Monday, August 17, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column

Hey guys, Drew back here, with Grandpa Roy's next question:

To be a successful pitcher, you need to have good control, because as Yogi says, "Good pitchin' stops good hittin', and vise versa". 4 pitchers in MLB history have recorded over 3000 strikeouts while issuing less than 1000 bases on balls, or walks. Oddly enough only 1 of the 4 is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Who are they?


Please try to name them off the top of your head, no reference charts please. If you know someone, please leave me a comment and I will get you on the scoreboard for a chance to win a cool prize at the end of the year. Good luck!


  1. Can I start with two? I promise they're off the top of my head. Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux.

  2. Are Clemens and Blyleven the other 2?

    Final answer.

  3. I would guess Walter Johnson would be one of them.

  4. I know off the top of my head that Fergie Jenkins is one of them. I will guess that Greg Maddox is another. Maybe Mickey Lolich or Tom Glavine for the other 2 (does Glavine have 3,000 SOs?)

  5. Hey Drew,

    Is the 4th one Curt Schilling?


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