• Ray Narleski

    Posted by on April 2nd, 2012 · Comments (1)

    Ray Narleski passed away on March 29th.

    If you look at years from 1901 to 2011, and just take guy’s age 25 to 28 seasons, where he had more than 400 IP and less than 81 GS, here’s where he ranked in terms of ERA+:

    Rk Player ERA+ GS IP From To Age G W L SV BB SO ERA
    1 Rich Gossage 190 0 424.2 1977 1980 25-28 235 32 25 104 164 417 2.03
    2 Josh Johnson 158 70 453.0 2009 2011 25-27 70 29 12 0 126 433 2.64
    3 Russ Ford 156 66 584.0 1909 1911 26-28 74 48 17 1 150 369 1.99
    4 Tiny Bonham 156 53 452.0 1940 1942 26-28 63 39 14 2 68 151 2.39
    5 Dick Radatz 151 0 538.1 1962 1965 25-28 270 49 32 100 202 608 2.57
    6 Derek Lowe 150 13 415.1 1998 2001 25-28 278 18 26 85 118 318 3.23
    7 Dave Righetti 149 0 405.0 1984 1987 25-28 272 33 27 137 161 342 2.76
    8 Mark Eichhorn 141 0 419.2 1986 1989 25-28 240 29 20 15 143 339 2.98
    9 Garland Braxton 141 29 460.1 1925 1928 25-28 136 29 22 21 101 231 2.85
    10 Wilbur Wood 140 10 495.2 1967 1970 25-28 292 36 38 56 137 279 2.49
    11 Bob Veale 140 51 403.0 1962 1964 26-28 85 25 16 4 189 360 2.52
    12 Al McBean 139 8 412.2 1963 1966 25-28 222 31 15 54 122 223 2.49
    13 Ron Perranoski 137 1 453.1 1961 1964 25-28 264 34 21 61 166 278 2.54
    14 Tug McGraw 136 3 426.1 1970 1973 25-28 222 28 22 70 185 363 2.64
    15 Ray Narleski 136 18 414.1 1954 1957 25-28 180 26 11 52 185 281 2.85
    16 Mordecai Brown 135 71 662.1 1903 1905 26-28 82 42 35 1 153 253 2.20
    17 Rollie Fingers 134 2 483.2 1972 1975 25-28 278 37 28 85 133 433 2.51
    18 Duane Ward 133 0 451.0 1989 1992 25-28 299 20 28 61 172 469 3.03
    19 Greg Harris 133 48 503.1 1989 1992 25-28 169 29 30 15 163 364 2.79
    20 Jack Taylor 132 65 609.1 1901 1902 27-28 70 36 30 1 89 156 2.23
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/2/2012.

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    Click here for more on his career.

    [H/T to BBTF.]

    Comments on Ray Narleski

    1. April 3rd, 2012 | 6:40 pm

      [...] Ray Narleski, a standout reliever for Cleveland in the 1950s, died last week at the age of 83. Here’s the obituary that ran in the Cleveland Plain Dealer; here is his B-R Bullpen page, and a note from WasWatching. [...]

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