• Hughes & Kennedy Make History

    Posted by on September 25th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    Via Baseball-Reference.com’s Stat of the Day blog -

    Barring the unexpected, [Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy] will become just the 3rd pair of teammates to each make at least 8 starts and fail to register a win.

    Rob Bell and Brian Reith on the 2001 Reds; and, Heath Murray and Stan Spencer on the 1999 Padres were the others.

    Bell and Reith were kids (24 and 23, respectively) when they did the trick. I wonder if anyone in Cincy back in 2001 had some T-shirts done at the start of the season to celebrate these youngsters? Probably not…

    Actually, Brian Reith was drafted by the Yankees in 1996 and traded to the Reds in the Denny Neagle deal – after starring in Tampa for the Yankees (with an ERA of 2.18 in 119.6 IP as 21-year old). I guess the Yankees weren’t as heck-bent on not trading pitching prospects back then…

    Comments on Hughes & Kennedy Make History

    1. Raf
      September 25th, 2008 | 11:05 am

      Bell and Reith were kids (24 and 23, respectively) when they did the trick. I wonder if anyone in Cincy back in 2001 had some T-shirts done at the start of the season to celebrate these youngsters? Probably not…
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      Looking at their minor league numbers at the time, it should come as no surprise that there were no Bell & Reith t-shirts…

      Brian Reith didn’t post the stats that Hughes or Kennedy did in the minors. Neither did the other pitchers you mentioned.

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