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The Best Post-Season Games Ever Pitched

Don Larsen doesn’t top the list.
Don Larsen doesn’t top the list?!??
Don Larsen doesn’t top the list.

gehrig97 Posted: December 06, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: babe ruth, roger clemens, roy halladay, world series, yankees

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   1. bobm Posted: December 06, 2019 at 10:27 AM (#5906200)
Tl;dr

In the Postseason, From 1903 to 2019, as Starter, sorted by greatest game_score 

                                                                                                                  
Rk                 Player       Date Series Gm#  Tm Opp   Rslt    AppDec   IP  H R ER BB SO HR UER GSc   WPA   aLI
1           Roger Clemens 2000-10-14   ALCS   4 NYY SEA  W 5-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  2 15  0   0  98 0.434  .753
                                                                                                                  
2            Dave McNally 1969-10-05   ALCS   2 BAL MIN  W 1-0 SHO(11) W 11.0  3 0  0  5 11  0   0  97 0.915 1.354
3               Babe Ruth 1916-10-09     WS   2 BOS BRO  W 2-1  CG(14) W 14.0  6 1  1  3  4  1   0  97 1.082 1.543
                                                                                                                  
4            Tim Lincecum 2010-10-07   NLDS   1 SFG ATL  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  1 14  0   0  96 0.722 1.297
                                                                                                                  
5            Roy Halladay 2010-10-06   NLDS   1 PHI CIN  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0  0 0  0  1  8  0   0  94 0.300  .441
6              Don Larsen 1956-10-08     WS   5 NYY BRO  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  0 0  0  0  7  0   0  94 0.586  .852
7                Ed Walsh 1906-10-11     WS   3 CHW CHC  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  1 12  0   0  94 0.422  .802
                                                                                          


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   2. bobm Posted: December 06, 2019 at 10:46 AM (#5906211)
Potential postseason elimination games, sorted by game score:

                                                                                                  
Rk              Player       Date Series Gm#  Tm Opp   Rslt    AppDec   IP H R ER BB SO HR UER GSc
1         Josh Beckett 2003-10-12   NLCS   5 FLA CHC  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 2 0  0  1 11  0   0  93
                                                                                                  
2     Justin Verlander 2012-10-11   ALDS   5 DET OAK  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  1 11  0   0  89
                                                                                                  
3         Jake Arrieta 2015-10-07   NLWC   1 CHC PIT  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0 11  0   0  88
4    Madison Bumgarner 2014-10-01   NLWC   1 SFG PIT  W 8-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  1 10  0   0  88
5         Mike Mussina 1997-10-15   ALCS   6 BAL CLE  L 0-1      GS-8  8.0 1 0  0  2 10  0   0  88
6         Sandy Koufax 1965-10-14     WS   7 LAD MIN  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  3 10  0   0  88
                                                                                                  
7     Justin Verlander 2013-10-10   ALDS   5 DET OAK  W 3-0    GS-8 W  8.0 2 0  0  1 10  0   0  87
                                                                                                  
8      Chris Carpenter 2011-10-07   NLDS   5 STL PHI  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  0  3  0   0  84
9          Jack Morris 1991-10-27     WS   7 MIN ATL  W 1-0 SHO(10) W 10.0 7 0  0  2  8  0   0  84
10       Ross Grimsley 1972-10-10   NLCS   4 CIN PIT  W 7-1      CG W  9.0 2 1  1  0  5  1   0  84
11         Joe Coleman 1972-10-10   ALCS   3 DET OAK  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 7 0  0  3 14  0   0  84
12          Bob Turley 1958-10-06     WS   5 NYY MLN  W 7-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  3 10  0   0  84
                                                                                                  
13   Madison Bumgarner 2016-10-05   NLWC   1 SFG NYM  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  2  6  0   0  83
14         Ralph Terry 1962-10-16     WS   7 NYY SFG  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  0  4  0   0  83
                                                                                                  
15         Gerrit Cole 2019-10-10   ALDS   5 HOU TBR  W 6-1    GS-8 W  8.0 2 1  1  2 10  1   0  82
16         CC Sabathia 2012-10-12   ALDS   5 NYY BAL  W 3-1      CG W  9.0 4 1  1  2  9  0   0  82
17           Cliff Lee 2010-10-12   ALDS   5 TEX TBR  W 5-1      CG W  9.0 6 1  1  0 11  0   0  82
18         John Smoltz 1991-10-17   NLCS   7 ATL PIT  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  1  8  0   0  82
19         Steve Avery 1991-10-16   NLCS   6 ATL PIT  W 1-0    GS-8 W  8.0 3 0  0  2  8  0   0  82
                                                                                                  
20   Stephen Strasburg 2017-10-11   NLDS   4 WSN CHC  W 5-0    GS-7 W  7.0 3 0  0  2 12  0   0  81
21         Jim Lonborg 1967-10-09     WS   5 BOS STL  W 3-1      CG W  9.0 3 1  1  0  4  1   0  81
22         Clem Labine 1956-10-09     WS   6 BRO NYY  W 1-0 SHO(10) W 10.0 7 0  0  2  5  0   0  81
                                                                                                  
23          Matt Moore 2016-10-11   NLDS   4 SFG CHC  L 5-6      GS-8  8.0 2 2  1  2 10  1   1  80
24    Noah Syndergaard 2016-10-05   NLWC   1 NYM SFG  L 0-3      GS-7  7.0 2 0  0  3 10  0   0  80
25           Jose Lima 2004-10-09   NLDS   3 LAD STL  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  1  4  0   0  80
26      Curt Schilling 1993-10-21     WS   5 PHI TOR  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  3  6  0   0  80
27      Orel Hershiser 1988-10-12   NLCS   7 LAD NYM  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  2  5  0   0  80
28          Bob Gibson 1967-10-12     WS   7 STL BOS  W 7-2      CG W  9.0 3 2  2  3 10  0   0  80
29          Dizzy Dean 1934-10-09     WS   7 STL DET W 11-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  0  5  0   0  80
30        Hippo Vaughn 1918-09-10     WS   5 CHC BOS  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  1  4  0   0  80


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   3. bobm Posted: December 06, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5906215)
Postseason potential clinch, sorted by game score

                                                                                                  
Rk              Player       Date Series Gm#  Tm Opp   Rslt    AppDec   IP H R ER BB SO HR UER GSc
1     Justin Verlander 2012-10-11   ALDS   5 DET OAK  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  1 11  0   0  89
                                                                                                  
2         Jake Arrieta 2015-10-07   NLWC   1 CHC PIT  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0 11  0   0  88
3    Madison Bumgarner 2014-10-01   NLWC   1 SFG PIT  W 8-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  1 10  0   0  88
4         Mike Hampton 2000-10-16   NLCS   5 NYM STL  W 7-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  1  8  0   0  88
5          Bobby Jones 2000-10-08   NLDS   4 NYM SFG  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 1 0  0  2  5  0   0  88
6         Sandy Koufax 1965-10-14     WS   7 LAD MIN  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  3 10  0   0  88
                                                                                                  
7     Justin Verlander 2013-10-10   ALDS   5 DET OAK  W 3-0    GS-8 W  8.0 2 0  0  1 10  0   0  87
8          John Smoltz 1997-10-03   NLDS   3 ATL HOU  W 4-1      CG W  9.0 3 1  1  1 11  1   0  87
9        Orval Overall 1908-10-14     WS   5 CHC DET  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  4 10  0   0  87
                                                                                                  
10         Cole Hamels 2010-10-10   NLDS   3 PHI CIN  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0  9  0   0  86
                                                                                                  
11         Tom Glavine 1995-10-28     WS   6 ATL CLE  W 1-0    GS-8 W  8.0 1 0  0  3  8  0   0  85
                                                                                                  
12     Chris Carpenter 2011-10-07   NLDS   5 STL PHI  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  0  3  0   0  84
13        Josh Beckett 2003-10-25     WS   6 FLA NYY  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  2  9  0   0  84
14         Jack Morris 1991-10-27     WS   7 MIN ATL  W 1-0 SHO(10) W 10.0 7 0  0  2  8  0   0  84
15         Milt Wilcox 1984-10-05   ALCS   3 DET KCR  W 1-0    GS-8 W  8.0 2 0  0  2  8  0   0  84
16        Bill Dinneen 1903-10-13     WS   8 BOS PIT  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  2  7  0   0  84
                                                                                                  
17   Madison Bumgarner 2016-10-05   NLWC   1 SFG NYM  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  2  6  0   0  83
18         Ralph Terry 1962-10-16     WS   7 NYY SFG  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  0  4  0   0  83
                                                                                                  
19         Gerrit Cole 2019-10-10   ALDS   5 HOU TBR  W 6-1    GS-8 W  8.0 2 1  1  2 10  1   0  82
20         CC Sabathia 2012-10-12   ALDS   5 NYY BAL  W 3-1      CG W  9.0 4 1  1  2  9  0   0  82
21           Cliff Lee 2010-10-12   ALDS   5 TEX TBR  W 5-1      CG W  9.0 6 1  1  0 11  0   0  82
22         John Smoltz 1991-10-17   NLCS   7 ATL PIT  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  1  8  0   0  82
23         Ernie Shore 1916-10-12     WS   5 BOS BRO  W 4-1      CG W  9.0 3 1  0  1  4  0   1  82
                                                                                                  
24           Jose Rijo 1990-10-20     WS   4 CIN OAK  W 2-1    GS-9 W  8.1 2 1  1  3  9  0   0  81
25      Scott McGregor 1983-10-16     WS   5 BAL PHI  W 5-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  2  6  0   0  81
26        Dave McNally 1966-10-09     WS   4 BAL LAD  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  2  4  0   0  81
27         Eddie Plank 1913-10-11     WS   5 PHA NYG  W 3-1      CG W  9.0 2 1  0  1  1  0   1  81
28   Christy Mathewson 1905-10-14     WS   5 NYG PHA  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0  4  0   0  81
                                                                                                  
29      Kyle Hendricks 2016-10-22   NLCS   6 CHC LAD  W 5-0    GS-8 W  7.1 2 0  0  0  6  0   0  80
30    Noah Syndergaard 2016-10-05   NLWC   1 NYM SFG  L 0-3      GS-7  7.0 2 0  0  3 10  0   0  80
31        Homer Bailey 2012-10-09   NLDS   3 CIN SFG  L 1-2      GS-7  7.0 1 1  1  1 10  0   0  80
32        Tim Lincecum 2010-11-01     WS   5 SFG TEX  W 3-1    GS-8 W  8.0 3 1  1  2 10  1   0  80
33      Orel Hershiser 1988-10-12   NLCS   7 LAD NYM  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  2  5  0   0  80
34          Bob Gibson 1967-10-12     WS   7 STL BOS  W 7-2      CG W  9.0 3 2  2  3 10  0   0  80
35          Bob Turley 1956-10-09     WS   6 NYY BRO  L 0-1  CG(10) L  9.2 4 1  1  8 11  0   0  80
36          Dizzy Dean 1934-10-09     WS   7 STL DET W 11-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  0  5  0   0  80


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Generated 12/6/2019.
   4. Rusty Priske Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:07 AM (#5906225)
They even mess up their own system. McNally and Ruth are not tied in 3rd. They are tied in 2nd.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5906227)
D-Lowe game 7, yo
   6. bobm Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:34 AM (#5906243)
[5]

In the Postseason Game 7, From 1903 to 2019, as Starter, sorted by greatest game_score

                                                                                                
Rk            Player       Date Series Gm#  Tm Opp   Rslt    AppDec   IP H R ER BB SO HR UER GSc
1       Sandy Koufax 1965-10-14     WS   7 LAD MIN  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  3 10  0   0  88
                                                                                                
2        Jack Morris 1991-10-27     WS   7 MIN ATL  W 1-0 SHO(10) W 10.0 7 0  0  2  8  0   0  84
                                                                                                
3        Ralph Terry 1962-10-16     WS   7 NYY SFG  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0 4 0  0  0  4  0   0  83
                                                                                                
4        John Smoltz 1991-10-17   NLCS   7 ATL PIT  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  1  8  0   0  82
                                                                                                
5     Orel Hershiser 1988-10-12   NLCS   7 LAD NYM  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  2  5  0   0  80
6         Bob Gibson 1967-10-12     WS   7 STL BOS  W 7-2      CG W  9.0 3 2  2  3 10  0   0  80
7         Dizzy Dean 1934-10-09     WS   7 STL DET W 11-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  0  5  0   0  80
                                                                                                
8    Bret Saberhagen 1985-10-27     WS   7 KCR STL W 11-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0  2  0   0  79
9       Johnny Kucks 1956-10-10     WS   7 NYY BRO  W 9-0     SHO W  9.0 3 0  0  3  1  0   0  79
                                                                                                
10       Steve Blass 1971-10-17     WS   7 PIT BAL  W 2-1      CG W  9.0 4 1  1  2  5  0   0  78
11    Stan Coveleski 1920-10-12     WS   7 CLE BRO  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0 5 0  0  0  1  0   0  78
                                                                                                
12         Danny Cox 1987-10-14   NLCS   7 STL SFG  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0 8 0  0  0  5  0   0  76
                                                                                                
13        Matt Garza 2008-10-19   ALCS   7 TBR BOS  W 3-1    GS-8 W  7.0 2 1  1  3  9  1   0  75
14       Tom Glavine 1996-10-17   NLCS   7 ATL STL W 15-0    GS-7 W  7.0 3 0  0  0  4  0   0  75
15      Lew Burdette 1957-10-10     WS   7 MLN NYY  W 5-0     SHO W  9.0 7 0  0  1  3  0   0  75
16        Babe Adams 1909-10-16     WS   7 PIT DET  W 8-0     SHO W  9.0 6 0  0  1  1  0   0  75
                                                                                                
17     Mickey Lolich 1968-10-10     WS   7 DET STL  W 4-1      CG W  9.0 5 1  1  3  4  1   0  74
                                                                                                
18     Johnny Podres 1955-10-04     WS   7 BRO NYY  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0 8 0  0  2  4  0   0  73
                                                                                                
19      Mike Cuellar 1971-10-17     WS   7 BAL PIT  L 1-2    GS-8 L  8.0 4 2  2  0  6  1   0  72
                                                                                                
20         Carl Mays 1921-10-12     WS   7 NYY NYG  L 1-2   CG(8) L  8.0 6 2  1  0  7  0   1  71
                                                                                                
21     Eddie Cicotte 1919-10-08     WS   7 CHW CIN  W 4-1      CG W  9.0 7 1  1  3  4  0   0  70
                                                                                                
22       John Smoltz 1991-10-27     WS   7 ATL MIN  L 0-1      GS-8  7.1 6 0  0  1  4  0   0  69
23       Frank Viola 1987-10-25     WS   7 MIN STL  W 4-2    GS-8 W  8.0 6 2  2  0  7  0   0  69
24    Paul Derringer 1940-10-08     WS   7 CIN DET  W 2-1      CG W  9.0 7 1  0  3  1  0   1  69
25      Phil Douglas 1921-10-12     WS   7 NYG NYY  W 2-1      CG W  9.0 8 1  1  1  3  0   0  69

26        Derek Lowe 2004-10-20   ALCS   7 BOS NYY W 10-3    GS-6 W  6.0 1 1  1  1  3  0   0  68


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Generated 12/6/2019.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: December 06, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5906331)
The correct answer is clearly Eric Gregg's 15-strikeout game in the 1997 NLCS. The man was unstoppable.
   8. bobm Posted: December 06, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5906345)
[7] game score of 90
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: December 06, 2019 at 08:24 PM (#5906409)
Every game umpired by Gregg was 290 at a minimum.
   10. Sunday silence Posted: December 06, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5906457)
Jeezus it was 1987 or 1988 and someone hit a ball down the LF line it bounced fair and it landed under the chair of the ball girl and Gregg refused to call it a ground rule double. The fielder had to reach under the chair to get it. The runner ended up on third and the baserunners all scored. This was in the playoffs, if I recall. I think it was against the CUbs.

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