Via Tracy Ringolsby back on July 10th -
Consider: Since Mike Torrez won the final game of the 1977 World Series for the Yankees, the only starting pitcher acquired in midseason who has won a World Series game was Jeff Weaver, who, after losing Game 2 of the 2006 Series for St. Louis, won the Game 5 clincher against Detroit by allowing two runs, one earned, in eight innings.
Is it just me, or, is this an amazing stat? Makes me think back to my theory regarding the importance of having four horses in order to reach the World Series. And, obviously, this season, Wang, Hughes and Kennedy were not very horse-like. So, does this mean it’s too late for the Yankees – even if they get another starter? Probably not…still, the Torrez/Weaver thing is a very interesting stat.