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A Revolutionary Idea for MLB Starting Pitchers

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In the course of major league baseball, there have been great changes in the way pitchers are used.

In the early days of professional baseball, teams did not have more than one or two quality pitchers, and they were expected to pitch every other day or so.

Cy Young won 511 games. There are very few starting pitchers in baseball today who will have as many starts as Cy Young had wins.

A pitcher would have to start 30 games for 17 years to get that many starts.

For many, many years, major league teams went with four-man rotations.

The Milwaukee Braves' pitching of the early '50s was known for the saying, "Spahn and Sain, then pray for rain."

Warren Spahn and Johnny S...

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