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Face's first name is supposed to be spelled with a capital R? ElRoy? I've never seen it printed that way before.
Wasn't there a guy on the Angels recently whose name had long been misspelled in every reference?
Are you thinking of WhinyDickface Weaver, often misspelled as "Jered"?
[Heck] of a pitcher.
Now, John Hiller probably doesn't get mentioned any more. I guess if you're a certain age you remember him as the single-season record holder for saves.
John Hiller probably doesn't get mentioned any more
Rk Player WPA WAR ERA+ W L SV ERA IP Year Tm1 Willie Hernandez 8.647 4.8 204 9 3 32 1.92 140.1 1984 DET2 John Hiller 8.392 8.1 283 10 5 38 1.44 125.1 1973 DET3 Doug Corbett 7.805 5.7 221 8 6 23 1.98 136.1 1980 MIN4 Stu Miller 7.297 4.3 184 14 7 24 1.89 119.1 1965 BAL5 Dan Quisenberry 7.012 2.5 130 12 7 33 3.09 128.1 1980 KCR6 Rich Gossage 6.975 8.2 212 9 8 26 1.84 141.2 1975 CHW7 Troy Percival 6.581 3.4 213 0 2 36 2.31 74.0 1996 CAL8 Eric Gagne 6.564 3.7 337 2 3 55 1.20 82.1 2003 LAD9 Tug McGraw 6.519 4.3 198 8 6 27 1.70 106.0 1972 NYM10 Aurelio Lopez 6.493 5.3 181 10 5 21 2.41 127.0 1979 DET
I had heard of Face because of the winning percentage record and he's mentioned in histories of relief pitching.
Why Face and not Tom Zachry (12-0)? Is there a certain number of decisions to qualify?
Face always signed his name with a capital R.
That's how good I was," Face said, laughing. "I'd come in with a lead, give it up and then pitch well enough after my team scored more so we could to win. It happened so often, it was amazing. "
** Wasn't there a guy on the Angels recently whose name had long been misspelled in every reference?
Face was the National League relief pitcher in the 1970's tabletop game "Superstar Baseball." That's where I was first introduced to him. Of course, the NL's catchers were Gabby Hartnett and Jimmie Wilson.
If it hadn't been for that Khrushchev-planted pebble
yep, Roy Face - another guy whose weird late 1960s cards made me question that he ever played professional baseball
We can argue whether the Church or the Comintern planted that pebble, but I will admit that either way it was one hell of a game, probably one of the 4 or 5 best game 7's ever.
And it's extremely doubtful that the Yankees would have won the pennant that year if they'd been in the National League.
There are three main reasons that most people figure the Yankees to have been the better team that year:
---The lopsided nature of the Yankees' 3 wins and the overall run differential in the World Series.
---The Pirates had no big name counterparts to Mantle and Maris and Ford.
---And the fact that the Pirates were a one year wonder, while the Yankees went on in 1961 to put up one of their many historic seasons.
But since we're talking about 1960 and not 1961, I don't buy it. The only real countering point that's even halfway plausible is to compare the two teams in the last six weeks of the regular season, when the Yankees had added two key parts, Bill Stafford and Dale Long. But since the issue is the entire season and not just from mid-August to the end of September, that doesn't negate the overriding point about league strength.
God gave Noah the rainbow sign....
And asked the man for Ballantine.
---Book of Dynasties, 1:27
You could at least correct the capitalization.
The National League was much the better league at that point.
Three of the Pirates' four starters (Friend, Law, Mizell) had very good seasons, and even the weakest links in their everyday lineup (Maz and Virdon) were barely under 100 in OPS+.
By contrast, the Yankees had four regular players (Howard, Richardson, Kubek and Boyer) with OPS+ numbers of 80, 67, 96 and 89. Richardson's World Series performance was a complete fluke. And their staff ERA+ was 5 points lower than the Pirates', while competing in an inferior league.
I think you're thinking of Kendrys Morales, who used to be known as Kendry Morales.
Ismael Valdez used to be Ismael Valdes, and Odalis Perez was briefly Odaliz Perez.
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