Baseball Crank
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September 29, 2003

Here's an eye-popping novelty stat: 13 major league pitchers struck out at least 178 batters this season. Only one, major league whiff leader Kerry Wood, walked as many as 60 batters. (After that, you get to Nomo). Doesn't that, together with the growing dominance of the game's best closers, say something? Perhaps that the gap between the best and the rest is growing? Or that the best pitchers are now working harder on throwing strikes because they realize the importance of both K and BB to pitching?

Then again, it could just be a fluke. The 2002 list looks quite different.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:17 AM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

why do they call a strikeout a k

Posted by: ryan at April 21, 2005 10:44 AM

why do they call a strickout a k?

Posted by: jim murphy at September 18, 2006 11:30 AM
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