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Saturday, June 02, 2007

MM: Buzzing Bissinger

Bissinger writes, “The rule of thumb is that a pitcher should get some 400 innings of work in the minors before being called up.” Here’s how Bissinger would respond to his own nonsense:

Pitcher, Minor League Innings (numbers courtesy of The Baseball Cube)

Steve Carlton, 306
Nolan Ryan, 287 (and quoted by Bissinger in the piece)
Don Sutton, 249
Tom Seaver, 210
Jim Palmer, 129
Bert Blyleven, 123

And a few current players with no durability issues:

Johan Santana, 334
C.C. Sabathia, 232.7
Mike Mussina, 178

WallyBackmanFan Posted: June 02, 2007 at 09:32 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Estranged O Posted: June 02, 2007 at 02:16 PM (#2388824)
The article was entertaining and still worth a read. Bissinger really did lose it when he tried to corollate durability with minor league innings pitched, but the stuff about Kerry Wood was good.
   2. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: June 02, 2007 at 04:55 PM (#2388974)
Mark Buehrle, 217 (baseball cube lists 335, but repeats a season)

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