Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
December 2, 2002

RIP Dave McNally. As you can see from the numbers, McNally was an outstanding pitcher who had a flying start at the Hall of Fame up through about age 30 (he hit the big time to stay at age 20), but his effectiveness declined after he stopped striking people out at age 28, and his career had basically ended by the time he became part of baseball's labor history. Over 273 innings in 1968, McNally allowed just 7.58 baserunners per 9 innings (a ratio of 0.84, for rotoheads), the best ever by a lefthanded pitcher. (Check his Baseball Prospectus player card for some hard-core number crunching on McNally's effectiveness). He was a tremendous postseason pitcher as well, 7-4 with a 2.49 ERA in 14 appearances, including 4 complete games in the World Series.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:45 PM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

what a guy....if i were alive in his day i may have been in love

Posted by: matt mullin at February 18, 2005 11:19 AM
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