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These starting pitchers won the most World Series titles

Only two starting pitchers have won four World Series titles while having never pitched for the Yankees, and both won a World Series for their hometown teams. Can you name them? (Without looking at the article)

Koufax’s average championship season was 7.0 WAR, the highest figure in history.

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   1. Batman Posted: November 08, 2017 at 05:34 PM (#5573218)
Jack Morris? Was he on both Blue Jay WS teams?

EDIT: He was, but he was really bad in 1993 and didn't pitch in the postseason. He was bad for the 1994 Indians too, who had a shot at the Series if the season had been completed.
   2. Sweatpants Posted: November 08, 2017 at 05:51 PM (#5573227)
Original Dutch Leonard? Was he with the Red Sox for all four of their wins in the 1910s?
   3. TDF, trained monkey Posted: November 08, 2017 at 05:55 PM (#5573229)
That list is incomplete.
I counted any pitcher who started 15 games or accumulated at least 100 innings pitched (as a starting pitcher) for their team.
Don Gullett:
'75 Reds - 22 GS, 159 2/3 IP
'76 Reds - 20 GS, 126 IP
'77 Yankees - 22 GS, 158 1/3 IP

He even started games in the WS for all 3 teams.
   4. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: November 08, 2017 at 06:02 PM (#5573231)
Only one SP has given up an inside the park HR to Mr. Ed.
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 08, 2017 at 06:03 PM (#5573232)
OK, why is Johnny Podres given credit for 4 (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965), but not Koufax (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965)? Both were on the Dodgers from 1955-1965. Podres pitched in the 1955, 1959, and 1963 WS, but not 1965. Koufax pitched in 1959, 1963, and 1965, but not 1955.
   6. Batman Posted: November 08, 2017 at 06:05 PM (#5573234)
Don Sutton managed to avoid the Dodgers' titles. LA won in 1965, and then called Sutton up for the first time the next year. Their next title wasn't until 1981, during his first year away from the Dodgers. Then he came back in 1988, but was released in August. That year would count, since he started 16 times before his release.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 08, 2017 at 06:16 PM (#5573238)
A pitcher named George Ruth won 7 World Series titles, though he only pitched in two.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: November 08, 2017 at 06:26 PM (#5573242)
Jack Morris, the durable right-hander who won pitched more innings and won more games than any other pitcher in the 1980s.


I haven't heard that about Morris, maybe we should discuss it at length.
   9. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 08, 2017 at 07:10 PM (#5573257)
OK, to answer my own question, the criteria from the author is:

The pitcher had to be a significant part of the starting rotation, no partial seasons were included. I counted any pitcher who started 15 games or accumulated at least 100 innings pitched (as a starting pitcher) for their team.


So that explains why Podres (22 starts, 134 IP in 1965) and for that matter Morris (27 starts, 152 IP in 1993) are included despite no pitching in the WS, while Koufax (5 starts, 41 IP in 1995) is not. Interesting though, is that Koufax (0.9) had more WAR in the season in question, than Podres (0.7) and Morris (-1.5). But It's the author's choice. He set the standards, and it's his perogative. I think it's daffy to give Morris any credit for the Blue Jay's 1993 title, but it's his call.
   10. Rally Posted: November 09, 2017 at 09:05 AM (#5573368)
while Koufax (5 starts, 41 IP in 1995)


That would have been a glorious comeback. And while 1995 was 29 years after Koufax retired, if this was real and not a typo he would have been the same age as Satchel Paige was for his final game.
   11. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: November 09, 2017 at 09:42 AM (#5573380)
1995 was 29 years after Koufax retired

Are there any stats on how pitchers generally perform on > 10,000 days rest?
   12. Russ Posted: November 09, 2017 at 09:53 AM (#5573384)
Are there any stats on how pitchers generally perform on > 10,000 days rest?


These are the kinds of amazing comments that keep me coming back for me. LMFingAO.
   13. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 09, 2017 at 11:11 AM (#5573471)
Whitey Ford is tied for the overall (Yankees included) lead with 6, but he would've been all by himself with 8 if he hadn't spent the 1952 and 1953 seasons in the Army.
   14. Batman Posted: November 09, 2017 at 11:53 AM (#5573510)
Based on my extensive research, Chris Waters, in this game, had the best game score of anyone working on 10,000 days rest since 1913. He should be ready to go again in 2037.
   15. Walt Davis Posted: November 09, 2017 at 03:09 PM (#5573664)
Are there any stats on how pitchers generally perform on > 10,000 days rest?

Jim Morris didn't pitch (professionally) between 1989 and 1999. The results were not pretty but he got a movie so there's that.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: November 09, 2017 at 04:04 PM (#5573713)
Also Babe Ruth didn't pitch at all from 1922 to 1929. He had one CG at 35, one at 38, going 2-0 with an ERA of 4.00

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