• Freddy Garcia’s Trick 2011 Season

    Posted by on December 4th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Freddy Garcia in 2011 is the first right-handed pitcher since 1996, age 34 or older, to make 25+ starts in a season and have an ERA+ of 120, and not throw at least 150 innings (in the year).  See this list -

    Rk Player IP GS ERA+ Year Age Tm G CG W L BB SO ERA BF
    1 Roger Clemens 264.0 34 222 1997 34 TOR 34 9 21 7 68 292 2.05 1044
    2 Curt Schilling 259.1 35 142 2002 35 ARI 36 5 23 7 33 316 3.23 1017
    3 Curt Schilling 256.2 35 157 2001 34 ARI 35 6 22 6 39 293 2.98 1021
    4 Kevin Brown 252.1 35 143 1999 34 LAD 35 5 18 9 59 221 3.00 1018
    5 Greg Maddux 249.1 35 153 2000 34 ATL 35 6 19 9 42 190 3.00 1012
    6 Tim Belcher 238.2 35 128 1996 34 KCR 35 4 15 11 68 113 3.92 1021
    7 Chris Carpenter 235.0 35 120 2010 35 STL 35 1 16 9 63 179 3.22 969
    8 Roger Clemens 234.2 33 174 1998 35 TOR 33 5 20 6 88 271 2.65 961
    9 Roy Halladay 233.2 32 164 2011 34 PHI 32 8 19 6 35 220 2.35 933
    10 Greg Maddux 233.0 34 146 2001 35 ATL 34 3 17 11 27 173 3.05 927
    11 John Smoltz 232.0 35 128 2006 39 ATL 35 3 16 9 55 211 3.49 960
    12 Kevin Brown 230.0 33 169 2000 35 LAD 33 5 13 6 47 216 2.58 921
    13 John Smoltz 229.2 33 139 2005 38 ATL 33 3 14 7 53 169 3.06 931
    14 Tim Hudson 228.2 34 138 2010 34 ATL 34 1 17 9 74 139 2.83 920
    15 Curt Schilling 226.2 32 150 2004 37 BOS 32 3 21 6 35 203 3.26 910
    16 Roger Clemens 220.1 33 128 2001 38 NYY 33 0 20 3 72 213 3.51 918
    17 John Burkett 219.1 34 147 2001 36 ATL 34 1 12 12 70 187 3.04 902
    18 Hideo Nomo 218.1 33 131 2003 34 LAD 33 2 16 13 98 177 3.09 897
    19 Mike Mussina 214.2 31 130 2003 34 NYY 31 2 17 8 40 195 3.40 855
    20 Roger Clemens 214.1 33 146 2004 41 HOU 33 0 18 4 79 218 2.98 878
    21 Roger Clemens 211.1 32 226 2005 42 HOU 32 1 13 8 62 185 1.87 838
    22 Derek Lowe 211.0 34 129 2008 35 LAD 34 1 14 11 45 147 3.24 851
    23 Kevin Brown 211.0 32 169 2003 38 LAD 32 0 14 9 56 185 2.39 856
    24 David Cone 207.2 31 125 1998 35 NYY 31 3 20 7 59 209 3.55 866
    25 John Smoltz 205.2 32 140 2007 40 ATL 32 0 14 8 47 197 3.11 853
    26 Roger Clemens 204.1 32 131 2000 37 NYY 32 1 13 8 84 188 3.70 878
    27 Hiroki Kuroda 202.0 32 121 2011 36 LAD 32 0 13 16 49 161 3.07 838
    28 Mike Mussina 200.1 34 132 2008 39 NYY 34 0 20 9 31 150 3.37 819
    29 Greg Maddux 199.1 34 159 2002 36 ATL 34 0 16 6 45 118 2.62 820
    30 Kevin Millwood 198.2 31 127 2009 34 TEX 31 3 13 10 71 123 3.67 850
    31 Mike Mussina 197.1 32 129 2006 37 NYY 32 1 15 7 35 172 3.51 804
    32 David Cone 195.0 29 159 1997 34 NYY 29 1 12 6 86 222 2.82 805
    33 David Cone 193.1 31 137 1999 36 NYY 31 1 12 9 90 177 3.44 827
    34 Chris Carpenter 192.2 28 182 2009 34 STL 28 3 17 4 38 144 2.24 750
    35 R.A. Dickey 174.1 26 138 2010 35 NYM 27 2 11 9 42 104 2.84 713
    36 Freddy Garcia 146.2 25 122 2011 34 NYY 26 0 12 8 45 96 3.62 626
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/4/2011.

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    In fact, since 1901, he’s the only right-handed pitcher in baseball history to make 25+ starts, at 34 or older, in a season, have an ERA+ of 120 or better and not throw at least 150 innings. How’s that for a record?

    Comments on Freddy Garcia’s Trick 2011 Season

    1. lardin
      December 5th, 2011 | 11:49 am

      With a couple of Exceptions, thats a list of future hall of famers and all stars. Not a bad list to be on…

    2. April 21st, 2012 | 4:48 pm

      Looks like Freddy has a new trick up his sleeve for 2012…

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