The Great Shutout Pitchers

The Great Shutout Pitchers

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Throughout baseball's long history, only twenty pitchers have thrown fifty or more complete game shutouts. In all probability, the author contends, this list of baseball elite has likely seen its last inductee, as the emergence of relief pitchers and the increasing brevity of playing careers have changed the game considerably. The twenty players are Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Eddie Plank, Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Bert Blyleven, Don Sutton, Ed Walsh, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Mordecai qThree-Fingerq Brown, Jim Palmer, Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, Rube Waddell, Vic Willis, and Pud Galvin. All but Blyleven are members of the Hall of Fame. The author presents anecdotal information about each of the pitchers, paying special attention to their shutout games, and also covers other significant games in their careers.He suffered 13 defeats but that was offset by the same number of victories. Near the latter part ... Steinfeldt was the answer to one of baseballa#39;s most frequently asked trivia questions: Who played third base for the renowned Chicago Cub infieldanbsp;...


Title:The Great Shutout Pitchers
Author: Joe MacKay
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-11-28
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