Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Amazing Stat of the Day

Combining Card of the Day, and WTF of the Day, I bring you Amazing Stat of the Day.

Behold, a 1989 Topps Traded Darrell Evans.
You all know Darrell was quite the hitter in his day, but did you know he also pitched?
Click to expand of course.... what do you think his most amazing pitching stat was? 1313 career wins? 1363 saves? 8697 IP?
See? If you read the backs of these things, you learn something new every day. Darrell Evans, Pitcher Extraordinaire.

10 comments:

Doc said...

I think his 114 wins and 167 losses in 1973 must be some kind of record.

And that lifetime ERA of 0.249 is amazing. Even Gibson couldn't intimidate that!

"distrego" - When Capt. Canuck flashes you a picture of a cheerleader during a rousing game of Stratego.

G_Moses said...

Quality Control doesn't bend to the facts. The facts just bow to QC.

That's awesome though.

TJ said...

I wonder if that era actually belongs to anyone.

night owl said...

In 1974, he led the league with 126 shutouts, yet won only 99 games.

Let's see Tommy Hanson do that.

Swag said...

Eh. ok stats, but he can't hold a candle to Strasburg. I mean the guy was voted ROY at the age of 3 with a .001 era, 103 shutouts, 1 er allowed, and an 89-0 record. Not to mention that he won the NLCS, NLDS, and World Series on his first pitch of the season. Oh and at 14 he entered the HOF with 178% of the vote.

Motherscratcher said...

In the middle of the steroid era, I'm not impressed. Just another typical juicer wreaking havoc on the record books.

TJ said...

Strasburg? Never heard of him.

Peterson said...

dangit that is a great find. Unbelievable stats from another deferred HOFer.

Mad Guru said...

He must have thrown about 30 mph. 400K in 8700 innings pitched? Makes Jeff Ballard look like Nolan Ryan.

The Wax Wombat said...

Well, Andre Dawson got in this year - he was a monster. Darrell will get his nod soon. Stats speak for themselves.