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Errors Behind a Pitcher
Posted: 17 October 2008 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]

Are there any available stats—current and historical—for errors behind a pitcher?

In other words, anything that measures whether one pitcher is more likely to have errors committed behind him than another pitcher?

Or is unearned runs the best indicator available?

Posted: 17 October 2008 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]

I’m not aware of any breakdown like that. If you’ve got the skills, you might be able to extract that information using Retrosheet play-by-play files, but that would only take you back to the 1950s.

There’s a real sense of a Retrosheet Era and everything else when it comes to this kind of research.


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