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WHAT TEAM STATS DO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS HAVE IN COMMON?

I decided to analyze what stats teams that won pennants and championships have in common, in order to better understand what specific attributes make championship teams… well championship teams. I’m listing all World Series and pennant winners (when there was no World Series). R/G = Runs per game. I’m not putting the team’s actual number but rather their rank when

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