Celebrating Success

What did Mets Pitcher RA Dickey do after winning his 20th game of the season, solidifying his Cy Young bid? He went home to his wife and four children. “I gave them all a bath and put them to bed,” Dickey said. “They’re not really impressed by what I do.”

Dickey’s children probably ARE impressed, but by his Daddy skills, regardless of how he performs on the field.

Meanwhile, we Mets fans are celebrating the most successful pitch in the game today: RA Dickey’s knuckleball.

Year One of an Extra Playoff Team, an MLB Success Story

For the 2012 season, Major League Baseball added a second wildcard team, seeking to maintain a bunch of teams’ hopes
(and attendance) until the very end of the season.

Lo and behold, with a week to go in the baseball season, and in addition to the six division leaders and two wildcard leaders, EIGHT teams, four in each league, are alive for the last playoff spot.

Which means that, with a mere six games to go in the 2012 season, more than half of the league is either in the playoffs, or still alive for a post-season berth.

Thoughts?

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RA Dickey = CY Young?

Mets All-Star Pitcher RA Dickey …

… is 19-6 for a team whose other pitchers are 49-77.
… leads the league in ERA.
… leads the league in innings pitched.
… leads the league in strikeouts.
… leads the league in complete games.
… leads the league in shutouts.
… deserves the Cy Young Award.

1977: The Year Tom Seaver Should Have Won His 4th Cy Young Award

In 1977, Steve Carlton won his second of four career Cy Young awards, based mostly on “wins”, which traditionally (and unfortunately) has been the important stat for many voters. Tom Seaver, who had an incredible finish to the season, perhaps should have won the award.

Compared to Carlton, Seaver had a lower ERA, more complete games and more shutouts. In fact, Seaver finished with as many shutouts as any other two pitchers in the league—combined.

Perhaps some voters mailed in their ballots early, as Carlton’s Phillies were on pace for 100 wins. If so, they missed Seaver’s amazing final stretch. After being traded from the Mets to the Reds over a spat with team ownership, Seaver scorched the league with 14 wins to only 3 losses. Over the last four months of the season, Seaver pitched 8 or 9 innings in all but three games. From August 6 to end of the season, Seaver went 11-1, with ten complete games.

On August 26, Seaver beat Carlton head to head.

If Seaver had not spent half the season with the last-place Mets, he probably would have won more games than Carlton (who won only two more games) and won the Cy Young. But either way, Seaver probably deserved it.

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