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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

HHS: Darowski: Let’s Talk About Curt Schilling

Yeah, and not about his seven-bedroom, five-bath manse that’s now on the market.

But what makes him so good?

  2nd all time in strikeouts per walk (4.383)
      Tommy Bond, who pitched from 1874 to 1884 (and in leagues like the National Association, Union Association, and American Association), is the only pitcher ahead of him.
  15th all time with 3,116 strikeouts
  Tied for 48th all time in ERA+ with 127
      Of the 53 pitchers with 1000+ IP and an ERA+ of 127+ (that includes all the pitchers tied with Schilling), only 15 have more innings than Schilling.

Schilling’s Wins Above Average accounts for 70% of his Wins Above Replacement. That’s pretty rare. That means he didn’t just sit around, compiling numbers. He dominated.

How rare is that 70%? Among pitchers with 2000+ innings, these five were above 70%:

  Pedro Martinez (74%)
  Roger Clemens (71%)
  Walter Johnson (70%)
  Curt Schilling (70%)
  Bob Caruthers (70%)

Repoz Posted: October 03, 2012 at 09:58 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, sabermetrics

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   1. Traderdave Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:17 AM (#4252257)
Pass.

   2. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4252289)
Ain't got no distractions, can't hear those buzzers and bells
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:47 AM (#4252299)
All that stat talk and not a single mention of his unparalleled ER/UER rate.

But really, doesn't Curt do enough talking about Schilling to cover all of us?

   4. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:09 AM (#4252331)
His mansion in Mass is up for sale again. Only 3.5 million and it's yours!
   5. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4252393)
And one bloody sock.
   6. smileyy Posted: October 03, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4252584)
[4] And for that $3.5M you also get a failed video game company with $100M in debts! (This deal brought to you by Bain Capital)

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