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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Win 202 ties Waino-Yadi battery atop all-time list

Wainwright, 40, furthered the link between himself and winning Wednesday when he teamed with catcher Yadier Molina to equal the mark as one of the winningest starting batteries in the history of baseball. In holding the Royals to one hit and one walk in seven scoreless innings, Wainwright paved the way for he and Molina to notch 202 team wins as a starting battery.

That ties them for first all-time with Warren Spahn and Del Crandall, who also were a part of 202 wins from 1949-63.

Molina, who played despite battling through a non-COVID illness a day earlier, hates talking about numbers and his historical significance in the game. But if the statistics revolve around winning, Molina said he welcomes those conversations.

“Of course, any time you have [records] about wins, that makes you a winning player,” Molina said. “That’s a big deal for us—winning. That’s what we’re about.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 04, 2022 at 11:26 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 05, 2022 at 12:25 AM (#6075287)
The cards announcers speculated that Yadi must have caught almost all of Wainos starts but Waino has 363 starts and only 310 with Yadi

Lolich has a whopping 459 starts with a tigers and Freehan only caught 324 so and even bigger gap

If Waino-Yadi break this record it will almost certainly never be broken again
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 05, 2022 at 10:16 AM (#6075330)
What a terrible headline, but a super interesting stat. Surprising that a duo from this era can make it that high.
   3. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 05, 2022 at 10:24 AM (#6075332)
"Furthered the link between himself and winning" may be the clunkiest phrase in the history of the English language.
   4. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: May 06, 2022 at 02:26 PM (#6075552)
"Car stalling in cold weather? Get the Waino-Yadi battery today...!"

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