Yesterday I wrote about Nolan Ryan greatness in reference to Chris Sale's 300 Strikeout season. Today it hit me that Ryan is a great example of the follies of convention wisdom. The subject deserves a little more elaboration. Of all the outs a pitcher can produce a strikeout is the most valuable, in my opinion … Continue reading Nolan Ryan and The Conventional Wisdom of Experts.
Yesterday the Boston Red Sox clinching of at least the 2nd wild card berth was overshadowed by Chris Sale getting his 300th strikeout of the season in the 8th inning of a shutout of the Baltimore Orioles. In the American league, where since 1973 a starter doesn't get the privilege of facing a .150 hitter … Continue reading Putting Chris Sale’s 300 Strikeouts in Historical Perspective