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Thursday, August 11, 2022

SI:Is Nationals Starter Patrick Corbin Having the Worst Pitching Season Ever?

Let’s start with the most obvious statistic—not the most illuminating, or the most informative, but the most straightforward. And it has good news for Corbin! He is not particularly likely to finish with the worst ERA ever in MLB. That dubious honor has long belonged to Les Sweetland and his 7.71 ERA for the 1930 Phillies…

Which is very bad for Corbin. Adjusted for his time and place, no one has been worse: His 56 ERA+ is tied for the lowest of all time. (He shares the title with Rube Bressler of the 1915 Philadelphia A’s, who later stopped pitching and enjoyed a career of more than a decade as a first baseman and left fielder.)

the conclusion seems to be, maybe not the worst, but it’s down there

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 11, 2022 at 02:20 PM | 25 comment(s)
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