Monday, July 14, 2014

Crazy Stats That Can't Possibly Be Real

I mentioned in a (brief) post last month that my PC guy, Joey Gallo, had as many homers as he did singles at that point in his professional career (89 of each). I thought that was nuts.

But then I went back earlier to look at the box score of the Rangers 30-3 drubbing of the Orioles int he first game of a double header back in 2007. Something really shocked me.

Wes Littleton recorded his second career save in that game.

Let me repeat that in a different way: there was a save in a game in which the margin of victory was 27 runs.

Talk about adding insult to injury. That just hurts.

Thanks to the back-loaded scoring and time of Littleton's entry into the game (he came in in a save situation), a save was registered in a game where the winners scored 27 more runs than their opponents.

What is your favorite crazy stat?


  1. Cy Young started 815 games. Of those 815 games 749 of them were complete games. That is 92% of the games he pitched.

  2. Chuck Finley struck out 4 batters in an inning 3 times in his career. Nobody else has ever done it even twice.