He's good! "All of a sudden there's a problem with Tartabull's swing..."
― clemenza, Wednesday, 8 December 2021 19:59 (five months ago) link
(Showalter's line needs context from earlier in the episode.)
― clemenza, Wednesday, 8 December 2021 20:03 (five months ago) link
I was wondering if Fergie Jenkins would have won 11 or 12 of those Tip O'Neills in a row--from '67 to '79, possibly--but he definitely would have lost to John Hiller in '73; Fergie was atypically mediocre, and Hiller had one of the greatest relief seasons ever (7.9 bWAR). Jenkins had other so-so years near the end of that run, but I don't know if there was anyone else around to beat him. Terry Puhl might have won in '79.
― clemenza, Thursday, 9 December 2021 03:55 (five months ago) link
Rob Butler won in 1993 -- with a 97 OPS+ in 56 PA with the Blue Jays? Slow year.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 9 December 2021 11:34 (five months ago) link