Sunday, June 14, 2020

Can This 'Today In Baseball History' Really Be Possible?

 First published 3 years ago:

I was watching the Houston Astros broadcast vs. the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, June 14, 2017, and they showed a "Today In Baseball History" as they always do. They showed a stat that happened on June 14, 1974 that I find hard to believe.  Nolan Ryan was pitching for the California Angels [now called the LA Angels of Anaheim] against the Boston Red Sox [now still called the Red Sox :-)] and look at this amazing "hard to believe" stat that is circled on the bottom of the following display. 

If this is true, Nolan Ryan [pitching in 13 innings] threw 235 pitches. Two hundred thirty five! Today if a starter would throw 235 pitches in two games, you would have to question if the manager was overworking him.  To throw that many pitches in one game is mind boggling.

Hall of Fame pitcher - Nolan Ryan

I just have one word for what Nolan Ryan did on this 'today in baseball history':  Wow! 

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