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2023 Game 144: 9/12 St. Louis 6:35PM


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#161 BaltBird 24

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 02:45 PM

Oh how I miss Al Spalding and his 0.44 K/9 and career ERA of 2.14 in 2,890 innings pitched.
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Posted 13 September 2023 - 02:48 PM

Spalding started 69 games in 1874 and completed 65 of them. I'd love to sit and watch a game with him while throwing back a few cold ones. I'd love to see his reaction to a starting pitcher getting yanked in the 5th inng after signs of being tired at 83 pitches.

#163 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 02:51 PM

Spalding started 69 games in 1874 and completed 65 of them. I'd love to sit and watch a game with him while throwing back a few cold ones. I'd love to see his reaction to a starting pitcher getting yanked in the 5th inng after signs of being tired at 83 pitches.

 

Except he'd probably drop dead from shock the first time he saw a pitch faster than 80 MPH.  Or a slider.



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Posted 13 September 2023 - 02:52 PM

Except he'd probably drop dead from shock the first time he saw a pitch faster than 80 MPH. Or a slider.


Spalding probably had a 134 MPH splitter.

#165 russsnyder

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 03:23 PM

Spalding started 69 games in 1874 and completed 65 of them. I'd love to sit and watch a game with him while throwing back a few cold ones. I'd love to see his reaction to a starting pitcher getting yanked in the 5th inng after signs of being tired at 83 pitches.


I'd love to see his reaction to 21st Century society. He probably wouldn't make it to the ballpark after he discovered porn on the internet!
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<p>"F IT!, Let's hit." Ted Williams

#166 jamesdean

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 04:19 PM

Spalding started 69 games in 1874 and completed 65 of them. I'd love to sit and watch a game with him while throwing back a few cold ones. I'd love to see his reaction to a starting pitcher getting yanked in the 5th inng after signs of being tired at 83 pitches.


You don't have to go back too far in the past when a starter was expected to go 9 innings. To be honest, I used to think these guys were just wimps but as hard as they're throwing today and the excessive wear and tear on their arms, they'd never last more than a few years trying to complete games.
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