Friday, May 23, 2008

Not Ready for the Steve Carlton Comparisons Yet, But....

Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Edinson Volquez has a record of 7-1, with a 1.33 earned run average.

All of the other Reds pitchers combine for a record of 14-25.

While this only represents the first two months of the season, it is reminiscent of one of the most remarkable seasons that any pitcher has ever had. In 1972, Steve Carlton, pitching for the worst team in baseball that year, finished the season with a record of 27-10. The team's record was 59-97, meaning that all of the pitchers other than Mr. Carlton combined for a record of 32-87.

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