Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

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

   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)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 October 24: Breitbart Radio Exclusive: Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart News Rotation Weekdays 9AM to 11AM ET
(431 - 2:02am, Oct 26)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogThe Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man - The New York Times
(19 - 1:30am, Oct 26)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(282 - 1:02am, Oct 26)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-25-2016
(18 - 12:49am, Oct 26)
Last: Perry

(804 - 12:43am, Oct 26)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogEven The Data Thinks The Cubs May Have Been Cursed | FiveThirtyEight
(31 - 12:33am, Oct 26)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogAre statheads responsible for the most exciting postseason in years
(29 - 12:14am, Oct 26)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogA 'Major League' interview with director David S. Ward
(2 - 12:11am, Oct 26)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogHeyman - Kyle Schwarber Expected To Be Activated For World Series
(33 - 10:45pm, Oct 25)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks land Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye
(26 - 10:41pm, Oct 25)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogYankee Stadium being updated with new areas for fans
(12 - 10:17pm, Oct 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogChief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians' logo, heads to the World Series. Prepare for outrage. - Chicago Tribune
(51 - 6:37pm, Oct 25)
Last: Greg K

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1998 Ballot
(3 - 6:11pm, Oct 25)
Last: MrC.

Gonfalon CubsBring on the outsourced 5 minute Indians preview
(90 - 4:34pm, Oct 25)
Last: zonk

NewsblogCubs clinching pennant changed mindset that has been around far too long - Chicago Tribune
(29 - 3:28pm, Oct 25)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

Page rendered in 0.2558 seconds
47 querie(s) executed