Thursday, July 30, 2009

100 Is Hot!

100SS. 100 pitches. When did 100 become the official number of SoSG? Thanks to reader Koufax for passing along this very good article by Tim Kurkjian at "Baseball's magic number: 100." Kurkjian examines the many factors which have gone into lowering the average number of pitches a starter throws per game. There's interviews with Orel Hershiser (who once threw 169 pitches in a game — and may have paid the price) and Bud Black, among others. And graphs! Lots of graphs!


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm confused. ESPN uses graphs, but they employ Joe Morgan?

Fred's Brim said...

What has always amazed me was that 100 mph is generally the upper limit for pitch speed (Stephen Strasburg and Sidd Finch excluded).