Baseball Crank
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April 4, 2005
BASEBALL: Did You Know . . .

That Pedro's career ERA at Shea Stadium is 1.17?

(The bad news: that's just against the Mets).

All that and more at David Pinto's new Retrosheet-powered pitcher database, which stretches back to 1974. Mets fans will particularly enjoy this excerpt, the 50-start stretch wherein Dwight Gooden went 37-5 with a 1.38 ERA, struck out 8.24 batters per start, and tossed shutouts in almost a quarter of his starts. I can remember talk that Gooden was "babied" at the time, but looking back it's unbelievable the workload he carried for such a young pitcher: over a year and a half he completed half his starts and averaged more than 8 innings a start.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:56 PM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: David Pinto at April 5, 2005 7:36 AM

It looks like Gooden never gave up ten hits in a game during that stretch either.

Posted by: me at April 5, 2005 12:49 PM

Much as I'd like to see the Mets make it into the series again (they're due) I'm thinking Game I of the WS with Schilling pitching against Big Unit is the one to watch. And you just know that the first time Pedro pitches in Yankee stadium this year in interleague play we'll be hearing: "Who's yer daddy?"

Posted by: JSAllison at April 5, 2005 2:58 PM
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