Saturday, September 6, 2014

On this date.....

....something really neat happened (if you were an Oriole fan in 1974). On September 6 of that year the O's got complete-game pitching performances by Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar. The Orioles sweep a doubleheader by stopping Cleveland twice, 2-0 and 1-0. The wins that days were the fourth and fifth consecutive shutouts thrown by the Birds. That established an American League mark by hurling 54 straight scoreless frames.


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    1. Palmer had 20 wins which tied him for 8th place on the MLB wins leaderboard. Sure was a good year for the Perrys.

      If I was reading the Baseball Reference page correctly the last season that there were ten 20-game winners in baseball was 1974. 2003 was the last time there were as many as five. Of course nowadays you get laughed at if you mention how many 'wins' a pitcher has.

      Here is the 1970 Top Ten for wins:

      McNally (24)
      J. Perry (24)
      Cuellar (24)
      G Perry (23)
      Gibson (23)
      Jenkins (22)
      Wright (22)
      Merritt (20)
      Peterson (20)
      Palmer (20)
      McDowell (20)

  2. ... but puts him tied for 4th in the AL, right? Just missed an Orioles' trifecta on this card!

    1. Palmer tied for 5th. Skeeter Wright snuck in there with 22